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vol. 32 no. 3



MOAS welcomes Executive Director Andrew Sandall



2011 was a busy, exciting and successful year at the Museum of Arts & Sciences.





Target® Day and New Florida Art Building Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts Under the Romanovs


Empire and Empathy






Vintage Photographs of Russia

Education Department news from J. ”Zach” Zacharias


Three new fun additions to explore

P. 12 THE TSARS’ CABINET: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts Under the Romanovs





"It's been a very good year."

Volunteer of the Quarter and a recap of the Volunteer Brunch



One Last Flight for Discovery and Roving Mars


letter from the director

Former Interim Executive Director, Deborah B. Allen; Guild President, Dr. Kay Brawley and new Executive Director, Andrew Sandall

Dear friends, Welcome to the summer edition of Arts & Sciences, and my first opportunity to write the introduction since my appointment as Executive Director here at the Museum of Arts and Sciences. I’ve certainly arrived at a very exciting time for the Museum! Just as we are going to press we saw the big announcement of the Museum’s plans to expand and build a new museum thanks to the generosity of our long-time friends and supporters Cici and Hyatt Brown. Once completed, this new building will house their collection of Florida art, which they are very generously gifting to the Museum over the next few years. Their paintings have already been featured in our successful Reflections and Reflections II exhibitions, and we are all very excited about showcasing even more treasures from their world-class collections in this new building. Look for more details


on this project in the media, as well as in Arts & Sciences, over the coming months. We have plenty of other activities going on over the summer to keep me and the Museum staff busy. June sees George Washington Day at the Museum, with special tours, demonstrations and Family Art Class. By the time you read this our always-popular Summer Learning Institute will be well underway and children from all over the region will be getting a taste of all MOAS has to offer, from pirates to paleontology to painting. By offering such diverse programs and so many activities it truly is our hope that each one of them will be exposed to a subject or topic that inspires them on a lifelong educational journey and maybe even a career. I know that’s the impact my family trips to museums as a youngster had on me…as I am now entering my 20th year working in museums.

You have hopefully been keeping up to date with the excavation and conservation of the mastodon bones that have been so comprehensively covered by our friends at the Daytona Beach News-Journal. Well, you’ll finally get a chance to see the bones found just a couple of miles down the road from MOAS at our Natural History Day in September. This will be the first time the fossils will have been on public display and we’ll also be showing and explaining other fossils from our sizeable collections. We’re very excited about the new exhibit The Tsars' Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts Under The Romanovs, which opens in June and features incredible decorative arts from the era of Peter the Great through Nicholas II. If you’re considering

Director Letter continued...


2012 BOARD OF TRUSTEES Carol Lively Platig, President Barbara C. Coleman, Past President Chris Lydecker, Vice President Dr. Kim Klancke, Assistant Vice President Janet Jacobs, Assistant Vice President Melinda Dawson, Secretary Michele McCarthy, Assistant Secretary Pat Heller-Jackson, Treasurer Andrew Clark, Assistant Treasurer Thomas Zane, Trustee Liaison Cici Brown, Trustee at Large Daniel Ambrose Julie Freidus Dr. Thurman Gillespy, Jr. Tom Hart Diane Michael Harvey Morse Ellen O’Shaughnessy Karen Upchurch Jill Warren Diane Welch Linda Williams Amy Workowski Barbara Young Allison Morris Zacharias HONORARY TRUSTEES Miriam Blickman Anderson Bouchelle (Deceased) J. Hyatt Brown Alys Clancy (Deceased) Tippen Davidson (Deceased) Susan Feibleman Herbert Kerman (Deceased) Chapman Root (Deceased) Jan Thompson (Deceased)

GOLD YP® Bright House Networks Brown & Brown, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. J. Hyatt Brown Travel Host Magazine Zgraph, Inc. SILVER Cobb Cole Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co. Daytona Beach News-Journal Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Halifax Health Mastando Media Mercedes-Benz of Daytona Beach NASCAR ® Gene and Diane Rogers BRONZE Bahama House Best Western Aku Tiki Inn Pat Heller-Jackson, Champion Container Corp. Charles and Barbara Coleman Daytona International Speedway Encore Catering of Central Florida Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Guild of the Museum of Arts and Sciences Consuelo and Richard Hartmann Hilton Garden Inn Ed and Pat Jackson Dr. and Mrs. Kim Klancke L. Gale Lemerand and Jill Simpkins Gary R. Libby Trust David and Toni Slick SunTrust Bank University of Central Florida Tom and Sena Zane

renewing or upgrading your MOAS Membership, now would be a great time to do so. We’ll be holding a very special party for Renaissance Society members and their friends coinciding with this new exhibition, featuring Russian food, drink and music. We’ll also welcome special guest Kathleen Durdin, the collector who assembled the artifacts in The Tsars' Cabinet. Renaissance Society membership now also includes a Smithsonian Affiliate membership too, which gives you even more benefits. Since arriving at the Museum a few weeks ago, I’ve been overwhelmed by the incredible welcome and good wishes I’ve received from everyone I’ve met. From taking part in the downtown Public Art Trolley Tour to attending the MOAS Guild’s Annual Meeting and even from just walking around the Museum and speaking to our visitors, I’ve been made to feel very welcome. What has become very clear from everyone I’ve spoken to is the wonderful support MOAS has in this community and that is a great platform from which to move forward. There are certainly exciting times ahead and I feel privileged to be in this position to help the Museum continue to grow and inspire future generations of historians, artists, scientists or maybe even museum directors! Thank you all for your warm welcome and continued support of MOAS. I look forward to seeing you around the Museum soon.

REPRESENTATIVES Museum Guild Dr. Kay Brawley, President Junior League Melissa Burt DeVriese Cuban Foundation Gary R. Libby Root Foundation Linda Hall

ANDREW SANDALL ExecUtive Director



Executive Director

ANDREW SANDALL Administration Staff RENE BELL ADAMS, Director of Communications Eric Goire, Director of Operations SHERMAN COLEMAN, Director of Finance JESSi JACKSON SMITH, Director of Grants and Development MARISA RODRIGUEZ, Membership Coordinator Israel Taylor, Physical Plant Assistant Patricia Nikolla, Visitor Services Coordinator JENNIFER GILL, Visitor Services ROBERT WOHLRAB, Security and Visitor Services MARK HART, Chief of Security FRANCES ALLEN, Security ROGER BOWERS, Security DALE KOERBER, Security LEONARD MOORE, Security ROY SHAFFER, JR., Coordinator - Dow Museum of Historic Houses Curatorial Staff Cynthia Duval, Chief Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts and Gary R. Libby Curator of Art J. ”Zach” Zacharias, Senior Curator of Education and Curator of History Seth Mayo, Curator of Astronomy Luis Zengotita, Science and Education Associate Eric Mauk, Collections Manager and Registrar Bonnie Jones, Conservator - Paintings Ed Van Hoose, Conservator - Furniture Executive Director Emeritus GARY R. LIBBY

