2001-02-21

Minutes of PGAS Executive Meeting – Feb 21, 2001

Meeting Hosted By: Bob Nelson
Attending Executive: Gil Self, Brian Battersby and Rob Frith
Absent: Paul Roberts, Steve Senger

Start Time: 7:45 pm

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OLD BUSINESS: none discussed

NEW BUSINESS:

Finances:

  • Reg. Account: Not Available
  • Gaming Account: Not Available
  • Total: Not Available
  • Brian B found message of the answering machine from Quesnel Hi-Ab Service. In the message they said the club owe them $428.00 for transporting the tank up from Quesnel. Gil will contact them and figure out what is going on as the executive thought the bill was paid.

Building:

  • Gil & Doug put in the first stage of the water system last Saturday (Feb 17th, 2001)
  • Jon Bowen and hid dad drew up a plan and parts list to finish installation of the water system.
  • Gil will be in charge of finishing the installation of the water system.

Web Page:

  • Borealis Internet sent the club a letter explaining that we will start being charged a fee of
  • $15.00 per month for them to host the web site.
  • The executive will see if there is somewhere else we could have the site hosted for free. The College of New Caledonia is a possibility as well as Spee-Dee Printers (once they get their server hooked up).

Technical:
Progress is being made on the Newtonian secondary flip mirror. Bob N says it should be finished
in May 2001.

New Members CD-Rom:
Bob N will forward his collection of astronomy software to Brian B for inclusion of the Members CD-Rom.

NOVA
Rob Frith will host his first NOVA lesson on March 3, 2001 at 8:00pm – rain or shine.

Next Meeting:

  • Gil hopes a “swiss guy” he knows will show up and give a presentation on the observatories he has visited around the world.
  • Brian B’s work experience student from College Heights Secondary, Ryan Unruh, will give a presentation on Hubbles Constant.
  • Constellation of the Month: Rob Frith will talk about Leo.
  • Gil S will chair the next meeting.
  • Gil will pass around a sign up sheet for the Open House Schedule.

Meeting Adjourned: 9:00 pm