2005-04-27

ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA
PRINCE GEORGE CENTRE
7365 Tedford Road
Prince George, BC
V2N 6S2

General Meeting Minutes

Date: April 27, 2005
Location: PGAO 7365 Tedford Road

Chairperson: Brian Battersby
Recording Secretary: Glen Harris
Executives Present: Brian, Glen, Wayne, Gil
Members Present: Effie, Jim Arnold, Rod, Hugh, Greg, Art
Guests Present: Brian’s Dad, Dr. Patrick Montgomery

Meeting called to order at 8:45 p.m.

1. Previous Meeting Minutes
No minutes were circulated.

2. Treasurer’s Report:
As of April 26, 2005
Club Account Balance $3038.35 Gaming Account Balance $21083.91

Motion to accept the Treasurer’s report as presented.
Moved: Gil Seconded: Hugh Carried

3. Correspondence
Two RBC bank statements, Telus bill, Terasen bill, Saskatchewan Summer Star Party 2005 brochures, various RASC Centre newsletters.

4. Old Business

  • Gil is still waiting for clarification on what the gaming funds can be spent on.
  • The Lunar and Constellation globes have arrived.
  • Two additional 4.5″ Starblaster Dobsonian telescopes have been ordered are in transit.
  • The projection screen originally ordered is no longer being manufactured. It is being replaced with a newer model at the same price as the original.
  • Astronomy Day was a success. Approximately 110 visitors attended.

5. New Business
None

6. Upcoming Events
April 29 Cub Tour 7:30 pm
May 7 NOVA class 7:30 pm
May 11 Executive meeting 7:30 pm at Speedee Printers
May 17 Peter Jedicke, RASC president, will give a talk at the observatory at 7:30 pm.
June 4 Viewing season windup potluck barbeque

6. Upcoming Events (continued)
Open Houses Member’s Nights
April 29 Maurice April 30 Doug
May 6 Maurice May 7 Brian
May 13 Wayne May 14 Rod
May 20 Gil May 21 Cancelled due to GA in Kelowna
May 27 Bob May 28 Glen

Meeting adjourned at 9:05 pm

7. Presentation
UNBC’s Dr. Patrick Montgomery prior to the business meeting presented a lecture entitled ‘The Mathematics of Waves’.