The Museum of Arts and Sciences is a not-for-profit educational institution, chartered by the State of Florida in 1962 and accredited by the American Association of Museums. Museum collections and research include Cuban and Florida art, American fine and decorative arts, European fine and decorative arts, pre-Columbian and African artifacts, Pleistocene fossils, Florida history and regional natural history. Permanent and changing exhibitions, lectures, and classes highlight educational programs. The Museum houses changing arts and sciences exhibition galleries, permanent collection galleries, a gallery of American art, paintings, decorative arts and furniture, Cuban Fine and Folk Art Museum, a planetarium, library, the Frischer Sculpture Garden, maintains nature trails in a 90-acre preserve in adjacent Tuscawilla Park, and operates Gamble Place in Port Orange and the Dow Museum of Historic Houses in St. Augustine. The Museum also houses the Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum. The Museum of Arts and Sciences is recognized by the State of Florida as a major cultural institution and receives major funding from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Major Museum programs and activities for members, school children and the general public are also supported by grants from the County of Volusia, the Guild of the Museum of Arts and Sciences, the Junior League of Daytona Beach, Target®, Elfun Community Fund, and the UCF Educational Partnership. MUSEUM HOURS: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sundays The Museum of Arts and Sciences is committed to the Americans with Disabilities Act by making our facility and programs accessible to all people. If you have any special requirements, suggestions, or recommendations, please contact our representative, Andrew Sandall, at 386.255.0285. If you prefer, you may contact the Cultural Council of Volusia County representative at 386.257.6000, or the Division of Cultural Affairs, The Capitol, Tallahassee 850.487.2980, or TT 850.488.5779. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. THE TOLL FREE NUMBER IS 1.800.435.7352. Florida Registration #CH-1851

Editor RENE BELL ADAMS Contributing Writers RENE BELL ADAMS DR. KAY BRAWLEY Cynthia Duval Seth Mayo J. ”Zach” Zacharias LUIS ZENGOTITA Art Director NIKKI Mastando, MASTANDO MEDIA

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moas 2011 annual report

annual report 2011

2011 was a busy, exciting and successful

year at the Museum of Arts & Sciences. The year was highlighted by important exhibitions and exciting programming as well as increased fundraising efforts and events. Visitors to the Museum enjoyed many noteworthy exhibits in 2011. In February, we displayed the beautiful Turkomen jewelry and carpets in the Elaine and Thurman Gillespy, Jr. Gallery. In March, we were loaned Heyday: Photographs of Frederick W. Glasier from The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. This magical exhibit of black and white photography allowed visitors to absorb every nuance and personality of the exotic world of the circus. On February 26, 2011, our first annual signature fundraiser “An Art Affair: Flirt with France,” coincided with the opening of the beautiful Helene B. Roberson Visible Storage Building. This unique and beautiful building houses approximately 30% of the Museum’s total collection and is a highlight of any MOAS visit.

In May, the Giant Ground Sloth returned to public viewing. After the flood of May 2009, the Center for Florida History where the Sloth resided was closed. Visitors asked daily about the exhibit and we realized we needed to bring it back on public


display. On Sunday, May 1st we hosted a free day and welcomed 1,423 visitors to help celebrate the return of the Giant Ground Sloth. Many families in our community who had never been to the Museum were able to visit us for the first time on this special day.

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national Museum Day. The month culminated with a performance by the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra sponsored by MercedesBenz of Daytona Beach. Of course, this November, MOAS was also pleased to welcome the unprecedented exhibition, Reflections II: Watercolors of Florida 1835-2000, From the Collection of Cici and Hyatt Brown. We sincerely thank our Major Sponsors for supporting us in the expense of bringing such thrilling exhibits and events to MOAS and our community. With the economy negatively impacting income, the support of our Major Sponsors was more important than ever.

Fall brought with it a very popular exhibit, Florida and its Wildlife: Through the Lens of Harry Moulis, M.D. A local physician, Dr. Moulis captures magnificent images of nature from his kayak or canoe. 2011 also included our first annual “Septembers with the Smithsonian” highlighted with lectures, programming, and Smithsonian magazine’s

With interest from our endowments down, which is where we derive most of our income as seen in the pie graph, and potential donors concerned with their own investments, we tightened our belt and kept expenses down this past year. Tightening the budget resulted in an overall decrease in spending for 2011 than in the 2010 fiscal. New funding sources are continually being cultivated. The Education Department programming is thriving, with outreach to the schools reaching almost 3,000 students and over 555 students participating in our annual Summer Learning Institute. The successful partnership between

MOAS and Turie T. Small Elementary School has caused The Smithsonian to take note and they are working with us to apply for a Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation grant in order to spread the program to other schools. Staff has worked long hours this past year to help with all that the Museum has provided to the public and members. In addition to a very hard working staff, it is our volunteer pool that has also been of great importance to the Museum. They have provided administrative assistance, cut trails through Tuscawilla, landscaped, worked in our gift shop and manned the front desk, served as docents, raised funds and much more. We are very fortunate to have such a talented and dedicated volunteer pool. The Guild of the Museum of Arts & Sciences is an important fundraising arm and has been very busy this past year. The annual Halifax Art Festival, Children’s Museum Classic and the Festival of Trees continue to provide important opportunities for funding. The Museum appreciates the Guild’s fundraising efforts and assistance at Museum events. Our many community partnerships with the GE Elfun volunteers, the Garden Club of the Halifax Country, Target® and Home Depot® are so important to the work we are able to carry out at the Museum and we thank them all for their continued support.

We sincerely thank our Major Sponsors for supporting us in the expense of bringing such thrilling exhibits and events to MOAS and our community. The year 2012 is also bringing with it exciting changes at the Museum. The West Wing, flooded in 2009, will be rebuilt; we have a new Executive Director; the City of Daytona Beach has deeded frontage on Nova Road to MOAS – giving us the exposure we have desired for so many years; the economy and donations are better than last year and we have a staff and Board of Trustees that is keeping the well-being of the Museum at the forefront of all they do!

