Minutes of the NSAAC Business Meeting October 4, 2019

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Minutes of the NSAAC Business Meeting October 4, 2019

President Deneen called the October Business Meeting of the NSAAC to order at 7:30 PM. There were4 board members present and 9 club members. There was a quorum. Meeting was official.

The minutes of the September business meeting were approved by acclamation.

No Report

There are currently approximately 60 members in good standing.

Merrimack College:
Opened for public viewing 3 times in September, we’re averaging about 20 visitors/night.
Two girl scout troops, about 25 people in each group between scouts, parents, etc.
One we got skunked out so we did a presentation inside of the dome by hanging a sheet on the dome wall.

Salem University:
Dennis Gudzevich reported that Collins observatory was open on September 9, 2019, we had 12 guests, on September 16, 2019, we had 13 guests, and on September 30, 2019, we had 8 guests.

Star Party Committee:
Despite the generally lousy weather we were able to hold 4 events in August. Some pictures have been posted for two of them.
8/8 Danvers (Peabody Inst. Library @ Endicott Park): https://www.facebook.com/northshoreastronomy/posts/2376353355805234
8/12 Plum Island (Parker River NWR): https://www.facebook.com/northshoreastronomy/posts/2376350239138879
8/20 ifarm Boxford
8/26 Manchester by the Sea Library
Brewster gave a huge thanks to all of the club volunteers that make these events possible.

Brewster LaMacchia reported that star party events have been booked through October:
Sept 3rd – Sagamore Hill (Hamilton) https://ecga.org/Property/John-J-Donovan-Reservation-Sagamore-Hill-Conservation-Area
Sept 7th – Waitt’s mnt Malden https://www.facebook.com/waittsmountmalden/
Sept 20/21 – Trails and Sails/NSAAC annual star party (Battis farm Amesbury)
plus clear Wednesday nights as Merrimack and once school starts Mondays at Salem State.

Telescope Clinic:
No Report

Old Business:
President Deneen described the current situation with moving the club website which will be by Club Express. The new website should be up and running in about a month.

New Business:

Entertainment for the evening was club observing at the new park location.

Meeting adjourned 8:15 PM.
Respectively submitted
John Hobbs, Secretary NSAAC

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