PSP Schedule of Events
Schedule of Events
December 14-16, 2012
All times are Eastern Daylight Time
Friday, December 14, 2012
4:00 p.m. Registration and load in
5:00 p.m. Short PARI tour
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner/Welcome - cafeteria
6:20 p.m. Sunset
6:48 p.m. End of Civil Twilight
7:00 p.m. Evening at PARI - Star party guests are invited to participate at PARI’s monthly Evening at PARI program. This months program is a presentation by Dr. Mike Reynolds on amateur meteorite hunting and identification. All visitors will receive a small sample meteorite to take home with them.
About Dr. Reynolds: Dr. Mike Reynolds has spent thirty-six years in astronomy and space sciences in the gamut of a high school and university instructor, planetarium and museum director, researcher, writer, lecturer, and administrator. He earned his Ph.D. in Astronomy and Science Education from the University of Florida. Reynolds has received numerous recognition for his work, including the 1986 Florida State Teacher of the Year, NASA Teacher-in-Space National Finalist, and the G. Bruce Blair Medal in Astronomy. He has written a number of astronomy books and articles and is a Consulting Editor for Astronomy Magazine. Reynolds has led numerous astronomical expeditions worldwide, and has also served as an invited speaker internationally. Dr, Reynolds is Executive Director Emeritus of the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, California and is currently Dean of Liberal Arts & Sciences and teaches Astronomy at Florida State College in Jacksonville.
9:00 p.m. Observing begins
Open Observing… all night
Saturday, December 15, 2012
8:04 a.m. Civil Twilight begins
8:32 a.m. Sunrise
9:00 a.m. Breakfast - cafeteria
10:30 a.m. Dr. Mike Castalez will discuss and explain the NASA meteor network and the PARI All Sky
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Group Picture, followed by a campus instrument tour, which will include APDA and the meteor films
being stored there.
3:00 p.m. Don Cline presents the PARI Meteor Collection and some of his personal best specimens.
6:00 p.m. Dinner/Door Prizes - Cafeteria
6:20 p.m. Sunset
6:49 p.m. End Civil Twilight
7:30/8ish p.m. Additional program (TBA): Fisheye/Nighttime/meteorite photography. George Fleenor of
Geographics Imaging or Similar.
Open Observing… all night.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
8:05 a.m. Civil Twilight begins
8:33 a.m. Sunrise
9:00 a.m. Breakfast in Cafeteria
11:00 a.m. Depart Campus
In case of rain or overcast clouds, social activities will be hosted in the Cline Administration Building as needed.