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REMARKS from the MOAS BOARD of TRUSTEES PRESIDENT It is indeed an honor to have been elected president of the Board of Trustees. It is an honor because I consider the Museum of Arts & Sciences one of Florida’s most distinguished and precious institutions. We sincerely appreciate the support of our members, sponsors, and donors and continue to make certain their contributions are used wisely. I am delighted to welcome Andrew Sandall as the Museum’s Executive Director. The leadership and dedication of Deborah Allen as Interim Executive Director has been extraordinary. We could not have operated without her extensive experience in the Museum and the community. The Board of Trustees takes seriously its responsibilities for policy decisions and oversight. This coming year we will oversee the complete rebuilding of the flood-damaged West Wing so all exhibits have a proper place. We will continue to capitalize on our relationship with the Smithsonian to bring in exhibits of national renown. A personal goal of mine is to increase the Renaissance Society membership and charitable giving through wills and trusts by a sizeable percentage over the next few years. The past years have been challenging for all nonprofit institutions. The Trustees have worked diligently and have given generously of their time, talent, and resources. The programs and exhibitions have been exciting, well attended, and in many ways personal, with the Reflections and Reflections II exhibits of Florida art. We are proud of our Museum and thank you, the members and the community, for your ongoing support. Of course, a special thank you to the volunteers who have always been an integral part of our daily activities and events. Our Museum is indeed a unique organization and we have a strong commitment to the community. I look forward to working with Andrew and the Trustees to assure the Museum of Arts & Sciences continues to build on its distinguished history.


moas news I n M emori A m

Friedrick Oettel The Museum of Arts & Sciences lost a great friend and benefactor this past April. Friedrick Oettel was a kind and generous man who, over the last decade, donated resources to enhance the visitor experience and education. Over the years, his contributions funded such important items as new computers, audio/visual equipment and building renovations. Most recently, Mr. Oettel’s generous donations funded extensive renovations in the Kim A. Klancke, M.D. and Marsha L. Klancke Environmental Education Complex. These included the construction of “discovery drawers” to house native specimens, interpretative audio boxes and the beautiful new picnic benches and canopy. His friendly smile and kindness will be greatly missed. – James “Zach” Zacharias


moas Announces $13 Million New Building for Florida Art The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS), in cooperation with the City of Daytona Beach and the Volusia County Council, hosted a special announcement Monday, May 7. The Museum has been chosen as the site for a new structure – an expansion housing more than 2,600 Florida oil and watercolor paintings from the collection of Cici and Hyatt Brown. Look for more news on this exciting project in the next edition of Arts & Sciences!

MOAS thanks TARGET Volunteers!


Target® helped the MOAS grounds spring to life this March with donations of colorful plants, mulch and flowers! 30 Local store employees from Port Orange, Daytona Beach and surrounding counties descended on the Museum property for an entire day to dig, plant, mulch and water to help keep the Museum grounds beautiful. MOAS is grateful to this fantastic community partner and showed our appreciation through a special free “Target Day” at the Museum for the volunteers and their families.

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THE TSARS’ CABINET: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts Under the Romanovs

By Cynthia Duval, Chief Curator, Curator of Decorative Arts and Gary R. Libby Curator of Art

The Tsars’ Cabinet highlights two hundred years of decorative arts under the Romanovs, from the time of Peter the Great in the early eighteenth century to that of Nicholas II in the early twentieth century. Many of the more than 230 objects in the exhibition were designed for public or private use of the tsars or other Romanovs. Porcelain, glass, enamel, silver gilt and other alluring materials make this extensive exhibition dazzle. The items demonstrate the evolution of style from the European Classicism of the court of Catherine the Great, to the rich oriental motifs of mid-nineteenth century Russian Historicism of the Kremlin and Grand Duke Constantine Nicholaevich services as well as the 12 ARTS & SCIENCES MAGAZINE

enamel work of Fedor Ruckert and the firm of Ovchinnikov. The exhibition includes many pieces from significant porcelain services made by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, from the reigns of Empress Elizabeth and Catherine the Great to Nicholas and Alexandra, and there are items featured at state banquets at the Kremlin and other Imperial Palaces; others were designed for the tsars’ private use aboard the Imperial yachts. Among the rare items are two pieces from a service Catherine the Great ordered for her grandson, Grand Duke Constantine Pavlovich, as well as pieces from services presented by Augustus III of Saxony and Frederick the Great to the eighteenth century Russian tsarinas.


durnovo casket, 1889, silver gIlt, enamel and lapis Lazuli, FIRM of ovchinnikov, RUSSIA, Photo Š GIOVANNI LUNDARDI PHOTOGRAPHY

The exhibition also features two hundred years of glassware, from a beaker from the time of Peter the Great to a vase made by the Imperial Glass Factory that the Dowager Empress Maria Fedorovna kept on her desk in Denmark after the Russian Revolution. Russian enamels from the late nineteenth century include a major jewel casket made by the Ovchinnikov firm and presented to the Tsar Alexander III’s Minister of the Interior, as well as the work of Fedor Ruckert and the work masters of the Faberge firm. Overall, we are given a rare and intimate glimpse into the everyday lives of the tsars as well as a reminder of the complexity of Russia under the Romanovs: a majestic era of progressive politics and dynamic social change.


Overall, we are given a rare and intimate glimpse into the everyday lives of the tsars as well as a reminder of the complexity of Russia under the Romanovs: a majestic era of progressive politics and dynamic social change. This exhibition was developed from the Kathleen Durdin collection and organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., in collaboration with International Arts and Artists, Washington, D.C. "The Tsar's Cabinet" exhibition catalog, with an essay by Anne Odom [1939-2011], Curator Emeritus at the Hillwood Estate Museums and Gardens, Washington, D.C., is available in the Museum of Arts & Sciences Gift Shop. Edited by Cynthia Duval, Chief Curator, Curator of Decorative Arts and Gary R. Libby Curator of Art

The Tsars' Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts Under the Romanovs will be on exhibit June 23 through September 9, 2012 at The Museum of Arts & Sciences.




Vintage Photographs of Russia

Amateur photographer Murray Howe's Old Moscow photographs were shot in 1909 on a hand-held Graflex camera, at that time considered a state-of-the-art device as it allowed its user to shoot without a tripod. The results are extraordinary in both quality and interest, revealing rare glimpses of everyday life: street vendors, pedestrians and aristocrats in a world soon to be lost forever in the drama of WWI and the Bolshevik Revolution.

̏My great-grandfather's photographs are one of the earliest memories I have from trips to the family study. It was like entering a different mysterious world with every visit. I am both honored and excited to share his work that has meant so much to me and my family.˝ - Andrew Murray Howe V MOSCOW RACE TRACK ARISTOCRATS, 1909

Empire and Empathy - Vintage Photographs of Russia will be on exhibit June 22 through September 9, 2012 at The Museum of Arts & Sciences. 16 ARTS & SCIENCES MAGAZINE

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This exhibition, made up of interpretive panels, looks at Washington's leadership in seven sections: Virginia Childhood, Risk Taker, Realistic Visionary, Wise Decision Maker, Impassioned Learner, Visionary Entrepreneur and At Home in Mount Vernon. Learn background information and gain insight into our nation's first president, a man whom many recognize but few know much about. Spanning Washington's entire life, the exhibition focuses on the traits that made him a beloved leader and the choices that helped establish a stable democratic government.


The Many Faces of George Washington



Now - July 8, 2012

Photographer Cathryn Griffith juxtaposes early 1900's hand-colored postcard images of Havana city scenes with recent color photographs of the contemporary scenes, taken from the same vantage point. Griffith culled the historical images from her collection of over 700 vintage postcards of Havana, and made the corresponding photographs during multiple trips to Cuba in recent years.

