[sac-board] Re: May Meeting Date

  • From: gene lucas <geneluca@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: sac-board@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2008 13:12:14 -0700

I would more-or-less be in favor of this proposed schedule change, 
although the SAC meeting (if moved to May 16) would then coincide with 
the date for the May EVAC meeting.  I will be out of town at RTMC in CA 
for the SAC meeting date as now scheduled (May 23rd), as I am sure a 
number of other SAC members will be.  (I am also planning on attending 
the SAS meeting in Big Bear Lake earlier that week.)
This is indeed a difficult year in re: meeting date conflicts....
An alternative suggestion >might< be to move the SAC meeting two weeks 
earlier, to Friday, May 9th, three days after New Moon... Considering 
observing, that Friday features an early evening Moon.... That would be 
an adequate interval from the April 11th meeting the month before, IMHO....
It's certainly not a perfect world...  (choices, choices....)

FYI, the EVAC web page has this to say about their planned May 16th 
meeting and speaker:
 >>May 16th - Clyde Hostetter, Professor Emeritus California Polytechnic 
State University, will talk about a 112-year eclipse cycle and synodic 
periods of Venus that apparently nobody had noticed before, plus a lot 
more. <<

I am confident Jenn Polakis will conjure up an even more interesting May 
speaker for SAC!!

Gene Lucas

Tom Polakis wrote:

>Just yesterday, Rick Rotramel mentioned that the SAC meeting on May 23 
>coincides with the first day of RTMC Astronomy Expo.
>I know it's only two months away, but I wonder if the Board would consider 
>moving that meeting date to May 16 (which I recognize then coincides with 
>EVAC).  We have a pretty large number of SAC members who go to RTMC.  I'm not 
>sure, but this may be the first time that SAC has scheduled a SAC meeting over 
>the top of RTMC.
>The moon will be very near Full on the 16th.
>I can speak for the VP when I say that she has not yet scheduled a May speaker.

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