Minutes of the September 19, 2019 AAAP General Meeting

by John Miller, Secretary

  • Director Rex Parker opened the meeting at 7:30 p.m. AAAP overview and upcoming events schedule were discussed. Program Chair Ira Polans then introduced the guest lecturer.
  • Prior to the AAAP progress meeting, member Jeff Pinyan presented a 10 minute talk about the importance and techniques to accomplish more effective public outreach.
  • Gene Allen, Public Outreach Coordinator, asked if members were interested in bringing telescopes to the Midnight Magic Full Moon Bike Ridge (subsequently cancelled due to local environment difficulties).
  • David Skitt, Observatory Co-Chair, headed a discussion regarding:
    •     The Bisque SkySoft mount operations software renewal.
    •     Observatory physical plant repairs and upgrades.
    •     Alert about the new observatory alarm system code changes and exit times.
  • Member Tom Swords mentioned an early morning comet – 2018 W2 (Africano). Details – http://www.cometwatch.co.uk/comet-2018-w2-africano
  • The meeting was adjourned about 9:45p.m.
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