Preliminary Programme for NACAA 2006

     

NOTE: This is an evolving programme and is intended to an updateable view of how the event will be staged. It will be amended frequently so check back often!

Events have been colour-coded into four categories

Recommended

Presentations

Social

Administrative

 

NACAA Programme for Friday 14th April, 2006

Time

Room One

Room Two

Other

0830

     

0900

 

CCD Photometry Workshop

A full-day hands-on workshop

Conducted by Dr Tom Richards

(Woodridge Observatory, Melbourne)

Assisted by members of the Victorian Photometry Group

For details, click here

 

 

 

Registration

 

 

0930

 

1000

 

1030

 

1100

 

1130

 

1200

 

1230

 

Registration

 

Poster Setup

 

1300

 

1330

 

1400

 

1430

 

1500

Delegates Meeting

1530

1600

1630

1700

1730

1800

 

1830

   

1900

 

Cocktail Party

 

1930

   

2000

   

2030

   

2100

     

2130

     

2200

     

 

NACAA Programme for Saturday 15th April, 2006

Time

Room One

Room Two

Other

0800

 

 

Room Set Up

 

0830

   

0900

 

OPENING CEREMONY

 

0930

 

Keynote Speaker:  Prof. Peter L. Dyson - The Earth's Environment in Space (details)

 

1000

   

1030

 

Morning Tea

 

1100

 

Peter Skilton (MPAS)

 

1130

 

David Herald (CAS)

 

1200

 

Lunch

NACAA Group Photo (outside venue)

1230

 

1300

Occultation Timing Workshop

with Stephen Russell

 

Occultation timing instrumentation has changed greatly in the last few years.
Much of this technology has been developed in Australia and NZ. This workshop will explain the why and wherefores of occultation timing,
including demonstrations of the software, equipment and resources available to observers.

WORKSHOP: Astro Photography

 

1330

 

1400

 

1430

Afternoon Tea

 

1500

WORKSHOP:

Educational Astronomy

 

1530

 

1600

 

1630

Day Close

Peter Lowe (MPAS

 

1700

 

Perry Vlahos (ASV)

 

1730

 

Day Close

 

1800

 

NACAA Convention Dinner and Berenice Page Award

(Venue Restaurant)

After Dinner Speaker:

 Dr. Duncan Steel - 'A Lighthearted Look at Comet and Asteroid Impacts'

 

 

 

 

1830

   

1900

   

1930

   

2000

   

2030

   

2100

   

2130

   

2200

   

2230

   

 

NACAA Programme for Sunday 16th April, 2006

Time

Room One

Room Two

Other

0800

 

Room Set Up

 

0830

   

0900

 

Opening

 

0930

 

Jeremy Waller (ASSA)

 

1000

 

Dr. Duncan Steel - A Secret Astronomical Reason for the British Colonisation of North America?

 

1030

 

Morning Tea

 

1100

 

Byron Soulsby (CAS)

 

1130

 

Peter Norman (MPAS)

 

1200

 

Lunch

 

1230

   

1300

 

Ray Johnston (Tropical Stargazers)

 

1330

 

Barry Clark (ASV)

 

1400

 

Afternoon Tea

 

1430

 

Dr. Marc Duldig - Icarus: Flying Too High?  (details)

 

1500

 

Jeff Byron (NSAS)

 

1530

 

Barry Adcock (ASV)

 

1600

 

Stephen Russell (IAS)

 

1630

 

Day Close

 

1700

 

 

 

1730

 

Posters and Presenters Discussion

(Private time)

Transport to BBQ

1800

 

1830

 

1900

 

Briars BBQ and Observing

(MPAS Observatory site, Mt Martha)

1930

 

2000

 

2030

 

2100

   

2130

   

Closing Ceremony

2200

   

 

NACAA Programme for Monday 17th April, 2006

Time

Room One

Room Two

Other

0800

Room Set Up

Room Set Up

 

0830

 

0900

Delegates Meeting

Poster Take 10s

 

0930

 

1000

 

1030

Morning Tea

Morning Tea

 

1100

 

Poster Take 10s

 

1130

   

1200

   

1230

     

1300

     

1330

     

1400

     

1430

     

1500