The Charlottesville Astronomical Society will host the 2015 VAAS (Virginia Association of Astronomical Societies) Conference at the headquarters of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory on the grounds of the University of Virginia (Google Map). Presentations include:
Schedule (subject to change)
9:00 – 9:50 Alan Aylward – Auroras and Atmospheric Observing
10:00 -10:50 Rob Capon – Robotic Telescopes and Automated Observing
11:00 -1:00 Lunch and vendor tables/swap tables
1:00 – 1:50 Shanil Virani – James Madison University Planetarium
2:00 – 2:50 Ricky Patterson – Older History of UVA Astronomy & Ed Murphy – Newer History of UVA Astronomy
3:00 – 3:50 David DeVorkin – The History of Astronomy on the Nation’s Mall
4:00 – 4:30 Closing remarks & Door Prize Drawing
7:00 – 8:00 Open House and tour of McCormick Observatory (Observing cancelled due to weather)
The day will also include a tour and observing at the Historic McCormick Observatory
For more information, please email Steve Layman.
Doorprizes! (more coming)
Win a Starlight Instruments $100 Gift Certificate!
Win a One-Year Subscription to Astronomy Magazine!
Win a Pocket Sky Atlas and a Binoculars Highlights Book!
100 degree 20 mm Nitrogen Purged Eyepiece!
Planetary Radio T- Shirt for sure and possible some other swag!
Oceanside Photo and Telescope has donated a pair of Celestron 8X40 G2 Binoculars!