$5 million donated to hospital
Alexander “Stewart” and Louisa MacDougall have committed $5 million to support The Campaign for Cottage Health System.
The gift will support construction, repair, and maintenance needs of the Cottage Eye Center, including the acquisition of important medical equipment. To honor their commitment, the facility, 2400 Bath St., Santa Barbara, will be renamed the Stewart and Louisa MacDougall Eye Center. MacDougall is an industrial and architectural designer of golf equipment, marine equipment, furniture, home architecture and sculpture. He holds 10 golf-related patents, and he is the author of 10 books about golf, one on sailing, and two books about industrial design.
Firm’s solar panels on Mars
ATK Integrated Systems, a Goleta-based subsidiary of Minnesota-based defense contractor Alliant Techsystems, said its solar panels deployed correctly and now supply power to the Phoenix Lander, a NASA space probe that landed on Mars on May 25.
The Phoenix, launched last August, is meant to study the history of water on Mars and how habitable the Martian arctic might be. The Phoenix Lander marks the first flight of the new technology. Each solar array unfolded like an oriental fan into a circular shape 2.1 meters in diameter, the company said.
On Earth, the panels would generate about 770 watts of power from sunlight. But because Mars is about one and half times farther from the sun, the arrays will produce less than half of that.