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Updated March 29, 2009

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

March 2009 Edition

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm on March 2 at The Rookery. 12 members and were present. .

Officer Reports


The minutes from the February meeting are posted on the website. No additions or corrections were noted by the members present.


Steve provided the following financial data:

Cash in Bank - $2,656.50, Petty Cash - $45.00, Total Cash - $2,701. .

For the month, we paid telephone in the amount of $51.83, electricity $3.41, IDA membership 50.00, and contribution to the Cardinal Athletic Association 100.00.

A payment on the land contract in the amount of $800 is planned for March 2009, made up of the normal quarterly $300.00 payment plus an additional $500.00 as stipulated by a recent contribution by Joe Petrick, The current balance on the land is $2,700.00. After the March 2009 payment the balance will be $1,650.00

Vice President:

Dan R was not present

Observatory Director:

In Marty’s absence, Russ indicated the property is secure and seems to have come through the winter well.


No update at this time. .


No visitors at the meeting. .

Old Business:

  1. The club calendar was reviewed .
  2. A Star Party planned for March 28 2009 at Observatory Park .

New Business:

  1. CVAS has been asked by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History to participate in an event in April relating to their 100 hours of Astronomy program .

Director of Observations:

Bob provided his monthly observation report for February. For Bob’s complete report, please visit the Monthly Sky Calendar on our website.

Our next meeting is 4/6/09 at the Rookery 7:30 pm. ..

Special Photos:
October 30, 2003 Aurora