2011 Annual Conference Tentative Schedule

Saturday June 25
12:30 PM Conference Registration (All Day) 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

Sunday June 26
7:45 AM Breakfast in the NRAO Cafeteria

9:00 AM Welcome and Introduction of The Door Prize Contest, Paul Oxley - Vice President
9:15 AM SARA Announcements Bill Lord, President
9:30 AM Introduction to the Interstellar Medium (ISM), Tom Crowley - Past President
10:15 AM Processing Data from the Phase Switched Interferometer, Bruce Randall
10:45 AM Coffee Break & Poster Session in Lobby
11:15 AM Radio Astronomy at Morehead State University, Jeff Kruth
12:00 PM Sky Scan - A Radio Astronomy Education Program, Dave Cleary

12:30 PM Lunch in NRAO Cafeteria

1:30 PM Call for Nominations of Officers and Directors, Bill Lord - President
2:00 PM A Continuing Campaign of Radio Monitoring Observations of Blazars with the Morehead State University 21 Meter Space Tracking Antenna, Caleb Grimes
2:30 PM 50 MHz Observations of the Galactic Plane, John Younger
3:00 PM Coffee Break & Poster Session in Lobby
3:30 PM Radio Astronomy Software Defined Receiver Project, Paul Oxley - et al.
4:15 PM Key Note Speaker - Early History of the NRAO at Green Bank, Frank Ghigo - NRAO
5:15 PM Open Discussion

5:30 PM Dinner in the NRAO Cafeteria

6:45 PM SARA Board Meeting in the conference room
Flea Market in Parking Lot and Dorm Lobby
7:45 PM Impromptu Discussions and Social in Drake Lounge - Frank Ghigo available for discussions of NRAO History

Monday, June 27
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 An Advanced Riometer platform based on SDR Techniques, Marcus Leech - via Skype
10:30 AM Coffee Break and Poster Session
11:00 AM Detection of Jupiter Radio Emissions well below the Plasma Cutoff Frequency - Implementations for SID Monitoring, David E. Fields
11:45 AM Position Sensors for a microprocessor controlled Antenna Mount, Paul Oxley - Vice President
12:00 PM A Mobile Solar Observatory, Christopher Queen & David E. Fields

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 Die, Mr. Noise, DIE!, Dave Benham, et al.
4:45 PM 2012 Conference Planning & Awarding of Door Prizes, Paul Oxley - Vice President

5:15 PM Dinner in NRAO Cafeteria

6:30 PM Hands on Radio Astronomy on the Lawn
6:30 PM Impromptu Presentations / Social in the Drake Lounge

Tuesday, June 28
7:45 AM Breakfast in the NRAO Cafeteria

9:00 AM Pay Room Bills in the NRAO Business Office
10:00 AM Conference Ends

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