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Mars/Lowell Conference

 Programme


Conference on Percival LOWELL at Anamidzu in 2004

 

 

was successfully held from

2 May to 5 May 2004

at a Facility of the Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Anamidzu at the Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

 

 

Supported by

 

The Oriental Astronomical Association,

The Lowell Society of Japan,

Toyama Yakumo-Kai (the Hearn Society of Toyama), and

Kanazawa Hoshi-no-Kai

 

Organisers were as follows:

 

Y. YABU, T. SATO, M. MINAMI, T. NAKAJIMA, T ASADA, M. MURAKAMI (OAA),

S. OBI, T. SAKASHITA, H. YOKOO, A. HIRAOKA (LSJ),

R. TAKANARI, Y. MAKINO (TYK),

H. NAKASHIMA, K. OSA (KHK)

 

Speakers included:

 

William SHEEHAN, S. OBI, T. SATO, H. YOKOO, A. HIRAOKA, S. ITOH,

M. MURAKAMI, T. NAKAJIMA, M. MINAMI, T. AKUTSU, M. ADACHI, Y. IGA

R. TAKANARI, Y. MAKINO, K, OSA, S OKUMURA and others

 

Secretary General: Masami MURAKAMI, the OAA Mars Section

  emailcmo@mars.dti.ne.jp 

web-site:   http://www.mars.dti.ne.jp/~cmo/ISMO.html

 

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The Conference was expedited by thefollowing

Programme :

 

1 May:

 

CMO Members entered Anamidzu to prepare the Conference. (Asada, Akutsu, Sheehan, Murakami, Morita, Nakajima, Nishita, Minami photo)

 

 

 

 

2 May:

 

 Participants gathered by 14:25 JST at the Wakura Port (near the Japan Rail Wakura-Onsen Station), and at 14:30 started on board on a cruising boat to Anamidzu following the same sea-route as LOWELL took in May 1889.

 

ŖProf. S Obi

 

 

16:00 Opening of the Lowell Conference; then Yabu, Sakashita, Murakami, Nakajima, and Obi talked.

Especially, Murakami put forward problems concerning Lowell to be discussed in a modern way.

 

 

 

 

18:30 Evening Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20:00 Sato, Sheehan, Free disucssion

 ††† Sheehan talked about Lowell and Mars.

 

 

 

 

 

3 May:

 

08:30Yokoo, on the ET

Hiraoka, on The Occult Japan

Minami, Lowellís Mars. I

(general structuralist viewagainst the evolutional theory employed by P Lowell)

 

13:30 - 15:45  Annual Meeting of the Lowell Society of Japan

 

16:00†† Itoh,About Lowell Observatory

Minami, Lowellís Mars II: Lowellís Mars in 1894

Sheehan, Lick Observatory: Toddís Venus Transit in 1882, and Barnardís Mars

 

19:30†† Sato, Lowellís Footprints and Data in Japan

Takanari, Lowell and Hearn

Minami, on the Lowell Route to/from Noto

Makino, on Lowellí visit to Ashikura

Okumura, Lowellís Tenriugawa in 1889 and 1891

 

Toshio SATO

 

 

 

 

4 May:

   

  8:30Osa, on Noto (Arayama Pass and Amada Pass)

 

 

  10:00 The Lowell Festival at the Anamidzu monument

       Informal Meeting with Bill Sheehan (open to the Noto people)

 

  

14:00 Sheehan, Murakami, Minami, and Nakajima

†† Sheehan talked about Pathological Venus of Lowell

†††† Murakami talked about Lowell Route from Tokyo to Nagano.

Nakajima introduced about Robert Lowell.

Minami about Amy Lowell.

 

 

 

19:00 12thCMO Meeting of Planetary Observers. I

   

    ††††† Sheehan, Minami, Adachi, and Iga

 

 

5 May:

  

9:00 -12:00 12th CMO Meeting of Planetary Observers. II

 

††††††††††† Minami: Lowellís Mars. III

†††††††††††† Akutsu on 2001 and 2003 Mars

 

 

 

Closed at noon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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