Co-chairperson Doug Lively led the meeting at the NCSU Crafts Center

27 members, 12 guests attended.

Indoor Meeting: “Roundtable of Astrophotography” led by Chris Cole. Members of RAC’s Imaging subgroup presented some of their recent images. Thanks to Frank W, Steve C, Chris C, Joe P and Mark L for sharing their work.

Business

Treasury report.

The report was provided by Treasurer Steve Izzo.

Current membership: 216 (counting 2 per family membership)
Single Members: 136
Family Members: 40

Balances

  • $618 in business checking
  • $12,771 in savings
  • $27 in special purpose checking

Cameron Village Post Office has moved to its temporary location while the old location is refurbished. Our mailing address remains PO Box 10643, Raleigh 27605.

Upcoming public observing sessions.

  • Nov 11: transit of Mercury. Observing for the public will be held at Morehead Planetarium, Chapel Hill.
  • Nov 22: RACOBS
  • Dec 13: Indoor meeting = swap table. Currently planned for our usual location at the NCSU Crafts Center but please monitor the [email protected] mailing list for a possible change

The big public observing event scheduled for Oct 5 at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh was canceled due to weather. It will be rescheduled.

Observing awards.

Anastasia Vail, club intern and NCSU senior, earned the “Beyond Polaris” award from the Astronomical League. Congratulations Ana!

Astronomy Days.

Astronomy Days will be held January 25 & 26 at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Steven Blake is coordinating activities for RAC. This year’s theme is Earth and Ocean Worlds. If you have an idea for a new exhibit, please see Steven. Exhibit volunteers and presenters may sign up soon – watch [email protected] for more information.

Astronomical League calendars.

A group order for 2020 calendars is being organized by Barton Meeks. Please see the groups.io mailing list for more information. Barton will place our order at noon on Thursday, Nov 14.