Antique Telescope Society - Conventions & Workshops
2014 : Goodsell Observatory - “The Prairie’s Starry Messenger"
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Goodsell Observatory ca. 1905

The Antique Telescope Society's
23nd Annual Convention

On September 26 through September 29, 2014, the Antique Telescope Society will hold its 23nd Annual Convention at Goodsell Observatory on the campus of Carlton College.

The program includes an in-depth tour of beautiful and historic Goodsell Observatory with its 16.2-inch Brashear Telescope, 8.2-inch Alvan Clark Telescope and a Repsold Transit Circle; a Champagne Reception on Friday evening; Saturday and Sunday paper sessions and members' displays of their own collections. The traditional banquet on Saturday evening, at the Archer House will feature a keynote address. Every effort will be made to observe, weather permitting.

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Original Goodsell Observatory ca. 1887

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Goodsell Observatory Transit


Goodsell Observatory - Carlton Coll.

Goodsell Observatory - 1887 - A History

Tate Observatory - Univ. of Minnesota

Minnesota Daily - March 22, 2012
Hosted by
Carleton College’s historic Goodsell Observatory
Northfield, MN

Bart Fried, ATS President, Convention Co-Chairman
Dr. Cindy Blaha, Carlton Col. Astro. Dept., Convention Co-Chairman
Peter Abrahams, Convention Paper Sessions Chairman
Jack Koester, ATS Treasurer
Dr. Walter Breyer, ATS Executive Secretary

General Schedule:
Sept. 26-28ATS 23nd Annual Convention Sessions &
Observing at Goodsell Observatory
Sept. 29Tour of Tate Hall Obs. - U. of MN

2014 Convention Registration
2014 Call for Papers
2014 Convention Pre-Schedule

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Goodsell Observatory

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Goodsell Observatory 16-inch Brashear

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Goodsell Observatory 8-Inch Clark

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.

WS: 2014 Cincinnati, OH - Special symposium in honor of Craig Waff
#22: 2013 Madison, WI - "On Wisconsin" - U. of WI Observatory
#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
WS: 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