2011 Annual IOTA Meeting

July 16-19, 2011

Rocklin, CA

(updated Tuesday, July 19, 2011)

29th Annual Meeting of the International Occultation Timing Association

David Dunham, Greenbelt, MD, USA, dunham@starpower.net

 

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(Direct link to detailed webpage for this event)

 

You are invited to attend the 29th annual meeting of IOTA that will convene July 16-19, 2011, at Sierra College in Rocklin, California. 

This is the same venue that IOTA used for their 21st meeting in July 2003.

 

Sierra College Campus (PDF file)

Meeting Location:  Sewell Hall - Building S in the campus map

Parking:  Lot S southwest of Sewell Hall

Directions

GPS Coordinates

Lat. 38.790728, Long. = -121.213875 deg

 

Presentations Page

This page contains all the Presentations given at the 2011 Annual Meeting.

It is provided now so that you can download the Presentations you are interested in making it easier for you to follow along.

 

Meeting Agenda and Times

(updated July 10, 2011)

 

IOTA 2011 ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA
 
DATE TOPIC  TIME (PDT) TIME (UT) TIME (AUS) NOTES
7/16/2011  Saturday BUSINESS MEETING - EVO UT-7   UT+10 PRESENTER (DURATION)
  OPENING ANNOUNCEMENTS   900AM 1600 0200 DAVE KENYON (5)
  INTRODUCTIONS OF ATTENDEES   905AM 1605 0205 ALL (10)
  FINANCIAL REPORT   915AM 1615 0215 CHAD ELLINGTON (15) - EVO
  REPORT ON IOTA WEB SITE STATUS    930AM 1630 0230 CHAD ELLINGTON (15) - EVO
  SHOULD WE PURCHASE OUR OWN IOTA DOMAINS?   945AM 1645 0245 BRAD TIMERSON (10) - EVO
  MINUTES OF 2010 MEETING    955AM 1655 0255 RICHARD NUGENT (5) - EVO
  MIDDLE EAST SECTION STATUS 1000AM 1700 0300 PAUL MALEY (10)
  IOTA PUBLICATION STATUS 1010AM 1710 0310 DAVID DUNHAM (15)
  IOTA FUNDING STATUS: GOING AFTER THE SCIENCE 1025AM 1725 0325 PAUL MALEY (15)
  HOMER DABOLL AWARD 1040AM 1740 0340 TERRY REDDING (15) - EVO
  PLANS FOR THE 2012 MEETING IN NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA 1055AM 1755 0355 PAUL MALEY AND DAVID DUNHAM (10)
  IOTA TABLE AT 2012 APRIL NEAF MTG? 1105AM 1805 0405 S. CONARD, B. BERGER (5) - EVO
  AL OCCULTATION OBSERVING PRGM 1110AM 1810 0410 STEVE CONARD (5) - EVO
  TECHNICAL SESSION #1 - EVO        
  6 HEBE REVISITED 1115AM 1815 0415 PAUL MALEY (5) 
  EXPERIENCES WITH ORGANIZING FOR THE MAY 29, 2011 EUDORA OCC'N 1120AM 1820 0420 TERRY REDDING (25) - EVO
  CHANGING A LARGE DEPLOYMENT AT THE LAST MINUTE - MORE EUDORA 1145AM 1845 0445 DAVID DUNHAM (15)
  LUNCH 1200PM 1900 0500 LOCATION TBA (90)
  SUMMARY OF DOUBLE STAR DISCOVERIES AND PAPERS SUBMITTED TO JDSO 130PM 2030 0630 TONY GEORGE (30)
  2011 PERAGA OCCULTATION EXPEDITION TO IRAQ 200PM 2100 0700 PAUL MALEY (40)
  2011 ASTEROID OCC'N RESULTS 240PM 2140 0740 BRAD TIMERSON (20) - EVO
  BREAK 300PM  2200 0800 (15)
