The final purchases are being made as AstroFest 2010 draws to a close. It's been a wonderfully busy two days, and it's been great meeting you all. Wishing you a safe trip home, and we look forward to welcoming you back to AstroFest next year!
Keith and I were just given a rocket cake by a young lady who enjoyed reading our Starlight magazine during the International Year of Astronomy. Mmmmm!
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Well that's day one of AstroFest 2010 over, but we'll be doing it all again tomorrow - doors open at 9am for the exhibition and the talks kick off at 10am with solar storms and supernovae! We'll also be welcoming special guests Sir Patrick Moore and Dr Brian May in the session before lunch. Don't forget to come say hello to us on stand 16, too!
There's a packed out conference hall for this afternoon's lecture programme which features William McKinnon on the Galilean Satellites, Mark Sullivan on the accelerating Universe, Jill Tarter on the first 50 years of SETI and Allan Chapman on 'Aliens: a history from Selenites to ET'.
Conference chair Ian Ridpath introduces the afternoon session.
Professor McKinnon kicks session two off with a grand tour of the Galilean Satellites - 400 years after they were first discovered by Galileo.