2014 G. Bruce Blair Award

Presented at the RTMC Conference
Richard Ozer

Rich Ozer shares h-alpha views of the Sun to the public using the Eastbay Astronomical Society's Coronado SolarMax II 60mm solar telescope

Richard Ozer was awarded the 2014 Western Astronomer's Association G. Bruce Blair Award, for his many contributions benefiting amateur astronomers over many years and in a wide area, heading up the Telescope Maker's Workshop at Chabot, helping to prepare Eastbay Astronomical Society member Carter Robert's home for the benefit of the Chabot Space and Science Center, was instrumental in setting up the library for amateur astronomers, was instrumental in starting up and directing the annual Golden State Starparty, helping to run the Mt. Diablo Observatory Association's Turn-Key Observatory on Mt. Diablo, being a productive liaison with the Mt. Diablo State Park, provided invaluable business advice and helped run the finances of the Astronomical Association of Northern California, the Eastbay Astronomical Society, the Mt. Diablo Astronomical Society, and the Mt. Diablo Observatory Association..He's also been involved with judging the telescopes for the RTMC Merit Awards, given out during RTMC at Camp Oak's YMCA Camp outside of Big Bear Lake, California.

Altogether he has assisted or encouraged thousands of amateur astronomers through the years, it is our belief that there is no other more deserving of this award than Richard Ozer

Congratulations Richard Ozer

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