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The text below shows a small excerpt from the developing Balticon 49 Program Schedule. This partial schedule will be expanded, in increments, as increasing portions of the schedule become firm.

Please note that the schedule is still subject to change at any time.

Last update Sun Feb 1 08:53:55 2015
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Science Program Schedule for Friday, May 22, 2015

5:00 PM Tracking Diseases with Phylogenetics Salon A
  Beatrice Kondo PhD (50 minutes)
 
6:00 PM Space Shuttle First Flights Salon A
  Jack Clemons (50 minutes)
 
7:00 PM The Mirrors of Nature: From the Silvery Moon to the Eyes of the Scallop Salon A
  Iver Cooper Esq. (50 minutes)
 
9:30 PM Meet the Scientists Social Chesapeake
  Miriam Winder Kelly (1 hour 45 minutes)
 

Science Program Schedule for Saturday, May 23, 2015

8:50 AM "Marie Curall's Science Show" – A spoof film by Marlene Zechman Salon A
  Paul Loeschke (7 minutes)
 
10:00 AM Your Brain: Breathing, Sleep Apnea, and Stroke Salon A
  Dr. Robert I. Katz MD (50 minutes)
 
11:00 AM Snake Saturday – The cardiac connection between the initial thermal stimulus and prey/feeding response in Burmese Pythons Salon A
  Maria K. Myrback (50 minutes)
 
12:00 PM Blood, Sweat, and Fears – How three different infectious outbreaks are trying to kill us, and how we are fighting back – Ebola, Chikungunya, and Enterovirus Salon A
  Dr. John Cmar MD (50 minutes)
 
1:00 PM Celebrating 25 Years of Discovery with the Hubble Space Telescope Salon A
  Jennifer Wiseman PhD (50 minutes)
 
2:00 PM Just How Many Universes Are There, Anyway? Salon A
  John Ashmead PhD (50 minutes)
 
3:00 PM The Ancient Art of Oceanic Navigation and Landfinding Salon A
  Doug Herman PhD (50 minutes)
 
4:00 PM Weather Happens: The Update! Salon A
  Jason P. Tuell PhD (50 minutes)
 
5:00 PM Science Trek – A hitchhiker's guide to 18 years and $200 million of simulations, games, and virtuality. And don't forget the robots! Salon A
  Dr. Thomas Talbot MD (50 minutes)
  Science Trek – 18 years as an accidental medical simulation inventor. Dr. Talbot reveals how a disappointing purchase lead to dozens of new medical simulators, the first interactive online cervix, 'illegal graphics', a nerve agent lab (the home version), $200 million spent, a few video games, the Oculus VR, synthetic children, an artificial intelligence breakthrough... and don't forget the robots! This talk will take you on a whirlwind tour of an interesting science trek, and more.
6:00 PM Defining a Planet – Not too big and not too small...just right! Salon A
  Pamela Gay PhD (50 minutes)
 
7:00 PM The Pioneer Anomaly – For years it appeared that Pioneer 1 and 2 were slowing down more than they should have been. Is something hinky with gravity? Let's review... Salon A
  Stephen Granade PhD (50 minutes)
  The Pioneer Anomaly – For years it appeared that Pioneer 1 and 2 were slowing down more than they should have. Is something's hinky with gravity? ...let's review gravity, spacecraft motion, data forensics, scientific modeling, and how hard it is to keep data around.

Science Program Schedule for Sunday, May 24, 2015

9:30 AM Science Special Guest Edie Stern – Inventor and holder of 140 information technology patents, and an SF fan Valley Ballroom
  Edie Stern, Inventor & Science Special Guest (1 hour)
 
10:45 AM Dinosaurs: The Update! Valley Ballroom
  Thomas R. Holtz Jr. PhD (1 hour)
 
12:00 PM Fire & Forget: Improve Patient Compliance Towards Better Single Dose Long Term Herpes Therapy Salon A
  Barry Margulies PhD (50 minutes)
 
1:00 PM End of Messenger's Mission of Planetary Impact: What Have We Learned? Salon A
  Noam Izenberg PhD (50 minutes)
 
2:00 PM Sex, Maize, and How to Feed the World Salon A
  Burkhard Shultz PhD (50 minutes)
 
3:00 PM Crustaceans in the Chesapeake: The Untold Story Salon A
  J Sook Chung PhD (50 minutes)
 
4:00 PM The Foundations and Roots of Judaism Salon A
  Rabbi Larry Pisker (50 minutes)
 
5:00 PM Edie Stern, Inventor and Science Special Guest, with Iver Cooper, Patent Attorney Salon A
  Edie Stern, Iver Cooper Esq., Marv Zelkowitz (Moderator) (50 minutes)
 
6:00 PM International Space University: The Update! Salon A
  Laura Burns (50 minutes)
 
7:00 PM Physics for SF Authors: Relativity, Exploding Planets, and Black Hole Disasters Salon A
  Andy Love (50 minutes)
 
8:00 PM Catching Apollo: A History of the Apollo Flights Salon A
  Jack Clemons (50 minutes)
 

Science Program Schedule for Monday, May 25, 2015

8:45 AM "The Astronomers" – A short film by Dustin Lee of Maple Films Salon A
  Paul Loeschke (12 minutes)
 
9:00 AM Between Earth and Heaven; Between Gamma Ray and Radio Wave Salon A
  Inge Heyer PhD (50 minutes)
 
10:00 AM Allergies on Alien Planets Salon A
  Dr. John Cmar, Dr. Perrianne Lurie, Sam Scheiner PhD, Dr. Thomas Talbot (50 minutes)
 
12:00 PM Some First Results from the 2014 - 2015 Encounters with Small Solar System Bodies – Comet Siding Spring, Comet 67P, Ceres, and Pluto Salon A
  Carey Lisse PhD (50 minutes)
 
1:00 PM Proton Use to Combat Cancer Salon A
  Dr. Michael Chuong MD (50 minutes)
 
2:00 PM Herbicide Resistance in Plants Salon A
  Bernhard Schultz PhD (50 minutes)
 
3:00 PM Aurora on Jupiter Salon A
  Tim Livengood PhD (50 minutes)
 
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Skeptical Thinking Program Schedule for Friday, May 22, 2015

4:00 PM How to Read a Medical Study Salon A
  Dr. John Cmar MD (50 minutes)
 

Skeptical Thinking Program Schedule for Saturday, May 23, 2015

8:50 AM "Marie Curall's Science Show" – A spoof film by Marlene Zechman Salon A
  Paul Loeschke (7 minutes)
 
9:00 AM Women of Science, A History Salon A
  Laura Burns (50 minutes)
 

Skeptical Thinking Program Schedule for Sunday, May 24, 2015

9:00 PM Dragons and Their Evolution Salon A
  Maria K. Myrback (50 minutes)
 

Skeptical Thinking Program Schedule for Monday, May 25, 2015

11:00 AM King Kong at Loch Ness, The Outer Limits onboard Flying Saucers: Popular Science Fiction and the Genesis of Paranormal Claims Salon A
  Thomas R. Holtz Jr. PhD (50 minutes)
 
3:00 PM Public Perception of Science: Lessons from a Dead Sheep Salon B
  Adam Ruben PhD (50 minutes)
 
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Special Guests Program Schedule for Sunday, May 24, 2015

9:30 AM Science Special Guest Edie Stern – Inventor and holder of 140 information technology patents, and an SF fan Valley Ballroom
  Edie Stern, Inventor & Science Special Guest (1 hour)
 









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