Gravic Labs - Astronomy Papers, Presentations, and Conferences

Conferences

Meter-Class Astronomy: Developmental and Observational Programs
Waimea, HI (Big Island)
January 20-22, 2012

Stars, Companions, and their Interactions: A Memorial to Robert H. Koch
August 10-12, 2011

Light Bucket Astronomy Conference: Technology Developments and Research Programs
December 31, 2010 -
January 2, 2011

Selected Presentations and Papers

2014

Alt-Az Initiative Portland VIII Workshop, August 1-3, 2014
   High Speed Photometry and Scintillation
   Bruce Holenstein and Dylan Holenstein

32nd Annual IOTA Meeting, July 12-13, 2014 University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
   High Speed Observing Plans for Regulus-163 Erigone Event
   Steve Conard, Bruce Holenstein, and Dylan Holenstein

   Specialized Software and Equipment for High Speed Cameras
   Dylan Holenstein, Bruce Holenstein, and Steve Conard

Small Telescopes and Astronomical Research (STAR III) Conference, June 6-7, 2014, Lander University, Greenwood, South Carolina
   Optical Testing of Light Bucket Mirrors
   Bruce Holenstein and Dylan Holenstein

Free-Space Laser Communication and Atmospheric Propagation XXVI, 89710O, March 6, 2014, Proc. SPIE 8971
   Recent Developments in the Production of Spin-cast Epoxy Mirrors
   K.L. Brodhacker, J. Ritter, A.D. La Croix, B. Holenstein, and R.M. Genet

Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation, Vol. 2, No. 2
   Intensity Interferometry for the 21st Century
   E.P. Horch, G. Van Belle, R.M. Genet, and B.D. Holenstein

2013

31stAnnual IOTA Meeting, October 4-6, 2013, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
   Results from NEAF
   Bruce Berger, Ted Blank, Al Carcich, Ken Coles, Steve Conard, and Bruce Holenstein
   Application of EMCCDs to Faint Occultations
   Bruce Holenstein, Russ Genet, and Steve Conard

Society for the Astronomical Sciences 32nd Annual Conference - 2013 May 21-23
   Earth- and Space-Based Light Bucket Intensity Interferometry Arrays
   Russ Genet, Bruce Holenstein, Joseph Ritter, Elliott Horch, Gerard van Belle, Reed Estrada, Chris Estrada,
   Andrew Aurigema, Lisa Brodhacker, Jodi Christiansen, LLuvia Rodriguez, and Dave Kieda

Maui International Double Star Conference
   Lightbucket Telescopes for Intensity Interferometry
   Russ Genet, Bruce Holenstein, Reed Estrada, Chris Estrada, Mounir El-Koussa, Laura Rice, and Mike Vickery

2012

30th Annual IOTA Meeting, October 19-22, 2012 North Las Vegas, NV
   NEAF Meeting Report
   Bruce Berger, Ted Blank, Al Carcich, Ken Coles, Steve Conard, and Bruce Holenstein

Big Blue: Lightweight, Portable Assembly & Operations Manual
   1-Meter Prototype, Alt-Az Telescope Manual
   Miles Holenstein

Alt-Az Initiative Portland VI Workshop
   Meter-Class Telescope Array Science
   Bruce Holenstein and Russ Genet

Meter-Class Astronomy Conference: Telescopes, Instruments, and Observational Programs, Waimea, HI
   Overview of 0.75-m Telescope Project and Requirements
   Bruce Holenstein and Russ Genet
   High Time Resolution Astronomy Developments
   Bruce Holenstein and Russ Genet
   Optical Testing of Epoxy Mirrors
   Dylan Holenstein and Bruce Holenstein
   Active Secondary Project Update
   Alex Thompson, Jeff Jarema, and Bruce Holenstein

2011

Villanova University, Physics Department, November 7, 2011(Invited Talk)
   Lightweight Medium-Aperture Mirrors for Astronomy and Power Generation
   Bruce Holenstein

Astronomy Workshop at Gravic, October 8, 2011
   Telescope Arrays and Related Topics
   Bruce Holenstein, Rich Mitchell, and Dylan Holenstein
   Summary of the Astronomy Workshop at Gravic
   Bruce Holenstein

29th Annual IOTA Meeting, July 16-19, 2011, Rocklin, CA
   Alt-Az Initiative: Update on the development of portable and affordable meter-class telescopes
   Russ Genet and Bruce Holenstein

Amateur Astronomy, No. 70
   Spin-Cast Polymer Mirrors
   K. Lisa Brodhacker, Terry Richardson, Kevin Babson, James Ruff,
   Walter Scrivens, Russell Genet, Bruce Holenstein, and John Ridgely

