2014 Jun 21st
15 Priory Street, York Y01 6ET
To commemorate the 250th anniversary of
the birth of John Goodricke
John Goodricke 1764-1786
10:00 - 10:30 Doors Open. Refreshments available
10:30 - 10:35 Welcome and Introduction, Roger Pickard, Director
10:35 - 11:20 Martin Lunn John Goodricke and Edward Piggot, The Fathers of Variable Star Astronomy
11:20 - 11:50 John Toone - The Life of Albert Jones
11:50 – 12:10 Andy Wilson - The VSS Database
12:10 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Prof. Boris Gaensicke - Eclipsing Binaries: Something Different
15:00 - 15:30 Robin Leadbeater - Nova Del 2013
15:30 - 16:15 Tea Break
16:15 - 16:45 Dr David Boyd - The asynchronous Polar V1432 Aquilae and its path back to synchronism
16:45 - 17:30 Short Presentations Stan Waterman, Jeremy Shears, John Toone, Dr. David Boyd
17:30 - 17:35 Concluding remarks and finish
Entrance fee will be £7.00 for BAA members and £10.00 for non BAA members, with refreshments available throughout the day. Please pay when you sign in to the meeting. Lunch is not provided but there are plenty of cafe's and pubs local to the venue. Attendees may wish to bring a packed luncheon with them, as York is extremely busy during the Summer period, especially on Saturday's and waiting times in pubs/cafe's may be unreasonable.
Nearby, you can visit The Treasurer's House; Goodricke's home marked with a bronze plaque and the astronomical clock in York Minster, all within easy walking of each other.
For those travelling by train, York Railway Station is less
than 10 minutes walk away. However, as car parking is very limited as the
venue is being shared with others that day (although not our specific
area!), it is suggested that those using this method of transport make use
of the “Park and Ride” facility for just £2.70 http://www.york.gov.uk/info/
For attendees travelling from the South, St. Georges car park is recommended. Access is off the A1036 Tower street, and does not involve driving through York on a busy Saturday. Exit back to the A19 is also easy, and again does not require passage through the centre of the city. The car park is 10-15 minute walk from the venue. Other nearer car parks can be found on Nunnery Lane. See http://www.york.gov.uk/info/200233/car_parks/324/car_parks Charges are usually £11.50 for all day parking, with blue badge parking free.
Should you which to stay overnight on either or both the Friday and the Saturday then the Premier Inn on Blossom Street is only 5 minutes walk away and so is very convenient for our meeting.