StarConn June 1,2013  Schedule

"Having Fun at Amateur Astronomy"


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This daylong astronomy conference is held at room 150, the Exley Science Center Auditorium, at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Presented by the Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford and with the kind and generous cooperation of the Astronomy Department of Wesleyan University.



7:00 - 8:30 am Setup for vendors and swap tables
8:30 am Registration Opens:  Attendee check-in, vendors open.
9:00 am

Convention Opening:  Welcoming remarks, program updates and introduction to the program by Scott Tracy

9:30 am Allen Hall  - The Evolution of an Amateur Astronomer
10:30 am Robert Gendler, MD - Making Original Images From the Hubble Legacy Archive
11:30 am Kim Adler - Analysis of Open Star Clusters Predicts the Fate of the Milky Way
12:00–1:30 pm

Break:  Vendors, Exhibitors, Lunch available at local restaurants and deli's in the area but not onsite.

Afternoon Program
1:30 pm Francis O'Reilly - Amateur Telescope Making
2:30 pm Albert Johnson, Jr. - Creating Your Own Observatory
3:30 pm  John A. Sillasen - The Voyage into Amateur Astronomy - A Practical How To with Do's and Don'ts
4:30 - 7:00 pm Dinner Break, on your own at one of Middletown’s many eateries. 

Program will begin at 7:00 p.m . sharp -- Same Hall – Science Building Room 150.
7:00 –8:30 pm Evening Program:  Awarding of raffle prizes, presentation of the ASGH Astronomer of the Year award

The Charles Hammond Memorial Keynote Speaker: 

7:30 pm

Tom Hoffelder - Still Crazy (about astronomy) after all these (39) Years
The Right Angle Sweep & the Messier Marathon

9:00–11:00 pm All are invited to visit the Van Vleck Observatory, weather permitting, to observe with the 20 inch Clark refractor.  Anyone wishing to set up equipment adjacent to the observatory is welcomed to do so.




StarConn will not be holding a Buffet Dinner.

StarConn ~ June 1, 2013
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