*************************************************************************** * * * ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER FOR THE HISTORY OF ASTRONOMY * * * * Published by the Work Group for the History of Astronomy * * in the Astronomische Gesellschaft * * * * Number 5, May 26, 1994 * * * * A translation of * * * * ELEKTRONISCHE MITTEILUNGEN ZUR ASTRONOMIEGESCHICHTE * * Nr. 5, 17. Mai 1994 * * * * Edited by: Dr. Wolfgang R. Dick <wdi@potsdam.ifag.de> * * * * Translated by: Mr. Donald Bellunduno <76450.1741@CompuServe.COM> * * * *************************************************************************** Contents -------- Arnold Zenkert: Prof. Diedrich Wattenberg's 85th birthday on the 13th of June Eckehard Schmidt: Founding and construction of astronomical museums in China - travel impressions Conference calendar 1994/95 Feature on The Flood and Astronomy New books Personnel Acknowledgements Imprint Addendum by the translator: Midwest Regional Meeting of the International Dark-Sky Association ........................................................................... Prof. Diedrich Wattenberg's 85th birthday on the 13th of June ------------------------------------------------------------- By Arnold Zenkert, Potsdam Seldom are we allowed to look back upon the time of a man who has lived such a long and fullfilled life, one that was dedicated to the world of the distant stars, their research, and what connections they have to the total culture of mankind. Old age is often the time to measure what one has and has not accomplished, to count one's debits and credits. So it was in his autobiography which appeared ten years ago "Gestirnter Himmel ueber mir - Unverlierbares aus meinem Leben" ("Starry Heaven above me - Unforgettable moments from my life"). Set against one another, the balance of his life can account for the jubilation, pride, and joy over the rich harvest of his accomplishments. Fascinated with the world of the stars and the results of early astronomical research in the beginning of the 20th Century, he began to write about it at the age of 18. The meeting with Bruno H. Buergel in the year 1924 heavily influenced his later lifestyle as a person who educated himself and as a popularizer of the arts. It was a way for him to struggle for a steadfast way of life, and as a result of his aspirations, was very shortly known in the newspapers in the surrounding area of Bremen. Noteworthy journals such as "Das Weltall" (The World Universe), "Die Himmelswelt" (The World of the Stars) and "Die Sterne" (The Stars) published his works, which were dedicated mainly to the History of Astronomy. A turning point in his life was his meeting with Friedrich Simon Archenhold, founder of the "Volkssternwarte" (People's Observatory) in Berlin-Treptow in the year 1929. After that meeting, he began his successful and highly accomplished time in Berlin. Those who lived through the period of suffering and destruction after the Second World War, also understood the enthusiasm that was evident to rebuild the country. Wattenberg was one of the first to put himself into this task, and made certain that the Archenhold Observatory was soon once again in working operation. His appointment as Director of the facility followed shortly after in 1948. We have him to thanks that the observatory became one of the most important facilitys of its kind at that time. His 30 years of activity at the observatory meant a constant effort in order to expand the facility, and on going improvement in work with the public. To those accomplishments belong the small Zeiss Planetarium, the 500-mm Cassegraine Reflector, the Coude Refractor, as well as the Sun Cabinet. Working with these instruments the Archenhold Observatory was able to assist the ever growing number of star-gazing observatories and planetariums, as well as assist in instructing visiting school groups in Astronomy and stood at the disposal for the further education of teachers in the community. The observatory's activities became well known through the sheer number of lectures and writings offered in the printed series "Vortraege und Schriften", of which over 25 stem from the pen of Wattenberg himself. These lectures and writings (which were of first line quality) on the History of Astronomy brought