APL Astronomy Club Meeting
January 15, 2014
Agenda
Treasurer’s report
FY 2014 budget request
Equipment Check-out
Star Party / Solar Party planning
Upcoming Events
Observing reports
APL Astronomy Club Treasury
January 15, 2014
Dues income for CY 2014
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$ 175.00
New Members ->
• Dan Levine, B26; Danny Morrison, Frank Morgan, B200
Re-activated members -> Matt Noble, Bldg 200
6 members have paid CY 14 dues to date (23 paid in 2013)
Carryover
$ 927.13
Recent Expenditures
$ 0.00
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None (no reimbursements outstanding)
Credit Union balance (15 January 2014)
$ 1102.13
Rec Office Balance (FY 2014)
$ 2284.00
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Grant announced December 3rd, 2013
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Requests clubs delay purchases and pay for things with dues as much
as possible
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:
Description
8" Optical Tube Assembly
8" case
Right-angle finder scope
Equatorial mount
AllView mount for H-alpha Lunt
Price
$2080
$400
Padded bag for Orion XTi8
$90
JMI counterweight set for 16" Dob
$90
1.25" Filter Set (Moon, Multi-color,
OIII)
$160
Observer's Handbook
Total
$40
$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.
Equipment Check-out
In order to minimize the chance
of misplacing club equipment, the
club will begin using the new
equipment check-out form and
the associated procedure for
borrowing club equipment.
Equipment room key-holders will
need to sign off on check-outs
and “parking lot” exchanges.
Current key-holders:
Steve Conard
Dan Smith
Helen Hart
Mark Kochte
Star / Solar Party Planning
Possible dates for solar observing party:
– February 18, March 18, April 15
– Special April 22 event at Building 200 to coincide with
pre-service teacher workshop
– Volunteers needed
Possible dates for Winter/Spring Friends and
Family Star Party:
– March 7, April 4, May 2 or 9
– Volunteers needed
Dark Sky Party:
– Club trip to Star Gaze at Tuckahoe State Park in
April?
Upcoming Events – APL Club
Next Club Meeting – February 19, 2014
– Talk by ???
Winter/Spring Friends and Family Star
Party – ???
Members-only Dark Sky Star Party –
Possible club trip to Star Gaze at
Tuckahoe State Park in April
Upcoming Events - Regional
Winter Star Party 2014 – Feb. 24 - Mar. 2, 2014 – Southern Cross
Astronomical Society - Scout Key, FL
Chaos Spring Star Party – Mar. 27 – 30, 2014 – Staunton River State Park
– Near Scottsburg, VA
NEAF/NEAIC 23 – Apr. 12 - 13, 2014 – Rockland Astronomy Club and S&T
- Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY
Star Gaze – Apr. 24 - 27, 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. 26 - 29, 2014 – The Astronomical
Society of Harrisburg – Cherry Springs State Park near Coudersport, PA
Greenbank StarQuest XI – Jun. 25 - 28, 2014 – National Radio Astronomy
Observatory - Greenbank, WV
Mason-Dixon Summer Star Party – Jul. 23 - 27, 2014 – York County, PA
Stellafane Convention – Jul. 24 - 27, 2014 – Springfield, VT
NOVAC AHSP 10 – Aug.22 - 26, 2014 – Spruce Knob, WV
Observing reports?
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Astro Club January 2014 Meeting