Kenneth W. Willcox 1943 - 1999

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Ken founded the Southern Skies Star Party and the first group of participants got together with a llama and Jose for a portrait on the shores of Lake Titicaca in 1996.


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The 1997 Southern Skies Star Party group.


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Ken tries out one of Rick Singmaster's (center) StarMaster telescopes in a 1996 visit to Bartlesville.


Ken somehow managed to get a tie on the webmaster, along with Bob Shambora we were captured on film one Sunday morning in 1997.


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Ken enjoys a laugh with Chris and Pat while observing in his Bartlesville, Oklahoma backyard observatory.

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Also take a look at Fred Espenak's Tribute to Ken.

Another one of Ken's dreams was to place a large aperture StarMaster telescope at the Lake Titicaca observatory in Bolivia. We have in place, a 501-(C)(3)(Charitable), Not-For-Profit corporation- StarGarden Foundation, which is dedicated to further astronomical purposes.

A special account has been set up to raise funds to purchase a 22 inch telescope and transport it to the observatory in Bolivia. The telescope will not only be available to local observers and for public star parties, but to anyone who makes a donation and wants use of a large aperture telescope in the southern skies.

If you are interested in helping make one of Ken's dreams come true please send your tax deductible donation to:

StarGarden Foundation

c/o Ken Willcox Fund

4907 W. 57th Terrace

Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66205