AlCor Newsletter

What’s Up With the Astronomical League

March 2007
Volume 2, Number 3
March 15, 2007
Compiled byCarroll Iorg, Vice President

2006 NYAA 1st Place Winner Awarded Major Scholarship


The Intel Science Talent Search has announced that Mary Masterman, the League’s 2006 1st place NYAA winner, has been awarded a 1st place $100,000 scholarship for her submitted project describing the spectro-graph system that she built. There is still an opportunity for young astronomers to enter the 2007 NYAA competition. The deadline for the 2007 NYAA competition has been extended until April 5. See the websitefor the application and additional information www.astroleague.org.

Horkheimer, Mabel Sterns and Webmaster Deadlines Approaching

The Jack Horkheimer Service Award and the Mabel Sterns Newsletter Award deadlines are March 31. The application and additional information is available on the League website or email carroll-iorg@kc.rr.com.Club presidents should submit nominations for the League’s Webmaster Award by April 1 to bobschnei-der@clearwire.net Mitch Glaze, Office Manager at the National Office, has received several updates in response to recent remind-ers through this monthly publication. We’re heading in the right direction on having rosters and email addresses current. You may email your changes directly to Mitch.

Due Date for League Bylaws Vote Extended until April 30

We have had feedback from several clubs that because of inclement weather on club meeting dates, etc. theyhave been unable to vote on the proposed League Bylaws changes. Because of this, the deadline has beenextended to April 30, 2007. Also, we have become aware of a typographical error in the first line under change #2 on page 1 of the BylawsChanges and Ballot form. The corrected text of this first line should read “Currently a Member Society-Any club, society, or organization with a bona fide interest in astronomy ….”

Finally, the Executive Committee has received several emails and phone calls regarding whether the proposedbylaws changes would possibly stop publication of the Reflector. To clarify, there are absolutely no plans ordesire to stop this high-quality quarterly publication which is a major part of our communications effort. Mitch Says, “Keep Those Changes Coming.”

We Need Candidates for Executive Secretary

Don’t hold back any longer! We know there are lots of talented people among our 15,000 members who would do an excellent job in this position. The duties include being responsible for getting each years duesstatements sent out in a timely manner, handling the members-at-large renewals and working with the national office. You don’t have to live close to the national office to handle this position. Much of the interactioncan be handled by email or phone. Please notify me now to get your name on the ballot.

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