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MAY 22, 2015 - General Membership Meeting
at the Portage Lakes Kiwanis Civic Center
  725 Portage Lakes Dr
Akron, OH  44319

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Please note that we ALWAYS encourage the public to attend ANY of our events, including meetings.
Come and enjoy the lecture and talk to us about astronomy!

NOTE!!   Tonight is the last meeting prior to our three month summer break.
If you need to renew your dues, please come prepared to do so and make our Treasurer happy. ;^)

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8:00 PM - Call to order and introduction of tonight's program:

Speaker:

Ron Kalinoski, ACA Observatory Director
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Presentation:

How to Grind Your Own Telescope Mirror

Have you ever wanted to grind your own telescope mirror? With time and dedication, you can create a telescope mirror of higher optical quality than many of the commercial mirrors available today. We'll cover all the elements required to make your own mirror: rough grinding, fine grinding, polishing and correcting. The presentation will be part lecture and part demonstration. The audience will have the opportunity to read the curve of a mirror using a knife edge tester.

 


Bio:
Ron's interest in astronomy began at age 10 when his father bought him a telescope and he has been observing the night sky ever since, including countless nights at desert locations of southwestern United States. Ron works for Firestone Polymers as an engineer. Ron is passionate about the environment and leads the volunteer Wildlife Habitat Group at Firestone Polymers. The group's goal is to increase awareness of the importance of environmental stewardship.

 
9:00 PM - Brief coffee-break / discussion time
 
9:15 PM - Business meeting to be called to order and included the following:
  ●  Treasurer's Report
  ●  Observatory Director's Report
  ●  Calls for observations
  ●  New Business

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