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#1 Ed Wiley

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:04 AM

From Russ Gennet --

The talks at the Maui International Double Star Conference will be
simulcast live on the Internet for the three days of the conference,
Friday-Sunday, February 8-10, 2013. The agenda is attached and also pasted in below.

_http://ps1puka.ps1.ifa.hawaii.edu/liveVideo.php_
(http://ps1puka.ps1.i...u/liveVideo.php) , or just
_http://ps1puka.ps1.ifa.hawaii.edu_ (http://ps1puka.ps1.ifa.hawaii.edu/)
and follow the link (this one is best)

Conference Day 1, Friday, 8 February, Student Research and Education
8:30 Pick up packets. Coffee and pastries served at Institute for
Astronomy
9:00 Session I
E Komo Mai! Conference welcomes and information
9:00 Russ Genet, Conference overview, introduce Master of Ceremonies, Jo
Johnson
9:10 Welcomes to the Conference:
Joe Ritter, Welcome from the University of Hawaii, Institute for
Astronomy, Maui
Steve McGaughey, Welcome from the Haleakala Amateur Astronomers.
9:20 Announcements: Steve & Ellie McGaughey, & Cheryl Genet
9:30 Jo Johnson, Undergraduate double star research seminars
9:55 Russ Genet, Student speckle interferometry research program
10:15-10:45 Mid morning break and poster session. Please order and pay for
lunch. Menus provided.
10:45 Session II
10:45 R. Kent Clark, Latest trends in double star astronomy in the JDSO
11:10 Paul Hardersen, Developing astronomical research in North Dakota
11:35 Bob Buchheim, The Society for Astronomical Science
12:00-1:00 No host lunch at the Institute for Astronomy. It will be
brought in for us.
1:00 Session III
1:00 Bruce MacEvoy, A Visual Double Star Campaign
1:25 Eric Weise, A student-teacher perspective on research seminars
1:50 Kakkala Mohanan & Rebecca Church, Leeward Community College
observations
2:20-3:00 Break Refreshments served,
3:00 Session IV
3:00-4:00 Q&A Panel on student research and education, Vera Wallen,
Moderator.
4:00 Adjourn
5:30 No host social hour at Tante’s Island Cuisine
6:30 No host dinner at Tante’s Island Cuisine
Tante’s Island Cuisine (at the Maui Seaside Hotel)
100 W Kaahumanu Avenue, Kahului, Hawaii 96732, Phone # 808-877-0300
Conference Day 2, Saturday 9 February, Double Star Astrometry
8:30 Coffee and pastries at Institute for Astronomy
9:00 Session V
9:00 Bill Hartkopf, The WDS: whence it came, whither it goeth
9:25 Oleg Malkov, Catalogues and parameters of orbital binaries
9:50 Elliott Horch, Speckle at the WIYN Telescope
10:15-10:45 Mid morning break and poster session. Please order and pay for
lunch. Menus provided.
10:45 Session VI
11:10 Yury Balega, Puzzles of the young massive binary Theta 1 Ori C
10:50 Brian Mason, The USNO Double Star Observing Program, (presented by
WIH)
11:35 Yury Balega, The Big Azimuthal Telescope (BTA) - the former largest
telescope in the world
12:00-1:00 No host lunch at the Institute for Astronomy. It will be
brought in for us.
1:00 Session VII
1:00 Ed Wiley, Autocorrelation techniques with small telescopes
1:25 B. J. Fulton, Speckle interferometry reduction
1:50 Steve McGaughey, Student double star research on the 2-meter FTN
2:20-3:00 Break Refreshments served,
3:00 Session VIII
3:00-4:00 Q&A Panel on Double Star Astrometry, Elliott Horch, Moderator
4:00 Adjourn
Everyone on their own for dinner. For those observing:
6:00 Gather at U of H Institute for Astronomy parking lot and leave for
Haleakala summit to observe
7:30 Observing session (weather permitting) at Haleakala Amateur Astronomer
’s (HAA) Observatory.
HAA members will be there with their telescopes and binoculars. Dress
warm!
Conference Day 3, Sunday 10 February, Advanced Techniques
8:30 Coffee and pastries at Institute for Astronomy
9:00 Session IX
9:00 Gerard van Belle, Amplitude Interferometry
9:25 David Dunham, Lunar Occultations
9:50 Jian Gee, Next generation extremely high resolution and high Doppler
precision optical and near IR
spectrographs
10:15-10:45 Mid morning break and poster session. Please order and pay for
lunch. Menus provided
10:45 Session X
10:45 John Martinez, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network
11:10 Gerard van Belle, Amplitude Interferometry II
11:35 Bobby Johnson, Lucky imaging of 69 And
12:00-1:00 No host lunch at the Institute for Astronomy. It will be
brought in for us.
1:00 Session XI
1:00 Elliott Horch, Intensity interferometry at Lowell Observatory
1:25 Russ Genet, Lightbucket telescopes for intensity interferometry
1:50 To be annouced
2:20-3:00 Break Refreshments served,
3:00 Session XII
3:00-4:00 Q&A Panel on Advanced Techniques, Gerard van Belle, Moderator
4:00 Adjourn

Hope some of you can tune in,

Ed

#2 gregj888

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:48 PM

Ed,

Great conference... Really enjoyed your presentation and Reduc demo. Will keep you posted on the progress with the flea.

Greg

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:28 AM

I envy the folks who went - must've been fantastic on a number of levels.

Pete

#4 Ed Wiley

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:23 PM

Thanks to Greg for the kind comments. The conference was a big success, a good mix of professionals, "self funded researchers," and some very impressive students. It was good to meet many of the folks with whom I have exchanged many emails, especially Bill Hartkopf of the USNO, Kent Clark (JDSO), Robert Buchheim, and Russ himself, all luminaries who have really helped me to hone my research skills. I was very impressed by the presentations by the professionals, I'll never do research on that level but I now understand more of it and how our research fits into the bigger picture.

I think that Russ Genet is planning on posting pdfs of the powerpoint presentations and perhaps even the videos on his site

http://www.altazinitiative.org/

and there is a new "The Double Star Reader" of selection of papers from the JDSO which will soon be available as well as plans to publish proceedings from the meeting. Finally, there may be another meeting next year, perhaps in Flagstaff.

This meeting only reinforces the idea that "self funded researchers" also known as "amateur researchers" are valued members of the double star research community.

Ed

#5 IcecreamLtDan

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:14 PM

Sounds like it was a most interesting and enjoyable conference. Double star research is an area I'm interested in getting into so I'll watch that site with much interest. Thanks for sharing.






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