SOUTH SHORE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER
Vol. 2 #1 (June/July 2012)
by Paul Grueter, President
April and May were busy months with three major evens.
Astronomy Day was once again a great success. Attendance was down a little but there was great enthusiasm. The Scituate Library continues to be an exceptional partner for these events.
Because of a personal schedule change I was not able to join the club at the Plymouth River School PTO program in Hingham. However, by all reports a good time was had by all.
The Venus Transit, actually a June event, did not happen. The old astronomical problem, weather, kept us from live viewing. Many of us did watch the event on the Internet, however. The good news is that we established a connection with the Blue Hills Observatory and I hope to schedule a viewing night sometime this fall.
1. Abington Library, Presentation and Viewing, June 28th
2. Plymouth Public Library, Presentation and Viewing, July 30th
3. Program with South Coast Printmakers and Fall Astronomy Day, Norwell, Oct. 20th
Once again there are several events schedule over the next two months and your help is necessary to make these events a success.
SUMMER VIEWING AT THE SCITUATE LIBRARY:
Both Louis and George a planning to have weekly viewing sessions at the Scituate Library again. They will start on June 28th and run through the summer. Initially they will be there on Thursdays but will probably change to Fridays, once school starts in the fall.
This is a considerable commitment by both and I really appreciate their dedication to the project. Both George and Louis have said it is extremely rewarding and there is an amazing interest.
They are always looking for help, so feel free to join them on a Thursday.
Chuck announced that the Bank of America account is now closed. Bob has setup an account with Citizens Bank, which has much better terms.
At the May meeting the Treasury was “officially” transferred with the passing of the brief case, perhaps not as significant as some ceremonies but still very meaningful. This marks the official end of the “Chuck” McCarthy era. Far as long as I can remember he has been the treasurer of the club, a job that no one else wanted, but is probably the most important one in the club. It took Chuck a couple of months to clear out the “brief case of power”, before he could pass it on the Bob.
Thanks again Chuck.
MEMBERS EMAIL LIST:
It appears that the email@example.com address is being used more. This has become a tool for any member to connect with the entire club using one address. You must be a member of the club to use this address.
Please take advantage of this if you wish to communicate with the membership. Members don’t need my permission to use it.
Welcome Bill Lyons!
Bill lives in Marshfield and joined the club in April.
FACEBOOK AND TWITTER:
Just a reminder, we have Facebook and Twitter pages, you can see them by clicking on the logos on the main page of the web site. We also have pictures on Flickr.
ATRONOMY DAY AWARD:
I am submitting an application to the Astronomical League for their Annual Astronomy Day Award. I will be sending the two documents to members by separate email.
That’s it for now. Think CLEAR SKIES