  ISSUES WITH STAR POSITIONS 315PM 2215 0815 STEVE PRESTON (15)
  IOTA-VTI #1 330PM 2230 0830 IOTA-VTI TEAM (50)
  TANGRA 420PM 2320 0920 HRISTO PAVLOV (50)--EVO
  ASTEROID OCCULTATIONS AROUND THE WORLD 510PM 0010 1010 DAVE HERALD (20) - EVO
  ASTEROID OCCULTATIONS AND LIGHT CURVE INVERSION MODELS 530PM 0030 1030 DAVE HERALD (30) - EVO
  ADJOURN 600PM 0100 1100  
7/17/2011  Sunday TECHNICAL SESSION #2 - EVO        
  OPENING ANNOUNCEMENTS 900AM 1600 0200 DAVID DUNHAM (10)
  HISTORY OF MULTISTATION DEPLOYMENTS 910AM 1610 0210 DAVID DUNHAM (50)
  2011 MAJOR EVENTS 1000AM 1700 0300 DAVID DUNHAM (15)
  ALT-AZ INITIATIVE UPDATE 1015AM 1715 0315 RUSS GENET OR BRUCE HOLENSTEIN (15) EVO?
  BREAK 1030AM 1730 0330 (15)
  2012 HIGHLIGHTS 1045AM 1745 0345 DAVID DUNHAM (20)
  2012 SCIENCE OPPORTUNITIES 1105AM 1805 0405 PAUL MALEY, DAVID DUNHAM, STEVE PRESTON (20)
  2012 PADUA EXPEDITION TO MALI 1125AM 1825 0425 PAUL MALEY (20)
  APRIL 10TH ETA GEM GRAZE, RISE OF THE MACHINES 1145AM 1845 0445 DAVID DUNHAM (15)
  LUNCH 1200 PM 1900 0500 LOCATION TBA (90)
  TNO OCCULTATIONS 130PM 2030 0630 FRANCOIS COLAS (60)
  IOTA-VTI #2 230PM 2130 0730 DAVE GAULT (30) - EVO
  BREAK 300PM 2200 0800 (15)
  10-INCH SUITCASE TELESCOPE 315PM 2215 0815 JOHN BROUGHTON, BRUCE BERGER, DAVID DUNHAM (25)
  IOTA-VTI #3 340PM 2240 0840 IOTA-VTI TEAM (30?)
  ANTIOPE LAST MINUTE UPDATES? 410PM 2310 0910 BUIE, MALEY, PRESTON (15)
  ANTIOPE STATION PLAN 425PM 2325 0925 ALL
  ADJOURN 600PM 0100 1100  
  DINNER 630PM 0130 1130 LOCATION TBA (90)
  MORE ANTIOPE UPDATES, PLANS? 800PM 0300 1300 IF NEEDED - no EVO
7/18/2011  Monday ANTIOPE PREPARATION SESSION - EVO        
  SITE UPDATES AND CURRENT PLANNING 1000AM 1700 0300 ALL (30)
  MULTISTATION WORKSHOP -  SETTING UP ANTIOPE EQUIPMENT 1030AM 1730 0330 DAVID DUNHAM, OTHERS (90)
  LUNCH 1200PM 1900 0500 LOCATION TBA
           
  FINAL ANTIOPE PLANNING AND TRAVEL 200PM 2100 0700  
           
           
7/19/2011  Tuesday ANTIOPE OCCULTATION 325AM 1025 2025  
  Scotty Degenhardt LIVE Broadcast 830PM     Start @ 830PM PDT July 18
  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/scottys-sky 325AM     Occultation @ 325Am July 19
  ANTIOPE RESULTS DISCUSSION 400PM 2300 0900 All - EVO only, 7 hours
           
7/20/2011 Wednesday ANTIOPE RESULTS DISCUSSION 700PM 0200 1100 All - EVO only, 2 hours
           
7/21/2011 Thursday ANTIOPE RESULTS DISCUSSION 700PM 0200 1100 All - EVO only, 2 hours
           

Downloadable version of the Agenda (Excel file)

 

 

We plan to broadcast the meeting via the free EVO webcasting system, as we have done during the past few IOTA meetings.  This will allow attendance, even for those giving presentations, by anyone around the world who can’t physically attend the meeting.  Information about the EVO webcasting will be provided on this page during the days before the meeting. 

