On Sunday, December 1, 2019, Lee Cain with wife Gabby and daughter Krista, came out to the Dark Site to see the improvements since he was president. They were very surprised at all the private observatories that have been built. Here is a photo of the group with Lee holding that original picture that was taken at the signing of the twinning charter in 1987. -Steve Goldberg
This is from the history document of the society:
Lee Cain became president of our Society in 1987. Member Larry Wadle, who had spent three years in Guildford, England, suggested in 1986 a twinning of HAS with the Guildford Astronomical Society. Since both societies were founded in 1955, and share common profiles and interests, the twinning was approved. The Guildford Society drew up the twinning charter and it was brought to Houston by Brian States. Lee Cain and Brian States signed the charter at our general membership meeting on June 5, 1987. The charter now hangs in the HAS Observatory building.