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2011 Hartness House Workshop:
Meteors, Meteorites, and Minor Planets

We are pleased to offer a pre-Stellafane workshop, cosponsored by Dudley Observatory, Thursday, July 28th, at the historic Hartness House Inn and Porter-Hartness Museum of Telescope Making located in Springfield, Vermont.  Proceeds will support the Hartness-Porter Museum of 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.

Please use the registration form on the first page of this Registration PDF to register for this event. John Briggs is organizing the program, and questions can be directed to him at, phone 970-343-0618.  Dan Lorraine of Seagrave Memorial Observatory is the workshop registrar,

In addition to the evening lecture by Dr. Jane Luu, workshop presenters include: · Wayne Zuhl · Richard Sanderson · Michael D. Reynolds · Pete Peterson & John W. Briggs · Scott Stuart · Paul P. Sipiera · Chris Peterson.

Schedule and Preliminary Agenda

Hartness House Inn, 30 Orchard Street, Springfield, Vermont, 05156; phone 802-885-2115

Note that registration includes coffee breaks and a buffet luncheon at Hartness House. Registration for the evening meal and after-dinner presentation is separate.

8:00 - 8:55 Coffee and Registration
8:55 - 9:00 John W. Briggs Introduction
9:00 - 9:15 Wayne Zuhl Words of Welcome, with an Account of Stellafane's Prized Meteorite
9:15 - 10:15 Richard Sanderson The Night of Raining Fire: The 1833 Leonid Meteor Storm
10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:30    Prof. Mike D. Reynolds The Science of Meteorites
11:30 - 11:45 Pete Peterson &
John W. Briggs
A Demonstration of Astrometrica Shareware for CCD-based Solar System astrometry
11:45 - 12:45 Lunch Concurrent with lunch, the Porter-Hartness Museum of
Telescope Making
will be open with curator Bert Willard
12:45 - 1:45 Dr. J. Scott Stuart    Discovering Near-Earth Asteroids at MIT Lincoln Laboratory
1:45 - 2:45 Professor Paul P. Sipiera Hot Rocks on Blue Ice:  Searching for Antarctic Meteorites
2:45 - 3:00 Coffee Break  
3:00 - 4:00 Chris L. Peterson Building a Network for All-Sky Video Recording of Meteors
4:00 - 5:00 Panel Discussion  
5:00 - 6:15 Cocktails  

Please see the Workshop Program & Abstracts PDF Document for more information
(Talk abstracts and speaker bios).

Please see the Registration PDF Document for to register.

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