2019 SARA Conference Tentative Schedule

2019 SARA Schedule:

DAY TIME SPEAKER TITLE
Sunday, 8/4/2019   12:00 PM   Registration at Jansky Lab Building
    12:30 PM Ed Harfmann / Charles Osborne Radio Astronomy Beginner Session
    3:00 PM Skip Crilly 40 Ft. Radio Telescope Workshop
    5:15 PM   Dinner at GBO Cafeteria
    6:30 PM   Set Up Outside Experiments
  6:30 PM Steve Tzikas 20m Skynet robotic radio telescope Report
    8:00 PM   Social at Drake Lounge, pre-amp noise figure testing by Charles Osborne 
       
Monday, 8/5/2019  7:45 AM   Breakfast at GBO Cafeteria
   9:00 AM Adrian Howell, VP Introductions and Opening Remarks
   9:15 AM Ken Redcap, President SARA Announcements
   9:30 AM Steve Tzikas Section Updates
  10:00 AM   Coffee Break and Poster Session
  10:15 AM Patrick Taylor Keynote speaker: Radar Observations of Solar System Objects
  11:05 AM Drew Wilkerson Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design of a Radio Telescope
  12:30 PM   Lunch at GBO Cafeteria
   1:30 PM   Call for Nominations
   2:00 PM Bob Zavrel Antennas for A to Z
  2:40 PM Kerry Smith A 4.5 Meter Radio Telescope for Educational Outreach
  3:20 PM   Snack Break and Poster Session
  3:45 PM Rich Russel Galactic Navigation using the Pioneer Spacecraft Pulsar Map
   4:30 PM Skip Crilly Geographically spaced Synchronized Signal Detection System
   5:15 PM   Dinner at GBO Cafeteria
   6:15 PM   Flea Market in Dorm Parking Lot
   6:15 PM   Setup Outside Experiments
   7:00 PM   SARA Board of Directors Meeting
   8:00 PM   Social at Drake Lounge, pre-amp noise figure testing by Charles Osborne
       
       
Tuesday, 8/6/2019  7:45 AM   Breakfast at GBO Cafeteria
   9:00 AM Ken Redcap, Pres. Elections
   9:30 AM Ken Redcap, Pres. Business Meeting
  9:50 AM   Coffee Break and Poster Session
  10:00 AM Sue Ann Heatherly GBT High-Tech Tour
       
  12:30 PM   Lunch at GBO Cafeteria
   1:30 PM   Group Picture
   1:40 PM Adrian Howell VP 2020 Conference Plans
   1:45 PM    
  2-3PM Vereese Van Tonder Colloquium;  MeerKAT Radio Telescope
   3:10 PM   Snack Break and Poster Session
   3:20 PM Bruce Randall Arduino Based Itty Bitty Telescope IF Processer
   4:15 PM Mike Holstine GBO status update
   4:30 PM Kerry Smith The Itty Bitty Telescope; Past, Present & Future
   4:45 PM Tom Hagen / Ed Harfmann Pulsar detection on a budget
   5:15 PM   Dinner at GBO Cafeteria
  6:15 PM   Setup outside experiments
  8:00 PM   Social at Drake Lounge, pre-amp noise figure testing by Charles Osborne
       
Wednesday, 8/7/2019 7:45 AM   Breakfast at GBO Cafeteria
   9:00 AM Charles Osborne Arecibo, A Top to Bottom Look at the 305m Antenna
       
  10:00 AM   Coffee Break and Poster Session
  10:15 AM Jay Wilson Radio Astronomy to the Blind and Visually Impaired
  10:45 AM Rich Russel A Practical Guide to Pulsar Navigation
  10:50 AM Tom Hagen / Ed Harfmann Pulsar detection on a budget.
  11:35 AM  Redcap/Howell 2020 Conference Plans
  11:40 AM Ken Redcap, Pres. Future SARA endeavors and STEM Ideas (open discussion)
  11:55 AM Bob Zavrel Antennas in more detail
  12:30 PM   Lunch at GBO Cafeteria
   1:45 PM Dr. Andrew Seymour Fast Radio Bursts
  2:20 PM Adrian Howell, VP SARA 2019 Western Conference recap
  2:30   Door Prizes
   3:00 PM   Conference Ends