NACAA Sydney 2016 Day 2
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 12:09PM
Peter Lake in 2016, Education, NACAA, amateur astronomy, astronomy, astronomy,


After the magnificent meal in the Refectory to conclude day1 it was onto Day 2.

Day 2 was another smorgasboard of brilliant presentations from a wide range of topics. again spectroscopy featured in a number of great presentations. Some historic presentations including Ian SUllivan's great presentation on Frank Skjellerup and his comet studies.

A full list of the Day 2 program is here.

Solar observing, eclipse observations and dodging weather and travel difficulites gave us a good insight into the joys and pitfalls of eclipse tourism. Always having a backup plan, testing your equipment and your imaging workflows featured as excellent advice, for those planning future trips.

My own talk about the Career Path of a Teenage Asteroid Hunter, including the latest "infographic" of activities was well received by the attendees, including the surprise musical ending.

The final session of the afternoon, featured Donna Burton's subsequently Astral Award winning presentation "Dating active young stars". Jacquie Milner did a great presentation on handling all the interesting and tough questions asked by kids and parents at Outreach Events. Also the masters of precision, the Trans-Tasman Symposium on Occultation Timing began their workshop.

All in all it was a great time of celebration of Australian Amateur Astronomy, demonstrated the incredible skills and science capability of this diverse group of amazing people from Australia and New Zealand.

Special thanks again to Dr Padma Yanamandra-Fisher who came all the way from the US, and those who joined us remotely from Europe and North Queensland.

The final commentary is to wish all attendees safe travel to their homes, where ever that may be, and let you know that we'll be re-convening in BALLARAT, Victoria in 2018!




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