Presentations from last February’s conference are now available! Sorry it took this long.
And now the 2nd Annual Sacramento Mountains Spectroscopy Workshop has been announced! It will take place in Las Cruces NM February 22-24, 2019. They now have a dedicated website which is here: http://www.smswweb.com/
Due to the tremendous success of last years introductory meeting which was held up in Mayhill NM the meeting format has been expanded to accomodate the need. Any and all interested please take advantage! This is the only meeting of its kind in the US and its purpose is a practical introduction to spectroscopy to where after the meeting you will be able to understand spectroscopy, what it is, as well as basic acquisition and processing of spectral data. The faculty honestly is unparalleled and features Dr Stella Kafka, director of AAVSO, Francois Cochard, developer of amateur spectroscopes Lhires III and others, Christian Buil , optical engineer and French amateur who developed most of the relevant software for processing spectra, Dr David Whelan from Austin College and several others.
My job between now and then will be to have a functioning spectroscopy set up since the data acquisition part of the course is happening right here in my backyard! So over the next 4+ months hopefully you can follow the progress until the big event! Hard to imagine the world’s spectroscopy experts will be convening right here at the Talavera Space Hut on Friday Feb 22nd. Better get started!
Thanks for reading!