Tag archives: Julian Nott

Where Art Thou? Museum is Baaaaaaaack!
By Richard Copelan   |   August 5, 2021

Santa Barbara Museum of Art is back in business! As the venerable 60,000-square-foot institution, a former Post Office, celebrates its 80th anniversary and its reopening on August 15 after the lengthy pandemic lockdown, not to mention a $50 million, six-year renovation expanding exhibition space enormously making it possible to show more of the 27,000 works […]

Missing Julian
By James Buckley   |   August 8, 2019

Regular readers know how fondly we cared for the late Julian Nott, balloonist, pilot, inventor, and physicist extraordinaire. So, we thought we’d share this memory from his widow, Anne Luther: “In following the anniversary celebrations of the moon landing recently it was hard not to remember how much of a hero Neil Armstrong was to […]

Hike for Julian Nott
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   April 25, 2019

The Montecito Trails Foundation is hosting a special hike this Sunday, April 28, at 10 am, in honor of Julian Nott, who passed away March 26 after an accident following the landing of an experimental hot air balloon in Warner Springs, California.  Nott was a world-renowned balloon designer, an experimental test pilot and scientist, and […]

Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   April 25, 2019

Archie’s Last Days I just had a neighbor say… “Why would you let them print this (“The Last Days of Archie McLaren,” MJ # 25/15)?” My answer even surprised me. Archie wanted this story told so dying people had a choice. He actually requested me to find someone just weeks before he died. So back […]

Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   April 11, 2019

In Search of Dragons I’ve just finished reading your touching (and accurate) tribute to our remarkable friend, Julian Nott (“He Landed Safely,” MJ # 25/13). In addition to being a “…physicists, thinker, inventor, and bon vivant…” Julian had a devious, some might say “twisted” sense of humor, which inspired me to write more than a […]

He Landed Safely
By James Buckley   |   April 4, 2019

My longtime friend and confidante, balloonist, scientist, physicist, thinker, inventor, conversationalist, and bon vivant, Julian Nott, passed away peacefully on March 26 after suffering multiple injuries from an extraordinary and unforeseeable accident following a successful balloon flight and landing in Warner Springs, California.  Every second or third Saturday morning, depending upon his schedule, we would […]

A Huge Loss
By Richard Mineards   |   April 4, 2019

On a personal note, I mark the passing of a good friend and great adventurer Julian Nott, who has died in a hot air ballooning accident near San Diego aged 74. A British boffin par excellence, Julian, who received a Master’s Degree from Oxford University, was an exceptionally brilliant man and world-record aviator, who was […]

Channel City Club
By Lynda Millner   |   December 13, 2018

You always know when the Christmas season is here when the Channel City Club has its annual Christmas luncheon and program at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. It began with Gil Rosas playing the piano followed by the Montecito Union School choir conducted by Pam Herzog singing all sorts of Christmas and Hanukkah music. […]

A Man and His Crafts
By James Buckley   |   November 29, 2018

One of our favorite subjects – physicist, friend, balloonist extraordinaire, and all-around good fellow, Professor Julian Nott – is headlining one of our favorite annual events: Channel City Club’s Annual Christmas Luncheon. The luncheon will be held at the Hilton Beachfront Resort (formerly Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort) on Monday, December 3, and will feature not […]