We are pleased to offer a pre-Stellafane workshop all day on Thursday, July 20th, at the historic Hartness House Inn and Hartness-Porter Museum of Amateur Telescope Making located in Springfield, Vermont. Proceeds will support the Hartness-Porter Museum of Amateur Telescope Making, which is run by volunteers from the Springfield Telescope Makers. While associated with the Stellafane Convention, this is a separate event and separate registration and fees apply.
Continuing a series begun in 2009, this year's Hartness House Workshop theme is The Search For and Science of Exoplanets.
The search for and study of Exoplanets is a relatively new and very exciting field of astronomy. Once beyond the detection limits of even the most sophisticated professional telescopes, advances in both camera and computer technology have brought the discovery and study of Exoplanets into the realm of the serious amateur astronomer. Join us at Springfield’s historic Hartness House, home of the Hartness Turret Telescope and the Hartness-Porter Museum of Amateur Telescope Making, for a day discussing a wide variety of Exoplanet projects, at both the amateur and professional levels.
Speakers and topics for both the daytime workshop and evening banquet are listed the 2017 Hartness House Workshop Program (PDF).
Registration and coffee start at 8:30 AM.
The presentations will start at 9:00 AM sharp on Thursday, July 20th.
Space is limited, registrations taken on a first come, first served basis.
Please register online or by postal mail from the
2017 Convention Registration Page.
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