Section Meeting

Saturday 15th October 2011

Monton House Hotel, Eccles, Manchester




PDF's and Powerpoint Presentations are highlighted




10.00 am - Tea/ Coffee - Registration


10.20 am - Welcome, Roger Pickard, Director BAA VSS

10.30 Des Loughney, The International Eps Aur Campaign - photometry. (Powerpoint)

10.50 Robin Leadbeater, The International Eps Aur Campaign - spectroscopy. (PDF, see here for animations)

11.10 Professor Tom Marsh, Planets around evolved stellar systems. (PDF 5mb)

12.10 Tony Markham, The VSS Facebook pages. (Powerpoint)


12.15 Lunch break


14.00 Andy Wilson, The BAA VSS Database. (PDF)

14.10 Stan Waterman, Finding new variable stars in Auriga. (Powerpoint)

15.00 John Toone, The AAVSO Centenary Meeting. (PDF)


15.20 Tea Break


16.00 Professor Don Kurtz,  Planets and Pulsation: the New Keplerian Revolution.


17.00 Open Session

            Gary Poyner - V1413 Aql and the BAA Polar Programme (PDF)

            Dr. David Boyd - HS1857+7127 (Powerpoint)

      David Boyd, BAA President, spoke briefly about his observations of

      HS1857+7127, a dwarf nova varying between mags 14 and 17.5 which is under

      investigation by the AAVSO's Z Cam campaign. He had recorded six eclipses

      of depth 0.15mag during recent outbursts from which times of eclipse

      minimum had been obtained and a new ephemeris calculated. This enabled

      knowledge of the orbital period to be improved from 272.317(1)m to



17.30 Close