Minutes of the NSAAC Business Meeting April 3, 2015

Minutes of the NSAAC Business Meeting April 3, 2015

President Hocker called the April Business Meeting of the NSAAC to order at 7:34 PM. There were ten members present plus four board members. There was a quorum. Meeting was official.

Secretary:
Minutes of the March business meetings were approved by acclamation.

Treasurer:
No report

Membership:
There are currently 101 members in good standing.

Early Meeting Announcements:
Open forum on the agenda after New Business

Committee Reports:

Merrimack College:
The Observatory was closed all month due to storms and snow on the dome.

Salem University:
No report

News, Correspondence, and Upcoming Activities:
.
Star Party Committee:
No report.

Telescope Clinic:
No Activity

YAP Program:
No Report.

Old Business:
John Hobbs gave info on the use of the West Boxford Library.

Ed Burke gave info on Strawberry Fields.

Also, we need more volunteers for the operation of the telescope at Merrimack College. If interested contact either Kevin Ackert or Fred Sammartino.

The club still would like to find other volunteers to do star party presentations. If anyone is interested please contact Brewster LaMacchia.

New Business:

Entertainment:
The Entertainment for the evening was a talk by Professor Alan Hirshfeld of the University of Massachusetts Bridgewater, the author of “Starlight Detectives”, on how astronomy got stared in America. Afterwards, he had copies of his books for sale and signed those purchased by members.

The May Board meeting date will be Monday March 16th at 7:30 PM at location to be determined.

Meeting adjourned 7:50 PM.

Respectively submitted
John Hobbs, Secretary NSAAC

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