Joshua Tree National Park: Winter stars over snow-capped Queen Mountain
by Wally Pacholka AstroPics.com
“Have you visited the storehouses of the snow
or seen the storehouses of hail?
(I have reserved them as weapons for the time of trouble,
for the day of battle and war.)
Where is the path to the source of light?
Where is the home of the east wind?”
Wally Pacholka of Long Beach, California, has just received news that he has won the Bruce Blair Medal Award this year in May at RTMC for his Pioneer work in the field of Landscape AstroPhotography of national parks and popularizing Astronomy through that media!!!
The G. Bruce Blair Medal is the highest honor which the Western Amateur Astronomers(WAA) can bestow upon an individual. It is the "Nobel Prize" of amateur astronomy and is awarded to a living professional or amateur astronomer who has made an important contribution to amateur astronomy.