Variable Star Section Meeting, York

Saturday 21st Jun 201408:00


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
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

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