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Elected Officers




 
  
  
  
  
 
 
  
  
  
  
 
 
  
  
  
  
 
 
  
  
  
  
 
 
  
  
  
  
 
 
  
  
  
 


   

President


   


  
Derek Demeter(321) 388-4788demeterd@seminolestate.edu

   

Vice President


   


  
Bob Vogel(407) 314-1798robertclarence@hotmail.com

   

Treasurer


   


  
Kent Allingham treasurer@cfas.org

   

Secretary


   


  
Anna Metke secretary@cfas.org
Board Members At Large
   

Richard Wright


   


  
 bmal1@cfas.org

   

James (Don) Ratliff


   


  
 bmal2@cfas.org

 


Committees & Other Board Members


AstroLog Editor


Francisco Gonzalez* keframil@gmail.com


Dark Sky Advisory Committee


Derek Demeter* (321) 388-4788 demeterd@seminolestate.edu

Robert Vogel*     (407) 314-1798 robertclarence@hotmail.com


Education & Public Outreach Director


Mike McConville mcconvillem@seminolestate.edu


Loaner Telescopes


Francisco Gonzalez*  keframil@gmail.com


Librarian / Education Committee /Mentor Program


Open Position


Membership Committee


Ray Jones*  (407) 221-6779 raygjones@earthlink.net


Endowment Fund Manager / CFAS Equipment Manager


Ray Jones*  (407) 221-6779 raygjones@earthlink.net


Observing Committee


Mike McConville           mcconvillem@seminolestate.edu


Observing Sites:




 


 

The Ocala Dark sky site is located at the old Navy range station off of Florida highway 19 some 13 miles north of Umatilla, Florida and a mile south of Florida Highway 40.


 

There are signs for a US navy facility marking the road to the site (NFS road 524). CFAS has an agreement with the National Forest service to have private access to this area on specific new moon nights. The agreement requires that a porta-potty be available on viewing nights. Telescopes are set up in a large paved area.


 

No elecricity is available, however some members bring small generators. Seeing conditions are good with views to the east and south being the best. The Ocala light dome interferes with views to the northwest.


 

The site is located at Lat: 29° 8’ 34.23 N, Long: 81°38’ 32.06’’ W.


 

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=29.143461,-81.642238&z=15&t=h&hl=en,


 

Clear Sky Clock: http://cleardarksky.com/c/CFASCFFLkey.html


 

CFAS members are asked to sign up in advance on the observing Forum. This allows the CFAS Ocala site member to make arrangements for the porta-potty. If arriving after dark ensure headlights are turned off after passing the new Navy facility on the left.


 

CFAS Ocala site POC: Vince White.




 

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve Site (KPP) The KPP dark sky site is located at the KPP Florida campground.


 

CFAS uses this excellent facility for its two annual star parties held in the Spring and Fall during the new moon.


 

The camp ground is located off of US 441 some 25 miles northwest of Okeechobee, Florida. Take county road 724 west off of US 441, and follow the signs some 13 miles to the campground.


 

This is an excellent dark sky site that is on par with the state's best areas. The camp ground offers sites with water and electricity hook ups. Showers and rest rooms available. Besides the 12 new sites built for astronomers there are many additional ones available in a wooded area. Florida park fees are required.


 

http://www.floridastateparks.org/kissimmeeprairie/default.cfm The site is located at Lat: 27° 35’ 4.60 N, Long: 81°2’ 42.92’’ W.


 

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=27.583365,-81.045885&z=16&t=h&hl=en ,


 

Clear Sky Clock: http://cleardarksky.com/c/KPPFLkey.html?1




Programs


Robert Vogel*     (407) 314-1798 robertclarence@hotmail.com


Publicity Committee


Elizabeth Vilella  publicity@cfas.org


Astronomical League Corespondant


Thomas Grimms*      tgrimms007@gmail.com


Scientific Activities Committee


Position open contact  president@cfas.org to apply.


CFAS Store Manager


Dwight Cox  karakhitai@aol.com


Historian


Position open contact  president@cfas.org to apply.


Web Site Content Manager and Forum Administrator


Tony Urzi -   tonyu13@earthlink.net


Webmaster


Francisco E Gonzalez - webmaster@cfas.org


* Indicates Committee Chairman and CFAS Board Member

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