the reader to a general understanding with the "torch bearer" of Astronomy and also lead the reader to strive for a greater appreciation of the picture of the world in which we live. Summing up all of his writings and contributions together, the total number approaches 2500, to which have to be added 1600 lectures. During the time of his life, he felt closely connected with the life and works of Bruno H. Buergel. In the Buergel-Freundes-Kreis ("Friends of Buergel Circle"), which was founded by Wattenberg, people and general admirers of astronomical writers who wished to glean more out of astronomy than facts and numbers, could meet and discuss these topics. Prof. Wattenberg had dedicated his entire life in word and deed to the inner value of the human condition. As he himself furthered, theological and philosophical questions should always be considered in their historical context. This train of thought reoccurred all throughout his lectures, especially when open discussion on a topic was not able at these times. In the year 1978 Prof. Wattenberg retired. In his home in Berlin- Mahlsdorf he spends his evening of life filled with evidence of his joy in working, which the publications certainly prove. Our heartfelt thanks and best wishes go out to the man who displayed so much energetic creativity and gave us such a legacy of writings, knowledge, and achievements. Ad multos annos! Additional comments by the editor: A list of writings of D. Wattenberg can be located in "J.C.Poggendorff Biographisch-literarisches Handwoerterbuch der exakten Naturwissenschaften" ["J.C.Poggendorff Biographic-Literary Dictionary of exact Natural Sciences"], vol. VIIa, part 4, Berlin 1961, Pp. 867-869. Additions to this list of works will be available in forthcoming vol. VIII, mediated by the Work Group for the History of Astronomy. In 1993 Wattenberg's work "Archivalische Quellen zum Leben und Werk von Franz Xaver von Zach" ["Archival Sources from the life and works of Franz Xaver von Zach"] appeared in Goettingen (cf. printed "Mitteilungen zur Astronomiegeschichte" Nr. 3, p. 3). In June of this year the publishing house GNT-Verlag Stuttgart will release, mediated by the Work Group on the History of Astronomy, Wattenberg's book "Wilhelm Olbers im Briefwechsel mit Astronomen seiner Zeit" ["Wilhelm Olbers - an exchange of letters with the astronomers of his time"]. Also in print or in preparation - "Wilhelm Schamoni - Ein Leben fuer Heilige und Ewigkeit" ["Wilhelm Schamoni - A life for the holy and eternal"] and "Tiere in der Sternenwelt. Sternbilder mit Tiernamen und ihre Geschichte" ["Animals in the world of the stars. Constellations with the names of animals and their history"]. ........................................................................... Founding and construction of astronomical museums in China ---------------------------------------------------------- - Travel impressions -------------------- By Eckehard Schmidt, Nuernberg A group of interested people traveled to China in 1993 in order to explore China's historical and present astronomical accomplishments. Next to sightseeing, there were also discussions in modern observatories such as Xinglong, Nanjing, Shanghai, and the astronomers they met also led them to several Astronomy museums. The historical observatory in Beijing portrays the most well known efforts in Europe by the Chinese to keep the History of Astronomy alive. The observatory itself is the museum and instructs visitors about insruments and research since the 13th Century. An exhibition pavillion next to the observatory has on display photographs, models, and sketches on further aspects of Chinese Astronomical History like the observation and discovery of the supernova (Crab-Nebula) which took place 940 years ago. The director is Ms. Cui Shi Zhu. The observatory and the museum are open during certain times. The graves of European missionaries, astronomers, scientists and artists are located together as ensambles sporadically on small village greens in historical places in Beijing. Honored there are Ferdinand Verbiest, Adam Schall von Bell and Mattei Ricci. Mr. Yi Shitong, President of the Astronomical Museum in China, presented us with two astronomical texts: "Several Newly Found Astronomical Instruments Concerning Johann Adam