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This can be an strange e-book, combining because it does papers on astrobiology, historical past of astronomy and sundials, but―after all―Woody Sullivan is an strange guy. In overdue 2003 I spent fruitful and stress-free months within the Astronomy division on the collage of Washington (UW) engaged on archival fabric collected over the a long time by means of Woody, for a ebook we'll co-author with Jessica Chapman at the early improvement of Australian astronomy. the one severe highbrow distraction I confronted in this interval used to be making plans for an IAU colloquium on transits of Venus scheduled for June 2004 in England, the place i used to be right down to current the ‘Cook’ paper. I knew Woody used to be additionally attracted to transits (and, certainly, something remotely attached with shadows―see his paper on web page 3), and in discussing the Preston assembly with him it transpired that his sixtieth birthday was once timed to take place only one week later. This was once the place the seed of ‘Woodfest’ started to germinate. Why now not invite associates and co-workers to hitch Woody in Seattle and rejoice this proud occasion? I positioned the belief to Woody and others at UW, they beloved it, and ‘Woodfest’ was once born.

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