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Second High Energy Astrophysics Workshop, Spring 2002: presentation schedule

The 2nd HEA Wkshp for Amateur Astronomers

Sponsored by:
American Association of Variable Star Observers
(AAVSO)

&
NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Waikoloa Beach, HI
July 4-5, 2002

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

Thursday, July 4, 2002: Day 1

9:00 am - 9:50 am Overview of Detector Principles and a Short History of High-Energy Astrophysics
Gerald Fishman
9:50 am - 10:40 am Gamma-Ray Bursts
Charles Meegan
10:40 am - 11:10 am coffee break
11:10 am - 12:00 pm Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglows and Hosts
James Rhoads
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm lunch break
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Neutron Stars - Magnetars
Chryssa Kouveliotou
2:50 pm - 3:40 pm The Sun - Our Nearest Star
Mitzi Adams
3:40 pm - 4:10 pm coffee break
4:10 pm - 5:00 pm High-Energy Astrophysics Highlights
Frederik Paerels
5:00 pm - 5:50 pm Highlights from the Keck Telescope
Frederic Chaffee

Friday, July 5, 2002: Day 2

9:00 am - 9:50 am Review of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects
Makoto Uemura
9:50 am - 10:40 am Cataclysmic Variables in the AAVSO Observing Program
Janet Mattei
Kerri Malatesta
10:40 am - 11:10 am coffee break
11:10 am - 12:00 pm Multiwavelength Observations of Cataclysmic Variables from XMM-Newton
France Cordova
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm lunch break
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Observations of Polars by Chandra and the AAVSO
Steve Howell
2:50 pm - 3:40 pm Gamma-rays and Blazars: More Work for Variable Star Observers
Gordon Spear
3:40 pm - 4:10 pm coffee break
4:10 pm - 5:00 pm Hands-On Activities on High Energy Astrophysics
Chris Foster
5:00 pm - 5:50 pm Panel Discussion
Observing GRB Afterglows and Disseminating Information on HEA


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