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APL Astronomy Club Meeting March 19, 2014. Agenda Treasurers report FY 2014 budget request Equipment Check-out Star Party / Solar Party planning Upcoming.

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1 APL Astronomy Club Meeting March 19, 2014

2 Agenda Treasurers report FY 2014 budget request Equipment Check-out Star Party / Solar Party planning Upcoming Events Observing Reports

3 APL Astronomy Club Treasury March 19, 2014 Dues income for CY 2014 New Members -> Steve Holt (B21) New Members -> Steve Holt (B21) Re-activated members -> Re-activated members -> 21 members have paid CY 14 dues to date (23 paid in 2013) 21 members have paid CY 14 dues to date (23 paid in 2013) $ Carryover $ Recent Expenditures 2014 Observer's Handbook (Mark Kochte) 2014 Observer's Handbook (Mark Kochte) ($ $21.56 = $26.95) ($ $21.56 = $26.95) $ Credit Union balance (19 March 2014) $ Rec Office Balance (FY 2014) Grant announced December 3rd, $ Grant announced December 3rd, $ Requests clubs delay purchases and pay for things with dues as much as possible Requests clubs delay purchases and pay for things with dues as much as possible $

4 FY 14 Budget Request Our FY 14 grant from the Rec Office was approved in the amount of $2284. The members voted on the following modified budget: DescriptionPriceStatus 8" Optical Tube Assembly 8" case Right-angle finder scope Equatorial mount $2080pending AllView mount for H-alpha Lunt $400pending Padded bag for Orion XTi8$90pending JMI counterweight set for 16" Dob $90pending 1.25" Filter Set (Moon, Multi- color, OIII) $160pending Observer's Handbook$40Bought and reimbursed Total$2860 The total budget of $2860 includes $576 from club funds which amounts to 20% of the total. The sale on the package deal on the 8 telescope and mount expired. This relieves the time constraint on this purchase; however, the package is now about $100 more than initially estimated. This can be made up from club funds, increasing the club amount to $676.

5 Equipment Check-out 1.Fill it out for all club equipment you have. 2.Contact a key-holder to arrange a meeting time. 3.Bring in equipment to show key-holder and get signature. Current key-holders: Steve Conard Dan Smith Helen Hart Mark Kochte

6 Star / Solar Party Planning Solar observing party: –Special April 22 event at Building 200 to coincide with pre-service teacher workshop –Volunteers needed Spring Friends and Family Star Party: –April 4 with rain date May 2 –Volunteers needed Dark Sky Party: –Club trip to Star Gaze at Tuckahoe State Park April 25

7 Upcoming Events – APL Club Next Club Meeting – April 16 –Volunteer speaker? Solar observing party – April 22 Building 200 Spring Friends and Family Star Party – April 4 Dark Sky Star Party – Club trip to Star Gaze at Tuckahoe State Park on April 25

8 Upcoming Events - Regional Chaos Spring Star Party – Mar. 27 – 30, 2014 – Staunton River State Park – Near Scottsburg, VA NEAF/NEAIC 23 – Apr , 2014 – Rockland Astronomy Club and S&T - Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY Star Gaze – Apr , 2014 – Delmarva Star Gazers – Tuckahoe State Park in Queen Anne, MD Texas Star Party 2014 – May 25 – Jun. 1, 2014 – Astronomical League Southwest Region - Prude Ranch near Fort Davis, TX The Cherry Springs Star Party – Jun , 2014 – The Astronomical Society of Harrisburg – Cherry Springs State Park near Coudersport, PA Greenbank StarQuest XI – Jun , 2014 – National Radio Astronomy Observatory - Greenbank, WV Mason-Dixon Summer Star Party – Jul , 2014 – York County, PA Stellafane Convention – Jul , 2014 – Springfield, VT NOVAC AHSP 10 – Aug , 2014 – Spruce Knob, WV

9 Observing Reports


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