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#1 oldscope

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Posted 12 November 2020 - 11:58 PM

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“And even the stars which ordinarily are invisible to our sight and our eyes, because of their smallness and the weakness of our sight, can be seen by means of this instrument.”

2020 Virtual Conference
Presentations and Tours

 

****Starting this Saturday, November 14th!****

 

 

The Antique Telescope Society is very pleased to present an outstanding lineup of presenters and presentations for our first Virtual meeting. In addition, we have a substantial number of virtual observatory tours being offered. You can see the list here:
Up to Date List of Presentations  For the up to date Daily Schedule of Events, please go here: Up to Date Daily Schedule This schedule will be updated with the Presentations in their time slots as the program is finalized.

Registration is now available here: FREE REGISTRATION FOR THE CONVENTION When registering, we request you use your real name so that ATS members and guests who've never met can get to know one another.

 

You will receive an email confirmation and it will contain the Zoom URL for the convention. Save that email. The same link will get you in during all four days of the presentations.

 

The presentations begin at 10:00 US East Coast time (GMT -5, =15:00 GMT) on Nov. 14th, Saturday. All presentations are in English.

 

We look forward to seeing you soon! We believe we have a superb lineup of presenters and presentations and an amazing array of observatories to tour ... virtually!

Clear skies,

Bart


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Posted 14 November 2020 - 09:07 AM

Is this online, or physical attendance ? If the latter I would question how your propose to make this a  COVID-safe event.



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Posted 14 November 2020 - 09:56 AM

It states in the text that it is virtual.

 

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Posted 14 November 2020 - 01:37 PM

Currently attending. Extremely interesting talks and slideshows so far.

 

 

Clear skies!

Thomas, Denmark


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Posted 14 November 2020 - 03:23 PM

But if you don't feel safe watching on your computer, cover it with a huge baggie! Practice safe computing.


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Posted 14 November 2020 - 10:06 PM

We had a lot of fun and interesting presentations today. Sunday, more of the same. You can still register and it is still free ... and Covid-safe. If you do choose to put a plastic bag over your monitor, make sure it is a clear one. You don't want to miss anything! lol.gif

 

Cheers,

 

Bart F.


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Posted 15 November 2020 - 07:46 AM

The Sunday 11/15 schedule is shown below. Two of our members, X-Ray (Alan) and Oldscope (Bart) present in the morning.

 

If you hang around to the end, remember to eat your cheese responsibly, and don't drive afterward!

 

Peter

 

Sunday, November 15:
09:30 – 10:00  General Discussion: A chance for people to join in, test their settings, and chat with  others. Participants should send a note via the chat feature indicating their name and location.
10:00  - 12:00  Paper Session 2: Chair: Ken Launie
Alan Sliski Update on the restoration and rebirth of a 10-inch Warner and Swasey
Bart Fried Out of the Woodwork - Noteworthy Telescopes Recently Come to Light
Randall A. Rosenfeld     “Sure it’s a telescope, but what’s it doing there?”: images
of telescopes in unfamiliar places—can they be used for history?
Frederick Orthlieb GoTo Rehab of a 5" Brashear Refractor, its Crescent Mount,
and More
12:00  - 13:00 General Discussion: Another opportunity to chat with others informally.
14:00  - 16:00 Virtual Tours: Tours of observatories, instruments and workshops. See below for details

16:00  - 17:00 Virtual Wine And Cheese: (BYO!) Another opportunity to chat with others informally. 


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Posted 15 November 2020 - 04:59 PM

Another amazing session.

 

 

Clear skies!

Thomas, Denmark


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