Fall Meeting of the Illinois Section of the AAPT
and the St. Louis Area Physics Teachers (SLAPT)

Physics for Science and Technology for the 21st Century
October 13-14, 2000
Physics Department
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Edwardsville, Illinois  62026-1654

Shadow of solar eclipse over Europe as seen by Mir

Program Details - A hard copy will be available at the registration desk | Newsletter - Fall 2000
You may wish to print out a campus map before you leave for the meeting.

Invited presentation:  "Chasing the Sun", Sharon and Billy Hahs, Friday evening, 8:20-9:20 pm 

Here are the invited talks on Friday (F1-F5) and Saturday (S1-S4).   Note that F3 and F4 are concurrent.

F1.  "Physics and Air Travel"  (abstract), Rodney Guishard, Technical Center, Atlantic City International Airport
F2.
  "Where Are We?" (abstract), Barbara Wiley, National Imagery and Mapping Agency, St. Louis
F3.  "Light and Color on the Stage" (abstract), Valerie Goldston, Assistant in Theater and Dance, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
F4.  "Physics Day at Six Flags", Bill Brinkhorst , John Burroughs School, St. Louis
F5.  "Modeling Methods in High School Physics" (abstract), Mark Schober, John Burroughs School, St. Louis (curriculum materials)

S1.
  "Telecommunication" , Steve Sanders, President of Northern Arkansas Telephone Company, Past Chair of the Physics Department at SIUE and Past President of ISAAPT
S2.
  "Design of Modern Aircraft - Electromagnetic and IR Techniques" (abstract), Dennis Elking and Brian Greenwalt, Boeing Aircraft, St. Louis
S3.  "The Development of Synchrotron Radiation for Science and Technology:  A Surface Scientist's Perspective", Richard Rosenberg, Argonne National Laboratory
S4.
  "The Case for JavaTM in the 21st Century Physics Curriculum" (abstract), Mike Lee, Kent State University

Listen to an excellent steelpan demo via a Java applet .  Thanks to Tom Rossing for the reference.
Here is another fascinating Java applet -- a 3D view of the solar system featuring the newly discovered double asteroid 2000 DP107.  Watch it revolve around the sun, change your viewing orientation, and zoom in and out.  It takes awhile to load via a modem but then the model is very quick to respond to your commands.  For further information check out SpaceWeather.com.

Registration via the Web is still open.  Click on Online Registration  Note that the deadline for banquet and Saturday lunch reservations has passed.

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Registration form -
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Contributed papers
- current list:
submitted abstracts | details
Registration information -
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Edwardsville area - campus and area maps | science building | motels near Edwardsville | Collinsville motels
Directions:  SIUE and the Comfort Inn are just north of I-270, exit #9.
The campus is straight ahead and the motel is to the right on route 157.
Parking:  On Friday and Saturday, there is free parking in SIUE's visitors lot (B on the map).

Friday, October 13, 2000

11:00 - 4:00 Registration - New Engineering Building - In the lobby on the first floor.  Please make out your checks to "ISAAPT".
11:00 - 1:00 Lunch is available at SIUE's University Center.  Fast foods and the cafeteria are on the basement level while Salad-Hot Food Bar & special order are available in the University Restaurant on the 2nd floor.
12:00 - 12:55 Tours of the New Engineering Building
1:00 - 1:20 Welcome - Engineering Building Auditorium - EB 1033
1:20 - 2:00 Invited talk F1 (from the above list) - Engineering Building Auditorium - EB 1033
2:10 - 2:50 Invited talk F2 - Engineering Building Auditorium - EB 1033
2:10 - 2:40 Contributed Paper Session A - Engineering Building - EB 1012
3:00 - 3:15 Refreshments in the Lobby - Tours of the New Engineering Building
3:20 - 4:00 Invited talk F3 - University Theater - Dunham Hall, #6 on the campus map
3:20 - 4:00 Invited talk F4 - Engineering Building Auditorium - EB 1033
4:10 - 4:50 Invited talk F5 - Engineering Building Auditorium - EB 1033
4:10 - 4:40 Contributed Paper Session B - Engineering Building - EB 1012
5:00 - 5:20 Take-Fives - Engineering Building Auditorium - EB 1033
5:20 - 6:00 Tours of the Physics and OSME Labs in the Science Building (# 7 on the campus map)
6:00 - 7:00 Social time in the Faculty Club in Morris University Center (#8 on the campus map) - free music, wine, and cheese.  The music is funded by Fran Zurheide and the wine and cheese are provided by the Blattner Foundation Funds.
7:00 - 7:50 Banquet in the University Club Restaurant (adjoining the Faculty Club).
7:50 - 8:10 Awards - University Club Restaurant
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Solar Eclipse

Invited presentation

"Chasing the Sun" 

Drs. Sharon and Billy Hahs
Friday, September 13
8:20 - 9:20 pm

Morris University Center
(# 8 on the campus map)

We have traveled to exotic locales around the world to view total solar eclipses six times since 1990.  We have traveled to Costa Rica, Chile, Thailand, Mongolia, Venezuela, and Turkey.  These trips have provided some fantastic photographs and have provided time to soak in the culture of the regions.  As the moon passes in front of the sun, a process that takes about an hour, we use a camera with a filter that blocks out more than 99% of the light.  When the sun is blocked completely, the filter is removed and the brilliant corona is captured on film.  By varying the exposure time different effects are captured.  However, totality lasts only two to four minutes so you have to move quickly to get the dramatic shots.
 

Saturday, October 14, 2000

7:00 - 8:00 ISAAPT Council meeting - Engineering Dean's Conference Room, EB-3072 - Continental breakfast
7:30 - 8:10 Continental breakfast - Lobby of Engineering Building.  Tour of the New Engineering Building
7:30 - 9:30 Registration - New Engineering Building - In the lobby on the first floor.
8:15 - 8:20 Greetings and Information - Engineering Building Auditorium - EB 1033
8:20 - 9:00 Invited talk S1 - Engineering Building Auditorium - EB 1033
8:20 - 9:00 Contributed Paper Session C - Engineering Building - EB 1012
9:10 - 9:50 Invited talk S2 - Engineering Building Auditorium - EB 1033
9:10 - 9:45 Contributed Paper Session D - Engineering Building - EB 1012
10:00 - 10:15 Refreshments in the Lobby - Tours of the New Engineering Building
10:20 - 11:00 Invited talk S3 - Engineering Building Auditorium - EB 1033
11:10 - 11:50 Invited talk S4 - Engineering Building Auditorium - EB 1033
12:00 - 12:20 Take-Fives - Engineering Building Auditorium - EB 1033
12:20 - 1:20 Box lunch and general meeting of ISAAPT, concluding with a drawing for door prizes from Fred's Toy Box - EB 1033Make sure to order your box lunch when registering. The deadline is Wed., October 11.
1:25 -         Tours of the Physics and OSME Labs in the Science Building (# 7 on the campus map)
   
The program chair and local contact for sending forms by regular mail or FAX and for checking on classroom and lab facilities is: If you have any problems with submitting information via the online forms or if there are corrections to be made, contact the person who maintains these pages:
Fred Zurheide
Department of Physics
Southern Illinois Univ. at Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1654
Phone: 618-650-3148 (office)
Phone: 618-656-2004 (home)
Department: 618-650-2472
FAX: 618-650-3556
fzurhei@siue.edu
David R. Renneke, Sec.-Treas. of ISAAPT
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Augustana College
Rock Island, IL 61201-2296
Phone: 309-794-3403
Department: 309-794-3377
FAX:  309-794-7722
phrenneke@augustana.edu

Last update:   10:00 pm, October 12, 2000