Observers’ Workshop – Asteroids & Remote Planets

Saturday 24th Sep 201608:30

Observers Workshop – Asteroids & Remote Planets

Saturday, 2016 September 24, 10:30 to 17:30

Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BQ

Small solar system bodies such as asteroids and dwarf planets have been attractingincreasing attention most notably with the recent flyby of Pluto by New Horizons, and the encounter with Vesta of the Dawn spacecraft, which is now in orbit around Ceres. This workshop is designed to show how Earth-based observers may contribute to the study of such small worlds using the latest technologies available to the amateur. Speakers will include Peter Birtwhistle, Roger Dymock, Richard Miles, Eric Watkins and others. Time will also be set aside for short (5–10 min) pre-arranged talks by members and others wishing to contribute on the day.

The topics covered will include:
— Follow-up work on near-Earth asteroids;
— Collaborative observing campaigns;
— The BAA Handbook as an aid to observing asteroids, dwarf planets and TNOs;
— Gleanings from the August European Symposium on Occultation Projects held at the University of Surrey;
— Useful ‘hands-on’ advice on astrometry and photometry.

The workshop is FREE for BAA and Affiliated Society members, and accompanied young people under 16. There will be a small entrance fee for non-members of £2.50 to cover refreshments. Lunch (13:00 to 14:00) is not included as there are plenty of cafés & eating places close by.


Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0DU

google map code for website

Booking Information

Advance booking is required for this meeting, as attendance is limited to 70 places and will be issued on a first-come first-served basis. You can do this by:

  • Booking through the BAA online shop
  • Contacting the BAA office on 0207 734 4145 (staffed 9am to 5pm, Mon-Fri), or by email <>.