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Monday, 29 July

Session 100: Overview
9:00am - 10:30am

Elizabeth Griffin and Robert Stencel
Introduction and Welcome

Edward Guinan, Villanova University
Atmospheric Eclipses Now and Then: Probes of Stellar and Planetary Atmospheres

Andrea Dupree, Harvard-Smithsonian CfA
Spectroscopy of Binaries and Friends

Elizabeth Griffin and Robert Stencel
Meeting Logistics


Session 101: VV Cep Stars
11:00am - 12:30pm

Wendy Hagen-Bauer, Wellesley College
The Ultraviolet Spectrum of VV Cephei from Eclipse through Quadrature

Philip Bennett, Saint Mary's University
The Fundamental Parameters and Chromospheric Structure of the M Supergiant VV Cephei

Bernard Yuhas, Kutztown University
First CCD Photometry of the Interacting Binary AF Geminorum

Lunch Break

Session 102: Theory I
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Peter Eggleton, LLNL
Former Triples among Composite-Spectrum Binaries

Roger Griffin, University of Cambridge
Radial-velocity Measurements of Eclipsing and Other Composite-spectrum Binary Systems

Tom Ayres, University of Colorado
Red Giant Atmospheres, through the Lens of UV Spectroscopy


Poster Highlights
4:00pm-4:35pm, 5 minutes each

Frank J. Melillo
The Challenge of Observing the Zeta Aurigae Binary Stars

Frank J. Melillo
The Challenge of Observing the Recent Eclipse of Epsilon Aurigae

Wendy Bauer
A Far-Ultraviolet Spectral Atlas of 31 Cygni

Katelyn Ciccozzi
Photometric Properties of RW Gem: An Update on the Evolution Status

Vladimir Airapetian
Tracing Magnetic 'Active Regions' in Non-Coronal and Hybrid Cool Giants

Joseph Rodriguez
Occultation of the T Tauri Star RW Aurigae A by its Tidally Disrupted Disk

Philip Bennett
Looking on the Dark Side: A Search for the Secondary Spectrum of ε Aurigae

Tuesday, 30 July

Session 200: ε Aur I
9:00am - 10:30am

Brian Kloppenborg, Max Planck Institute for Radio
Interferometric Results from the Epsilon Aurigae Eclipse: It's More than Just Images!

Philip Bennett, Saint Mary's University
What Do We Really Know About ε Aurigae? A Summary of Observational Constraints

Alaina Bradley, Apache Point Observatory, NMSU
Epsilon Aurigae - Up Close and Personal


Session 201: ε Aur II
11:00am - 12:30pm

Robert Stencel, University of Denver
Selected Results from the Epsilon Aurigae Eclipse Campaign, and What Lies Ahead

Gary Billings, Rockyford Observatory, Alberta
Rapid-cadence Optical Monitoring for Short-period Variability of ε Aurigae

Richard Pearson, University of Denver
Three-dimensional Models of the Epsilon Aurigae Disk System

Lunch Break

Session 202: ε Aur II: Polarimetry
2:00pm - 3:50pm

Kathy Geise, University of Denver
Spectrally-Polarized Features in Epsilon Aurigae In and Out of Eclipse

Sloane Wiktorowicz, University of California, Santa Cruz
High Precision Polarimetry of the Epsilon Aurigae Eclipse

Gary Cole, Starphysics Observatory
Long Term Broadband Polarimetry of Epsilon Aurigae and Field Stars

John Landstreet, University of Western Ontario
Measuring the Magnetic Fields of Cool Giant and Supergiant Stars


Session 203: Workshop: Increasing the Effectiveness of Citizen Scientist Participation
4:20pm - 5:30pm

Host: Arne Henden, AAVSO

Wednesday, 31 July

Session 300: Chromospheres
9:00am - 10:30am

Joel Eaton
ζ Aurigae Binaries as a Probe of Chromospheric Physics

Teznie Pugh, Western Ontario University
The Spectroscopic Variations of Antares A - Two Timescales of Variation

Graham Harper, Trinity College, Dublin
Periodic Photoexcited Si I Emission in Composite Binaries: A Natural Radiative Cascade Amplifier in an Artificial Star-spot


Session 301: ζ Aur Stars
11:00am - 12:30pm

Elizabeth Griffin, NRC Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
Observing Stellar Chromospheres

Vladimir Airapetian, Sigma Space Corporation
The Role of Alfven Waves in Atmospheric Dynamics of Non-Coronal, Hybrid and Coronal Giants

Daniel Huber, NASA Ames Research Center
Asteroseismology of Eclipsing Binary Stars Using the Kepler Space Telescope

Lunch Break

Session 302: Theory II
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Manfred Cuntz, University of Texas at Arlington
Non-magnetic Heating in Evolved Stars

Milena Ratajczak, NCAC Polish Academy of Sciences
Detailed Studies of Red Giants in Eclipsing Binaries

Klaus-Peter Schröder, University of Guanajuato
Acoustic Heating versus Magnetic Phenomena: Which Clues Does Observation Give Us?

