Starfest 2016 Program

Monday, August 1st and Tuesday, August 2nd
Time Main Tent Rec Hall Elsewhere
2:00 pm Campground opens
10:00 pm Observing Session Begins

Wednesday, August 3rd
Time Main Tent Rec Hall Elsewhere
6:00 pm Registration opens
10:00 pm Observing Session Begins
11:00 pm Registration closed

Thursday, August 4th
Time Main Tent Rec Hall Elsewhere
9:00 am Registration opens
7:00 pm Astro Rap - Show off your images, equipment, and projects
10:00 pm Mallincam Observing
with Murray Romisher
  • Observing Session Begins
  • Red Light Café Opens
11:00 pm Registration closed

Friday, August 5th
Time Main Tent Rec Hall Elsewhere
9:00 am Registration opens
11:00 am The Active Sun and its Effects on Earth
Dr. Norm Murray
Beginners Guide to Telescopes
by Marc Fitkin
Commercial exhibits open
12:00 pm Lunch Solar Observing in the baseball field
1:00 pm Big Galaxies and the Big Places in which they Live
Dr. Marshall McCall
ATM Forum
by Norm Folkers
Optics Cleaning Station in the baseball field
2:00 pm SkyShed POD MAX and The Starships Project (THESP)
by Wayne Parker
ATM Workshop
by Norm Folkers
3:00 pm VLBI for probing supernovae, black holes and the curving and twisting of space-time
by Dr. Norbert Bartel
4:00 pm An Introduction to 3D Printing - Astronomer Version
by Andrew Brownbill
5:00 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Commercial exhibits close
7:00 pm A Year of Thrill and Heartbreak: Black Holes in 2016
by Dr. Brian R. McNamara
Friday Night at the Movies
8:00 pm Canada and the Thirty Meter Telescope
by Dr. Ray Carlberg
9:00 pm
10:00 pm Lorenz Observatory Remote Imaging Demonstration
by Andreas Gada
Mallincam Observing
with Murray Romisher
  • Observing session begins
  • Red Light Café opens
11:00 pm Registration closed

Saturday, August 6th
Time Main Tent Rec Hall Elsewhere
9:00 am Registration opens
10:30 am The Solar System as a Local Laboratory
by Dr. John E. Moores
Kidfest Commercial exhibits open
11:30 am Lunch Swap tables open on the basketball court
12:30 pm Meteorites at the ROM
by Ian Nicklin
Go Small to get the Big Picture
by Brian O’Rourke
1:30 pm Understanding The Universe From A Hole In The Ground
by Dr. Anthony J. Noble
Solar Imaging and Processing
by Dr. John Reaume
Optics Cleaning Station in the baseball field
2:30 pm Treasures of the Night Sky: 17,000 years of imaging history
by Dr. Ron Brecher
Astronomy Art Display
3:30 pm Dinner Banquet Setup
Volunteers needed!
4:30 pm
5:00 pm Dinner Banquet Commercial exhibits close
7:00 pm New eyes on the cold universe: the Atacama Large Millimeter Array
by Dr. Christine Wilson
8:00 pm Starfest Imaging Contest Results
8:30 pm Door Prizes and Announcements
10:00 pm Mallincam Observing
with Murray Romisher
  • Registration closed
  • Observing session begins
  • Red Light Café Opens

Sunday, August 7th
Time Main Tent Rec Hall Elsewhere
11:30 am Starfest Teardown Begins
Volunteers Needed!
3:00 pm