Officer Meeting Agenda and notes (in Red print) July 17, 2008:

Those in Attendance:  Milt Friedman, Alan Daroff, Ted Williams, Ruth List, Carol Ludolph, Ken Kremer, Mike Mountjoy

Unfinished business from meeting notes July 10, 2007:

~Consider design and purchase of lapel pins for members. --Ruth List
shelved idea, Tee-shirts seem to be the more popular


~Consider an observers corner, or column in our newsletter or our web-page relating activities of observers in the Bloom observatory. --Carol Ludolph
Possibly work this into a Slooh tutorial conducted via website by Carol


~Consider purchase of a Digital Light Projector to be used at society meetings (negate dependence on institute for proper equipment.)  --Dave Walker
discussed, again will look into possibility and pricing

 

Completed items from last years agenda:
~Consider purchase of a flash drive for all executive members to easily duplicate and update Data base of members. --Ted Williams
~Consider re-establishing the practice of a membership card  (size of a business card) to identify us as Rittenhouse Members- Alan Daroff
~Consider allowing student access to website to update student pages. - Dan McCormick
~Promotional concerns to cover for upcoming September Meeting with Robert Nimeroff. 

 

 

Meeting Schedule 2008 / 2009
only secured speakers will be posted on public website
Working DRAFT for officer reference

DATE Astronomy
LESSON
Feature
TOPIC
SPEAKER

September 10,
2008
Light Properties
Don Knapp
Centennial School District

 

Getting Started in Astrophotography
 

 

Tim Kent
Astrophotography
 

October 8,
2008
All presentations tonight can be considered Astronomy Lessons Members Night
Members are invited to participate and share astronomical experiences or basic concepts
 
Rittenhouse Members
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Alternate 10/8   Geographic findings of interest to Astronomers Andrew K. Johnson
Geographer
Smithsonian Institute
National Air and Space Museum
Tentative
November 12,
2008
Holiday Gift Ideas Topic to be determined Michael Heller
Templeton Prize, Cosmologist, Mathematician and Theologian
Commitment Pending
Tentative
 
December 10,
2008
Binoculars: What to Look for
 Milt Friedman
Alan Daroff
"Daring Flight of the Phoenix Mars Lander" Dr. Ken Kremer
NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador
January 14,
2009
  GLAST Mission Kim Weaver
Commitment Pending
Tentative

February 11, 2009
 
  Digital Photography Jerry Lodrigous
Tentative
March 11,
2009
Scientific overview of the Solar System Gustav  Holst: The Planets
Mythological View of
The Planets
Ed McCafferty
Methacton School Dist.
Lori Weidner
Neshaminy School Dist.
Tentative
April 8,
2009
Findings ones latitude by Celestial Means Celestial Navigation Robert Hicks
Mutter Museum
Tentative
May 13,
2009
     
June 10,
2009
     
       
Ideas Using a Planisphere, Predict and plan your observing evening    
Ideas

 

Astrolabe
Ruth List
Preferred Planetarium
   
Ideas Setting up your personalized Search Page
Terry Underkoffler
 

Using a Planisphere, Predict and plan your observing evening

 

Ted Williams
Ideas Constellations: Gems of the night sky
Alan Daroff
All sky Constellation Search
Audience takes part in searching out the major constellations visible tonight
Ted Williams
       

 

Working Draft last updated July 23, 2008

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