OLD MASTER DRAWINGS From The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art* November 16, 2012 - February 10, 2013

June 23 - September 9, 2012

The Tsars’ cabinet illustrates two hundred years of decorative arts of Russia from the time of Peter the Great in the early eighteenth century to that of Nicholas II in the early twentieth century. Many of the pieces in the exhibition were designed for the use of the tsars or other Romanovs. Others are indicative of the styles that were prominent during their reigns. While many are in forms to be used everyday, they demonstrate the richness of Russia during the long reign of the Romanovs.

Havana Revisited: An Architectural Heritage

Examples of the importance and beauty of Old Master Drawings illustrating that “there is no form of creative expression that is more spontaneous and beautiful than the art of drawing” (Richard Kenin, The Art of Drawing, N.Y., 1974). The intimacy and concentrated power of such art works as Bernadino Campi’s preparatory drawing for his The Holy Family with St. Lucy and the lyric beauty of Romano’s Head of St. Joseph are but two representative examples of this famed collection, culled from the State Art Museum of Florida. *Image credit: Collection of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Exhibits and dates subject to change.


june June 23 11:00am-4:00pm George Washington Day at MOAS Celebrate our first president with a tour of the traveling exhibition The Many Faces of George Washington and a whole day devoted to the "Father of our Country." MOAS will have hot dogs, chips and sodas for sale from 11am-2pm. Fun for the entire family! Event is free for members or with paid admission. 11am - Tour of The Many Faces of George Washington 12pm - The Man Who Wouldn’t Be King film in Auditorium 1pm - Fencing Demonstration from the Orlando Fencing Club 2pm - Family Art Class – create your own portrait and colonial wig 3pm - Tour of The Many Faces of George Washington June 28 1:00pm-2:00pm Meet Me in the Gallery The Tsars’ Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts Under the Romanovs Chief Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts Cynthia Duval will discuss the role of porcelain and dining in 18th century Russia. Free for members or with paid admission

july July 3 1:00pm-2:00pm Docent's Choice Havana Revisited: An Architectural Heritage Join Scholar and Cuban Collection

Treasure Tuesdays Join Cynthia Duval, Chief Curator, Curator of Decorative Arts and Gary R. Libby Curator of Art for a series of practical guides to the care and handling, repair, cleaning, storage and display of your most treasured art objects. Based on advice from the British National Trust, owner of some of the most important historic castles and mansions in the United Kingdom. Tuesdays, July 24, August 14, August 28, September 11, and October 9, 2:00 - 3:00pm.

Docent Juan Junco as he details the wonderful sights and sounds of one of the world's most fascinating cities. Free for members or with paid admission July 12 1:30pm-2:30pm Meet Me in the Gallery: Director's Choice Join Executive Director Emeritus, Gary R. Libby, as he discusses rarely seen individual works in this special exhibition and their important place in the larger MOAS collections. Free for members or with paid admission July 17 1:30pm-2:30pm Renaissance Society Members Tour: The Bouchelle Gallery for International Decorative Arts The Museum of Arts & Sciences Renaissance Society Members are invited to explore the MOAS collections with Chief Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts Cynthia Duval. Free for Renaissance Society Members

July 19 10:00am-11:30am Morning Coffee with the Tsars The Tsars’ Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts Under the Romanovs Chief Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts Cynthia Duval will discuss the role of porcelain and dining in 18th century Russia. Free for members or with paid admission July 24 2:00pm-3:00pm Treasure Tuesday - Ceramics The care of ceramics, a broad term covering porcelain and all kinds of pottery including tableware, figurines and display pieces. Free for members or with paid admission July 27 2:00pm-3:00pm Welcome to Artists, Art and Architecture Join us for a first look at the “explorer” artists of the 18th and 19th centuries through prints and watercolors of Egypt and the romantic ruins of early Europe. Free for members or with paid admission July 31 2:00pm-3:30pm Discover Non-Western Art Join Monique Reed, Art Historian and Masters Candidate at the University of Florida, as she compares and contrasts the delicate and controlled arts of China with the uninhibited creativity of Africa. Free for members or with paid admission



The Basics of Telescopes

10:00am – 11:30am Since the advent of the telescope just over 400 years ago, our knowledge of the universe continues to grow. Seth Mayo, Curator of Astronomy, will delve into the most basic telescopes all the way up to the most advanced. There will also be simple training on the proper setup and use of the average backyard telescope and an overview of some of the best objects to look at in the night sky.

September 12th, 2012

Radio Astronomy

10:00am – 11:30am Radio wavelengths of light are not only useful for listening to music in your car, but also to study important astronomical phenomena that the human eye cannot see. Join Seth Mayo, Curator of Astronomy, as he takes a look at the spectrum of light and how radio astronomy is utilized today. Charles Husbands, current Museum docent and retired electrical engineer, will demonstrate this segment of astronomy by using the small radio telescope that sits on top of the MOAS roof.

September 19th, 2012

Stargazing at Gamble Place

7:30pm – 9:30pm To end this 3 part series, Seth Mayo, Curator of Astronomy, will be hosting a stargazing event at Gamble Place in Port Orange. Enjoy skies free of light pollution. Telescopes and binoculars allowing deep views of the universe (weather permitting) will be provided. $25 for non-members and $20 for members. Admission pays for all 3 classes in series. Reservation is required.

August 8 2:00pm-3:30pm Coffee, Chocolates and Collections: Empire and Empathy, Vintage Photographs of Russia Join Andrew Howe V, great grandson of journalist and pioneer photographer Murray Howe [1868-1941], whose compelling documentary images of Moscow and St. Petersburg taken during the final years of the Romanov Dynasty are on view in the North Wing. Andrew recounts the fascinating story of his great grandfather's travels to Russia, and together with Chief Curator Cynthia Duval, examines the aesthetically beautiful photographs, each of which presents an unforgettable impression of turn-of-thecentury Russia. Free for members or with paid admission August 14 2:00pm-3:00pm Treasure Tuesday - Glass The care of chandeliers, mirrors, decanters, wine glasses, cut glass and windows. Free for members or with paid admission   August 23 2:00pm-3:00pm Meet Me in the Gallery Join Cynthia Duval, Chief Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts, and wish au revoir to the Tsars as she takes a final lingering look at The Tsar’s Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts Under the Romanovs. Free for members or with paid admission

August 25 3:00pm-4:30pm Down A Crooked River: The Steamboat History of the St. John's River Join James "Zach" Zacharias, Senior Curator of Education and Curator of History, as he reveals little known and fascinating facts of Florida's steamboat age. Discover the amazing history of steamboat travel in Florida's most famous river. Free for members or with paid admission August 28 2:00pm-3:00pm Treasure Tuesday Furnishings The care of furniture including discussions on woodworm and furniture beetles, textiles, mold, mildew and placement in the home (sunshine damage). Free for members or with paid admission August 29 1:00pm-2:00pm Charting the Skies Join Seth Mayo, Curator of Astronomy, as he interprets the MOAS collection of early celestial charts and learn how astronomers of the past viewed the night sky. Free for members or with paid admission

september September 4 2:00pm-3:30pm Tuscawilla Preserve: What is this Place? Join our research intern, University of Central Florida student Colleen Devlin, as she explains and interprets

the current ecological status of the Kim A. Klancke, M.D. and Marsha L. Klancke Environmental Education Complex. Free for members or with paid admission September 6 1:30pm-2:30pm Meet Me in the Gallery: Visible Storage Join Cynthia Duval, Chief Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts, for a review of our unique Visible Storage Building as well as an introduction to the newly installed cabinets and their contents. Free for members or with paid admission September 11 2:00pm-3:00pm Treasure Tuesday - Metalwork The care of silver, gold, silver-gilt, bronze, brass, copper and ormolu, flatware and plated goods. Free for members or with paid admission September 20 2:00pm-3:00pm Curator's Objects of Desire Join James “Zach� Zacharias, Curator of Education and History, and Cynthia Duval, Chief Curator, as they discuss their favorite galleries. Learn why Zach is passionate about images of horses and why Cynthia is passionate about all things French. Free for members or with paid admission September 29 11:00am-4:00pm Natural History Festival and Discover the Daytona Mastodon!

