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BAA Summer Meeting and BAA-AAVSO Joint Variable Star Meeting

Venue: University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK (click to see map)
Date:
Saturday, 2018, July 7 (All day) to Sunday, 2018, July 8 (All day)

For information about booking for this meeting, click here.

An outline programme for the weekend showing the schedule for the two meetings is given below.

The BAA Summer Meeting takes place on Saturday, the BAA/AAVSO Variable Star Meeting on Saturday and Sunday. While the two meetings run independently in adjacent lecture theatres, there are plenary sessions bringing both groups together at the beginning and end of Saturday. Note that it is possible to attend the Summer Meeting on Saturday and the second day of the Variable Star meeting on Sunday.

This is the second joint meeting of the BAA and the American Association of Variable Star Observers in the UK. The first was held in Cambridge in 2008.

BAA Summer Meeting

Saturday 7th July

09.00 – 09.15 Welcome on behalf of BAA & AAVSO (Plenary session)
09.15 – 10.15 Talk by Prof Giovanna Tinetti (University College London) (Plenary session)
10.15 – 10.45 Tea/coffee
10.45 – 12.30 Including talk by Dr Leigh Fletcher (University of Leicester) - Exploring the Weather of the Giant Planets via Professional-Amateur Collaboration
12.30 – 14.00 Cold buffet lunch
14.00 – 16.00 Including talk by Prof David Rothery (Open University) - Icy Bodies
16.00 – 16.30 Tea/coffee
16.30 – 17.30 Talk by Prof Boris Gaensicke (University of Warwick) (Plenary session)
19.00 – 21.00 Conference dinner in Chancellor’s Suite (Plenary session)

BAA/AAVSO Variable Star Meeting

Saturday 7th July

09.00 – 09.15 Welcome on behalf of BAA & AAVSO (Plenary session)
09.15 – 10.15 Talk by Prof Giovanna Tinetti (University College London) (Plenary session)
10.15 – 10.45 Tea/coffee
10.45 – 12.30 BAA/AAVSO VS meeting session 1
12.30 – 14.00 Cold buffet lunch
14.00 – 16.00 BAA/AAVSO VS meeting session 2
16.00 – 16.30 Tea/coffee
16.30 – 17.30 Talk by Prof Boris Gaensicke (University of Warwick) (Plenary session)
19.00 – 21.00 Conference dinner in Chancellor’s Suite (Plenary session)

BAA/AAVSO Variable Star Meeting

Sunday 8th July

09.00 – 10.30 BAA/AAVSO VS meeting session 3
10.30 – 11.00 Tea/coffee
11.00 – 12.30 BAA/AAVSO VS meeting session 4
12.30 – 14.00 Cold buffet lunch
14.00 – 15.00 BAA/AAVSO VS meeting session 5
15.00 – 15.30 Tea/coffee
15.30 – 16.30 AAVSO membership meeting
16.30 – 17.30 Closed meeting of BAA VSS Officers and AAVSO Council members
18.00             Dinner in Rootes restaurant for those staying Sunday night

Booking information

Day visitors will be provided with a cold buffet lunch and tea/coffee in the morning and afternoon. Accommodation is available on campus in single rooms with en-suite facilities. Those staying on campus are advised to book evening meals as the meeting is during vacation and other eating facilities on campus will be limited. We hope as many attendees as possible will attend the conference dinner on Saturday evening as it will provide a good opportunity for interacting and socialising.

For those intending to travel with partners we regret that no double rooms are available on campus. There is a list of local hotels recommended by Warwick Conferences here which can offer double rooms. If you wish to stay off-campus, please make your own accommodation arrangements but please book below for those days when you will be attending the meeting and for the conference dinner. Information on local transport services is available here. Note that the campus is large and a considerable amount of walking between venues will be necessary.

Advance booking is required for this meeting. You can do this by:

  • Booking through the BAA online shop
  • Contacting the BAA office on 0207 734 4145 (staffed 9am to 5pm, Mon-Fri)

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