Schall von Bell" and "Engravement Tablets of the Western Missionaries in the Early Times in Beijing". The graves are not open to the public. The oldest remaining intact observatory lies some 14 km from Dengfeng, Hunan Province. There, the astronomer Guo Shoujing furthered a calendar reform and the beginning of the now used calendar cycle of 365 1/4 days per year. This observatory with it's 9 m high stone turret has been fully restored. In the front court yard stand the gnomon with which over ca. 800 years before the first measurements began. A neighboring building contains displays on the History of Observatories and Calendar systems. There is a plan in work here for an expansion of the facility into an Astronomy-Park. According to the plan, a series of tablets and models will be on display along the garden path with the theme: Keeping the theme of Astronomy alive. The observatory is open to the public. The modern observatory in Nanjing displays historical angle-measuring instruments, globes, etc. Further historical astronomical exhibits are spread all through China, mostly at their original sights. One example: In the museum of the city of Suzhou stands the stone tablets which contain the 12th century star charts of the astronomer Huang Shang. The North Star lies in the center of the chart. The heavenly bodies and their orbits are enhanced by the text which is included on this chart. A thorough astronomical history of China in one single museum has not yet been able to be accomplished. The presentation of the exhibits is only on occassion as thorough as similar European presentations, and can not be compared to the efforts of their European counterparts. All discussion partners in China have shown a large interest in contacts with astronomy historians and museums. I would gladly delve out any addresses that are needed. (Address of the author: Dr.-Ing. Eckehard Schmidt, Postfach 4616, D-90025 Nuernberg, Germany) ........................................................................... Conference Calendar 1994/95 --------------------------- 1994 ---- 20 May, Bonn (Germany) 3 PM c.t., Great lecture Hall, Kreuzbergweg Festival colloqium by the section of Physics/Astronomy at the University of Bonn to honor Heinrich Hertz, died 1894 in Bonn; lectures by A. Hermann (Stuttgart) und K.H.Althoff (Bonn) 30 May - 4 June, Flagstaff, Arizona (USA) International Rock Art Congress, including a symposium titled "Celestial Seasonings: Astronomical Connotations of Rock Art." (ARARA, P.O. Box 65, San Miguel CA, USA, Tel (805) 467-3704) 3-4 June, St. Niklaas (Belgium) Work schedule "Gerhard Mercator - A messanger of culture and science in Europe" Participant fee: 120,- DM Last day to sign up and confirm reservation: 15 May 1994 Sign up at: Dipl.-Ing. H.J.Lagoda, Gehrstr. 10, D-47176 Duisburg Transfer under the key word "MERCATOR 94 Seminar 5194" to: VDV-Bildungswerk FG 5, Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal (BLZ 33050000), Acct-Nr. 550004 Conference address: Mercator-Museum, Zamanstraat 49, B-9100 St. Niklaas, Belgium 3-5 June, Pennsylvania State University (USA) 11th International Symposium on Latin American Indian Literature Papers were solicited on anthropology, astronomy, history, medicine, rock art, and many other topics (Dr. Mary Preuss, Pennsylvania State University, University Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132, USA) 30 June - 2 July, Bautzen (Germany) The day for school astronomy, 1994 Astronomy History Lectures: B.Kanitscheider: Astrology in scientific theoretic perspective; D.B.Herrmann: On the history of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram (Saechsische Akademie fuer Lehrerbildung (The Saxon Academy for teacher training), Aussenstelle Leipzig, Eilenburger Str. 7, D-04838 Hohenpriessnitz, Germany, Tel. (0342) 42 50 202) 29-31 August, Bochum (Germany) Symposium of the European Society for Astronomy in Culture (SEAC) (Prof. Wolfhard Schlosser, Astronomisches Institut, Ruhr-Universitaet, Universitaetsstrasse 150, D-44780 Bochum, Germany) 2-4 September, Wittenberg (Germany) Colloqium "On the History of Geo-Sciences in the 16th Century." Entrance fee: 25,- DM (Dr. Peter Schmidt, Technische Universitaet, Bergakademie Freiberg, Universitaetsbibliothek, D-09599 Freiberg, Germany, Tel. (03731) 513235, Fax (03731) 22195) 5-10 September, Odessa (Ukraine) International conference "Astrophysics and Cosmology after Gamov", among topics: Gamov memorial session, Astronomy and Astrophysics in Odessa (Dr. Michael Ryabov, Astronomical Observatory, Shevchenko Park, 270014 Odessa, Ukraine, Tel. 7(0482) 24-7131, 21-4034, 22-8442, Fax 7(0482) 33-406, Telex 64-232239 OFIS SU, E-mail: root%astro.odessa.ua@relay.ussr.eu.net) 12-13 September, St. Peterbourg (Russia) Workshop dedicated to G.Gamov's memory (Prof. D.A.Varshalovich, A.F.Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, Politekhnicheskya ul. 26, 194021 St. Peterbourg, Russia, E-mail: varsh@astro.pti.spb.su) 21-23 September, Halle (Germany) Meeting of the Driburg Circle for students, doctoral candidates and assistents on the theme "Protection relationships in the natural sciences, technology and medicine." In order to register up until 1 August 1994 please send all inquiries to: Martina Lorenz, Universitaet Regensburg, Lehrstuhl fuer Wissenschaftsgeschichte, D-93040 Regensburg 23-26 September, Halle (Germany) 77th Annual conference of the German Society for History of Medicine, Natural Sciences and Technology. Theme: "Subjectivity und Science" Up until the 25 May, Registering for either the main theme lecture, or to attend the presentations on various regional and historical subjects, should address their inquiries to: Prof. Dr. C. Meinel, Lehrstuhl fuer Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Postfach der Universitaet, D-93040 Regensburg, Fax (0941) 943 4992 6-8 October, Duisburg (Germany) 7th Cartography-History Colloquium "Gerhard Mercator and his time" (Prof. Dr. W. Scharfe, Freie Universitaet, FR Kartographie, Arno-Holz-Str. 12, D-12165 Berlin, Germany) 5 November, Duisburg (Germany) Working conference for "Gerhard Mercator - his life, his works and his traces upon the lower Rhein and the world." Entrance fee: 120,- DM Last day for registration and confirmation: 7 October 1994 All registration inquiries to: Dipl.-Ing. H.J.Lagoda, Gehrstr. 10, D-47176 Duisburg, Germany Transfer under the key word: "G.M. am Niederrhein - Seminar 5294" to: VDV-Bildungswerk FG 5, Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal (BLZ 33050000), Konto-Nr. 550004 Conference address: Kultur- und Stadthistorisches Museum Duisburg, Johannes-Corputius-Platz 1, D-47051 Duisburg, Tel. (0203) 283-2640/2656 5-6 November, Berlin (Germany) Scientific conference on the 200th birthday of Johann Jacob Baeyer (Prof. Dr. Eberhard Knobloch and Dr. Herbert Pieper, Technische Universitaet Berlin, Institut fuer Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie, Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte, Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7, D-10587 Berlin, Germany, Tel. (030) 314-24841/22606) 1995 ---- 27-31 March, Berlin (Germany) VIth Physics-History conference on the theme "150 years of the Physikalische Gesellschaft" and international Physics-History Conference: "Emergence of Modern Physics" Up until 1. September 1994 registration can be obtained through: Dr. Dieter Hoffmann, FSP Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Jaegerstr. 10/11, D-10117 Berlin, Germany, Tel. (030) 20192-164/152, Fax (030) 20192-154/162 August, Boulder, Colorado (USA) "History of Geophysics and Global Change", Symposium of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, IDC of History Topics: all subjects in history of geophysics and related disciplines, the sun in history Deadline for submission of papers: 31 January 1995 Contact: Prof. Dr. Michele Colacino, Instituto Fisica dell'Atmosfera, P.Le. Sturzo, 31, I-00144 Roma, Italy or: Dr. Wilfried Schroeder, Geophysical Station, Hechelstr. 