Symposium on Occultation Projects
University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
August 19th-23rd, 2016
pleased to invite members, friends and others who are interested
in occultation phenomena to attend the 35th European Symposium
on Occultation Projects (ESOP) which will take place at the
University of Surrey, UK.
ESOP is a forum for all people interested in any aspect of occultation
science including prediction, observation, recording, reduction,
instrumentation, techniques, lunar geodesy, and outreach. All
types of occultations are covered: lunar total and grazing,
asteroidal, planetary, planetary satellite and solar eclipses
(Baily's Bead phenomena). "European" covers all of
Europe, and we cordially invite participants from elsewhere.
ESOPs are held annually in a different European country each
year. Some countries have hosted the Symposium on several occasions
now. Otto Farago has documented a history
The Symposium language is English.
The International Occultation Timing Association / European
Section (IOTA / ES) is a not-for-profit scientific organisation
with about 150 active members. Its aim is to promote the prediction,
observation and analysis of occultations and eclipses. Professional
groups and observatories are acknowledged for their astrometric
updates and improved ephemerides.
BOK+BOK The Milky Way
"Our eyes are our first
tools. The sky lies open before us, for astronomy is an observational
rather than an experimental science. But our eyes are weak and
forgetful and therefore we build telescopes, which can gather
more light, and cameras, which make permanent records."
British Astronomical Association
Maidenhead Astronomical Society
Reading Astronomical Society
Royal Astronomical Society
Concept Design (donated the graphics)