SETI FW: pro-am '99 - Toronto


John Bush (jebush@ridgecrest.ca.us)
Mon, 28 Jun 1999 19:47:42 -0700 (PDT)


This ASP meeting is mostly for our OPTICAL amateur and professional cousins; perhaps SETI is still not in their vocabulary? Sounds like Toronto may be a neat place to be on or about the 4th of July. Last Minute Posters, anyone? __jeb _________________________________ >Return-Path: <owner-tass@listserv.wwa.com> >Posted-Date: Sun, 27 Jun 1999 05:18:22 -0700 (PDT) >X-Sender: gleng@infinet.com >Date: Mon, 28 Jun 1999 07:55:02 -0400 >Reply-To: TASS List <TASS@listserv.wwa.com>, Glenn Gombert <gleng@infinet.com> >Sender: TASS List <TASS@listserv.wwa.com> >From: Glenn Gombert <gleng@infinet.com> >Subject: FW: pro-am '99 - Toronto >To: TASS@listserv.wwa.com > > Here is the prelimary schedule of the ASP meeting and a list of the Poster >Papes >that are going to be presented from John Percy..... Glenn G. > > >>This symposium is preceded by other facets of "Partners in Astronomy" the >>first-ever joint meeting of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, the >>Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, and the American Association of >>Variable Star Observers. In particular: on Sunday July 4, there is a >>half-day workshop on "Astronomers in the Classroom: Partnerships between >>Astronomers and Schools", and lectures in the History of Astronomy session >>including the history of amateur-professional partnership. >> >>* The purpose of the symposium is to expand and enhance the quality, >> quantity, and variety of amateur-professional partnerships and >> cooperation in astronomical research and education - both through >> the formal and informal parts of the symposium, and through the >> proceedings. The panels and oral papers, in particular, should >> address this purpose. Details and specific examples can be dealt >> with through posters. >> >>* Because this symposium lasts three days only, and because there is a lot >> of ground to cover, and because we expect many people to contribute, we >> are using a format in which most of the details of the contributions >> will be presented as "poster papers". These are therefore welcome and >> encouraged, subject to approval by the Scientific Organizing Committee. >> Contributors should send: author, title, and abstract to John Percy, >> Erindale Campus, University of Toronto, Mississauga ON Canada >> L5L 1C6; e-mail: jpercy@erin.utoronto.ca Summaries of the posters >> will be published in the Proceedings, subject to the approval of the >> Editor. General instructions for the Proceedings will be distributed >> at the meeting. >> >>* We also welcome "one-minute statements" - short contributions to the >> discussion - from participants. These may also be included in the >> Proceedings, along with as much of the general discussion as we can >> record. >> >>* In the schedule below, numbers such as "8+2" mean "an 8-minute talk >> followed by 2 minutes of discussion". >> >>* This schedule is a draft only; not all the individuals >> listed have been approached, or have accepted to be speakers/panellists. >> >>ORGANIZING COMMITTEE >> >>Robert Havlen >>Janet Mattei >>John Percy (chair) >>Leif Robinson >> >>PROGRAM >> >>Sunday, July 4, 1999 >> >> 7:00 pm: Symposium Reception >> Odette Lounge, Brennan Hall, St. Michael's College >> 81 St. Mary's Street (three blocks south of Bloor, one block >> west of Bay, building "BR" on your campus map) >> Featuring "Blue Avenue" jazz trio. >> >>Monday, July 5, 1999 >> >> 9:00 am: Opening Ceremonies >> >> 9:15 am: Partnerships in Variable Star Observing and the AAVSO: an example >> of effective partnerships in astronomy research and education. >> >> Janet A. Mattei (AAVSO) (15+5) >> Gerald Dyck (AAVSO visual observer) (10+5) >> Lee Anne Willson (AAVSO and Iowa State U) (8+2) >> John Percy (University of Toronto/AAVSO) (5) >> Ray Thompson (AAVSO photoelectric observer) (5+5) >> Gary Walker (AAVSO CCD observing program) (7+3) >> >>10:30 am: Other partnerships in variable star observing: >> >> Nicola Beltraminelli; GEOS (8+2) >> Jaime Garcia/Andres Risi, Argentina (8+2) >> Christine Clement (8+2) >> >>11:00 am: BREAK >> >>11:15 am: Other Exemplary Partnerships: A series of presentations/discussions >> involving amateur