Variable Star Section Meeting, York
2014 Jun 21
|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|
|14:00||15:00||Prof. Boris Gaensicke – Eclipsing Binaries: Something Different|
|15:00||15:30||Robin Leadbeater – Nova Del 2013|
|16:15||16:45||Dr David Boyd – The asynchronous Polar V1432 Aquilae and its path back to synchronism|
|17:00||17:30||Short Presentations Stan Waterman, Jeremy Shears|
|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 cafes and pubs local to the venue. Attendees may however wish to bring a packed lunch with them, as York is extremely busy during the Summer period, especially on Saturdays, and waiting times in pubs/cafes 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 more information, please see the Variable Star Section pages.
15 Priory Street, York Y01 6ET