BAA Equipment and Techniques Meeting

On Sunday 17th November, BAS and Bedford School are pleased to welcome back the BAA, this time for Equipment and Techniques Section meeting.

The day promises some very interesting talks from a very full agenda – it should be a great day for anyone wanting to get ideas for their home observatories, or wanting more from their equipment.

The programme is as follows:

09:30 Registration opens
10:00 Welcome from the President & Director
10:10 Tony Morris: DSLR Wide-field astrophotography
11:00 Coffee break
11:20 David Arditti: An observatory from a £100 shed
11:50 Callum Potter: New systems for telescope control: INDI, Python and AstroPy
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Keith Burrell: A highly accurate mount using a friction drive and Telescope Drive Master
13:45 Simon Kidd: A fibre-optic device for video timing
14:10 Richard Miles: A compact, high-performance observatory for the 21st century
14:55 Martin Lewis: Solving the mystery of the martian edge-rind
15:40 Tea break
16:10 Alan Dowdell: The Reverend Berthon, his dynamometer, observatory and lifeboats
17:00 Close
For more information and links for bookings, please visit the BAA Page.
Pre-booking is essential for hot lunch, and past experience tells us that the catering team at Bedford School do an excellent job – so don’t miss out!