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8-10 February, 2013 -- Pukalani, Maui, Hawaii
Held at the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy, Maui

Special Events
Wednesday 6 February Atlantis submarine cruise & Lahaina old town tour
Thursday 7 February Haleakala summit tour and dinner at Kula Lodge
Saturday 9 February Haleakala summit evening observing session
Sunday 10 February aloha dinner and special evening talk

The Maui International Double Star Conference will cover all aspects of visual double star astrometry. Invited talks and contributed posters are welcome on double star history, instrumentation, observations, orbital analysis, catalogs, organizations, journals, and student research.  All observational techniques from simple visual astrometric eyepieces and CCD astrometry, to lucky imaging, adaptive optics, and speckle, amplitude, and intensity interferometry will be covered. A special session and workshop will highlight how students can learn about science by conducting their own double star research.  Being a published “scientist” significantly advances their educational careers. The conference will conclude with a panel discussion on the current status and future prospects for double star astrometry. Papers will be included in a book published by the Collins Foundation Press. Although all attendees pay their own expenses, a limited number of high school and undergraduate student scholarships will be made available. Please see for conference details and registration. 
 The primary science contact is Russ Genet
(805) 438-3305,,
while the primary local contact is
Steve McGaughey, 808 281 2468,

The conference will be held at the
University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy, Maui

The island of Maui is ideal for a family vacation

All attendees need to register. The modest registration fee covers miscellaneous conference expenses and morning refreshments. 

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