Starfest 2017 Program

Monday, July 17th and Tuesday, July 18th
Time Main Tent Rec Hall Elsewhere
2:00 pm Campground opens
10:00 pm Observing Session Begins

Wednesday, July 19th
Time Main Tent Rec Hall Elsewhere
6:00 pm Registration opens
10:00 pm Observing Session Begins
11:00 pm Registration closed

Thursday, July 20th
Time Main Tent Rec Hall Elsewhere
9:00 am Registration opens
10:00 pm
  • Observing Session Begins
  • Red Light Café Opens
11:00 pm Registration closed

Friday, July 21st
Time Main Tent Rec Hall Elsewhere
9:00 am Registration opens
11:00 am How to Photograph the 2017 Solar Eclipse
by Fred Espenak
ATM Forum
with Norm Folkers
Commercial exhibits open
12:00 pm Lunch Solar Observing in the baseball field
1:00 pm What Are The Odds?
by Ron Brecher
Beginners Guide to Telescopes
by Marc Fitkin
Optics Cleaning Station in the baseball field
2:00 pm Galaxies Unfrozen in Time by Flames of Romance
by George Conidis
Mallincam Presentation
by Murray Romisher
3:00 pm The Search for Life in the Universe
by Dr. Jan Cami
Automating Solar Eclipse Imaging Workshop
by Andreas Gada
4:00 pm Comets and Sun-Grazing Comets
by speaker TBA
5:00 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Commercial exhibits close
7:00 pm Pursuing a Passion for Astronomy
by Dr. Jan Cami
Friday Night at the Movies
8:00 pm Telescopes, Time Machines and Treasures of the Night Sky
by Ron Brecher
9:00 pm
10:00 pm Mallincam Observing
with Murray Romisher
  • Observing session begins
  • Red Light Café opens
11:00 pm Registration closed

Saturday, July 22nd
Time Main Tent Rec Hall Elsewhere
9:00 am Registration opens
9:30 am Kidsfest– Burr its Cold Outside!
by Mercedes Davy
10:30 am How BackyardEOS Changed DSLR Astrophotography
by Guylain Rochon
Kidsfest– Hot, Hot, Hot...
by Ken Davy
Commercial exhibits open
11:30 am Lunch Swap tables open on the basketball court
12:30 pm Ice in the Inner Solar System
by Dr. Rebecca Ghent
Lighten Your Load Using Micro Computers (and other cool gizmos)
by Dave Yates & Gary Bennett
1:30 pm A Eulogy for Cassini: the life and times of an intrepid spacecraft
by Dr. Jesse Rogerson
Solar Filter Workshop
by Andreas Gada
Optics Cleaning Station in the baseball field
2:30 pm Taking the Universe to the Limit
by Dr. Bryan Gaensler
3:30 pm Dinner Banquet Setup
Volunteers needed!
4:30 pm
5:00 pm Dinner Banquet Commercial exhibits close
7:00 pm The Great American Total Eclipse of 2017
by Fred Espenak
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, July 23rd
Time Main Tent Rec Hall Elsewhere
11:30 am Starfest Teardown Begins
Volunteers Needed!
3:00 pm