|The Victoria Centre celebrated the 2003 IAD on May
10th at the RBCM. The RASC, Victoria Centre extends a sincere vote of
thank to the Royal British Columbia Museum for providing the venue for us
to celebrate this event. The weather was just perfect for the Solar
observing during the day and then for the night sky viewing at the Centre
of the Universe. This is now four years in a row that we have had
cloudless skies. I hope we will keep this tradition intact in the future.
The success of this year's IAD was again mainly due to so many volunteers
who contributed their time in sharing their hobby with the general public.
Some of the volunteers spent not only all day Saturday but also gave time
on Friday for the set up and then at the Centre of the Universe for the
night sky viewing. On behalf of the organizing committee, I take my hat
off to all the volunteers for their commitment and dedication to make the
IAD an enjoyable event. Many thanks to the members who brought their
telescopes for observing at the Museum and at the Centre of the Universe.
Very many thanks to all the Volunteers. Perhaps we will do it again on
April 24th next year.