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SAS-AAVSO 2017 Spring Meeting Schedule

Time

Subject

Presenter/Author

Thursday June 15: Workshops

0800 - 0900

Registration

 

0830 - 1130

“NASA Needs You! How You Can Help the NASA Kepler and TESS Missions Discover Exoplanets

Dr. Jessie Christiansen (Cal Tech NASA Exoplanet Science Institute)

 

Lunch Break

 

1330 - 1630

“Advanced Asteroid Lightcurve Projects”

Brian Warner & Robert Stephens (Center for Solar System Studies)

1630-1830

Cash Bar in Sponsor Room

 

Dinner Break

 

1900 - 2100

“Evening with the Pros”

Dr. Joe Patterson & TBA

 

Friday June 16: Technical Papers

8:00

Registration

 

8:15

Welcome

Bob Buchheim, Stella Kafka

8:45

An Ongoing Program for Monitoring the Moon for Meteoroid Impacts

Brian Cudnik

9:05

Taxonomy discrimination of the Tina asteroid family via photometric color indices

Mattia Galiazzo

9:25

Student observations of Cor Caroli (STF 1692)using a large Alt/Az telescope and Bell & Howell video camera

Reed Estrada

9:45

Exoplanet Observing: From Art to Science

Dennis Conti

10:05 – 10:20

Coffee Break

 

10:20

Multiwavelength Observations of the Eclipsing Binary NSV 03438 between January 2013 and March 2016

Carter Becker

10:40

New observations of the bright eclipsing binary zeta Phe

Tex Moon

11:00

WD 1145

Mario Motta

11:20

Spectrophotometry of Symbiotic Stars

David Boyd

11:40

How to Use Astronomical Spectroscopy to Turn the Famous Yellow Sodium Doublet D Bands into a Stellar Speedometer and Thermometer

John Kenney

noon – 14:00

Lunch Break

 

12:30

lunch Discussion group #1 (spectroscopy topics)

the “Spectro-gang”

14:00

Modeling Systematic Differences In Photometry by Different Observers

John Martin

14:20

How Faint Can You Go?

Arne Henden

14:40

A Radio Telescope For Under $500

John Hoot

15:00

Using All Sky Imaging to improve Telescope Scheduling

Gary Cole

15:20

Sponsor Infomercials

 

16:30-18:30

Cash Bar in Sponsor Room

 

Dinner break

 

19:00-21:00

AAVSONet: An Asset & Opportunity

Richard Berry

 

Saturday June 17: Technical Papers

8:00

AAVSO Membership Meeting (1 ½ hr)

Stella Kafka

9:30

Coffee Break

 

9:45

Student Research within Communities of Practice

Russell Genet

 

(NSF Project

 

10:05

A Community - Centered Astronomy Research Program

Pat Boyce

10:25

Development of Student Astronomy Programs in Conjunction with Building a K-12 STEM Center

Sean Gillette

10:45

Analysis of a Decade of Published Papers from the Astronomy Research Seminar

Rachel Freed

11:05

Use of the AAVSO’s International Variable Star Index (VSX) in an Undergraduate Astronomy Course Capstone Project)

Kristine Larsen

11:25

The SPIRIT Telescope Initiative - six years on

Paul Luckas

11:45

Group Photo

 

noon – 14:00

Lunch Break

 

12:30

Discussion group #2 (Photometry topics) – Main Hall

Discussion group #3 (Astronomy in Education + Student Research) – Breakout Room

14:00

Techniques of Photometry and Astrometry with Pan- STARRs and GAIA Results

Wayne Green

14:20

Multi Wave length astronomy: a new frontier

Ignacio Cisneros

14:40

Searching the unknown: Detection of fast variability of starlight

Richard Stanton

15:00

A WideBand Spectropolarimeter Experiment

John Menke

15:20

Good Night and Good Luck

Bob Buchheim & Stella Kafka

 

 

 

17:00

Banquet (dinner service at 18:00)

 

19:00

Banquet Speaker

Ms. Dava Sobel

 

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