2012 Annual Conference Schedule (tentative)

  Topic Speaker
12:30 PM to Comp Conference Registration Dorm Lobby Melinda Lord - Treasurer
1:00 PM Radio Astronomy - Beginner Session- In the Visitors Center Conference Room Tom Crowley - Past President
3:00 PM 40 foot Radio Telescope Familiarization Workshop - Meet in the Dorm Parking Lot Tom Crowley - Past President
5:15 PM Dinner in NRAO Cafeteria  
7:15 PM Hands on Radio Astronomy on the Lawn  
7:15 PM Impromptu Presentations / Social in the Drake Lounge  
7:15 PM Beginners Session - Welcome Center Conference Room Jon Wallace
7:45 AM Breakfast in the NRAO Cafeteria  
9:00 AM Welcome and Introduction  Paul Oxley - Vice President
9:15 AM SARA Announcements Bill Lord - President
9:30 AM What is the "Epoch of Reionization" and how can we look at it?  David Westman
10:15 AM Coffee Break & Poster Session in Lobby  
10:45 AM Teaching About Black Holes Jon Wallace
11:30 AM RASDR Development Status Bogdan Vacaliuc - et. al.
12:15 PM Open Discussion  
12:30 PM Lunch in NRAO Cafeteria  
1:30 PM Call for Nominations of Officers and Directors Bill Lord - President
2:00 PM Observing Neutral Hydrogen (HI) in the Milky Way Galaxy with a 3 Meter Radio Telescope Tom Crowley - Past President
2:45 PM Operating a remote radio astronomy observatory Chuck Forester
3:30 PM Coffee Break & Poster Session in Lobby  
4:00 PM Low and Intermediate Frequency Inputs for RASDR Paul Oxley - Vice President
4:45 PM KEY NOTE SPEAKER - A Renaissance in Low Frequency Radio Astronomy Dr. Namir E. Kassim, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC
5:30 PM Dinner in the NRAO Cafeteria  
6:45 PM SARA Board Meeting in the conference room and Flea Market in Parking Lot and Dorm Lobby  
7:45 PM Impromptu Discussions and Social in Drake Lounge - Namir Kassim available for Informal Discussion  
7:45 AM Breakfast in the NRAO Cafeteria  
9:00 AM SARA Elections Bill Lord - President
9:30 AM SARA Business Meeting Bill Lord - President
9:45 AM Drift Scan Radio Astronomy Sky Mapping using Articulating Parabolic Antenna Michael T. Mruzek
10:30 AM Coffee Break and Poster Session  
11:00 AM Taming the Ten Foot Dish for Radio Astronomy Tom Crowley - Past President
11:45 AM Spectral Analysis:  A Probe to the Ionosphere John C. Mannone
12:30 PM Lunch In NRAO Cafeteria  
1:45 PM Group Photo Location to be announced
2:00 PM NRAO High Tech Tour Sue Ann Heatherly
3:30 PM Coffee Break and Poster Session  
4:00 PM Demonstration Devices and Audio Recordings for Radio Astronomy Presentations Jon Wallace
4:45 PM 2013 Conference Planning & Awarding of Door Prizes Paul Oxley - Vice President & Incoming Vice President
5:15 PM Dinner in NRAO Cafeteria  
6:30 PM Drake Lounge Open for Impromptu Presentations, Social and Hands-on Astronomy on the Lawn  
6:30 PM RASDR Breadboard Demonstration RASDR Development Team
7:45 AM Breakfast in the NRAO Cafeteria  
9:00 AM Pay Room Bills in the NRAO Business Office  
10:00 AM Informal Calibration Session Charles  Osborne
12:00 PM Conference Ends