Come see the hundreds of Mastodon bones discovered this past year along Nova Road just north of the Museum. Enjoy displays from our massive permanent collection of shells, insects, fossils and minerals. Presentations, tours, and activities for the whole family throughout the day. Free for members or with paid admission

october October 9 2:00pm-3:00pm Treasure Tuesday - Art The focus of this last session in the series will be the care of oils on canvas, watercolors, drawings and prints. Learn about environment, frames, the hanging up and taking down of pictures. Free for members or with paid admission


september September 6 1:30pm-3:30pm Ages 7 - 13 Poetry Learn about many forms of poetry from around the world. $10.00 for members $15.00 for non-members September 13 1:30pm-3:30pm Ages 7 - 13 Video Editing Learn how to manipulate video clips in fun and interesting ways. $10.00 for members $15.00 for non-members

September 20 1:30pm-3:30pm Ages 7 - 13 Stop Motion Animation Create special effects that make objects appear to move on their own. $10.00 for members $15.00 for non-members September 27 1:30pm-3:30pm Ages 7 - 13 Digital Photo Editing Photo editing from removing red eye to graphic design. $10.00 for members $15.00 for non-members







Explore the ORIENT April 14, 2012

Guests enjoyed delicious Asian cuisine, enchanting entertainment and an exclusive preview of Treasures of the Chrysanthemum Throne: Bronzes, Porcelain and Ivory from the Meiji Empire at this successful annual event. Join us next year at our next Art Affair! Details to come! 7


1) Ed Jackson & pat heller-jackson 2 ) The Sino Elite Group musicians entertain in the MOAS lobby 3) guests enjoy treasures of the chrysanthemum throne: bronzes, porcelain and ivory from the meiji empire 4) DIANE & LEon G. VAN WERT 5) RAY PLATIG & CAROL LIVELY PLATIG 6) CHARLES & LINDA WILLIAMS 7) ALIN & JANET JACOBS

Thank you to these businesses and individuals for helping us make the Explore the Orient event a success. Signature Sponsors Ed and Pat Jackson Gala Sponsor Discovery Travel Co-Sponsors Hyatt and Cici Brown Mary Lou Jewell Gary R. Libby Tom and Sena Zane Patrons

Deborah B. Allen Dr. Bryan and Bridget Bergens Renata Bradley Dr. Kay Brawley and John Hakemian Deborah Bundityanond The Callan Group Larry and Maria Clifton Bruce A. Davis Tom Davis and Jonnie Schroeder Melinda Dawson JoAnne Eaton-Morris and Cherie Keemar Nancy Epps and Bill Davis Drs. Robert and Marilyn Ford Rolf and Brigitte Gardey Lisette Gilkey Dr. Thurman and Elaine Gillespy Jeanne Goldman and Elaine Tindell Thomas and Peggie Hart Dr. Richard and Consuelo Hartmann David and Kathy Heise Brian Hopkins and Chris Funk Alin and Janet Jacobs Dr. Donald and Carolyn Keene Dr. Kim and Marsha Klancke Dr. Michael and Marian Kohen Dave Kolodzik Dick and Lois Loesch Charles and Christine Lydecker Robert and Marcia Manthey Bert and Ann Meine Michele McCarthy Interiors Dr. John and Jeanne Morris Odyssey Travel Jim and Ellen O’Shaughnessy Audrey Dillard Ottenstein John and JoAnn Pattison Al and Barbara Perkins Bill and Ginny Phillips Ray and Carol Platig Michael Slick and Kathy Weston Bob and Sandy Sungenis SunTrust Bank Ron and Debora Thomas Judith Thompson John and Karen Upchurch Josh and Jennifer Wagner Dan and Jill Warren Tony and Diane Welch Charles and Linda Williams Michael and Barbara Wolfe Ken and Amy Workowski Robert and Barbara Young



in time

MOAS Education Department news from J. ”Zach” Zacharias, Senior Curator oF Education and Curator of History


he Education Department works hard to inspire MOAS members, visitors and students to engage with our collections, exhibitions and programming. We continue to increase our outreach programs, educational components and partnerships to share art, science and history in meaningful ways with our community.

This spring, the Education team created and tested a new outreach program that already has become popular with local schools such as Long Street, Port Orange and Volusia Pines elementary schools. Our new "Family Ecology Night" consists of 15 hands-on science stations designed to teach a variety of ecological concepts such as animal classification, adaptation and the life cycle. For example, the ever-shocking “Pollution Box” illustrates the decay rates of certain types of garbage. We are expecting this pilot program to be a huge hit with the schools next year.

"Family Math Night" is another

program under development and uses 15 hands-on stations to teach mathematical concepts through the MOAS collections. The one-of-a-kind, multidisciplinary curriculum combines art, science and history with mathematical concepts. One such station features a George Washington portrait. Students calculate the area of the canvas while they learn facts about the first president of the United States. In another station, students will measure fossilized mammoth leg bones to discover their average length as they learn about the Ice Age mammal. The Museum’s multifaceted and innovative educational programs have caught the eye of the Smithsonian Institution and, this summer, will be featured at the Annual

Smithsonian Affiliates Conference in Washington D.C. MOAS educational


programming will be the topic of a “round table” session and will serve as a model for program development. We are thrilled at the opportunity and look forward to sharing information from that conference. This summer, we welcome our first Ecological Research Intern. Colleen Devlin is a Masters Candidate at the University of Central Florida and is seeking an advanced degree in Environmental Studies. Colleen will be using The Kim A. Klancke, M.D. and Marsha L. Klancke Environmental Education Complex as both laboratory and classroom, as she conducts vital

plant surveys of native and invasive species. Additionally, she

will create curriculum, give tours and, with our Communications Department, produce a brochure for visitors about the preserve. Colleen will provide the Museum with additional strategies for improving the management and care of the preserve. This expertise will give us new angles of interpretation for this endangered ecosystem.

