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Robert Mitchell
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QCAS MEETING 16 Sept 2019

ATTENDING
Tom Bullock
Rusty Case
Mike Dannenfeldt
Byron Davies
Terry Dufek
Rolando Gamino
Dino Milani
Robert Mitchell
Ron Mullen
Matt Neilssen
Mike Ombrello
Don Robinson
Jim Rutenbeck
Sam Santiago
Steve Sinksen
Ian Spangenberg
Jeff Struve
Cecil Ward

RECENT EVENTS
Aug 20: PAC in Cordova, 60 guests
Sept 7: QCAS membership night
Byron: lunar observation
Sept 14: Dino; Planetary Studies Foundation; adding a planetarium

UPCOMING EVENTS
Sept 21: Menke public star party; PAC at Niabi
Sept 27-29: EISP
Oct 12: QCAS membership night; PAC annual banquet
Oct 23-27: David Levy Dark Sky Star Party, Benton, Arizona; includes Kitt Observatory tour

NEW GEAR
Sam Santiago: Tak EM200, ATIK Infinity camera
Rolando Gamino: Orion Sirius mount
Cecil Ward: ZWO ASI120mm guide camera
Dino Milani: ES diagonal, Celestron 90mm f/11 Mak
Jim Rutenbeck: Rev II

SEEKING GEAR
Tom Bullock: Looking for a Telrad

Nomination committee: Paul Saeger, Mike Ombrello
Email nominations sent out Sept 2
More emails for nominations will be sent out later this week
Slate of nominees due next month

QCAS dinner meeting, Nov 18: Dynasty, starting 6:15 PM; 15 reservations

EASTERN IOWA STAR PARTY
23 registrants paid, 9 checks in mail
Sept 21 cutoff, then +$15 for late registration
Guest speakers:

PRESENTATIONS
Ian Spangenberg: A Trip to Ganymede
Dino Milani: Foucault’s Pendulum

August minutes APPROVED

TREASURER’S REPORT
General: $1554.35
Events: $ 518.82
Observatory: $4798.00
EISP: $ 880.00
TOTAL: $7751.17
Treasurer’s report APPROVED

Menke Observatory will be getting internet from HughesNet. Purchase made Sept 16. Installation date TBA