SARA Western Conference Schedule

SARA Western Conference

March 22-24, 2019, UCAR Center Green, Boulder, CO

 

Conference Schedule

Time

Activity/Title

Presenter

Location

Friday, March 22nd

 

 

 

3:00 - 5:00

Tour of NCAR Mesa Labs

 

 

Saturday, March 24th

 

 

 

8:00 – 9:00

Registration

Dave Westman

UCAR Center Green facility

3080 Center Green Dr

Boulder, CO

9:00 – 9:10

Introductions, etc.

Ken Redcap

"

9:10 – 9:55

Keynote Speech

Scott Mcintosh

"

10:00 – 10:45

Monitoring Low Frequency Propagation with a Software Defined Radio Receiver

Whitham Reeve

"

10:45 – 11:00

Morning Break

 

"

11:00 – 12:00

Milky Way Rotation Rate and Mass Estimation Using HI Measurements

Richard A. Russel

"

12:00 – 1:10

Lunch

 

"

1:10 – 1:55

Simultaneous and Associated Pulses Observed with Synchronized and Distant Radio Telescopes

Skip Crilly

"

2:00 – 2:45

Preliminary Earth’s Orbital Position in the Milky Way using HI Measurements

Richard A. Russel

"

2:45 – 3:00

Afternoon break

 

"

3:00 – 3:45

The Little Thompson Observatory 21cm radio telescope

Terry Bullett, et al.

"

3:45 – 4:30

SARA Board Meeting

Ken Redcap

"

4:30

Adjourn

 

 

6:00 – 7:15

Dinner at Three Margaritas restaurant

 

2350 Main St, Longmont, CO

7:30 -

Tour of the Little Thompson Observatory

 

Little Thompson Observatory, Berthoud, CO

 

 

 

 

Sunday, March 24th

 

 

 

9:00 – 9:45

The Future of Radio Astronomy:

The SKA and ngVLA

Dayton Jones

"

9:45 – 10:30

Rebuilding Public-access astronomy in Puerto Rico

Eric Muhs

"

10:30 – 11:00

Morning Break

 

"

11:00 – 11:45

BICEP2

Gene Hilton

"

11:45 – 12:45

Lunch

 

"

12:45 - 1:30

Improving the Low-Cost RTL-SDR 1420 MHz Receiver

Hans Gaensbauer

"

1:30 - 2:15

Drift-scan imaging with the Plishner radiotelescope: Preliminary results

Tony Bigbee

"

2:15-2:30

Afternoon break

 

"

2:30-2:45

Group Photo

 

In front of Conference Building

2:45 – return about 1PM, Monday, March 25, 2019

Optional trip: depart for Plishner Radio Astronomy site (4 hour trip), with overnight in Haswell, CO vicinity.

 

Travel to Haswell, CO, return on Monday, March 25, 2019