The Mid-South Star Gaze is the annual star party held at Rainwater Observatory in April. It is a weekend gathering of amateur astronomers who come to share, listen to outside speakers, and observe together. Astronomers come from all over the Southeast United States to join in on the fun. The highlight of this year’s event will be the dedication of the Sangre telescope facility with its 25.5″ research telescope and control room.
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Join us for our monthly meeting at the River Ridge Observatory.
The 2006 CAAS Annual Meeting was held at the home of John and Carol Reed. As this was simply an excuse to have a season related potluck, we were not sticklers for parliamentary rules. Perhaps 25 members and family were in attendance.The major order of business was the election of officers and board members.
The election results are as follows:
- President: Rocky Togni
- Vice President: Don Ferren
- Treasurer: Pat Morris
- Secretary: Stacy Edwards
- Favorite Food Network Host: Rachael Ray
- Immediate Past President: Stacy Edwards
- Board Member: Carl Freyaldenhoven
- Board Member: John Reed
- Board Member: Don Lewis
- Board Member: Jim Dixon
After the elections, Pat gave the treasurer’s report.
Stacy has scheduled a work party for the afternoon of the next regular meeting weather permitting. The work to be done includes the perennial fighting back of the forest and also the installation of a security door in the front building to isolate the equipment storage area from the public access area. The work party is to start around noon on Saturday, January 13th. Be sure to confirm the work party before heading out.
Finally, I’d like to wish David Reynolds good luck in his move to Boston. David has been an active member of CAAS for a long time and we will miss him.
Submitted by your departing secretary, Jim Dixon.