The Fall 2005 Meeting

of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Northern California/Nevada Section

will take place at California State University, Chico
Friday & Saturday, November 4–5, 2005
Save the date!

Meeting Theme:
(Still to come)

Featured speaker and honored guest will be John Dobson. John will be receiving the Distinguished Service Citation from the Section for his dedicated years of service bringing astronomy to the public.

The Local Host is: Phil Gash (

The NCNAAPT Program Chair is: Paul Robinson (


Call for Contributed Talks:

Show-n-Tell items

Contributed talks are 15 minutes long, and take place on Saturday.

It's easy to submit a contributed talk: Send an abstract of your talk, with title, your name and affiliation, AV and equipment requests, and other requirements to the Program Chair, Paul Robinson, at He needs them by October 1 so he has time to prepare the final program and get it mailed out.

Bring your favorite 5-minute demonstration for the popular "Show-n-Tell." Handouts describing your demonstration are encouraged.

The meeting will include:

  • Workshops - Details to follow. If you are interested in presenting a workshop on Friday, contact Paul with your idea and your needs.
  • Friday Night Reception and ???
  • Saturday Morning Refreshments
  • Invited Speakers:
    Including featured speaker John Dobson
  • Contributed Talks:
    This could be you! (See above left for information on how to participate.)
  • Show-n-Tell
  • Door Prizes

More Info

Dues and Don'ts

Hotel and travel information will be here eventually. But think early about carpooling. Even if you're coming from the Bay Area, Chico is not so far if you have a cheery group of co-travelers.

Tim Erickson
the new web lackey

Meeting registration is $15, which helps to cover printing and goodies.

Section dues are $15 per year, due each Fall. If you cannot attend the meeting, remain an active member which will ensure you'll receive all our mailings by sending dues to our treasurer Dennis Buckley, Liberty High School, 850 Second St., Brentwood, CA 94513.

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