8, D-28777 Bremen, Germany 18-20 September, Leoben (Austria) 2nd Symposium "The Cultural Heritage of Mining Sciences and Geo-sciences - Libraries - Archives - Museums". Theme: "Art and Culture in Mining Sciences and in Geo-sciences." (Dr. Peter Schmidt, Technical University, Bergakademie Freiberg, University Library, D-09599 Freiberg, Germany, Tel. (03731) 513235, Fax (03731) 22195) ........................................................................... Feature on The Flood and Astronomy ---------------------------------- On Thursday the 24th May 1994, 9pm, the German radio channel HESSEN 2 will carry the feature: "News of the Flood, or, How a comet can bring proof of what's in the bible". Roughly 10000 years ago a comet was supposed to have brought upon the globe a great catastrophy. Thus, the world-wide myths of "The Flood" was born. The Austrian geologists Edith and Alexander Tollmann consider these as eyewitness reports, and using modern natural scientific methods they try to either prove or disprove them. Beate Ziegs analyses in her feature Tollmanns' investigation. ........................................................................... New Books --------- Aveni, Anthony F.: The ancient astronomers. Montreal: St. Remy Press; Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books, 1993. ISBN 0-8959-9037-7. Caspar, Max: Kepler. New York: Dover Publications, 1993. Pp. 441. ISBN 0-486-67605-6. $ 10.95, paperbound [C. Doris Hellmann's 1959 translation from German in a corrected and expanded edition] Crowe, Michael J.: Modern theories of the universe: from Herschel to Hubble. New York: Dover Publications, 1994. Pp. X, 435. ISBN 0-4862-7880-8. $ 9.95 Ferchel, Joseph: Praktische Sonnenuhren-Kunst fuer Jedermann. Anleitung zur Verfertigung von Sonnenuhren. [Practical Sundial-Art for everyone. Introduction to the making of sun-dials.] (Reprint of the original-edition of 1841). Hannover: Verlag T. Schaefer, 1994. 64 S. ISBN 3-88746-323-4. Hardbound DM 34,- Hetherington, Norriss S. (Ed.): Cosmology: historical, literary, philosophical, religious, and scientific perspectives. (Garland reference library of the humanities, vol. 1634) New York, London: Garland Publishing, 1993. Pp. XI, 631. ISBN 0-8153-1085-4. ISBN 0-8153-0934-1 (pbk) King, David A.: Astronomy in the service of Islam. (Collected studies series, CS416) Aldershot, Hampshire, Great Britain; Brookfield, Vt., USA: Variorum, 1993. (various pagings). ISBN 0-8607-8357-X. $ 94.95 (est.) McGrayne, Sharon Bertsch: Nobel Prize women in science. Their lives, struggles, and momentous discoveries. Brich Lane Press, 1993. Pp. 419. ISBN 1-55972-146-4. $ 26.95 [including Jocelyn Bell, the discoverer of pulsars] Reiche, Maria: Contribuciones a la geometria y astronomia en el antiguo Peru. Lima: Epigrafe Editores S.A., 1993. Pp. 571. ISBN 8-4890-3404-4. Santilla, Giorgio de; Dechend, Hertha of: Die Muehle des Hamlet. Ein Essay ueber Mythos und das Geruest der Zeit. [The Hamlet's Mill. An Essay on Myths and the framework of the time]. Authorized translation from the English by Beate Ziegs. (Computerkultur, Bd. 8) Berlin: Verlag Kammerer & Unverzagt, 1993. 578 S. ISBN 3-926763-23-X. DM 68,- [The authors acknowledge that the universal myths all have a common origin, which originated in the stars. The myth has been the language for the portrayel, the transmission, and the handling of an extensive and complex body of astronomical information and to that also the origin of scientific thinking.] Schillinger, Klaus (Hrsg.): Kostbare Instrumente und Uhren. Aus dem Mathematisch-Physikalischen Salon Dresden. [Valuable Instruments and Clocks. From the Mathematic-Physical Salon Dresden.] Leipzig: E. A. Seemann Kunstverlagsgesellschaft, 1993. ca. 144 S. ISBN 3-363-00599-7. ca. DM 128,- [Historical Measuring Instruments, Telescopes, Burning mirrors, Arithmetic aids, Pointing-instruments, Optical instruments, Earth and Celestial Globes, Clocks] Schroeder, Wilfried; Treder, Hans-Juergen (Ed.): Reflections on physics and geophysics. Bremen-Roennebeck, 1994. Pp. 150. DM 20,-/$ 14 (incl.postage) [papers on theoretical physics, history of physics and interdisciplinary studies of geophysics and physics; Address for orders: W.Schroeder, Science Edition, Hechelstrasse 8, D-28777 Bremen, Germany] ........................................................................... Personnel --------- Prof. Dr. Eberhard Knobloch (Berlin), Member of the Work Group for the History of Astronomy, has been nominated to Chairman of the International Commission of the History of Mathematics and is also Correspondending Member of the Mathematic-Natural Science Class [Mathematisch- naturwissenschaftliche Klasse] of the Saxon Academy of Sciences [Saechsische Akademie der Wissenschaften] in Leipzig. ........................................................................... ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ---------------- For information we thank: P.Schmidt (Freiberg), W.Schroeder (Bremen), B.Ziegs (Berlin), VDV-Bildungswerk FG 5. ........................................................................... IMPRINT ------- Electronic Newsletter for the History of Astronomy (ENHA) Published by the Work Group for the History of Astronomy in the Astronomische Gesellschaft A translation of "Elektronische Mitteilungen zur Astronomiegeschichte" Editor: Dr. Wolfgang R. Dick <wdi@potsdam.ifag.de> Translated by: Mr. Donald Bellunduno <76450.1741@compuserve.com> All news which is not mentioned by name are editorial contributions. Articles as well as information for the several sections will be gladly received. Subscription for the ENHA is free, in order to obtain a subscription inside Germany, one must first obtain a subscription for the Mitteilungen zur Astronomiegeschichte (MA). [Mitteilungen zur Astronomiegeschichte: Price: DM 1.50 / issue plus postage and packing costs outside Germany: free Subscription: Send in DM 2.50 (one issue) or DM 5.00 (Nos. 4-5) in stamps to the editor Editor: Dr. W. R. Dick, Otterkiez 14, D-14478 Potsdam, Germany, Tel.: (+331) 863199 ] Astronomische Gesellschaft / Astronomical Society: Chairman: Prof. Dr. Hanns Ruder, University of Tuebingen, Theoretical Astrophysics and Computational Physics, Auf der Morgenstelle 10, D-72076 Tuebingen Secretary: Dr. G. Klare, Landessternwarte, Koenigstuhl, D-69117 Heidelberg Arbeitskreis Astronomiegeschichte / Work Group for the History of Astronomy: Chairman: Prof. Dr. Peter Brosche, Observatorium Hoher List der Sternwarte der Universitaet Bonn, D-54550 Daun, Germany, Tel.: (+6592) 2150, Fax: (+6592) 2937 Secretary: Dr. Wolfgang R. Dick, Institut fuer Angewandte Geodaesie, Aussenstelle Potsdam, Postfach 60 08 08, D-14408 Potsdam, Germany, Tel.: (+331) 316 619, E-mail: wdi@potsdam.ifag.de (in the event I am not reachable at this address, please try the following address: dick@gfz-potsdam.de oder wdick@aip.de) Secretary for Public Work: Dr. Gudrun Wolfschmidt, Deutsches Museum, Museumsinsel 1, D-80538 Muenchen, Germany, Tel.: (+89) 2179 277, Fax: (+89) 2179 324, E-mail: t7911ac@sunmail.lrz-muenchen.de Bank Acct. of the Work Group of the Astronomische Gesellschaft: Acct # 261 917, Sparkasse Mannheim (BLZ 670 501 01) Contributions from foreign countries, please sign with: "Fuer Arbeitskreis Astronomiegeschichte" to: acct # 162 18-203, Postgiroamt Hamburg, BLZ 200 400 20 *************************************************************************** Addendum by the translator -------------------------- May 14, 1994 The 1994 Midwest Regional Meeting of the International Dark-Sky Association will be held on Saturday, June 4, 1994 at the Story County Conservation Center at McFarland Park, just northeast of Ames, Iowa (I-35 Exit 116). The meeting is free, and anyone interested in improving the quality of outdoor lighting and our nighttime environment is encouraged to attend. We hope that you will be able to attend. The meeting is being sponsored by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), the Story County Conservation Board, Musco Sports-Lighting, Inc., and the Ames Area Amateur Astronomers (AAAA). Here, now, is the preliminary schedule of events. Saturday, June 4, 1994 Story County Conservation Center, McFarland Park, Ames, Iowa 9:30-10:00 a.m. REGISTRATION 10:00-Noon SESSION 1 10:00-10:05 Introduction and Welcome Ed Engle, President, Ames Area Amateur Astronomers Royce Bitzer, Dark Sky Preservation Section Leader, AAAA David Oesper, Educational Outreach Section Leader, AAAA 10:05-10:45 IDA Slide Sets Dr. David Crawford, Executive Director, IDA 10:45-11:15 Progress Report on Full-Cutoff Lighting Implementation at ISU Randy Larabee, P.E., Facilities Planning & Management, ISU 11:15-12:00 Defining and Controlling Spill from Large-Area Light Sources Joe Crookham, President, Musco Sports-Lighting, Inc. Noon-1:00 p.m. LUNCH 1:00-3:15 p.m. SESSION 2 1:00-1:30 Introduction to the Issues, and Update on IDA Dr. David Crawford, Executive Director, IDA 1:30-1:45 New Outdoor Lighting at Wesleyan University Dr. Arthur Upgren, Van Vleck Observatory 1:45-2:00 Outdoor Fluorescent Lighting / Occupancy Sensors for Outdoor Lighting Joe Lynch, Energy Alternatives 2:00-2:15 Update on Cedar