The Museum’s multifaceted and innovative educational programs have caught the eye of the Smithsonian Institution and, this summer, will be featured at the Annual Smithsonian Affiliates Conference in Washington D.C. On Saturday, September 29, join us for the "MOAS Natural History Festival" in which our own Nova Road Mastodon will be the star. The hundreds of fossils found at the dig site, including the impressive jaws and tusks, will be on display for the first time. Visitors will also enjoy the Museum’s impressive shell and mineral collection, discover more about the animals represented in the MOAS collections and participate in activities and presentations for the whole family. The Education Department is excited to announce the award of a $10,000 grant from the American Association of University Women. This exciting grant

funds a unique history project between Burns Sci-Tech Charter School from Oak Hill, Florida and MOAS. A “mock” archaeological dig site created on the school grounds will serve as an outdoor learning lab. Students will enroll for the elective class and will receive credit and a grade. The dig is based on a real, historic Oak Hill pioneer woman from the 1880's and combines the sciences of archaeology and technology. The junior archaeologists will keep electronic field notes and create multimedia presentations based on their findings. The students will also curate a “museum” with the artifacts they find. Burns Sci-Tech, a STEM-focused school (science, technology, engineering and math) is the only school in the state offering an archaeology class for credit. This type of educational programming is invaluable to students, teachers and the community and MOAS is proud to play a major part in its development and implementation. Over the past two years, the Museum has joined forces with Dr. Brian Butka, Professor of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. His team of mechanical and electrical engineering students is basing this semester’s project on designing a hands-on exhibit for

the Charles and Linda Williams Children's Museum at MOAS. The MOAS

Education Department is invited to view the final presentations and help determine the feasibility of the designs. We will help choose the most appropriate design and the students and Professor Butka will then help bring it to life in the Children’s Museum.

children's museum news

Update Fr om ing Speak Tubes

Einstein's Face

By Luis Zengotita, MOAS Science & Education Associate I am privileged to collaborate with General Electric Volunteers in the design and fabrication of new exhibits as well as the maintenance of current exhibits in the Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum. Most recently we have created three outstanding new exhibits that are designed to educate and entertain children and adults of all ages.

For example,

the “Speaking Tubes” activity works by transmitting sound through waves. These amazing waves actually travel through solids, liquids, and gases. The Speaking Tubes provide the path by which these waves travel to a predetermined destination. There are two separate tracks that meet in a corner of the Children’s Museum. It is impressive to put your ear to the tube and hear someone speak clearly from over 50 feet away – it sounds as if they are right next to you instead of on the opposite side of the huge room! A fascinating “Night Sky” exhibit has also just been


installed. This is mounted from above and displays the brightest stars visible in our night sky. We know that several early cultures

Night Sky

were interested in mapping out the night sky, such as the ancient Greeks. We have chosen to focus on five of the Greek constellations. Constellations are imaginary pictures composed of naturally occurring star patterns. This exhibit is designed to

familiarize visitors with the shapes and general locations of these constellations. This leads the way to future astronomical studies both in the Children’s Museum and the planetarium. Most recently, we have added “Einstein’s Face.” This exhibit illustrates just how easily our eyes can be fooled by interrelated convex and concave shapes. A plastic mold of Einstein’s face is fixed to a turntable. As it spins, both sides appear to be convex. A true trompe l’oeil - for when the face reaches a certain and precise angle our eyes read the image correctly as concave on only one side.

These exciting additions illustrate the on-going and successful programming in the MOAS Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum. Visit often to discover more hands-on activities!

GUILD news

Cheers to the 2012 New Members' Tea Volunteers: (L-R, sitting) Ruthann Auditori, Brenda Rivers, Kathleen Wilson, Carol LaRoza (Standing) Jack Bright, Evert Oortman, Jane Funk, Bonnie Powell, George Fortuna, Liz Finch, Marilyn Sternberg, Kathy Cannon, John Hakemian. Absent: Michelle Bilach, Mary Fruhwirth, Beverly Grissom, Mary Howell, Karen Juzenas, Diane LaMontagne, Linda Leedy, Karen Lewis, Blanche Specht, Mary Wentzel, Marilyn Willhoit.

It's Been A Very Good Year

top te n h ig h lig h t s o f 2 0 1 1 - 1 2 BY GUILD PRESIDENT DR. KAY BRAWLEY Since the Guild is approaching the end of the first year of my term as President, I will reflect on the highlights. To serve in this capacity has been a great honor and privilege beyond my expectations - I thank you for your support. This is the time to evaluate the current year to learn more about our successes and how we can move forward. More importantly, this is the time to clean the slate and start new with fresh energy and creative ideas to address the Guild’s support of MOAS. In these unpredictable times, much like the talented crew of a racing sailboat, the success of the Guild program year for 2011-2012 required and received some real teamwork. My crew members - our "Top 10" for 2011-2012....


1. All of you! Record attendance numbers with at least 65-80 members and guests at each of the monthly meetings and excellent and enlightening presentations under the leadership of 2nd VP Donna Marietta. Our membership is 215 strong, thanks to the Membership Chair Clarice Fooks and New Member Chair Anne Peacock Jacobs.

2. The Ponce Inlet Women’s Club December donation to the Guild for the fourth time! Earmarked for the Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum – it’s a model for other local clubs to emulate. The partnership with the Symphony Guild for a Holiday Tea was another successful collaborative effort.

3. The outstanding success of the November Halifax Art Festival, with Doreen Armstrong at the helm for the 2nd year, raised $3,000 more than the prior year! The race is on with goals set for 2012 by Chair Gloria Keay, Artist Contact Andrea Pair and Sponsor Chair Larry Riegner.

4. The Festival of Trees, just at the right time to kick off the busy holiday season! Under the trimming skills of Vicky Shultz, (who has returned to be skipper once more) who again increased the bottom line by $3,000 and a record number of attendees enjoying the Taste of the MOAS treats donated by 25 area restaurants. 5. The Children’s Museum Golf Classic, steered by Michael Armstrong for the 2nd year along with tacticians George Fortuna and Donna Mauricio. A skilled, high energy team for 20122013.

Save the Date Golden Anniversary Masquerade Ball The finale of 2012 will be a New Year's Golden Anniversary Masquerade Ball on December 31, 2012 to honor the Museum, the Guild and its legacy from 50 years of service and to celebrate the provision of arts and sciences in the community. Make plans to join the Museum of Arts & Sciences Guild family for its 1st New Year's Eve affair. 

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MOAS Guild St. John's Ecological River Cruise ending with lunch at the Swamp House Grill


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6. The three main events and party benefits took the Guild in a new direction with 1st VP Joan Horneff tracking our position to make certain we finish on time to meet our pledge to the Museum for the season.

