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MAY 25, 2018 - General Membership Meeting at 8:00 PM
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. ;^)

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


ACA's own Jim Watson


Radio Telescope: "How they work, How they're used, How to build"


  Jim will discuss the radio telescopes he's personally built and demonstrated at all of the ACA's solar programs.


  Jim Watson has been an active ACA member for 32 years - since June 1st 1986. Jim has specialized in helping the Club with all manner of electronic designs and construction. Many of our members recall the large electronic control box Jim designed and built that took care of keeping our 12.5" f/8 Observatory reflector tracking properly. That scope & mount now reside in an observatory in Lodi, Ohio at the home of Scott & Diane Horstman, owners of Backyard Observatories who have constructed roll-off-roof observatories all over the country, even for Harvard University. Jim also installed the motor controller for the roll off roof of the ACA observatory when it was built in 1988.  In addition, Jim set up multiple color cameras and video screens for the May 10, 1994 Annular Eclipse of the Sun that allowed the Club to show the eclipse, in color, to the hundreds of public that attended the event at our Observatory. Those efforts earned Jim an ACA Honorary Membership status in 1995.
9:00 PM - Brief coffee-break / discussion time
9:15 PM - Business meeting to be called to order and will include the following:

Meeting Agenda in a Microsoft WORD file


Meeting Agenda in a PDF file

  ●  Treasurer's Report
  ●  Observatory Director's Report
  ●  Calls for observations
  ●  New Business

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