October 26- 28, 2012
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
Santa Clara, California
Provisional and Subject to change

2012 Meeting Agenda

The Technology Showcase will be closed during workshops and general sessions except as noted below.
SCHEDULE EVENT SPEAKER LOCATION
 
Thursday, October 25
 6:30PM-  8:00PM Conference Registration Convention Ctr Entrance
Friday, October 26
 7:00AM-  8:00AM Late Conference Registration
Continental Breakfast
(included with all-inclusive registration packages)
Convention Ctr Entrance
Magnolia
  Workshop Track 1
 8:00AM- 9:45AM PixInsight for the Merely Human (or The Simppel, Troo and Elaborit Guide to PixInsight) Ron Wodaski Lafayette/San Thomas/Lawrence
 8:00AM- 9:45AM Precision Focusing Steve Brady Nappa I & II
 8:00AM- 9:45AM The Artistry of Image Processing Tony Hallas Winchester
 8:00AM- 9:45AM Wide Field and Long Focal Length Imaging Bernhard Hubl Stevens Creek
Workshop Track 2
10:00AM- 11:45AM Advanced Image Processing Ken Crawford Lafayette/San Thomas/Lawrence
10:00AM- 11:45AM Selecting the Best Mount Eric Blackhurst Nappa I & II
10:00AM- 11:45AM Searching for Super Novae Tim Puckett Winchester
10:00AM- 11:45AM ABCs of Image Processing Bob Fera Stevens Creek
12:00PM-  1:30PM Lunch (included with registration fee)
Technology Showcase is open
Magnolia
Exhibition area
  Workshop Track 3
Technology Showcase is open
 1:30PM- 3:15PM PixInsight for the Merely Human (or The Simppel, Troo and Elaborit Guide to PixInsight) Ron Wodaski Lafayette/San Thomas/Lawrence
 1:30PM- 3:15PM Precision Focusing Steve Brady Nappa I & II
 1:30PM- 3:15PM The Artistry of Image Processing Tony Hallas Winchester
 1:30PM- 3:15PM Widefield and Long Focal Length Imaging Bernhard Hubl Stevens Creek
  Workshop Track 4
Technology Showcase is open
 3:30PM- 5:15PM Advanced Image Processing Ken Crawford Lafayette/San Thomas/Lawrence
 3:30PM- 5:15PM Selecting the Best Mount Eric Blackhurst Nappa I & II
 3:30PM- 5:15PM Searching for Super Novae Tim Puckett Winchester
 3:30PM- 5:15PM The ABCs of Image Processing Bob Fera Stevens Creek
 5:00PM-  6:00PM Technology Showcase is open Exhibition area
 6:00PM-  7:30PM Dinner (included with all-inclusive registration packages)
Magnolia
 7:00PM-  8:00PM Technology Showcase is open Exhibition area
 8:00PM-  10:00PM Conference General Session Opener & Sponsor Updates
Technology Showcase is closed
Main Venue
 
Saturday, October 27
 7:00AM-  8:30AM Full Breakfast (included with all-inclusive registration fee) Magnolia
 8:30AM-  9:45AM 2012 Hubble Award Lecture Adam Block Main Venue
 9:45AM- 10:30AM Wide Field Mosaics Alistair Symon Main Venue
10:30AM- 11:00AM Break
Technology Showcase is open

Exhibition area
11:00AM- 11:45AM Presentation Quality Image Processing Dr. Travis Rector Main Venue
11:45AM-  1:00PM Lunch (included with registration fee)
Technology Showcase is open
Magnolia
Exhibition area
 1:00PM-  2:00PM The Hunt for Exo-planets Dr. Geoff Marcy Main Venue
 2:00PM-  2:45PM The Future of Amateur Astrophotography David J. Eicher Main Venue
 2:45PM-  3:15PM Break and snack
Technology Showcase is open and remains open for the rest of the afternoon

Exhibition area
 3:15PM-  5:00PM AIC Spotlight Presentations Tom Field
Don Goldman
Sal Grasso
Main Venue
 5:00PM-  6:00PM Technology Showcase is open Exhibition area
 6:00PM-  7:30PM Dinner (included with all-inclusive registration packages) Magnolia
 7:30PM-  9:30PM Technology Showcase is open (Last chance!) Exhibition area
 
Sunday, October 28
 7:00AM-  8:30AM Full Breakfast (included with all-inclusive registration packages)
Technology Showcase is closed
Magnolia
 8:30AM-  9:15AM Getting the Most from your Imaging Equipment John Smith Main Venue
 9:15AM-  10:30AM Image Processing Alan Erickson Main Venue
10:30AM- 11:00AM Door prize drawing (you must be present to win)
Conference adjourns at conclusion of this event.
Main Venue


* Specific location will be announced prior to the meeting