Antique Telescope Society - Conventions & Workshops
2013 : "On Wisconsin" - Madison, Wisconsin
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The Antique Telescope Society's
22nd Annual Convention

On September 13 through September 15, 2013, the Antique Telescope Society will hold its 22nd Annual Convention in Madison, WI, at the University of Wisconsin and with a tour that includes the historic Washburn Observatory. In addition, on Monday, September 16, the meeting will continue with a session at George Williams College and a tour of Yerkes Observatory, Williams Bay, WI.

The program includes a reception on Friday evening, hosted by the UW Space Place and the Madison Astronomical Society, Saturday paper sessions and a tour of Washburn Observatory and a banquet on Saturday evening that will feature a keynote address. On Monday, the meeting will continue at George Williams College with presentations and a buffet luncheon. A tour of Yerkes Observatory is planned. Every effort will be made to observe through the Washburn and Yerkes telescopes, weather permitting. We look forward to welcoming ATS members and friends to Wisconsin.
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Washburn Observatory

Washburn Observatory - 1878 - A History

Yerkes Observatory

Yerkes Observatory - 1897 - Virtual Tour
Hosted by
Univ. of Wisc. Space Place &
The Madison Astronomical Society

Bart Fried, Convention Co-Chairman and ATS President
Dr. Jim Lattis, University of Wisconsin, Convention Co-Chairman
Peter Abrahams, Paper Sessions Chairman
Jack Koester, ATS Treasurer
Walter H. Breyer, ATS Executive Secretary

General Schedule:
Sept. 13-15ATS 22nd Annual Convention Sessions &
Tour of Washburn Observatory
Sept. 16Tour of Yerkes Observatory

2013 Convention Registration
2013 Call for Papers
2013 Convention Pre-Schedule

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Prior Conventions

Each year the ATS holds its annual meeting in proximity to historic observatories and astronomical instrumentstion in the United States, Canada, and in Europe. The Society rotates its meetings to varying locations to best accommodate the access for its many far spread members. Each meeting generally covers 3-5 days, depending on the location, scheduled papers, and events, and spans over a weekend.

#21: 2012 Hamburg, Germany - The Centennial Celebration of Hamburg Observatory
#20: 2011 Tucson, AZ - Kitt Peak & Whipple Observatories & Steward Mirror Lab
#19: 2010 Charlottesville, VA - Leander McCormick Observatory
#18: 2009 Detroit, MI - Detroit Observatory
#17: 2008 Leiden, Netherlands - Boerhaave Museum
#17W: 2008 Cincinnati, OH - Cincinnati Observatory (Workshop)
#16: 2007 Greenville, SC - Roper Mountain Science Center
#15: 2006 Fort Davis, TX - McDonald Observatory
#14: 2005 Cincinnati, OH - Cincinnati Observatory
#13: 2004 Nantucket, MA - Maria Mitchell Observatory
#12: 2003 Denver, CO - Chamberlin Observatory
#11: 2002 Dublin, Ireland - Lord Rosse's Observatory at Birr Castle, ...
#10: 2001 Pittsburgh, PA - Allegheny Observatory, John Brashear, etc.
#9: 2000 Flagstaff, AZ - Lowell Observatory
#8: 1999 Victoria, BC, Canada - Dominion Observatory
#7: 1998 Boston, MA - Harvard Observatory
#6: 1997 Pasadena, CA - Mt. Wilson & Palomar Observatories
#5: 1996 Bath, England - Univ. London, Cambridge, & Greenwich Observatories
#4: 1995 Philadelphia, PA - Swarthmore Observatory
#3: 1994 Santa Clara, CA - Chabot, & Lick Observatory
#2: 1993 Williams Bay, WI - Yerkes Observatory
#1: 1992 Washington, DC - U.S. Naval Observatory