ALConExpo 2005 Tentative Schedule as of July 21, 2005


Thursday, 8/11/05:

A.L. Council Meeting 9:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m. @ League National Office
Vendor setup begins: 7:00 p.m., Sheraton-Overland Park

Friday, 8/12/05:

8:00 a.m. - Registration opens
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Vendor area - demonstrations, door prizes
9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m. -Introductory remarks, local chair, A.L. President, Vice-President
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Speaker #1 - Michael Bakich, Astronomy Magazine
"The Death of Amateur Astronomy"
10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Vendor area-demonstrations, door prizes
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon - Speaker #2 - Scott Roberts, Meade Instruments
"The 4M Community"
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Vendor area-demonstrations, door prizes
2:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. - Speaker #3 - Mike Bennett, Astronomical Society of the Pacific
"SOFIA-Astronomy From 41,000 Feet"
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Speaker #4 - Dr. Bruce Twarog, University of Kansas
"Wading in the Tidal Streams of the Milky Way".
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Vendor area-demonstrations, door prizes
5:30 p.m. -Shuttle leaves Sheraton for Powell Observatory Star-B-Q
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Star-B-Q, Powell Observatory
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Speaker #5 - Lou Mayo, NASA Goodard Space Flight Center-Powell Observ.

10:00 p.m. - Shuttle leaves Powell Observatory for Sheraton
Business Meeting for ALPO 6:00 p.m. - 10 p.m.
ALPO Paper Session 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.

Saturday, 8/13/05:

8:00 a.m. -Registration opens
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Vendor area demonstrations, door prizes
8:20 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - announcements
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Speaker #6 - Hamid Djodeiri Khodashenas, Sayeh Research Group
"Amateur Astronomy in Iran" and "Chasing the Shadow"
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - BREAK
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Mid-States Region A.L. Business Meeting
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Vendor area demonstrations, door prizes
11:00 a.m.-Noon - Speaker #7 - Don Parker, ALPO
"The 2005 Apparition of Mars"
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - A.L. Business Meeting
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Vendor area-demonstrations, door prizes
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Speaker #8-Mike Bennett, Astronomical Society of the Pacific
"Sharing Our Passion--The Importance of Public Outreach"

2:45 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. - NYAA & Jack Horkheimer award winners presentations
3:35 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - BREAK
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Speaker #9 - Wayne Johnson, a.k.a. Mr. Galaxy
"Observing Recent "Bright" Supernovae (SNe)"
4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Vendor area demonstrations, door prizes
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Cash Bar
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Convention banquet & Awards Ceremony, banquet speaker Bruce Bradley,
Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology "Rara Astronomica: Rare Astronomical Books
at the Linda Hall Library (and how we got them)"

10:00 p.m. ALConExpo 2005 concludes



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