Variable Star Section Meeting, Sept 2

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. 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.

Jeremy Shears


Doors open 09:30

10:30 – Welcome and introduction. Director
10:50 – David Conner – Observing Eclipsing Binaries With Online Telescopes
11:20 – Dr. Chris Lloyd – What can eclipse timings tell us?
11:55 – Shaun Albrighton – Mira variables. A short overview
12:25 – Phil Masding & Robin Leadbeater – Modelling Pulsating Stars

13:00 – Lunch

14:30 – Rob Januszewski – Ian Miller’s PEP
14:45 – Dr. Mark Kidger – OJ287

15:30 – Tea

16:00 – John Toone – Sequence Files
16:35 – Ian Sharp – PCEB Variables and a Medley of Software Tools
17:15 – Dr. David Boyd – The standard CV evolution model may
not be the whole story
17:25 – Closing remarks – Director
17:30 (ish) – Close

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