7. The 2011 Guild Summer Leadership Retreat focused on long range planning

The Guild of the Museum of Arts & Sciences would like to thank our many 2012 sponsors, including the individuals who choose to remain anonymous. GOLD SPONSOR: SNAP FITNESS SILVER SPONSOR: THE CADDIES OF THE GUILD OF MOAS CART SPONSOR: NORTHEAST BENEFITS SHIRT SPONSOR: ANTIGUA SPORTSWEAR PUTTING CONTEST SPONSOR: FIREHOUSE SUBS Thanks to Discovery Travel for the Hole-in-One Contest. TEE SPONSORS: Bob Fritze School of Real Estate Ormond Lakes Auto Continental Granite and Marble Radiology Associates Daytona Heart Group Miracle Ear Energizer Personal Care Clean & Clear Pools Fox Landscaping Froggy’s Saloon Honey Baked Ham Ben’s Paint Supply Jon Hall Hyundai Spring Island Nail Spa Quality Financial Services Bill McCabe State Farm Insurance The Pool Butler

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR MEDIA VOLUNTEERS: Mastando Media & Marketing Connie Wilson Communications Masotti’s Media Services South, Inc

THANKS TO OUR MANY DONORS: Caton Catering • Frame of Mind • The Art Place • Jamie Schertler/Stella and Dot Bahama House Hotel • Kathy Pounds • Kay Brawley and John Hakemian • Michelle Jordan Mary Lou Bercarich • Donna and Leo Mauricio • Kathi Rogers • Joan Horneff • JJ Mauricio Golf Dianne’s Rum Cakes and More • Barb and Sal Fanara • Anne Peacock Jacobs • Anne Perry George Fortuna • Remedy Spa at Pelican Bay • Sugar Mill Country Club • Venetian Bay Country Club Wally-World Gallery • Betty’s Pro Window Cleaning • Elan Hair Studio • La’s Bistro Blue Ribbon Cleaners • Port Orange YMCA • Granada Gourmet • Tail Activewear Hair Designs by Mary • Danial Ambrose, Artist • Dave Luce and Deene Neilan • Judy Ellsworth Discovery Travel • Molto Bella Boutique • Texas Roadhouse • LPGA Golf Course • PGA Tour Crabby Joes • Let’s Have Fun • Spruce Creek Country Club • Daytona Beach Symphony Society M Louis & Company • Art Outlet • Bonnie’s Boutique • Sue Who? • Mediterranean Experience World Golf Hall of Fame • The Spa at Riverview • The Ormond Wine Company Kay’s Designer Consultants • Golfsmith International • Edwin Watts • Dick’s Sporting Goods Amaris Salon and Day Spa • Angell and Phelps Chocolates • Bonefish Grill • Blue Outback Steakhouse • Ocean Side • Olive Garden • Tony’s Pizza • Stonewood • Betty’s A1A Cafe Tuscan Grille • Peach Valley • The Grille at Riverview • Outback Steakhouse • Pevonia


to provide the right direction for the Board members and Committee Chairs in the diverse range of activities, programs and projects for the 2011-2012 year.          

8. The 50th Celebration of the Guild! Kicked off by senatorial leadership of the Past Presidents joining Donna Jordan and me for a luncheon to discuss the living legacy of the Guild over the years, resulting in articles highlighting their many contributions.

9. Gourmet teams led by Diane LaMontagne provided the positive stewardship to make our preprogram socials something not to miss! In addition, Mary Teasley and Diane Zatloukal provided support at the MOAS exhibition openings and community outreach - Jazz on the River.

10. Communications! Sandy Gorman's new look for Musings; Pat Masotti-Abernathy's expertise to get the word out to the industries important in the art and golf worlds and the new look of the Guild for the Museum website, thanks to the MOAS Communications Department. The Guild is here to give our gift of volunteer time to benefit the Museum, collectively creating mutual gain to the progress of the Museum in the community through our teamwork—a win/win mindset stemming from our genuine commitment. Just like the America's Cup, remember, the greatest accomplishments in life are not achieved by individuals alone, but by our proactive team pulling together for a common good. I appreciate all you caring people offering encouragement, support and your valuable time.                                                                  

- Kay


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April IS National Volunteer Appreciation month. On April 23, 2012 the Museum of Arts & Sciences had the honor of hosting our Annual Volunteer Brunch. Our volunteers are a vital part of the Museum and are integrated in practically every aspect of our facility - from Administration and Museum Store volunteers to Visitor Services and Summer Learning Institute, as well as our GE Volunteers that work with our Children’s Museum and ground maintenance volunteers. Since last year’s Volunteer Brunch, our dedicated 131 part time volunteers have accumulated over 6,841 hours of volunteer work. Their continuous support is truly appreciated! Thank you to all our sponsors and especially to Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, represented by Chef Chris Ghalayini who presented a fabulous cooking demonstration. Chef Chris prepared a selection of healthy dishes including a delicious tofu scramble and delectable breakfast beans. Sue Lutz, a clinical nutritionist from the hospital gave a talk about the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast. Thank you Sue and Chef Chris for sharing your time and wealth of knowledge with our MOAS volunteers!

Forty volunteers were in attendance and we celebrated sixteen anniversaries ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARIES

















This year’s Volunteer Brunch would not have been possible without the support of our generous sponsors. The Carefree Caterer 992 Waterford Pt. Drive Port Orange, FL 32127 386.871.5547 Chick-Fil-A 1761 Dunlawton Ave Port Orange, FL 32127 386.767.3377 Dunkin Donuts 1506 S. Nova Road Daytona Beach, FL 32114 386.248.0019 Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Food and Nutrition Services (FANS) 301 Memorial Medical Parkway Daytona Beach, FL 32117 386.231.6000 Publix Supermarkets PO Box 2226-F Jacksonville, FL 32231 904.781.8600 Sam’s Club 1175 Beville Road Daytona Beach, FL 32119 386.760.3330 Steve’s Diner 1584 S. Nova Road Daytona Beach, FL 32114 386.252.0101


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Most of my life I have lived in upstate New York, graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Design. Settling in Saratoga Springs, NY with my husband, an architect, and our two children, I was lucky enough to have a 25 year career as a designer. My freelance business included product graphic design for several international tableware manufacturers as well as local corporate image and logo design. Later, after working several years for a printer, I landed a job merchandising and creating window displays for a downtown Saratoga boutique. Volunteering has always been a part of our family life and, through the years, I belonged to several nonprofit organizations. Among my projects, I designed the invitations for numerous charitable events including the Saratoga Hospital and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, where I also chaired a million dollar benefit art show. How much fun!


After moving to Daytona in 2006, I found my retirement job with Stacey Lipton Interiors and my volunteer commitment at MOAS, while my husband Hal puts in many hours each week volunteering with the Red Cross and the local Rotary club.

We are seasoned travelers having explored Europe, Australia, New Zealand and visited our exchange student in South America. We have recently spent time seeing the treasures of Thailand and touring our National Parks. I still have energy to spare so I look forward to volunteering in the MOAS Gift Shop and seeing it grow with our wonderful Museum.