   Non-Vacuum Silvering and Overcoating of Telescope Mirrors
   K. Lisa Brodhacker, Genevieve Harris, Bruce Holenstein,
   Sagar Venkateswaran, and Russell Genet

   Low Cost Active Secondary Mirrors
   Bruce Holenstein, Brian Fehrman,
   Miles Wickersham, Umesh Korde, and Russell Genet

Light Bucket Astronomy Conference: Technology Developments and Research Programs, Waimea, HI
   Light Bucket Astronomy
   Russ Genet and Bruce Holenstein
   Visions for Large Light Buckets
   Russ Genet and Bruce Holenstein
   Aberration Theory and Prototype Mirror Experiments
   Bruce Holenstein, Richard Mitchell and Dylan Holenstein
   Signal-to-Noise of Program Object Measures
   Bruce Holenstein and Russ Genet
   Silvering and Overcoating Experiments
   Bruce Holenstein, Sagar Venkateswaran, Michael Holenstein, and Dylan Holenstein
   Low Cost Fixed and Bimorph Correctors
   Bruce Holenstein, Dylan Holenstein, Garth Boyer, Alexander D. Thompson and Richard Mitchell
   Experiments with High Speed Cameras
   Bruce Holenstein
   A High Speed Electrometer for Photodiode Photometers
   Bruce Holenstein, Dylan Holenstein, Richard Mitchell and Alexander Demirjian
   Lunar Occultation Theory and Practice
   Bruce Holenstein

OTF Foamglass Tests
   Bruce Holenstein and Dylan Holenstein

Epoxy Mirrors
   Lander University 10" Spin-Cast Epoxy Mirror Tests
   Bruce Holenstein and Dylan Holenstein
   Lander University 11" Spin-Cast Epoxy Mirror Tests
   Bruce Holenstein and Dylan Holenstein
   Lander University Flats and 11" Spin-Cast Epoxy Mirror No.2 Tests
   Bruce Holenstein and Dylan Holenstein
   Lander University 22" Spin-Cast Epoxy Mirror Tests
   Bruce Holenstein and Dylan Holenstein

   Pi Sgr Lunar Occultation 2011 August 1011
   Bruce Holenstein, Dylan Holenstein, Larry DeWarf, and VU Students

   Mu Gem Lunar Occultation 2011 March 1314
   Bruce D. Holenstein and Dylan Holenstein

2010

Society for the Astronomical Sciences 29th Annual Conference
   Light Bucket Astronomy
   Russell M. Genet, Arne A. Henden, Bruce D. Holenstein - pp 117-122

2010 Annual IOTA Meeting
   Development of Portable and Affordable Meter-Class Telescopes
   Russ Genet and Bruce Holenstein
   Efforts to Improve the Signal-to-Noise-Ratio of Occultation Measures
   Bruce Holenstein and Russ Genet

Amateur Astronomy, No. 66
   Light Bucket Telescopes
   Russ Genet and Bruce Holenstein

Alt-Az Initiative Portland IV Workshop
   Gravic Labs Light Bucket Astronomy Projects
   Bruce D. Holenstein, Robert H. Koch, Richard J. Mitchell, Dylan R. Holenstein, Alexander D. Thompson,    Alexander J. Demirjian, Michael D. Holenstein, and Garth R. Boyer

The Alt-Az Initiative: Telescope, Mirror, & Instrument Developments, Collins Press
   Chapter 2, Light Bucket Astronomy
   Russell M. Genet and Bruce D. Holenstein

   Chapter 16, Figures of Merit for Light Bucket Mirrors
   Bruce D. Holenstein, Richard J. Mitchell, and Robert H. Koch

   Chapter 24, Experiments with Pneumatically-Formed Metalized Polyester Mirrors
   Bruce D. Holenstein, Richard J. Mitchell, Dylan R. Holenstein, Kevin A. Iott and Robert H. Koch

Alt-Az Initiative 2nd Hawaii Workshop
   Figures of Merit for Light Bucket Mirrors
   Bruce D. Holenstein, Richard J. Mitchell, and Robert H. Koch  

 Peacock Labs Mirror Coating Testing and Analysis,
   M. D. Holenstein

 Peacock Labs Mirror Coating Testing and Analysis – Phase II and IIA
   Bruce Holenstein and Dylan Holenstein

 Starstone 8in No. 0001a Tests
   Bruce Holenstein

 NEAF – 2010 Impressions
   Bruce Holenstein

 

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