Sixth ASSA Symposium 2004

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The Sixth ASSA Symposium was held on 14 to 16 October 2004 at The Military History Museum in Saxonwold, Johannesburg.

Symposium Organising Committee:
Brian Fraser, Lerika Cross and Sharon Tait

Summary of the symposium and programme:
Announcement:  symposium_ammouncement-2004
Report Back on Symposium:  symposium_report-2004

Talks given at the Symposium:

  • Dr Kelvin Kemm; (Stratek) “Star Wars and Little Green Men in the
    Karoo”:
    Paper: not available                Presentation: not available
  • Dr Ian Glass; ‘Recent Studies of Mira and Semi-regular variables’
    Paper: not available                Presentation: not available
  • Dr Barbara Cunow; (UNISA) “Stars and Dust in Galaxies”
    Paper: not available                Presentation: not available
  • Magda Streicher; “Deep Sky Observations”
    Paper: deep_sky-streicher    Presentation: not available
  • Prof Deick Smits; (UNISA) “Determining the Primordial Helium Abundance”
    Paper: primordial_abundances-smits    Presentation: not available
  • Robbie Yates; “Light Pollution – Current News”
    Paper: not available                Presentation: not available
  • Tim Cooper; “Analysis of Comet Brightness from SA Observations”.
    Paper: comet_brightness-cooper           Presentation: not available
  • Jacques van Delft; “Solar Activity and Climatic Change”
    Paper: not available                Presentation: not available
  • Prof Phil Charles; (SAAO) “Black Hole Masses in Galactic X-ray Binaries”.
    Paper: not available                Presentation: not available
  • Dr Peter Kotze; (Hermanus Magnetic Observatory) “Living on a Giant Magnet”
    Paper: not available                Presentation: not available
  • Dr Roger Gibson (WITS) “Impact craters”.
    Paper: not available                Presentation: not available
  • Tim Cooper et. al.; “Alexander William Roberts – the
    Man and His Observations”
    Paper: roberts_observations-2-cooper       Presentation: not available
  • Dr Barbara Cunow; (UNISA) “Saturn over the Years”.
    Paper: not available                Presentation: not available
  • Magda Streicher;  “Cyril Jackson Observatory” in Haenertsburg
    Paper: not available                Presentation: not available
  • Johan Smit; “History of Exploration of Mars”.
    Paper: not available                Presentation: not available
  • Emmanuel Petrakakis; “Inca Archaeoastronomy”.
    Paper: not available                Presentation: not available
  • Brian Fraser; “The Franklin Adams Telescope and its Contribution to Astronomy”.
    Paper: not available                Presentation: not available
  • Dr Mike Gaylard; “HartRao”
    Paper: not available                Presentation: not available
  • Sarah Buchner; “Pulsars”
    Paper: not available                Presentation: not available
  • Dr Shamila Goedhart; “Star Formation”
    Paper: not available                Presentation: not available

Outings:
14 October: Evening visit to Johannesburg Planetarium hosted by Dr Claire Flanagan.
15 October: Starparty at Johannesburg Observatory
16 October: Morning visit to Leiden Southern Station Observatory at Broederstroom and afternoon visit to Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory.

Attendees at Symposium:

list-of-attendees

Gallery: