Tuesday, January 10, 2012
It was a touching ceremony. Mr. Francis described Dr. Kameny's early interest in astronomy, and presented a copy of a field guide to astronomy from Dr. Kameny's personal collection to the newly formed LGBTIQ working group of the AAS. He spoke of it as Dr. Kameny's "rosebud", a childhood symbol of a dream denied. Dr. Jane Rigby also made a few remarks, and brought Dr. Kameny's thesis. She read from the acknowledgements some of the more prominent names (Payne-Gaposchkin, Abt, Arp, Blaco...)
I'll post a copy of Mr. Francis's remarks if I can. My understanding is that the press office is working on this, too.
I tried to make a video of President Elmegreen's presentation; I missed the first few seconds:
Posted by Jason at 3:08 PM