2010 Annual IOTA Meeting

December 3-5, 2010

Boston, MA area

 

Saturday, Dec. 4 at AAVSO Headquarters, 49 Bay State Rd, Cambridge, MA

Sunday, Dec. 5 at the Clay Science Center, 20 Newton St., Brookline, MA

 

Updated Monday, December 27, 2010

 

PRESENTATIONS

All presentations are available NOW at this location

 

Agenda (v.12)

(updated December 2, 2010)

Day EST U.T. Topic Presenter
Friday 12/3 7:00 PM 0:00 Meet at Hotel Lobby to Carpool to Restaurant  
  7:30 PM 0:30 Group Dinner at TBD; plan for Christine occultation?  
         
Saturday 12/4 2:02 AM 7:02 Occultation of 9.0-mag. star by (628) Christine s. of Boston  
         
  8:30 AM 13:30 Convene at AAVSO Headquarters in Cambridge  
      EVO Information to be provided  
         
    13:30 Welcome and Introductions D. Dunham
      Plan for Next Two Days  
         
  8:50 AM 13:50 Business Session  
  8:50 AM 13:50 Financial Report C. Ellington
  8:55 AM 13:55 Minutes of 2009 Meeting R. Nugent
  9:00 AM 14:00 New IOTA Server D. Dunham, C. Ellington
  9:05 AM 14:05 The new Middle East section of IOTA D. Dunham
  9:15 AM 14:15 Homer Daboll Award - 2010 Winner HRISTO PAVLOV T. Redding
  9:25 AM 14:25 Elections All
  9:35 AM 14:35 Status of IOTA Publications (ON, MPB, Handbook, JDSO, Etc.) D. Dunham, R. Nugent, B. Timerson, D. Herald, T. George
         
  9:50 AM 14:50 Break  
  10:10 AM 15:10 Report from the Vice President P. Maley (read by D. Dunham)
  10:30 AM 15:30 Plans for the 2011 Meeting, Rocklin, California in July D. Dunham
  10:45 AM 15:45 Other Business, End Business Meeting All
  11:00 AM 16:00 Technical Session-1  
  11:00 AM 16:00 Occult status, analyses of lunar/asteroidal occultations, etc. D. Herald via EVO
Maybe another talk here, depending on how much time Dave needs
         
  12:00 PM 17:00 Lunch  
  1:00 PM 18:00 Technical Session-2  
  1:00 PM 18:00 2010 & 2011 Best Events Summary D. Dunham
  1:30 PM 18:30 The AllTimer Video System F. Suits
  2:00 PM 19:00 A New Video Method to Measure Double Stars R. Nugent
         
  2:40 PM 19:40 Break  
  2:40 PM 19:40 The Alt-Az Initiative Development of Portable and Affordable          1-Meter Class Telescopes R. Genet (by telephone; B. Holenstein may help)
 
  3:00 PM 20:00 The Alt-Az Initiative Efforts to Improve the Signal-to-Noise Ratio   of Occultation Measures B. Holenstein via EVO
 
  3:30 PM 20:30 Astronomical League Occultation Observing Club Proposal S. Conard
  3:45 PM 20:45 A Self-Contained Occultation Recorder B. Berger
  4:00 PM 21:00 Report on Inaugral IOTA-ME Meeting D. Gault via EVO
  4:15 PM 21:15 GPS-VTI Development D. Gault via EVO
  4:30 PM 21:30 Grazing Occultation Analysis and Archive Project D. Gault via EVO
  4:45 PM 21:45 Planning Session for Hygiea Event (weather dependent) All
  5:15 PM 22:15 End-of-Day Summary, Plans for Dinner All
         
  5:30 PM 22:30 Adjourn for Day  
         
  6:30 PM 23:30 Group Dinner at TBD  
         
         
Sunday 12/5 12:07 AM 5:31 Occultation of 10.8-mag. star by (212) Medea mainly n. of Boston  
  5:07 AM 10:07 Occultation of 10.0-mag. star by (10) Hygiea over s. New England  
         
  11:00 AM 16:00 Convene at Clay Center in Brookline  
Important Note:  Times have been adjusted 2 hours to take into account observations of the Hygiea Event
  11:00 AM 16:00 Technical Session-3  
  11:00 AM 16:00 Reconvene; Agenda for the Day, Hygiea Results  
  11:15 AM 16:15 French Observations of the July 2010 Eclipse D. Dunham
  12:00 PM 17:00 IOTA Observations of July 2010 Eclipse R. Nugent
         
  12:30 PM 17:30 Break  
  12:45 PM 17:45 Solar Diameter Variations from Solar Eclipses D. Dunham
  1:30 PM 18:30 Clay Center--NASA and Virgin Galactic Work (title TBD) R. Dantowitz or R. Phinney
         
  2:00 PM 19:00 Lunch - may be later if the Clay Center tour is more than 30 min.  
  3:00 PM 20:00 Technical Session-4  
  3:00 PM 20:00 History of Multiple Station Deployments D. Dunham
  4:00 PM 21:00 WWVB-Based Video Marker System J. Wright (read by D. Dunham)
         
  4:30 PM 21:30 Break  
  4:50 PM 21:50 Io and Europa Atmosphere and Io Torus Detection through Occultations and Conjunctions S. Degenhardt via EVO
 
More talks; if cloudy for Hygiea, will probably adjourn early
         
  6:00 PM 23:00 Adjourn