Minutes of the NSAAC Business Meeting August 5, 2016


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Minutes of the NSAAC Business Meeting August 5, 2016

President Deneen called the August Business Meeting of the NSAAC to order at 7:44 PM.  There were four board members present and five club members. There was a quorum. Meeting was official.


Minutes of the June business meeting was approved by acclamation.


Treasurer is working on getting the books transferred from the outgoing treasurer Kevin Ackert.  Once the books are transferred the treasurer will transfer the accounts to a new bank.


There are currently 101 members in good standing.

Committee Reports:

Merrimack College:

No Report

Salem University:

Dennis Gudzevich reported that the observatory will reopen on September 12th, weather permitting.

Star Party Committee: Brewster LaMacchia reported that the last star party of the summer will be the Essex Heritage star party at Battis Farms in Amesbury September 23rd-24th.  Brewster received a special thank you card from the Newburyport Charter School.

Telescope Clinic:

No Report

 Old Business:

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

New Business:

John Hobbs reminded members that wish to use either Battis Farms or Dark Park that at least one member have a copy of the permits which are available from Hobbs.  Members must call the telephone numbers listed on the permits.


Entertainment for the evening was a presentation by Barry Yomtov on the use of the Hyperstar system for imaging.  He discussed the equipment, its advantages for imaging, and illustrated the performance be comparison of images with and without the Hyperstar.

After the meeting there was observing at Boy Scout park with scopes provided by Mike Deneen, John Hobbs, David Aucoin and Bryan Stone.

Board Meeting was set for 8:00 PM as a video meeting on August 15th..

Meeting adjourned 7:50 PM.

Respectively submitted

John Hobbs, Secretary NSAAC

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