David Levy Speaking at Sun, Stars & Open Sky Event

by Chamber Admin on March 29th, 2012

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION

May 21,2012

The Sun, Stars and Open Sky event that was scheduled for the 16th of June is being postponed. The postponement is the result of a few factors, the main one being the availability of funding for the event.

The Benson - San Pedro Valley Chamber of Commerce is meeting to consider other dates that may work and we are also looking at the possibility of partnering with some other organizations to help make the event a success for the businesses of City of Benson and the surrounding area.
The Chamber has received some funding for the event. We will contacting the businesses and people that have sent us funds and will be returning the funding to them.

The committee putting this together has worked hard and it is with deep regret that The Chamber Board has had to make this decision. We wish to thank all the volunteers that put forth so much time and effort on this project.

Since the Chamber will not be doing this event, we hope that you will support the Toney King Benefit that will be held on the 16th of June at Lions Park. This event is being organized by John Kelly and Amanda Malboeuf, members of the City Business Community.

John can be contacted at 520-665-1053 and Amanda at 520-586-0180. A website will be available for more information in the near future at www.toneykingbenefit.com

The Benson – San Pedro Valley Chamber of Commerce is a Non Profit Corporation dedicated to providing opportunities for the development and growth of the business community in the Benson and Greater San Pedro Valley area.

Celebrating The Natural Beauty & Natural Resources Of Our Open Skies

We are excited to announce that our keynote speaker is David H. Levy, The Comet Finder, is our keynote speaker for our first Sun, Stars & Open Sky event.

This new event celebrates the natural beauty and natural resources of our local open skies, something we usually take for granted.

David H. Levy is one of the most successful comet discoverers in history. He has discovered 22 comets, nine of them using his own backyard telescopes. With Eugene and Carolyn Shoemaker at the Palomar Observatory in California he discovered Shoemaker-Levy 9, the comet that collided with Jupiter in 1994. That episode produced the most spectacular explosions ever witnessed in the solar system. Levy is currently involved with the Jarnac Comet Survey, which is based at the Jarnac Observatory in Vail, Arizona but which has telescopes planned for locations around the world.

Links: http://www.jarnac.org/index.htm

If you are interested in helping plan this exciting new event, contact the office at info@bensonchamberaz.com or call 582-2842.


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