Comet Section Meeting
2019 May 18
This year’s Comet Section meeting will be held in York on Saturday, May 18. A lot has happened in the two years since the last meeting and we have a great line-up of speakers to keep you up to date with everything new in the comet world. The venue is only 10 minutes walk from York mainline railway station and so it is easily accesible to people from all over the UK and beyond. Everyone (members and non-members) is welcome but an email to the Director would be appreciated so that we can get an idea of numbers. Entry to members is free but we ask for a small contribution (£3) from non-members to cover the cost of morning and afternoon tea/coffee.
If you are coming to the meeting on Saturday by car please see the directions here (Getting to Clements Hall.pdf). There is limited parking in the school carpark near the venue. Alternatively there is paid parking in Nunnery Lane. York has a number of Park and Rides which may also be an option.
|10:00||Doors open, coffee/tea|
|10:30||Introduction and Section Review||Nick James|
|10:50||A tribute to Glyn Marsh||Denis Buczynski|
|11:00||Analysing comet magnitudes||Jonathan Shanklin|
|11:30||Serendipitous comet observing||Wendy Clark|
|12:00||Seasonal activity on 29P||Dr. Richard Miles|
|13:30||A consummate comet observer||Denis Buczynski|
|14:00||Comet imaging with modest equipment||David Swan|
|14:30||Setting up a remote observatory||Kevin Hills|
|15:30||The forgotten stars of comets||Janice McClean|
|16:00||My comet observing programme||Peter Carson|
|16:30||Future cometary missions after Rosetta||Dr. Colin Snodgrass|
A PDF copy of this poster is here.
Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York, YO23 1BW