Minutes of the NSAAC Business Meeting May 4, 2018


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Minutes of the NSAAC Business Meeting May 4, 2018

President Deneen called the May Business Meeting of the NSAAC to order at 7:44 PM. There were 5 board members present and 12 club members. There was a quorum. Meeting was official. There were 5 visitors..

The minutes of the April business meeting was approved by acclamation..

No Report.

There are currently approximately 55 members in good standing.

Merrimack College:
Brewster LaMacchia opened April 2nd with 12 guests. Kevin Ackert opened on 18th with 12 guest and clouds.

Salem University:
Observatory was open on April 2nd with 6 guests, on April 9th with 8 guest, and on the 23th with 18 guests, all but 3 were students. Dennis would still appreciate help from anyone who would like to help run the observatory. Contact Dennis Gudzevich if interested.

Star Party Committee:
Next events:
Friday May,18th at Lynn High Tower Park (Girl scouts).
Saturday May,19th at Waitt Mount Malden (public).
August, 2nd week at Hamilton Wenham library

The Bob Seibel 10″ Dob is available for club members to borrow! It would be great to see this scope get out and about more.

Telescope Clinic:
No report.

Old Business:
Don’t forget to pay your club dues of $20.

Brewster LaMacchia is working on getting an update to our server because of the many recent problems due to the server being hacked. He asked for some volunteers’ to assist him. Contact Brewster if interested.

New Business:
Barrie Sawyer announced that his Starport observing area is to be open the week of May 11th . All are welcome; just email Barrie so that he can plan sinners and breakfast for attendees.

Entertainment for the evening was a presentation by Glenn Chaple on Astronomy with Small Telescopes and finding your way to objects in the night sky
Meeting adjourned 9:15 PM.

Respectively submitted
John Hobbs,
Secretary NSAAC

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