2012 Annual CPC Astronomers’ Meeting

Saturday, April 21, 2012
Dickinson College (Tome Hall)
343 West Louther Street
Carlisle, PA

This meeting is free with lunch included; advance registation is necessary by April 13.

Questions? Call 717-245-1413 or email physics@dickinson.edu

The full conference schedule can be found below.


8:15 – 9:00 a.m. – Registration/Breakfast

9:00 – 9:05 a.m. – Welcoming Remarks by Catrina Hamilton-Drager

9:05 – 9:25 – Christine Welling, Dickinson College: “Photometry of Under-Observed
RR Lyrae Variable Stars”

9:25 – 9:45 a.m. – Bernie Yuhas, Kutztown University: “New BVI Photometry of the
Interacting Binary Star Y Piscium”

9:45 – 10:05 a.m. – Fronefield Crawford, Franklin & Marshall College: “On the Hunt
for Extragalactic Millisecond Pulsars and Radio Transients”

10:05 – 10:25 a.m. – Catrina Hamilton-Drager, Dickinson College: “The T Tauri
Binary System KH 15D: The Gift That Keeps On Giving”

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Poster Session

  • Tom Coleman, Kutztown University: “The First Complete Light Curves of BO Mon; A Neglected Algol”
  • Katelyn Ciccozzi, Kutztown University: “New BVI Photometry of RW Gem”
  • Jeff O’Connor, Kutztown University: “New BVRI Light Curves of the Active Contact Binary Star VW Boo”
  • Jack Madden, Franklin & Marshall College: “The Search for Pulsars in the Large Magellanic Cloud”
  • Peter Chen, Catholic University of America/NASA GFSC: “Providing Perpetual Power for a Telescope on the Moon”
  • Larry Marschall, Taylor Jacovich, and Alicia Palmisano, Gettysburg College: “Photometry of Rotating Asteroids at NURO, March 2012”
  • John Timlin, Millersville University: “X-ray Analysis of LMC SNR DEM L71”

11:30 a.m. – 12:55 p.m. – Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Invited Talk – Debra Fischer, Yale University: “The Search for

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Coffee Break

2:15 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. – Adria Updike, Dickinson College: “The Origin of Dust in the
Solar Neighborhood”

2:35 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. – Robert Boyle, Dickinson College: “Saturn’s Perfect Storm”

2:55 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Phill Reed, Kutztown University: “Binary Star Research at the
Kutztown University Observatory”

3:15 p.m. – 3:35 p.m. – Stuart Flury, Dickinson College: “X-ray and Optical Spectral
Studies of Compton-thin Syferts Detected by the Swift/BAT”

3:35 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. – Niel Brandt, Penn State University: “A Large-Scale
Investigation of Quasar Wind Variability”

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