3 August 2023 at 11:20 am #618537
The VSS meeting on Saturday September 2, at Northampton, is fast approaching. The meeting is kindly hosted by the Northamptonshire Natural History Society.
We have an excellent line-up of speakers and the full programme can be viewed here: https://britastro.org/event/variable-star-section-meeting-2
Doors open at 09.30, the programme starts at 10.30 and we finish at 17.30
There is no need to book and entrance is free.
I do hope to see many of you there for what promises to be an enjoyable and interesting day.
Jeremy3 August 2023 at 1:21 pm #618550Dr Paul LeylandParticipant
I’d love to attend but I have to stay in La Palma until at least mid-September.
Will the meeting be recorded for later viewing? Recording is generally much easier than live streaming over Zoom or whatever.3 August 2023 at 1:45 pm #618551
Not planning to, Paul.13 August 2023 at 1:22 pm #618666Bill BartonParticipant
Annoyingly September 2 has been announced as a strike day on the railways.13 August 2023 at 3:55 pm #618667Gary PoynerParticipant
Indeed it is. Our speakers were made of aware of this several days ago, and fortunately we haven’t yet had any drop out – including Mark Kidger, whose travelling from Madrid to speak at the meeting.
Gary18 August 2023 at 3:20 pm #618748Bill BartonParticipant
An extra day of rail strikes has just been announced for Friday, September 1.18 August 2023 at 4:33 pm #618749
Thanks for the heads up Bill.
My plan is to travel up the day before. Fingers crossed there will be still be some trains running on Friday.
Andy26 August 2023 at 1:51 pm #618882
Just a reminder that there is only one week to go until the BAA VSS meeting at Northampton: Saturday September 2.
We have a full line-up of interesting talks for the day. The full programme can be viewed here: https://britastro.org/event/variable-star-section-meeting-2
All the speakers have confirmed they can attend, in spite of the rail strikes, plus we have an additional short talk.
I look forward to welcoming many of you at the meeting next Saturday.
Director, VSS27 August 2023 at 10:40 am #618884Alex PrattParticipant27 August 2023 at 12:01 pm #618885
I am travelling to the meeting by coach. National Express have a drop off point in the town centre.
Andy3 September 2023 at 7:29 am #618964DawsonParticipant
A great day of talks and catching up with people, and a great venue too. Well done to the organisers and speakers!
Attachments:3 September 2023 at 10:03 am #618968Paul G. AbelParticipant
Looks like the meeting went very well; I was planning on attending but alas the rail strikes on Friday and Saturday made it almost impossible!3 September 2023 at 5:28 pm #618975
Yesterday’s meeting featured a superb line up of speakers. I’d like to thank them all for highly informative presentations. It was wonderful to be back at the Northamptonshire Natural History Society, thanks to Nick Hewitt (and his team that put on a delicious spread at lunch and kept us well supplied with tea and coffee throughout the day). The number of attendees exceeded our expectations and it was great to see old and new faces.
Here’s a pic (by James Dawson) of the speakers and organisers
Attachments:3 September 2023 at 7:23 pm #618978Maxim UsatovParticipant
This looks really nice and like you guys had a great time. I wish I could join.
Max4 September 2023 at 10:50 am #618999Duncan Hale-SuttonParticipant
I was very sorry to miss this meeting but I had a prior engagement that would have been difficult to break. I hope to join you all another time!4 September 2023 at 11:09 am #619000
I am pleased to report that we were able to record most of the presentations. We did not announce this in advance as we were trying something new and we were not sure it would work. There are problems with at least a couple of the recordings but it appears to have worked for the majority.
I will be uploading them to the BAA YouTube channel, but due to other commitments I won’t be able to complete the editing and make them live until the last week in September.
Andy4 September 2023 at 12:23 pm #619002Duncan Hale-SuttonParticipant
That’s great Andy. I look forward to seeing what you have when you have time.4 September 2023 at 2:21 pm #619005
Super to hear that the meeting recordings were successful, Andy. Thanks for all your efforts to achieve this including spending 16.5 hours on buses for the VSS! I am sure people will enjoy watching the talks online when they become available later in the month.4 September 2023 at 4:53 pm #619009Dr Paul LeylandParticipant
I would have attended but I am stuck in La Palma for a rather important reason.5 September 2023 at 9:26 pm #619030Eric WatkinsParticipant
that’s good news. There are a couple of presentations I’m particularly interested in.
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