astronomer - professional astronomer teams who >> have developed successful partnerships: what are the secrets of >> success? >> >> Planets/ALPO (15+5) >> Don Parker >> Don Troiani >> these people may not attend, so we could have 1-minute statements >> >> Asteroids and Comets (20+5) >> Steve Edberg (5) >> Richard Kowalski: report on minor planet workshop (15) >> Jack Newton (5) >> >> Occultations/IOTA (20+5) >> David Dunham, Paul Maley, Guy Nason, Brad Timerson >> >>12:30 pm: LUNCH >> >> 1:30 pm: Panels (continued) >> >> The Sun (10+5) >> Nahide Craig (HESSI - 5); AAVSO and ALPO solar programs >> >> CCD Photometry: Center for Backyard Astrophysics (20+5) >> Bob Fried, Joe Patterson, David Skillman >> >> Active Galactic Nuclei and other experiences (10) >> Paul Boltwood >> >> Instrumentation, Techniques, Surveys (15+5) >> Wayne Rosing and John Gaustad >> >> Light Pollution (15+5) >> David Crawford, Bob Gent, Rob Dick >> >> 3:00 pm: BREAK >> >> 3:15 pm: Sheila Kannappan: a project (2) >> >> Maria Luisa Aguilar: amateur-professional partnership in the >> astronomically-developing world (8+2) >> >> 3:30 pm: Poster Blitz (other than those described elsewhere in the program) >> This is an opportunity for everyone who has a poster, but is not >> on the oral program, to take one minute, and one overhead >> transparency to introduce their poster. Those without a poster >> can take 10 seconds to introduce themselves. This will facilitate >> networking and socialization for the rest of the meeting. >> >> 5:00 pm: Leave for David Dunlap Observatory >> >> 6:00 pm: Informal dinner at David Dunlap Observatory (DDO) >> >> 7:30 pm: Presentations: History of DDO, Don Fernie; Science at DDO, >> Bob Garrison >> Tour: The David Dunlap Observatory >> >> 9:30 pm: Return to the university >> >> >>Tuesday July 6, 1999 >> >> 9:00 am: Get organized >> >> 9:10 am: Keynote: The Many Domains of Astronomy Education: It's All a >> Question of Partnership (Andy Fraknoi) >> >>10:00 am: Panel: Astronomers in the Classroom, or "How to Survive a Visit to a >> 6th-Grade Classroom, and Come Back for More". Organizer: A. Fraknoi >> Panellists: Project ASTRO site co-ordinators and others engaged >> in similar programs (Aimee Chang (Bay Area ASTRO Coordinator; >> Andrew Fraknoi; Rick Harnden (CfA, Boston ASTRO Director; >> Karen Peterson (U Washington, Seattle ASTRO Coordinator); >> Kirsten Vanstone (Morrison Planetarium, ASTRO Astronomer) >> >>11:00 am: BREAK >> >>11:15 am: Panel: The Role of Planetariums, Public Observatories, Science >> Centers and Museums - both as direct sources of formal and >> informal education, and as catalysts for partnership. The >> role of the Astronomical League and other organizations. >> >> Organizer: Bill Gutsch >> Panellists: Jeanne Bishop, Nicolas Gulino, Flavio Mendez, >> Ralph Chou, Ian McGregor, someone from the AL (TBA) >> >>12:45 pm: LUNCH >> >> 2:00 pm: Panel: Astronomers and the Media: How to develop good relations; >> how the media can foster amateur-professional partnership >> >> Organizer/Chair: Randy Attwood >> Panellists (all to be confirmed) >> Terence Dickinson >> Tim Ferris >> Steve Maran >> Leif Robinson >> Ivan Semeniuk >> Russell Sipe >> >> 3:00 pm: Panel: Research-Based Science Education: Using Professional and >> Amateur Astronomy Data and Procedures as Hands-On Science >> Also: linking programs of this type: >> >> The panel will be broken into two halves (30+15 minutes): >> one half before the break, and the other half after. >> >> Organizer: Janet Mattei (5) >> Panellists (to be confirmed): >> Marino Alvarez (5) [univ-school research partnerships] >> David Dunham (5) [occultations and education] >> Preeti Gupta and Daniel Klinger (5) [science centers] >> Rick Kang and Nicolas Gulino (5) [public observatories] >> Vivian Hoette and Hughes Pack (5) [Hands-On Universe] >> Bob Dukes (5) [APT data for undergraduate education] >> John Percy and students (5) [HS and UG research projects] >> Rene Plume and students (5) [HS students & SWAS satellite] >> Nahide Craig (5) [Hessi - solar mission] >> Barratt Duff (5) [TIE project] >> Paul Mortfield (5) [solar] >> General Discussion >> >> 3:45 pm: BREAK >> >> 4:00 pm: Panel on Research-Based Science Education: continued >> >> 4:45 pm: Discussion: Getting more young people interested in amateur >> astronomy >> >> a) connecting with youth groups (Chuck Allen (AL)) >> b) getting women into amateur astronomy (Mary Lou Whitehorne) >> >> General discussion of the last two panels. >> >> 5:30 pm: Happy Hour! An hour of informal gathering in the poster room. >> Cash bar available! >> >> 6:30 pm: adjournment >> >> evening: Informal meeting of the Advisory Board or their representatives, >> together with the AAS Working Group on amateur-professional >> cooperation, to discuss follow-up activities. >> >> >>Wednesday July 7, 1999 >> >> 9:00 am: Get organized >> >> 9:10 am: Keynote: Leif Robinson: Frontiers of Amateur-Professional Partmership >> >>10:00 am: Presentations on the frontiers of amateur-professional partnership. >> A series of presentations by amateurs engaged in new fields of >> research, and by professionals who have new frontiers to offer. >> >> Imaging (15+5) >> Ron Dantowitz >> Paul Boltwood >> Roy Tucker >> >> Earth Satellites (8+2) >> Paul Maley >> >> Asteroids and comets (8+2) >> David Levy + (TBC) >> >> Kuiper belt objects (12+3) >> Warren Offutt >> Hughes Pack >> >>10:55 am: BREAK >> >>11:10 am: Panels (continued) >> >> Solar (15+5) >> John Hicks >> Wayne Rodgers >> >> Variable Star Photometry - new directions (15+5) >> Ed Guinan >> Slavek Rucinski >> (these people may not attend, so we may want 1-minute statements >> Alexei Filippenko (supernovae) >> >> Instruments (10) >> Jerry Gunn >> Jack Newton >> >> Transients and Variables (10+5) >> John Horack (gamma-ray bursters) >> other? >> >> Surveys: Variability and Archives (10+5) >> Glenn Gombert >> Mike Richmond >> >>12:30 pm: LUNCH >> >> 1:45 pm: Panels (continued) >> >> Archives (15+5) >> Elizabeth Griffin (spectra) (5+) >> Janet Mattei (visual databases) (5) >> John Percy (Hipparcos) (5-) >> >> Computing (8+2) >> Stefan Mochnacki >> >> 2:15 pm: General and specific discussion >> >> a) Will sky surveys put everyone out of business? >> b) What is the next revolution in technology for amateurs? >> >> 2:30 pm: Panel: forming and facilitating amateur-professional partnerships >> This panel will consist primarily of a report from the Tuesday >> evening meeting of the AAS Working Group, and the Advisory Board >> for this symposium. It will discuss such issues as: >> >> a) organizational models >> b) databases of available amateurs and projects >> c) communication: new or modified organizations, journals, meetings, >> and web sites >> d) quality control >> e) new initiatives; role of the AAS, the Astronomical League. >> >> Presenters may include: Janet Mattei (AAVSO), Terry Oswalt (IAPPP), >> Kelly Beattie (S&T), John Westfall (ALPO), Bert & Janet Stevens (AL) >> >> 3:30 pm: BREAK >> >> 4:00 pm: Panel: continuation of the report and discussion; issues such as >> funding and otherwise supporting amateur-professional partnerships. >> Presenters may include representatives of the ASP, AAS, NSF, NASA, >> AL etc. >> >> 4:30 pm: Further discussion >> >> 5:00 pm: Closing Ceremony >> >>SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS OF THE SYMPOSIUM >> >>Astronomical Society of the Pacific >>Royal Astronomical Society of Canada >>American Association of Variable Star Observers >>University of Toronto >> >>Canadian Space Agency >>City of Toronto >>National Aeronautics and Space Administration >>National Science Foundation >>University of Toronto: Office of Research and International Relations >>University of Toronto: Department of Astronomy >>University of Toronto: Department of Physics >> >>---------- >>POSTER PAPERS >> >>Aguilar, Maria Luisa >> Astronomy Education in Peru >> >>Alvarez, Marino C. >> Explorers of the Universe: University/School Partnerships >> >>Attwood, James Randall >> Astronomy Toronto: A Successful Cable TV Series on Astronomy >> >>Baldwin, Marv, Samolyk, Gerard >> The AAVSO Eclipsing Binary Program >> >>Beltraminelli, Nicola >> GEOS: European Partnerships in Variable Star Observing >> >>Blanovsky, Anatoly >> Amateur Radio Astronomy: An Educational Perspective >> >>Boltwood, Paul >> Partnerships in the Observation of Active Galactic Nuclei >> >>Boltwood, Paul >> Deep CCD Imaging from the Suburbs of Ottawa >> >>Bos, M. et al. >> Cataclysmic Variables with the CBA >> >>Bos, M. et