Lynn Matthews, MIT Haystack Observatory
Insights into Mass Loss from Evolved Stars from HI 21-cm Line Observations

Evening Free OR Special Outreach Reception with representatives from MIRA (Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy)

Thursday, 1 August

Session 400: Interferometry
9:00am - 10:30am

Hal McAlister, Georgia State University
Long-baseline Interferometry of Binary and Multiple Star Systems

Neal O Riain, Trinity College, Dublin
Spectro-Interfermetry and Radiative Transfer: New Insights into the Chromosphere

Gerard Van Belle, Lowell Observatory
Directly Determined Linear Radii and Effective Temperatures of Giants from Long-baseline Optical Interferometry


Session 401: Theory III
11:00am - 12:30pm

Michele Montgomery, University of Central Florida
Gas and Dust in Disks Around CVs and Algols

Andrej Prsa, Villanova University
Eclipsing Binaries Observed by the Kepler Mission

Panel Discussion: Binaries and Big Data

Lunch Break

Session 402: Algols, CVs, and Relatives Thereof
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Mercedes Richards, Pennsylvania State University
Mass Transfer Through the Eyes of Tomography

Geraldine Peters, University of Southern California
Hot Accretion Spots and Nitrogen Enhancement in Algol-Type Interacting Binary Systems

Steve Howell, NASA ARC
Cataclysmic Variables in the Kepler Era


Session 403: Asteroseismology

Kelly Hambleton, Villanova University & UCLan
Panoramix: The Red Giant Heartbeat Star

Meredith Rawls, New Mexico State University
Red Giants in Eclipsing Binaries: Kepler Light Curves, Radial Velocities, and Asteroseismology

Friday, 2 August

Session 500: The Future
9:00am - 10:20am

Arne Henden, AAVSO
APASS and All Sky Surveys

Sumin Tang, UC Santa Barbara, Caltech
A Mysterious Twin of Epsilon Aurigae

Phillip Reed, Kutztown University
Using the Third Light Parameter of Eclipsing Binary Star Models to Find Triple Star System Candidates


Session 501: Concluding Remarks

Host: Tom Ake, STScI


Airapetian, Vladimir Sigma Space Corporation
Ayres, Thomas University of Colorado
Bauer, Wendy Wellesley College
Bennett, Philip Saint Mary's University
Billings, Gary  
Bradley, Alaina Apache Point ObservatoryNew Mexico State University
Ciccozzi, Katelyn Kutztown University
Cole, Gary Starphysics Observatory (private)
Cuntz, Manfred Univ. of Texas at Arlington
Dupree, Andrea Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Eaton, Joel Emeritus
Eggleton, Peter LLNL
Geise, Kathleen University of Denver
Griffin, E. Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
Griffin, Roger University of Cambridge
Guinan, Edward Villanova University
Hambleton, Kelly Villanova University & UCLan
Harper, Graham Trinity College
Howell, Steve NASA ARC
Huber, Daniel NASA Ames Research Center
Kloppenborg, Brian University of DenverMax Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy
Landstreet, John University of Western OntarioArmagh Observatory
Matthews, Lynn MIT Haystack Observatory
McAlister, Harold Georgia State Univ.
Melillo, Frank J Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO)
Ó Riain, Neal Trinity College Dublin
Pearson, Richard University of Denver
Peters, Geraldine Univ. of Southern California
Prsa, Andrej Villanova University
Pugh, T Western University
Ratajczak, Milena NCAC Polish Academy of Sciences
Rawls, Meredith New Mexico State University
Reed, Phillip Kutztown University
Richards, Mercedes Penn State Univ.
Rodriguez, Joseph VanderbiltFisk University
Schroeder, Klaus-Peter University of Guanajuato
Stencel, Robert Univ. of Denver
Tang, Sumin UC Santa BarbaraCaltech
van Belle, Gerard Lowell Observatory
Wiktorowicz, Sloane University of California, Santa Cruz
Yuhas, Bernard Kutztown University

Giants of Eclipse SOC

Elizabeth Griffin (Co-Chair)
Robert Stencel (Co-Chair)
Hal McAlister
Joel Eaton
Peter Eggleton
Wendy Hagen Bauer
Graham Harper
Klaus-Peter Schroeder
Mercedes Richards
Andrea Dupree


Opening Reception
Sunday, 28 July 2013
Spyglass Promenade, Hyatt Regency Monterey