It has been a while since my last blog post, which means that I am either bored and have nothing to write about, or that I am so busy that I simply do not have the time to write. Well, I am happy to say that it is definitely the latter.
The biggest thing that is going on right now is that we're organizing a cocktail party for December 11 (yes that is tomorrow). The party is to kick off our Founders Circle which is our first round of (large) fundraising. Hopefully after the event I will be blogging in more detail about this, because we definitely have some cool things cooked up! With a little luck we will be able to announce some large donations by then as well, so stay tuned!
In addition we are also working on our new website. I have blogged about this before and things are moving forward tremendously. And although the designer does not like it that I am showing something that is not finished yet, I will show you a part of the new homepage:
As you can see, there are many elements that are from the current website, but many new ones as well. We have a filled background, we have a star field, and the banner images are beautifully curved. I can't wait for the site to be launched!
Oh yes, and because it is the end of the year, we also sent out several hundred letters with donation requests. And we're also interviewing and hopefully hiring an assistant for the planetarium office. So yes, things have been rather hectic!
I'm happy to say that after the cocktail party, I'm on my way to Big Bend National Park: hiking in the desert and at night looking at wonderfully dark skies. So after 4 days of relaxing in the West Texas desert I should be full of energy again and start off 2009 in a spectacular way!
Let's build a planetarium!