Reorganized Astronomy Foundation holds annual meeting

Posted by David Eicher
on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Astronomy Foundation board meets at NEAF: l. to r., Mike Reynolds, Steve Cullen, David Eicher, Karen Jennings, Craig Weatherwax, Rick Hedrick, Scott Kardel, and Vic Maris. // Credit: David J. Eicher
The Astronomy Foundation, the outreach group formed by telescope executives in 2010, has had a long year of dormancy. Seeking 501(c)3 nonprofit status, the group has received that designation now and recently held its annual board meeting in conjunction with the Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) in Suffern, New York.

The meeting, held April 18, 2015, consisted of President David Eicher, Vice President Karen Jennings, Secretary Scott Kardel, Treasurer Rick Hedrick, Executive Director Steve Cullen, and board members Vic Maris, Mike Reynolds, and Craig Weatherwax.

The group now seeks fundraising to push forward a number of initiatives, chiefly with astronomical outreach.

Board memberships and officers were re-elected as they stood in the previous year. Further, two prominent personalities in the astronomy enthusiast community are being asked to join the foundation’s board.

We finished with a discussion of some of the group’s first plans, which involve remote observing events using robotic telescopes.

The group has many plans and is far better organized than ever due largely to Steve Cullen. Our executive director has been a powerhouse and has many exciting ideas and plans to share with you soon.

Stay tuned!

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