Two days ago I received an invitation to a party hosted by the Austin Chronicle, to celebrate all the "Best of Austin" winners of 2008. Quite frankly I had no clue what this event was (bad me!), but hey, a party with a chance to network and handout some brochures and T-shirts seemed like a fun and valuable time to me.
So, together with Lary Cotten who serves as secretary on our board, we ventured down to the Long Center last night. At the registration table I came to the shocking realization that we were actually winners of a Best Of Austin award! We won the "Best Starry-Eyed Dream" award. Their write up of our project is also very nice. I remember talking to a photographer from the Chronicle at the Pecan Street, and I guess he was impressed with what he saw.
Needless to say I am incredibly pleased. We have a new logo and are working on a new look and feel of the website, have an incredible looking new brochure, new T-shirts and mugs and now we have a Best Of Austin award too! Kudos to the entire Austin Planetarium team!
In addition we met Mayor Will Wynn at the party. He was glowing all over, because he had just gotten off the "phone" with Richard Garriott who is floating around in space as we speak. Thankfully the Mayor had indeed heard about the Austin Planetarium project and was positive about meeting with us in the near future.
An award and a meeting with the Mayor of Austin... what a great evening!