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Roberts Rules
By Carter Roberts, President

This image of Rachel, the two domes, and the Golden Gate was taken November 10, from the top of the elevator shaft (elevation 1575 ft, 34 ft above Wightman Plaza) with my digital camera. If you haven't yet enjoyed the cityscape and sky views from Chabot's gorgeous new site, please come out on the next clear Friday or Saturday evening. Bring your own telescope, if you can—the public wants to learn what you can tell them.

 

 

 

Welcome New Members
Please welcome these new members of the
Eastbay Astronomical Society.

Rollen and Lilyan Maski — Alameda
Mike Predovic Family — Alameda
Victor Weisser — Oakland

 

Telescope Makers Workshop
is on the second floor of the Spees Building, across from the antique telescope display. Call Paul Zurakowski for further information at
(925) 447-6837.
Come any Friday evening and build your own telescope!

I want to thank the EAS members who helped me with the Piedmont Choir event on Sunday, November 12. With Conrad Jung, Don Saito, and Phil Crabbe there we could operate four telescopes showing Saturn, Jupiter, the Moon, and M15.

The next time you are in the Astronomy Hall at CSSC, take a peek into the Transit Room. By the time you receive this we will probably have the Transit telescope and the clocks installed.
As visitation to CSSC is increasing, more volunteers are needed to help with visitors. All clear Friday and Saturday nights we are setting up telescopes in Wightman Plaza and we have been getting quite a few visitors.

Friday night November 3rd the conditions were exceptional. By 2 am it was so steady that the view of M42 (the Orion nebula) through Rachel reminded us of the view in 1989 when we re-installed Rachel’s lens after cleaning. Saturn was the best I have ever seen. There were five great nights in two weekends. Conrad Jung and I had been keeping our fingers crossed ever since we did the site testing and positioned the telescopes on the site. It looks like we got it right.

Send your orders for Ottewell's Astronomical Calendar 2001 right away to Don Stone at 19047 Robinson Road, Sonoma, CA 95476-5517. The price is $21.25 ($28 is the regular price!).
Election of Officers for 2001

In agreement with the By-laws and traditions of the Eastbay Astronomical Society, the December meeting is the venue for the election of officers for the coming year. Candidates for these offices are unopposed, but your votes are important to us. The nominating committee has found these people who have agreed to have their names on the ballot, and to serve for the year 2001:

President: Carter Roberts
Vice President: Phil Crabbe
Secretary: Linda Lazzereti
Treasurer/Membership: Don Stone
Board of Directors:
  Anne S. Creese
  Franklyn Creese
  Alan R. Fisher
  Terry R. Galloway
  Conrad Jung
  Bill Levinson
  Betty Neall
  Louise Predovic
  Alan Roche
  David Rodrigues
  George Roush
  Don Saito
  Bruce Skelly
  Ken Swagerty
  Paul Zurakowski


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