MAS General Meeting
Dec. 4th, 2008

Monthly meetings of the Minnesota Astronomical Society are held on the first Thursday of the month from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm.
Visitors and guests are welcome to the meeting as well as MAS members.

The Dec meeting of the society was on Thursday, December 4th, and was held at the Fairview Community Center in Roseville.
Speaker : Peter Mendygral :Graduate Research Assistant (Astronomy) U of MN
http://peter.mendygral.org/
Topic: Numerical Simulations of AGN Jets

Images shot on Thursday Dec 4th, 2008.
Shot with a Nikon D40

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Candidates Dave & Walt speak
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Election results a tie
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coin toss
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Newly elected board members :Board Member : Walt ; President : Ben and Sec: Drew
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Paul Wright's name badge, Obit. newpaper clipping & Sympathy card
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Fairview Community Center

2008 MAS board election results:

Incumbent Ben Huset won in a landslide for MAS President, with one write-in vote for Becky Huset. Drew Smith was unanimously elected as Secretary. The Board member at Large seat, between Walt Filson and Dave Minerath, ended in a tie. After some deliberation of the board members in attendance, it was agreed upon to decide the winner by a coin toss. Walt Filson won the toss and will serve as the new Board Member at Large.

I'd like to thank all candidates for running. I look forward to serving with the newly elected members and hope to see all of you out there under the stars.

Merle Hiltner, 2008 election chair


Previous MAS Meetings :
Jan 2007 : Local Group of Galaxies
Feb 2007 : Amateur Astronomy Research
Mar 2007 : Canceled due to Snow Storm
Apr 2007 : Catastrphic Novas
May 2007 : UFOs Physical Trace Research
Jun 2007 : Infrared Observations with the Spitzer Space Telescope
Jul 2007 : Catastrophic Variables & M1
Aug 2007 : Student Astronomy Experiments
Sep 2007 : Asteroids
Oct 2007 : The 280 Mpc Void in Eridanus -- Contemplating the Void
Nov 2007 : Observing the 'Ain't No' objects
Dec 2007 : Tour of National Maritime Museum / Royal Greenwich Observatory

Jan 2008 : Visual Variable Star Observing Is Fun
Feb 2008 : Exploring the Moon and Mars in Utah?
Mar 2008 : Ongoing Monitoring of Classical Novae and U of MN Outreach program Universe in the Park
Apr 2008 : Viewing and Imaging in the SW USA
May 2008 : The Local Group of Galaxies: A Voyage Within Our Nearest Universe
June 2008 : Demonstrating mirror testing techniques
July 2008 : Onan Tour
August 2008 : committee and observing site reports, "Contemporary Lab Experiences in Astronomy, an Overview of Available Software part 2" and a general discussion of MAS plans and goals.
Sept 2008 :General discussion of MAS plans and goals
Oct 2008 :First Look at Stardust's Comet Cargo
Nov 2008 :The Vatican and Astronomy (video presentation)
Dec 2008 :Numerical Simulations of AGN Jets Peter Mendygral


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