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One Last Flight for Discovery



By Seth Mayo, Curator of Astronomy

On Monday, April 16th, 2012, the Space Shuttle Discovery made one last flight from the Kennedy Space Center. Instead of rocketing upwards into low Earth orbit as it had done during 39 previous missions, Discovery was mounted atop a modified Boeing 747 and flown to its final home, Washington D.C. Just after 7:00am on the bright and sunny morning, the 747 carrying Discovery took off from the Shuttle Landing Facility runway – a bittersweet moment as thousands bid farewell. In attendance were the many engineers, technicians and astronauts that spent much of their careers ensuring Discovery performed to the highest of standards. After liftoff, the carrier aircraft made slow and low fly-bys around the Cape and up the Atlantic Coast to allow the public to catch a final glimpse of Discovery in flight. The fly-bys continued around the Capitol in D.C. later that morning and then the duo

finally landed at Dulles International Airport before heading to the Smithsonian Institution. I had the incredible opportunity to be at the Kennedy Space Center to witness the historic goodbye. It was truly an amazing sight to see two huge aircraft joined together and flying low, seemingly within reach as they inched across the morning sky. Since July 2011, when the Shuttle program finally came to an end after 30 years of service, the Shuttles Atlantis, Endeavour and Discovery have been prepared for retirement at museums around the United States. In a decision made by NASA, Endeavor will be displayed at the California Science Center in Los Angeles; Discovery replaces Enterprise at the Smithsonian’s Steven F. UdvarHazy Center, and Enterprise (the test orbiter) will reside at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York. Atlantis will remain at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral.

Although the Shuttles will no longer travel into space, their legacy will live on as countless people of all ages from around the world will get an up-close view of one of the most sophisticated flying machines ever built.


"A mission to Mars is no easy task; less than half of all the spacecraft ever sent to the red planet have actually been successful."

is a destination


captivates our attention. If you look up at night at the right moment, the planet glows as a ruddy star-like object that beckons us to gaze and wonder about its dusty and desolate surface, frozen ice caps and intriguing potential for life. Even though a multitude of unique spacecraft have made the daring journey to the Martian world, our thirst for knowledge of this Earth-like planet is still a long way from being quenched.


A next step in our quest to further understand Mars now lies with the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL). This current NASA mission, launched on November 26th, 2011, carries the largest rover ever sent to another planet’s surface to continue unraveling the mysteries of the fourth planet from our sun. As the “Dog Days” of summer this year bring simmering temperatures here in Florida, this extraordinary new rover, dubbed Curiosity, is planned to touchdown on the cold Martian soil - ready to usher us into the next frontier in planetary exploration.

It’s Still Rocket Science A mission to Mars is no easy task; less than half of all the spacecraft ever sent to the red planet have actually been successful.

Only a handful of international space agencies from around the world have taken on this overwhelming venture


G MARS that includes the United States, Russia (most from the USSR), Japan, China and much of Europe. Although a trip to Mars poses many unforeseen challenges, NASA’s last rovers were extremely successful, exceeding all expectations and overcoming tremendous hurdles. The Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission with the now-famous Spirit and Opportunity twin rovers is a testament to the accomplishments that NASA has earned with their Mars Exploration Program. After both rovers triumphantly landed on Mars in early 2004, Spirit endured for over seven years while Opportunity continues to run strong after more than eight years of service and is still performing unprecedented research. The MER mission was originally slated to last for only 90 days – and is now a model to the engineering prowess and innovation it took to develop such hardy craft!


will allow for sweeping panoramic views in precise detail. High resolution images are the key to both accurately maneuvering Curiosity and conducting detailed research. Reaching out to touch the Martian surface will be a robotic arm that will collect soil samples by scooping and drilling, allowing for the investigation of the rocks and minerals uncovered along the way. A new method for analyzing the geology of Mars will be the laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) system, which as the name suggests, uses a powerful laser beam to burn and vaporize minerals from as far as 20 feet away and then analyzes the light emitted from those samples. (continued on pg. 38)

In addition to Curiosity’s impressive dimensions, this rover boasts even more valuable scientific instruments than its predecessors. Multiple cameras

By Seth Mayo, Curator of Astronomy

Improvements The size of these rovers has been growing steadily since the first U.S. rover arrived on Mars in 1997, when the Pathfinder mission successfully landed Sojourner, a small roving probe that in size reached only halfway to the average person’s knees. Sojourner was the precursor for the twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity that followed after the turn of the millennium - enlarged to 5.2 feet long, 7.5 feet wide, and 4.9 feet tall and coupled with a truly impressive array of sophisticated cameras, sensors and a variety of instruments. Even more grand is the Curiosity rover that resembles a small compact car measuring in at 10 feet long, 9 feet wide, and 7 feet tall.

A radioisotope thermal generator (RTG) will utilize nuclear energy to power the hefty machine by transforming the heat produced by the decay of plutonium from within the rover into electricity. The llast two rover missions relied on solar panels that occupied a great deal of space on the top of its structure for power production and were limited by the Martian dust, darkness of night and long winters, which hid the sun. A nuclear power source provides the clear advantage over solar panels, since it provides for continuous and unrestricted use and is not hindered by environmental factors. Curiosity’s enormous size and reliable power source means it will be able to trek even farther than previous missions, capable of up to 12 or more miles of travel. The increased range means many more sites can be discovered by the new rover.

The Most Fundamental Question As our study of Mars has intensified, knowledge about the planet has grown considerably and the question about the existence of life there, now or in the past, grows ever more intriguing to us.


Mars bears a striking resemblance to Earth with its etched-out, ancient river beds and deltas; gaping canyons; colossal mountains (which would dwarf Earth’s) and water-derived minerals spread vastly across its surface. Just as Spirit and Opportunity stumbled upon minerals that are usually produced in the presence of water, Curiosity will hopefully do the same, unlocking even more pieces of the puzzle. Clay, hematite, iron oxides, silica (formed in hot springs) and chlorine are a few examples of the compounds that the MSL

mission hopes to uncover. Since the basic needs of life on Earth require water, planetary scientists believe the most likely places for extraterrestrial life forms could exist in the areas where water flowed in the past.

We have Touchdown! After more than 350 million miles of pin-point travel through space, Curiosity will finally make its much-anticipated Mars landing on August 5th of this year, strategically placed in the Gale Crater next to Mount Sharp. Many fingers in the scientific community will be crossed as this mission will implement an ingenious, yet risky, landing technique that is required for such a substantial rover. In previous missions, the twin rovers, as well as Sojourner, deployed airbags just before landing. These allowed them to bounce along the Martian surface like a ball rolling to a stop. In contrast, the spacecraft carrying Curiosity will fire retro rockets designed to slow down just above the landing site. Curiosity will then be carefully lowered down from the spacecraft utilizing a crane-like system to make a soft touchdown on the surface. If all goes as planned, Curiosity will open its eyes upon a foreign world, just like a newborn child. The fascinating view shown by the first pictures sent back to Earth will only serve to invigorate our efforts to comprehend the wonders of this neighboring planet. The triumphs, adventures and surprises brought by this new mission will surely inspire us to continue our pursuit of the possibility of life beyond earth.

The triumphs, adventures and surprises brought by this new mission will surely inspire us to continue our pursuit of the possibility of life beyond earth.


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