The eighth annual CHARA Collaboration meeting was once again held in Atlanta on the Georgia State University Campus during February 29 through March 2, 2012.

For the second year in a row, members of the CHARA collaboration gathered at GSU in the Aderhold Learning Center for a three-day review, opened by GSU President Mark Becker, of scientific and technical progress made during 2011. The scientific program was once again organized by Dr. Theo ten Brummelaar, CHARA's Associate Director. We thank Sandy Land and Susan McAlister for their efforts in daily catering and the Tuesday evening reception held at the University's Rialto Center for the Performing Arts.

Group Photograph

2012 group photograph

List of talks

Topic Speaker
Introductory Comments Hal McAlister, GSU/CHARA, Atlanta
Upgrades in the Laboratory Judit Sturmann, GSU/CHARA, Mount Wilson
Upgrades and Fixes Laszlo Sturmann, GSU/CHARA, Mount Wilson
Throughput, Magnitude Limits and the Baseline Solution Theo ten Brummelaar, GSU/CHARA, Mount Wilson
Weather and Seeing Statistics Nils Turner, GSU/CHARA, Mount Wilson
Observers Report P.J. Goldfinger, GSU/CHARA, Mount Wilson
Sydney University Stellar Interferometer Update Peter Tuthill, U. Sydney, Sydney
VEGA: Status and Future Plans Denis Mourard, OCA, Nice
JouFLU: an Upgraded FLUOR Beam Combiner at the CHARA Array Emilie Lhome, Paris Obs., Paris
NOI Update Don Hutter, USNO, Flagstaff
NOI Science Vision Gerard van Belle, Lowell Obs., Flagstaff
MROI Update Michelle Creech-Eakman, New Mexico Tech, Socorro
VLTI Update Francoise Delplancke, ESO, Garching
MIRC 6T Upgrade Xiao Che, U. Michigan, Ann Arbor
CHAMP Update Fabien Baron, U. Michigan, Ann Arbor
PAVO Update Peter Tuthill, U. Sydney, Sydney
Update on Keck-I and LBTI Rafael Millan-Gabet, Caltech, Pasadena
MIRC 6T Upgrade & Imaging Results Fabien Baron, U. Michigan, Ann Arbor
HR 8799 Final Results Ellyn Baines, Naval Research Lab, Washington
Revealing the Disk in epsilon Aurigae Using Multi-Epoch Interferometry Brian Kloppenborg, U. Denver, Denver
How Old Are the A Stars? Jeremy Jones, GSU/CHARA, Atlanta
Diameters in the beta Pic Moving Group Michael Simon, Stony Brook U., Stony Brook
Yes, CHARA Can Image Cool Star Spots, But Can it See them Move? Rob Parks, GSU/CHARA, Atlanta
Exoplanet Host Star Investigations with VEGA/CHARA Roxanne Ligi, OCA, Nice
Recent Results from Keck Gerard van Belle, Lowell Obs., Flagstaff
Delicious Diameters of M Dwarfs Tabetha Boyajian, GSU/CHARA, Atlanta
Status of Hot Dust Survey and Other FLUOR Science Vincent du Foresto, Paris Obs., Paris
JouFLU and the Evolution of Debris Disks Nicholas Scott, GSU/CHARA, Atlanta
First Imaging of the H-band Wind of P Cygni Noel Richardson, GSU/CHARA, Atlanta
Circumstellar Environments with VEGA/CHARA Isabelle Tallon-Bosc, CRAL, Lyon
To SFP or Not to SFP Deepak Raghavan, GSU/CHARA, Atlanta
Imaging delta Sco with MIRC 6T Xiao Che, U. Michigan, Ann Arbor
Binary Star SFP Program Update Chris Farrington, GSU/CHARA, Atlanta
Circumstellar Disks Around Rapidly Rotating Be Stars Yamina Touhami, GSU/CHARA, Atlanta
PAVO/CHARA Follow-Uo of Kepler Stars Daniel Huber, U. Sydney, Sydney
Stellar Diameters and Disk Asymmetries in Be Stars Gail Schaefer, GSU/CHARA, Mount Wilson
Climb Data Reduction Pipeline Tutorial Theo ten Brummelaar, GSU/CHARA, Mount Wilson