VSS Section Meeting

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    Roger Pickard

    BAA VSS Section Meeting

    Saturday March 19th 2016

    Northampton Natural History Society, Humfrey Rooms, Castilian Terrace, Northampton NN1 1LD will be our hosts.


     10:30 Doors Open. Refreshments available

    11.00 Welcome and Introduction – Roger Pickard, Director

    11.10 Dr David Boyd – What does 15 years of data tell us about DW UMa?

    11.30 Des Loughney – RX Cas

    12.00 Dr John Southworth, Keele University – What is the point of observing eclipsing binaries?

     1.00 Lunch


    2.15 Simon Hodgkin, Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit – Science Alerts from Gaia

    3.15 Andy Wilson – Update to the VSS Database

    3.25 Chris Jones – The ICCE programme

    3.45 Tea

    4.20 Gary Poyner – A telescopic Variable Star hop around the arrow.

    4.40 John Toone – America’s first Variable Star

    5.00 Shaun Albrighton – The Binocular Programme

    5.30 End

    Costs: The cost will be £7 for members and £10.00 for non-members to include refreshments throughout the day. There are many facilities in the area offering everything from sandwiches to a full menu.  No need to book, you pay on the door.

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