Antique Telescope Society - Conventions & Workshops
2015 : "Lick Observatory - A Star is Reborn"
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Lick Observatory ca. 1900

The Antique Telescope Society's
24th Annual Convention

On October 9 through October 12, 2015, the Antique Telescope Society will hold its 24th Annual Convention at Lick Observatory at Mt. Hamilton.

The program includes an in-depth tour of historic Lick Observatory with its 36-inch Clark Telescope, and Optical and Mechanical Shops. Tours of both Ricard Observatory in Santa Clara, and Chabot Observatory in Oakland, are also included; a Champagne Reception on Friday evening; Saturday and Sunday paper sessions and members' displays of their own collections; and the traditional banquet on Saturday evening. Every effort will be made to observe at Lick (36-inch Clark), and Chabot Observatory (20-inch Brashear/Warner & Swasey, 8-inch Alvan Clark) weather permitting.

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Chabot Observatory

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Ricard Memorial Observatory

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Ricard 16-Inch Clark

Hosted by
Lick Observatory - Mt. Hamilton, CA

Bart Fried, ATS President, Convention Co-Chairman
Tony Misch, Lick Observatory, Convention Co-Chairman
Peter Abrahams, Convention Paper Sessions Chairman
Jack Koester, ATS Treasurer
Walter Breyer, ATS Executive Secretary

General Schedule:
ATS 23nd Annual Convention Sessions &
Observing at Lick Observatory
Oct. 11Tour of Ricard Obs., Santa Clara College
and Chabot Obs.
Oct. 12Tour Lick Optical Shop, Lick Mechanical Shop, Center for Adaptive Optics, and Mary Lea Shane

2015 Call for Papers
2015 Convention Registration and Schedule

The above information is down-loadable in pdf format.

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Lick at Night

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Lick Observatory Main Entry

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Lick 36-Inch Clark


Lick Observatory - Mt. Hamilton, CA

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Chabot Observatory - Oakland, CA

Chabot Space and Science Center

Ricard Observatory 16-inch Clark - Santa Clara, CA

Clark 16-inch at Ricard Observatory

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.

#23: 2014 Northfield, MN - “The Prairie’s Starry Messenger" - Goodsell Observatory
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