The Chicago Astronomical Society
Annual Holiday Party
Dec. 13, 2015

Hilton Oakbrook Hills Resort and Conference Center

Banquet Room at the Hilton

Delicious Chef-prepared Gourmet Buffet

Tasty Desserts

Bob Gadbois "googling" for Audrey Fischer

Mark Kuba & Audrey

Jean Sabatka

Pre-dinner

Our party goers

Our President Audrey Fischer welcomes everyone

Audrey introduces our guest speaker

Josť Francisco Salgado, PhD
astronomer, experimental photographer,
visual artist, science communicator

Dr. Salgado gave us a preview of a new presentation.
He combines visual graphics of the universe
to music, usually with a live orchestra.
This evening we were treated to
Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition."

Audrey Fischer was enthralled as were the attendees.

This year the Chicago Astronomical Society presented
a new series of "Shining Star" awards
to many of our dedicated volunteers.
Below are some of the attendees who were present to accept their awards.

Peter Birren

Jedi Dan Joyce

Jeff Benuzzi

Bob Gadbois

Jim Cuca

Corinne Jembrzycki

Corinne, return soon.  We missed you.

Thank you to all who attended.
We hope you enjoyed the evening.
Let's do it again next year.