Summary of 2014 SARA Western Conference ~ Bishop, California Julian Jove

The 2014 SARA Western Conference was held in Bishop, California USA over the weekend of 22~23 March at the Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO) and Holiday Inn Express. Bill and Melinda Lord again worked hard to get everything setup, and David Westman helped arrange our visit to the OVRO, which is about 27 road miles south of Bishop . Whitham Reeve, conference coordinator, did very little but, of course, took all the credit as we have come to expect. We had 30± attendees at this year’s conference, and to my knowledge there were no trouble-makers in the group except, as usual, SARA president Bill Lord.

Abstracts- 2014 Annual SARA Conference June 29 to July 2

The following papers will be presented at the annual conference at NRAO in Green Bank, WV.  Check back for late additions.

 

An Overview of the Radio JOVE Project
The Radio Jove Project Team
By: Dr. Chuck Higgins

Abstract:   Radio JOVE is an education and outreach project intended to give students and other interested individuals a hands-on experience in learning radio astronomy. After selling our first kit in 1999, Radio Jove has sold about 1900 radio telescopes in more than 70 countries around the world. Hardware and software has evolved in this time, and the Radio Jove Team will give a complete update and overview of the status of the program as of 2014.

Radio JOVE Conference Schedule

The Radio JOVE Team, together with the Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers (SARA), is pleased to announce a joint meeting this summer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, WV.  This meeting will take place from Sunday June 29 through the morning of Friday July 4, 2014. 

Keynote Speaker Annouced for Annual Conference

Dr Joe Taylor K1JTVice-President Tom Crowley is delighted to report that Dr Joe Taylor, K1JT will be our keynote speaker at the Green Bank SARA Conference 29 June - 2 July. A short bio of Dr Taylor follows:

CALL FOR PAPERS ~ 2014 SARA Annual Conference

Green Bank, WV National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), USA

The Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers (SARA) solicits papers for presentation at its 2014 Annual Conference to be held 29 June - 4 July 2014.

Sunday 29 June, will start with an introduction to Radio Astronomy at the Science Center classroom, followed by learning to operate the forty foot radio telescope (1,420 MHz (21 cm). Presentations by SARA members and guests on Monday and Tuesday. a High Tech tour of the NRAO facility will be conducted on Tuesday 1 July.

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