Ca' del Monte Observatory May 26-28

Links to contributions (registration requested)

The 2017 GEOS meeting will be held in Ca' del Monte (Voghera, Italy)
from May 25 to 28. Scientific sessions (from May 26 morning to May 28 morning)
will be hosted in the local observatory (   ).
We thanks Fabrizio Barbaglia for his kindness.

Participants will be accomodated in the Agriturismo Ca' del Monte
(  ).
The price for the full board (room, breakfast,lunch,dinner) is 60 Euro per
person per day.

GEOS members interested to attend the meeting are kindly asked to fill the doddle at
by indicating the days they will be (also partially) present (prices reduced accordingly).

The GEOS Annual Meeting will be held at Strasbourg Observatory during the Pentecost weekend.


It will begin Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 14h and ends Monday, May 16 at 12h.


Strasbourg is a tourist town and you have to book hotel rooms as soon as possible.


Please, book your room now  for 14-15 May and 15-16 May nights with DMT,  stating clearly if the room is for ONE or TWO persons!


A tour operator is responsible for reservations at a modest price.


DMT address for booking:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




The next GEOS meeting (Strasbourg, May 14-16) is approaching.
The meeting will be kindly hosted by the Strasbourg Observatory.

I suggest to met on Saturday May 14 at 14.30 in front of the
Observatory. The meeting will start at 15.00 and will close
around 12.00 on Monday May 16.

Here some preliminary details provided by Michel Dumont:

- L'Observatoire nous a réservé un petit amphithéâtre d'environ 40 à 50 places.
Il est très pentu ! Il est équipé d'un vidéo projecteur et j'ai les coordonnées
de la personne à joindre pour avoir la wifi. Cet amphi est juste à côté du hall
d'entrée où se trouve une grande table ronde où nous prendrons les collations
(samedi en milieu d'après-midi, dimanche matin, dimanche après-midi et lundi matin).
La clé sera confiée à Alexandre COIRIER quelques jours avant et il me la
remettra à notre arrivée.

- L'hôtel IBIS Budget est situé juste en face de la gare. Le trajet (à pied)
Hôtel-Observatoire prend 25 min. Un plan de Strasbourg sera envoyé à chaque
participant ayant réservé une chambre. Il est possible d'effectuer ce trajet en tramway.

- Le repas de dimanche midi aura lieu dans un restaurant alsacien typique
très proche de la cathédrale; le trajet Observatoire- Restaurant est aussi
voisin de 25 min. Il y aura deux menus possibles.

The announced participants are:
Roland Boninsegna, Jacqueline Vandenbroere, Ennio Poretti, Stephane Ferrand,
Michel Dumont, Merce Correa, R. Marcos, Reinhold Auer, Anton Paschke,
Josep Vilalta, Jean-Francois Le Borgne, Juan Fabregat, Francesco Fumagalli.

***   Other participants are welcome !!!  ***
***   Please contact Michel Dumont as soon as possible ***

Details about the payment of the stay at the hotel (2 nights) and the
coffee-breaks will be given soon.

Only a few talks have been submitted so far:

Ennio Poretti - The GEOS observational insights into the Blazhko effect
Josch Hambsch - Recent studies of several RR Lyr stars with Blazhko effect
Josch Hambsch - 5 years Remote Observatory Atacama Desert (ROAD)
Jacqueline Vandenbroere - Les correlations entre les caracteristiques des RRab
Michel Dumont - Variations a faible amplitudes dans les courbes visuelles

*** I kindly ask you to provide other contributions ***

We have to discuss about the GEOS participation to the BAV meeting
(Hamburg, Sep. 17-18).

The programme will be refined and updated in the next weeks.

Geos meeting 2014 is now running at Ca" del Monte


These are the participants:

Reinhold Auer
Roland Boninsegna
Laurent Corp
Mercedes Correa
Juan Fabregat

Stéphane Ferrand
Francesco Fumagalli
Jean-Francois Le Borgne
Raymonde Mat
Ramon Moliner
Anton Paschke
Ennio Poretti
Joseph Remis
Robert Uhlar
Jacqueline Vandenbroere
Josep M. Vilalta

The scientific programm is as follows :

Friday May 9

10.00   F. Barbaglia      -   Welcome and logistics
10.15   L. Corp           -   OO Aql
11.00   F. Fumagalli      -   New variable stars in Perseus
11.40   J. Fabregat      -   The quest for Maia stars

13.00   Lunch

15.00   J. Vandenbroere  -   The change in the periods  of galactic RRab stars
16.00   L. Corp and R. Boninsegna    -   An observing campaign on V729 Cyg

16.45   Break

17.15   J.F. Le Borgne and E. Poretti   -   RR Lyr observed with VTTs and Kepler ( MNRAS publication - Arxiv )

18.15   All        -  Discussion on the results shown today

Saturday  May 10

9.15   J. Fabregat     -    Astronomical spectroscopy with Amateur Equipment

10.30   Break

11.00   J.F. Le Borgne  -    Real-time demonstration on how to choose comparison stars
12.00   L. Corp         -    Interesting stars for future monitorings

13.00   Lunch

15.00   J.F. Le Borgne  -   New functions at the RR Lyr website
16.00   Open discussion on the methods to search for periods

16.45  Break

17.15  Time to be assigned

Sunday May 11

9.30-12.00      Administrative aspects of the GEOS