Daily Schedule - Thursday, August 17th

  Ballroom Tiffany/Champagne Rooms Field Trips
8:45 am Welcome/Announcements    
9:00 am

Martin Ratcliffe, Sky-Scan Planetariums and Contributing editor, Astronomy Magazine,
The 1898 and 1995 Indian eclipses: A contrasting view

  Field Trip 9:30 am Casper Planetarium
10:00 am Dr. Timothy Slater, University of Wyoming,
What's So Hard about Understanding Eclipses

Telescope Technology Workshop                  
Sponsored by Celestron

"Quantitatively assessing the performance of computerized mounts,  Case study: CGX-L" by Derik DeVecchio, Celestron  

11:00 am 15 Min Break
11:15 am

Mike Hotka, NPS Dark Sky Ranger, 
Visual Astronomy 101

Field Trip 11:45 am to Casper Planetarium
12:15 pm Lunch Lunch
1:45 pm Dr. Don Bruns, University of Illinois
Measuring Starlight Deflection during the 2017 Eclipse: Repeating the Experiment that made Einstein Famous

Astrophotography/Digital Imaging Workshop

Robert Arn

Terry Mann

Field Trip 2:00 pm to Trail Museum
2:45 pm Fred Espenak ,“Mr. Eclipse”
Photograph Basics for the 2017 Total Eclipse
3:45 pm  15 Min Break
4:00 pm Dr. Fran Bagenal, University of Colorado, Boulder
“Juno: Revealing Jupiter’s Interior” – NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter: What’s Inside the Giant Planet?
Free Time
9:00 pm Star party in the Casper Mountains at around 8,000 feet