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Wednesday, July 17th 2024

8:30 AM – ASTRONOMICAL LEAGUE General Council Meeting (Council only)
4:00 PM – REGISTRATION
4:30 PM – BUFFET DINNER at hotel
6:00 PM – Coach leaves for GOTTLIEB PLANETARIUM AT UNION STATION
7:00 PM – Gottlieb Planetarium tour and presentation
9:00 PM – Coach returns to DoubleTree


Thursday, July 18th 2024

8:00 AMBUFFET BREAKFAST + REGISTRATION
9:00 AM – OPENING REMARKS Carroll Iorg
10:00 AM – BREAK
10:30 AM – ALLISON KIRKPATRICK – The James Webb Space Telescope: Revealing the Secrets of an Invisible Universe
11:30 AM – JEN WINTER – When’s The Next One? – Keeping The Dream Alive Between Eclipses
12:30 PM – BUFFET LUNCH
1:30 PM – KEIVAN STASSUN – New Methods for Measuring The Fundamental Properties of Stars and Exoplanets
2:30 PM – RYAN MADERAK – How Does a Sun-Like Star Die?
3:30 PM – BREAK
4:00 PM – ROBERT REEVES – Postcards From the Moon
5:00 PM – BUFFET DINNER at hotel
6:00 PM – Coach leaves for LINDA HALL LIBRARY
7:00 PM – Linda Hall Library: Rare Astronomical Books Showcase, Talk by DAVID LEVY
8:30 PM – Coach returns to DoubleTree


Friday, July 19th 2024

8:00 AMBUFFET BREAKFAST + REGISTRATION
9:00 AM – Imaging Contest Voting Opens
9:00 AM – BILL WREN – A History of McDonald Observatory
10:00 AM – BREAK
10:30 AM – Astronomical League President’s Panel
11:30 AM – RYAN GOODSON – Ideal Materials Used to Build Large Portable Telescopes
12:30 PMBUFFET LUNCH book signing, DAVID LEVY
1:30 PM – Astronomical League YOUTH AWARDS
2:30 PM – Astronomical League BUSINESS MEETING
3:00 PM – Imaging Contest Voting Closes
3:30 PM – SCOTT HARRINGTON – Observing With Binoculars
3:30 PM – AL OBSERVING AWARDS COORDINATION MEETING committee only
5:15 PM – Coach leaves for Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
6:15 PM – Star-B-Que at Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
7:30 PM – Coach leaves for POWELL OBSERVATORY

8:00 PM – Powell Observatory: RACHEL CIONITTI – Dark Matter and Dark Energy, Stargazing and Imaging with the 30″ Ruisinger Telescope
10:00 PM – Coach returns to DoubleTree


Saturday, July 20th 2024

8:00 AMBUFFET BREAKFAST + REGISTRATION
9:00 AM – GARRETT PARKINS – Artemis Mission
10:00 AM – BREAK
10:30 AM – DAVID MCCALLLIE – Live-Stacking at Powell Observatory
11:30 AM – TIM RUSS – Beginning Visual Astronomy
12:30 PMBUFFET LUNCH autograph session, TIM RUSS
1:30 PM
– MITCH CLOUD and JENA DUNHAM – Exploring Space with Ham Radio
2:30 PM – STUART RILEY – Solar Observation – Solar Photography
3:30 PM – BREAK
4:00 PM – LOU MAYO – The Legacy of Voyager: From Planetary Probe to Interstellar Explorer
6:15 PM – AWARDS BANQUET: jazz band, book signing STEPHON ALEXANDER
7:00 PM – Dinner Served

8:00 PM – Keynote Speaker: STEPHON ALEXANDER –The Jazz of Physics
9:00 PM – Astronomical League Awards Ceremony and closing remarks