Pacific Astronomy and Telescope Show - PATS
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The Pacific Astronomy & Telescope Show

September 22 & 23, 2012

View and download the latest Saturday & Sunday program (PDF)!
We're confident with the program as presented, but times, topics, presenters, and specific locations are subject to change.

Doors open to the public at 9:00 AM on both days. They close at 5:00 PM on Saturday and 3:00 PM on Sunday.


Saturday, Ballroom A

Planetary RadioActivities and Interviews
Bruce Betts – Planetary Society: The Curiosity Mission
Gary Palmer – Solar Imager: The Sun in Motion
Michael Bakich – Astronomy Magazine: Star Death
Fred Espenak – Mr. Eclipse: Predicting and Chasing Solar Eclipses
Door Prizes will follow the last presentation in Ballroom A


Saturday, Ballroom B

Fred Metzler – Canon USA: Digital Imaging Cameras
John Dobson – Sidewalk Astronomers: Physics, Cosmology, Sidewalk Astronomy...
Scott Kardel – International Dark Sky Association: Light Pollution: Perspectives from Earth and Space
Scott Kardel – International Dark Sky Association: Workshop on Fighting Light Pollution


Sunday, Ballroom A

Andre Bormanis – Former Technical Advisor, Star Trek: Making the Unreal Seem Real
Robert Naeye – Sky and Telescope: Topic to be determined
Shrinivas Kulkarni – California Institute of Technology: An Explosion of Explosions
Ed Krupp – Director, Griffith Observatory: Time's Up: 2012 and the Maya Calendar End Times Follies
Door Prizes will follow the last presentation in Ballroom A


Sunday, Ballroom B

Ed Shepherd – NASA Engineer: Life in the Space Program
Mark Wallace – JPL Engineer: Topic to be determined
Linda and David Meyer – NASA Astronomer: Author of A Journey; Science Essays on the Leading Edge of Discovery


PATS Related Activities

Thursday & Friday
Riverside AstroImaging Workshop/Remote Imaging Session
(Separate registration required. More info here.)

Friday
Tour and Observing At Mt. Wilson
(Separate registration required. More info here.)

Saturday (Evening)
An outdoor movie (Reach for the Stars), entertainment, and outreach across the street at the Paseo Colorado


PATS is sponsored by

  • Astronomy Magazine is a sponsor of the Pacific Astronomy and Telescope Show
  • Celestron is a sponsor of the Pacific Astronomy and Telescope Show
  • Meade is a sponsor of the Pacific Astronomy and Telescope Show
  • Oceanside Photo and Telescope is a sponsor of the Pacific Astronomy and Telescope Show
  • Sky and Telescope Magazine is a sponsor of the Pacific Astronomy and Telescope Show
  • Twilight Tours is a sponsor of the Pacific Astronomy and Telescope Show
  • Woodland Hills Telescope is a sponsor of the Pacific Astronomy and Telescope Show

Vendors appearing include

America the Beautiful at NightAntelope Valley Astronomy ClubApogee Imaging SystemsAstro DreamAstronomers Without BordersAstronomy MagazineATIKCarina SoftwareCelestronDeep Space ProductsFinger Lakes InstrumentationFriends of PalomarGlatter Collimation • Global Imports • HoTechHutechImaging Source • Jim Shannon • Mathis InstrumentsMeadeMr. Star GuyMt. Wilson InstituteNew Mexico SkiesOPTOrange County AstronomersPlanetary SocietyPlanewavePolytank Explore DomeQSIRiverside Astronomical SocietyRTMCSBIG • Shannon Telescopes • Sidewalk AstronomersSky and TelescopeSociety For Astronomical SciencesSoftware BisqueTeleVueWestern Amateur AstronomersWilliam OpticsWoodland Hills Telescopes

Door Prize Donors include

ATIKCelestronDobstuffGlatter Collimation