al. >> Science Results from the CBA >> >>Briggs, John >> Edgar Everhart's Program of Backyard Astrometry >> >>Chou, B. Ralph >> Solar Eclipses: Opportunities for Pro-Am Collaboration >> >>Collins Petersen, Carolyn >> Comet Watch >> >>Crawford, David, and Gent, Bob >> Astronomy and Light Pollution >> >>Dantowitz, Ron, and Teare, Scott W. >> Selective Image Reconstruction >> >>DiMario, Michael, Buchwald, Greg, Wild, Walter >> Pluto is Discovered Back in Time: Yerkes Observatory Reveals its Secrets >> >>Duff, Barrett S. Duff >> Observing from the Classroom >> >>Dukes, Robert J. and Mills, Laney R. >> Undergraduate Research in Astronomy - A Case Study >> >>Dunham, David W., Timerson, Brad, and Nason, Guy >> The Occultation Video Revolution >> >>Dunham, David W., Warren, Wayne H., and Timerson, Brad >> The Promise and Limitations of Hipparcos Astrometry for Observations of >> Asteroidal Occultations >> >>Dyck, Gerald P. >> Mementoes of Partnership >> >>Ferguson, Kitty >> Astronomy on Ice >> >>Fraknoi, Andrew >> Partnerships to Debunk Astronomical Pseudoscience >> >>Fraknoi, Andrew, and Schatz, Dennis >> "The Universe at your Fingertips": A Link between Astronomers >> and Educators >> >>Fried, Robert >> Braeside Observatory >> >>Gada, Andreas >> The North York Astronomical Association, and "Starfest" >> >>Gombert, Glann >> Dayton TASS Survey - Variable Star Results >> >>Griffin, Elizabeth >> Tools for Partnership >> >>Gunn, Jerry >> Robotic Observatories, and EZPhot >> >>Gupta, Preeti, and Daniel Klinger >> The Astronomy Discovery Lab System >> >>Hallett, Peter, and Percy, John R. >> One Factor Determining the Spectral Sensitivity of Variable Star Observers >> >>Hayasaka, Tadashi >> UBV Photometry of the Eclipsing Binary System S Cancri >> >>Hicks, John >> A Project to Produce the Entire Solar Image in Hydrogen Alpha Light >> >>Hicks, John >> A Project which Aims to Perfect a Technique to Produce High-Contrast >> Hydrogen Alpha Filtergrams of the Solar Disc >> >>Hoette, Vivian, and Hughes Pack >> Hands-On Universe >> >>Horack, John et al >> Amateurs and Cosmic Gamma-Ray Bursts >> >>Horack, John et al. >> Balloon Studies of Meteors >> >>Jones, H.P., Gearen, M.V., and Jacoby, S.H. >> An Educational Display of the Solar Magnetic Cycle >> >>Kang, Rick, and Gulina, Nicolas >> Pine Mountain Observatory's "Electronic Universe" Program >> >>Kowalski, Richard >> The Minor Planet Workshop >> >>Kreyche, Andy >> Astronomy for Homeless Children >> >>Mendez, Flavio, and Jan, Melissa >> Outer Space Place: Exploring Space at the Maryland Science Center >> >>Mennickent, Ronald E. >> The Light Curve of RZ Leo >> >>Offutt, Warren >> TBA >> >>Pack, Hughes >> Discovering a Kuiper Belt Object >> >>Patterson, Joseph >> Center for Backyard Astrophysics >> >>Percy, John R., Landis, Howard J., and Mattei, Janet A. >> The AAVSO Photoelectric Photometry Program >> >>Percy, John R., Bakos, Akos, Kolin, David, and Wilson, Joseph >> Variable Star Research Projects in Senior High School and University >> >>Pilachowski, C., Barnes, J., Jacoby, S.H., Lockwood, J.F., and Sharp, N. >> How Old are the Jewels of the Night? >> >>Rector, T., Jacoby, S.H., Lockwood, J.F., McCarthy, D.W., >> The Use of Astronomy in Research-Based Science Education >> >>Reynolds, K., Tavoletti, C., Jack, G., Fields, H., Joyce, R., Bitters, D., >> Rodkey, C.J., and Plume, R. >> The Distribution of Warm, Dense Gas in OMC-1: Observations of the >> Sub-Millimeter-Wave Astronomy Satellite (SWAS) >> >>Richmond, Michael >> The TASS Mark III Data Archive >> >>Rodgers, Wayne >> TBA >> >>Sato, Hideo >> Polarimetric Observation of VV Cephei >> >>Vaduvescu, Ovidiu >> EuRo Eclipse '99 >> >>Whitehorne, Mary Lou >> The Stars Shine Brightly in Nova Scotia Schools >> >>Wood, Kenny >> Involving Amateur Astronomers in CCD Photometry of T Tauri Stars >> >>======================================================================= >>John R. Percy jpercy@erin.utoronto.ca >>Erindale College, University of Toronto phone: (905) 828-5351 >>Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5L 1C6 fax: (905) 828-5425 >>======================================================================= >> >> >Glenn Gombert <gleng@infinet.com> > >



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