Rapids Outdoor Lighting Efficiency Task Force Doug Slauson, Cedar Amateur Astronomers 2:15-2:30 TBA 2:30-3:15 Roundtable Discussion of Outdoor Lighting Issues 3:15-3:30 p.m. BREAK 3:30-5:30 p.m. SESSION 3 3:30-4:00 Workshop on Outdoor Lighting Basics Dr. David Crawford, Executive Director, IDA 4:00-4:15 TBA 4:15-4:30 Discussion on Creating an Outdoor Lighting Center at ISU David Oesper & Royce Bitzer 4:30-4:35 Trends in Sky Brightness Levels at Erwin W. Fick Observatory Dr. Phil Appleton, Iowa State University 4:35-5:30 SPECIAL ASTRONOMY PRESENTATION: Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 / Jupiter Collision Dr. Phil Appleton, ISU Dept. of Physics & Astronomy 5:30-7:30 p.m. DINNER 7:30-8:00 p.m. TBA 8:00-9:00 p.m. PUBLIC ASTRONOMY LECTURE "The Messier Objects" - Sam Wormley, AAAA 9:00-Midnight PUBLIC STAR PARTY Observing Jupiter & the Messier Objects at the McFarland Park Observatory Ames Area Amateur Astronomers 10:00-11:00 p.m. VAN TOUR OF GOOD AND BAD LIGHTING Dr. David Crawford, David Oesper, and Royce Bitzer Van-to-Van Radio Linkup by Mark Hayes, AAAA You'll notice that there are some TBA ("to be announced") slots in the agenda. If you would like to give a presentation on any aspect of outdoor lighting, please contact us as soon as possible, or note this on the registration card when we send you a registration packet (and then return to us). PLEASE E-MAIL TO F1.DAO@ISUMVS.IASTATE.EDU IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE A MEETING REGISTRATION PACKET! Registration is by no means required, but we ask you to return the registration card we'll send you to help us plan the best possible meeting for you. We plan to have a lunch catered in, and supper will be on your own. You may attend as much or as little of the meeting as you like, but we hope you will be able to attend all of it. Enclosed in the registration packet you will find a map showing how to find the Story County Conservation Center. It is easy to find from I-35 as there are signs on the interstate, on county road E-29, and on Dayton Rd. Because of "Odyssey of the Mind" that same weekend, motel rooms in Ames will be scarce. We, along with the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau, will do everything possible to find you a room at a local motel. Some members of the Ames Area Amateur Astronomers will be opening their homes to meeting attendees as well. If it is not inconvenient to do so, you may want to consider staying overnight in Des Moines, which has an ample supply of motel/hotel rooms. Here is a list of local motels, hotels, and bed & breakfasts which may have rooms available Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4: * Ames Motor Lodge (515) 232-4315 * Barkley House Bed & Breakfast, Boone (800) 753-8586 * Best Western Starlight Village (515) 232-9260 * Boone Hotel, Boone (515) 432-9783 * Budgetel Inn (515) 296- 2500 * Capri Motel, Boone (515) 432-7885 * Colo Motel, Colo (515) 377-2242 * Comfort Inn (515) 232- 0689 * El Rancho Motel (515) 232-3732 * Green Belt Bed & Breakfast (515) 232-1960 * Hancock House Bed & Breakfast, Boone (515) 432-4089 * Heartland Inn (515) 233-6060 * Holiday Inn_Gateway Center (515) 292-8600 * Hook's Point Farmstead Country Inn, Stratford (800) 383-7062 * Lincoln Lodge Motel (515) 232-5464 * ISU Memorial Union (515) 292-1111 * Martha's Vineyard Bed & Breakfast, Colo (515) 377-2586 * New Frontier Motel (515) 292-2056 * Park Inn of Ames (515) 232-3410 * Queen Anne's Bed & Breakfast, Nevada (515) 382-6444 * Satellite Motel, Grand Junction (515) 738-2455 * Shangri-La Motel, Boone (515) 432-6220 * Silver Saddle Motel (515) 232-8363 * Super 8 Motel (515) 232-6510 * Super 8 Motel, Story City (515) 733-5281 * Super 8 Motel, Boone (515) 432-8890 * Topper Motel, Boone (515) 432-2500 * Travel Inn / Relax Inn (800) 444-8882 * University Inn (515) 232-0280 * Viking Motor Inn, Story City (515) 733-4306 * Villa Caruso Bed & Breakfast, Story City (515) 733-4940 * If you have any questions, please contact us at any time. We are looking forward to seeing you at what will be a very productive and informative meeting! Very sincerely yours, David Oesper, IDA Meeting Local Organizer Home Phone: (515) 232-8705 1208 Wilson Ave. Office Phone: (515) 239-1038 Ames, Iowa 50010-5426 E-mail: f1.dao@isumvs.iastate.edu