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Update December 29, 2004

The Valley SkyWatcher Magazine
A Publication of the Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society
P.O. Box 11 Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022

December 2004 Edition

Meeting called to order at about 2:30. About 14 members present.

Office Reports


Secretary – November 7 minutes were e-mailed out .


Bank - $2,055.83, Petty Cash - $58.00, Electric Fund - $150.00 Total - $2,263.83

1. Paid $17 phone bill.

Observatory Director:

1. Not Present

Director of Observations:

Director of Observations – Handed out CVAS Monthly Sky Calendar and showed video of asteroid occultation of a star. For Bob's complete observations report, please visit the Monthly Sky Calendar on our website.

Observations for past month:

Aurora on November 8 and 10 were main topic.


Next issue coming out in a couple of months.

Old Business:

Raising donations for electrical service at the Hill. We have about as much as we need in donations to complete the project this Spring. Marty says that we would follow right of way up to the Hill. We would have to trench 24 inches down. We will have to be careful not to cut phone line

Oberle Scope – No meeting in November. Next meeting scheduled at West Woods on December 13th and 7PM .

Light Polution – Larry is still working on the power point presentation for Smart People - Dumb Lighting.

New Business:

Thank Joe and Diane Petrick for hosting the Christmas Party. We all had a great time.

Chuck Story says that we have a good chance of getting grant money for a work shed and or Composting Toilet. Rob Engel ‘s wife has experience getting grant money.

Super Star Party will be August 6th, 2005, which is a meeting day. Therefore we should have the August meeting at Pen Glen before the Star Party.

Dan had an old Hypering tank that was in the shed. No one wanted it and it goes into the trash.

During the second weekend in November both the 16” and Astro Physics were both being used along with about 5 computers for several nights over the weekend.

Natural History Museum has a free lecture on Thursday, December 9 th at 8:00 PM . This lecture is on the role of mass, energy, and gravity on modern cosmology.

Meeting adjourned at 3:45


Special Photos:
October 30, 2003 Aurora