TA AGM 2003

A weekend meeting at Alston Hall near Preston - 2003 October 10 - 12

Friday evening
17:00 Attendees begin to arrive and settle in. For those travelling north up the M6 it would be prudent to allow plenty of time to travel as there are usually significant hold ups on Friday afternoons. Members can check in at Alston Hall any time during the afternoon.
19:00 Dinner
20:30 Introduction to the weekend: D.G.Buczynski
20:40 Dr John Mason (BAA) "Lectures to Astronomical Societies: Personal Experiences"
21:40 Free time discussions in the bar
Saturday morning
08:30 Breakfast
09:30 Guy Hurst (TA editor) "The 2003 TA annual review"
10:15 TA team Mastermind Quiz (1)
11:00 Morning coffee
11:45 Dr Petr Pravec (Ondrejov Observatory Czech Republic) "Asteroid Photometry - from lightcurve measurements to physical parameters"
13:00 Lunch
Saturday afternoon
14:30 Dr Petr Pravec workshop and discussion of his work on Asteroid dimension modelling
15:30 TA team Mastermind Quiz (2)
16:00 Afternoon tea
16:30 Dr Donald Kurtz (University of Central Lancashire) "Asteroseismology: the real music of the spheres"
17:30 Free time /visit University of Central Lancashire''s Observatories and teaching labs
19:30 Dinner
20:30 David Ratledge (Bolton AS) "CCD imaging of unusual galaxies and galaxy groups"
21:30 Free time more discussions in the bar
Sunday morning
09:15 Breakfast
10:15 TA team Mastermind Quiz (3)
10:45 Tom Boles (BAA President elect) " The UK Supernova patrol: 100 up"
11:30 Morning coffee
12:00 Martin Mobberley (TA and BAA) " Webcam imaging of the Planets: Mars and others"
13:00 Lunch
Sunday afternoon
14:15 TA team Mastermind (4)
14:45 Professor Lionel Wilson (University of Lancaster) "The search for water on Mars"
15:45 Afternoon tea
Weekend closes

Photos by Nick James and Arthur Missira.

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