The Role of Small Telescopes in Modern Astronomy

October 14-October 15, 1996


The Role of Small Telescopes in Research

Session 1 - Moderator: Bill Keel (University of Alabama)

  • Parsec-Scale Herbig-Haro Outflows from Young Stars (Invited), John Bally (University of Colorado)
  • Observations of Novae with Small Telescopes (Invited), Sumner Starrfield (Arizona State University)

Session 2 - Moderator: Lee Anne Willson (Iowa State University)

Session 3 - Moderator: Bob Howell (University of Wyoming)

  • Time vs. Aperture: Examples and Reflections (Invited), Wes Lockwood (Lowell Observatory)
  • Cometary Impacts by Small Telescopes (Invited), Mike A'Hearn (University of Maryland)
  • Planetary Astronomy (sans comets) with Small Telescopes (Invited), Jim Elliot (MIT)
  • Role of Small Telescopes in Planetary Astronomy Research (Mars, Moon, etc.), Jim Bell (Cornell University)

Small Telescopes in Research and Education

Session 4 - Moderator: Sidney Wolff (NOAO)

  • Studying Star Formation with 0.4 to 0.9-Meter Telescopes, Fred Walter (SUNY, Stony Brook)
  • Speckle Interferometry of Double Stars with a 66-cm Refractor, Charles Worley (USNO)
  • The Mass-Luminosity Relation for Massive Stars, Phil Massey (KPNO/NOAO)

The Role of Small Telescopes in Education

Session 5 - Moderator: Gary Schmidt (University of Arizona)

Modern Modes of Operating and Using Small Telescopes

Session 6 - Moderator: Kurt Anderson (New Mexico State University)

Session 7 - Moderator: Tom Barnes (University of Texas)

Panel Discussion

Moderator:  Bob Millis


Debra Elmegreen (Vassar College)

John Huchra (Harvard/Center for Astrophysics)

Gary Schmidt (University of Arizona)

Steve Strom (University of Massachusetts)

Hugh Van Horn (National Science Foundation)

Sidney Wolff (National Optical Astronomy Observatories)