First Time EVO Users!!!  You MUST REGISTER before you can use the system. 

If you get a screen with login and password, the system doesn't recognize you.

Click on the Register link.

 

Those planning to use EVO to virtually attend the IOTA meeting are VERY STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to attend the practice session on July 12-13,

especially if you have not used EVO before.  Invariably, there are problems with video, audio, computer connections, etc. that need to be ironed out,

and we can NOT help you with problems during the meeting; solving any problems is what the practice session is for. 

Also, you need to turn off your microphone except when you are speaking to the group, to prevent feedback echoes in the system. 

During the conference, don't try to use your webcam, unless you are presenting, and possibly during the group introductions.

Users are encouraged to use headphones since they will help prevent feedback in the event you are speaking to the group.

All functions to turn video and audio off and on can be done from within EVO.

 

EVO Quick Start Guide

 

2011 IOTA Annual Meeting EVO Schedule
                   
Date Begin Times Session URL Community Password End Times
UT PDT Aus      UT        (+ 1 day) PDT Aus
Saturday, July 16 1300 500 2200 http://evo.caltech.edu/evoNext/koala.jnlp?meeting=MeMMMu222iD8Dl9I9sDv9e Universe iota2011 200 1900 1200
Sunday, July 17 1300 500 2200 http://evo.caltech.edu/evoNext/koala.jnlp?meeting=MsMiMI282MD2Da9u9sDt9s Universe iota2011 200 1900 1200
Monday, July 18 1500 800 100 http://evo.caltech.edu/evoNext/koala.jnlp?meeting=MMMeMn2v2sDtDB9D9lD29M Universe iota2011 200 1900 1200
The sessions listed below are for observers of the Antiope Occultation who want to share and discuss their results.
Tuesday, July 19 2300 1600 0900 http://evo.caltech.edu/evoNext/koala.jnlp?meeting=vsvivIe8eMI2Ilasa2Itas Universe iota2011 0600 2300 1600
Wednesday, July 20 1300 0600 2300 http://evo.caltech.edu/evoNext/koala.jnlp?meeting=MMMeMn2v2sDsDs9a92D29M Universe iota2011 0600 2300 1600
Thursday, July 21 1300 0600 2300 http://evo.caltech.edu/evoNext/koala.jnlp?meeting=MIM9Ms2D2nDnDn9M98Da9I Universe iota2011 0600 2300 1600

 

 

If you would like to give a Presentation at the IOTA meeting, please contact David Dunham at dunham@starpower.net  or Paul Maley at pdmaley@yahoo.com

 

Please send a copy of your Presentation to David AND to:  Brad Timerson at btimerson@rochester.rr.com

 

Presentations Page

 

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Occultation of magnitude 6.7 star by binary asteroid (90) Antiope

 

Click here to go to the special page fully describing this event.

 

 

If weather conditions permit (the probability for clear skies is very high), we plan to observe the occultation of  6.7-mag. ZC 3339 (= SAO 165285 = HIP 112420) by the large binary asteroid (90) Antiope that is predicted to pass over much of northern California Tuesday morning, July 19th. The components of Antiope are each about 90 km in diameter; their centers are about 170 km apart, with a circular orbital period of 16.5 hours. The line joining the centers of the two objects will be about 45° from the direction of motion of Antiope, so one component or the other will occult the star in a path about 200 km wide (taking into account projection on the Earth’s surface). Most stations will have an occultation by one of the objects. For a short distance near the actual central line, either there will be no occultation by either component, or a short occultation by both components; we can’t be sure. By spreading many stations across the total range and the 1-sigma uncertainty zone, we plan to map the profiles of both objects in detail. Path maps and other information about this interesting occultation, and about the IOTA meeting (maps showing Sierra College), are in this 0.5-megabyte Power Point file.