Reliving the 17th Annual
Connecticut River Valley Astronomer's Conjunction
Fri. - Sun., July 9 - 11, 1999
All of Saturday's activities took place at the Environmental Center. The morning featured a round-table discussion focusing on "ASTRONOMICAL COLLECTIBLES." Phil Harrington, George Bottasso, Rich Sanderson, and others brought along displays of antique astronomy books, planispheres, magazines, post cards, equipment, and other collectibles.
MOONS OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM by Jack Megas, planetarium educator at the Seymour Planetarium in Springfield, Mass., founder of the Conjunction and an expert on the legends and mythology of the stars and constellations.
THE HANDS-ON UNIVERSE PROGRAM AND THE DISCOVERY OF KUIPER BELT OBJECT 1998FS144 BY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, by Hughes Pack, astronomy teacher at Northfield Mount Hermon School, Northfield, Mass (See Sky & Telescope, March 1999, page 80.)
THE HISTORY OF WOMEN IN ASTRONOMY, by Robin Symonds, director of the Bassett Planetarium at Amherst College in Amherst, Mass.
OBSERVING THE 7-HOUR-OLD CRESCENT MOON, by Ted Poulos,
member of the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston and the Society of Amateur
Radio Astronomy, and educator at the Hayden Planetarium in Boston, Mass.
Experienced solar observer
Gerry Atkinson set up his refractor on Saturday for a close-up look at our nearest star using
his "Solar Theater" that was featured in the first edition of the book Star Ware.
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