Oct 17

2020-10-16 QCAS Menke Family Nite

Fun nite last nite… except for the weather, preventing the viewing/imaging part of things, everything went well!

In attendance, Ken, Rusty, Rolando, Jason and family, Paul L, Robert, Jim, Sam, Alan, Cecil, Matt, and myself…

Everyone arrived on time, I had the pizza there at 6:30… the Legion divided and packaged it up by person, so there was no need for rehandling… the pizza was really pretty good IMHO!

After eating I took everyone on an expedition around the observation field and explained where each new building was hoped to be erected and what the building was for and what it would house. We also talked about the additional pads we want to add as well as power and internet access.

As a bit of comrade continued, Robert installed a new red back-lit keyboard and USB hub on the Menke Dome Computer… and we assembled the new RACI Finder Scope on the 14″ SCT. Rusty brought a Crawford Focuser that we were hoping would fit the 14″ SCT but it wouldnt… so if you are in the market for one… contact him or me.

Too bad it was so cloudy, but hey, such is an astronomers life!

2 other bits of important info that you’ll want to act on…


Renewals can be sent to us any time between now and January 1st.

Renewal is $20 and $10 per each additional family member 16 yrs or older that also wants to be a member.

I attached a form to the email just sent out that you can print out, fill in, and return with payment.

Send payment and the form, or hand written info to:

Quad Cities Astronomical Society
P.O. Box 3706
Davenport, Iowa


Jim Rutenbeck emailed out information on how nominations and voting will happen this year. Its important that you provide your input!

Please watch for his email and respond as quickly as possible!

Clear Skies!

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