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07 June 2012

British Astronomical Association Meeting on Observing Asteroids and Comets (06 Oct 2012)

From a Minor Planet Mailing List (mpml) post...

A joint meeting of the Comet Section and Asteroids and Remote
Planets Section of the BAA

at 10.00-17.00 hrs on Saturday, 2012 October 6
at the Berrill Lecture Theatre, Berrill Building, The Open University,
Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, United Kingdom

Topics to include:

* Methods in common for observing asteroids and comets
* Discovering comets and asteroids
* Comets masquerading as asteroids
* Asteroids masquerading as comets
* Water ice in asteroids
* Short contributions from members

In addition, there will be keynote lectures by:

Dr Simon Green of The Open University
Dr Stephen Lowry and Dr Sam Duddy
of The University of Kent, Canterbury

Anyone wishing to contribute a short talk should contact Richard Miles or Guy

Travel directions to the Berrill Building can be found at:
along with a map of the campus at:

More details of the programme will be made available in August.

Richard Miles
arps [at]

Guy Hurst
guy [at]

British Astronomical Association

Link: Minor Planet Center Post
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