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VSS Section Meeting

BAA VSS Section Meeting

Saturday March 19th 2016

Northampton Natural History Society, Humfrey Rooms, Castilian Terrace, Northampton NN1 1LD will be our hosts.


 10:30 Doors Open. Refreshments available

11.00 Welcome and Introduction - Roger Pickard, Director

11.10 Dr David Boyd - What does 15 years of data tell us about DW UMa?

11.30 Des Loughney - RX Cas

12.00 Dr John Southworth, Keele University - What is the point of observing eclipsing binaries?

 1.00 Lunch


2.15 Simon Hodgkin, Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit - Science Alerts from Gaia

3.15 Andy Wilson - Update to the VSS Database

3.25 Chris Jones - The ICCE programme

3.45 Tea

4.20 Gary Poyner - A telescopic Variable Star hop around the arrow.

4.40 John Toone - America's first Variable Star

5.00 Shaun Albrighton - The Binocular Programme

5.30 End

Costs: The cost will be £7 for members and £10.00 for non-members to include refreshments throughout the day. There are many facilities in the area offering everything from sandwiches to a full menu.  No need to book, you pay on the door.