Bob Shutan, Shutan Camera & Video

January 18, 2008

To Whom It May Concern,

The Lake County Astronomical Society humbly acknowledges the exemplary efforts of Bob Shutan in his support of LCAS and astronomy in the northeastern Illinois area.

Bob's retail store in Vernon Hills has been the gateway for many astronomers in the area, including many LCAS members. Bob and his staff have patiently educated newcomers on the aspects of astronomy. They present information on the benefits, costs and choices for high quality optics that provide the best views of celestial objects. Shutan Camera also has an unparalleled reputation for service after the sale to help members find the tools they need to find their niche in astronomy. Bob's showroom of astronomy equipment is the only consumer-friendly retail location in the area where people can get hands-on access to telescopes and accessories.

Aside from his retail services, Bob has been a strong, reliable promoter and sponsor of LCAS events. He has donated telescopes as door prizes for LCAS Astronomy Days, he has provided gift certificates for meeting awards and for astrophotography contests and he has presented programs about astronomy equipment to LCAS meetings.

The LakeSky Star award is a special honor for individuals and/or organizations that make a distinctive contribution to the promotion of astronomy. Bob's consistent and generous support of astronomy in the area and his support of LCAS has earned recognition and applause.

We thank Bob Shutan with a LakeSky Star award.

On behalf of the Lake County Astronomical Society, press release

Bob Shutan