From Josef LAUFER
® . . . . . . . .Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2003 01:22:18 +0100
Subject: Re: FW:Re: Mars photos
Dear Mr. Minami and Mr. Murakami,
sorry, I had almost no free time last week: no time to establish a good template for the data where I could only change the figures and the picture. I think I have time on Tuesday.
> We hear your place Würzburg is a beautiful city: The city is also known to
> us as a place related with Philipp Franz von Siebold (1796 - 1866) who is
> widely known in
Thank you for the compliments; frankly speaking I haven't been yet at the museum. I know where it is, I often see the signs (in japanese as well), and the wife of a retired professor in astronomy was some years ago the vice-president of the society which maintains the museum.
> Though we don't hear these days, the medical faculty of the Würzburg
> University must be also the place for which Ch. Schambeck still works who
> was once the Deutsch Coordinator of the Mars Observations in the previous
> great apparition in 1988.
that's true, I often happen to meet him on my way to the office, when he goes to the university hospital by bicycle. In the last years, he spoke 2 or three times on our lecture evenings, concerning Mars (2001) and the African Eclipse (of June, 2001). But I guess he is very busy in his job at the moment and has very little time for astronomy.
With best regards
LAUFER’s Mars Image on 20 November
Josef LAUFER (
Volkssternwarte Würzburg e.V.