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Revised August 12. Information on this page will be updated it is confirmed for AHSP 2018! Titles are tenative.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Dr. David deVorkin / Smithsonian

6:30 p.m. — The Many Worlds of Fred Whipple

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Cal Powell / NOVAC

9:30 a.m. — Confessions of a Meteorite Collector

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John Sojka

11:00 a.m. — Smartphone astrophotography

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[TBD] / NOVAC

1:30 p.m. — Observing skills 201 – workshop on finding objects

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Tom Finkenbinder / NOVAC

 3:00 p.m. — Skynet virtual observatory and multi-messenger astronomy

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Bob Naeye / journalist

6:30 p.m. — The Bizarre Cigar from Another Star

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Kevin Quinn / NOVAC

9:30 a.m. — Using PixInsight in photo processing

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Bob Traube / NOVAC

11:00 a.m. — Chorale night music (pictures & music)

This presentation may be made after an evening talk if observing conditions are bad.

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Guy Brandenburg / NOVAC 

1:30 p.m. — ATM photo tour of AHSP

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Jerry Hubbell / Rappahannock Astronomy Club & Dir. of Electrical Engineering, Explore Scientific

3:00 p.m. — PMC-Eight Technology: Sharing the Vision

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I am currently the Director of Electrical Engineering for Explore Scientific, LLC. I am the principle engineer heading the team on the development of the PMC-Eight mount control system. I am a retired Dominion Nuclear Instrumentation and Controls Engineer with over 35 years of experience in the Nuclear and Electric Utility business. I spent most of my career at North Anna Nuclear Power Station. I am the author of 2 books published by Springer Books: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data (2012), and Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Observatories from Home (2015) both from the Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series.

Becca Ljungren / Smithonian

6:30 p.m. — Observatories of Chile

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Chad Merrill / Earth Networks

9:30 a.m. — weather for astronomers

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Dr. Carey Lisse / JHU-APL

1:30 p.m. — Oumuamua and the nature of small, distant bodies

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Skip Bird / Westminster Astronomical Society & PARI

3:00 p.m. — Outreach for Everyone with the Night Sky Network (How to Feed, Weed and Grow your Astronomy Club)

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Wayne “Skip” Bird is a NASA Heliophysics Ambassador, and presently the Outreach Director/Night Sky Network Guru for the Westminster Astronomical Society, an outreach fanatic (definition of fanatic: someone who will not change his mind AND will not change the subject). He is also an Astronomy Educator for the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) in NC (When the transporter is working). He is the world-renowned author of “Night Flying Astronomy Bird” articles (OK, maybe world-renowned is being a little modest), and the World’s Greatest Dad — he has the button to prove it, but enough about me.

Alan Goldberg / NOVAC

6:30 p.m. — Filters for visual and photo astronomy

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