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Robert Mitchell
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QCAS BOARD MEETING 4 Dec 2019

ATTENDING:
Robert Mitchell
Matt Neilssen
Mike Ombrello
Jim Rutenbeck
Sam Santiago
Jeff Struve

Possible issue with Wapsi allowing us to roll the new roll-off roof over unplowed prairie grass.

UPCOMING 2019 EVENTS
Dec 16: Regular meeting; possible presentation: David Levy star party
Dec 28: Sherman Park night

Jeff proposes more detailed, more competitive advertising for EISP

UPCOMING 2020 EVENTS
Calendar made for QCAS, PAC, and Menke events
Need themes for QCAS open houses

Board votes to move control room to north side of new roll-off building
Alternate proposal to move roll-off building to south edge of site is not viable: radiant heat would interfere with original dome’s viewing of south horizon

Plan to set up Paypal account for QCAS

St. Ambrose Maintenance will install stoppers to prevent accidentally closing the roof too far and getting it stuck again
Proposal to have Ambrose Engineering department design a system to automate the current dome

Proposed themes for 2020 EISP:
Ancient skies and folklore
visual, imaging, EAA
CCD vs. CMOS vs. video
Jim: Do we need a common theme for all talks?
Need to decide soon in order to secure guest speakers
Proposal: One talk on naked-eye astronomy that incorporates starlore

TREASURER’S REPORT
General: $1,714.35
Events: $ 750.00
Observatory: $6,347.78
TOTAL: $8,812.13