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2006 Stellafane Program


The overall convention program, as well as general information, is contained in our 4-page Convention Bulletin. You might also want to read our Registration Supplement, a 2-page document that contains Registration Information, Fee Schedule, Lodging & Campground Listings, Large Camper Rules, Entrance Policy, A Note to First-Timers, and Directions to the Convention.

Both documents are PDF files, download free Adobe Reader if you need it.


The specific titles and presenters of talks were not published in the bulletin; instead they were posted at convention. Below is the list of talks and presentors.

Beginner's Talks


4:30 p.m. - "Solar System Walk" by Tom Gorka (behind the Pink Clubhouse)
5:00 p.m. - "Star Hopping for Beginners" by Kris Larsen (McGregor Observatory)
8:00 p.m. - "Astronomy without Windows" by Glenn Becker  (McGregor Observatory)
                 (This talk about Astronomy using Linux is for the advanced computer user)


12:30 p.m. - "Solar System Walk" by Tom Gorka (behind the Pink Clubhouse)
 4:30 p.m. - "Solar System Walk" by Tom Gorka (behind the Pink Clubhouse)
10:00 p.m. - "Astronomy From a Dipper, the Constellations" by John Gallagher (McGregor Observatory) If inclement weather: "Astronomy with a Planisphere"

ATM Short Talks

Friday in the Flanders Pavilion, for beginners:

1:00 p.m. - "Steps to making a Mirror" by Peter Bealo
2:00 p.m. - "Interpretation of the Foucault Test Results" by Mike Hill
3:00 p.m. - "Putting a Newtonian Together" by Dave Siegrist
4:00 p.m. - "Validating your Mirror's Quality" by Dick Parker

Technical Talks

Saturday in the Flanders Pavilion, for advanced amateurs:

2:00 p.m. - "How to Build a Backyard Observatory" by Mario Motta
2:45 p.m. - "How Good Does Your Mirror Have to Be? (Technical Version)" by Richard Parker
3:30 p.m. - "Leslie Peltier: A Personal Retrospective" by Doug Zubenel
4:15 p.m. - "Early American Telescopes and Their Makers" by John Briggs

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