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2017 Hartness House Workshop

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.

2017 Hartness House Workshop:
The Search For and Science of Exoplanets

Exoplanets

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.

  • Workshop, $75, includes coffee breaks and lunch.
  • Dinner, $50, including keynote lecture.
  • Full Time Students, $40 for Workshop and $35 Dinner/Keynote.
  • Proceeds support the Hartness-Porter Museum of Amateur Telescope Making, which is run by volunteers from the Springfield Telescope Makers.
  • Registered workshop and/or dinner attendees may set up at Stellafane on Wednesday July 19th between 12 noon and 6pm. This requires Convention registration plus Camping registration, but the additional Early Entrance fee for Thursday arrival is not required and will automatically be added to qualifying online registrations.

For questions, email Chair Dr. Thomas Spirock or Co-Chair Á Registrar Daniel Lorraine.
The Hartness House Inn is at 30 Orchard Street, Springfield, VT 05156, phone 802-885-2115.

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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