Lower Floor Exhibitor - the Society for Popular Astronomy
AstroFest regulars the Society for Popular Astronomy - the UK's leading organisation for beginners - have something of a coup this year.
Fresh from his triumph presenting the BBC's Stargazing Live, pop star turned professor Brian Cox will be on hand on Saturday to lend support.
Brian will sign copies of his book Wonders Of The Solar System that have been purchased from the SPA stand. Signing will take place on the Upper Floor from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on Saturday only. If you can't make it, you can order a signed copy via the SPA here: http://www.popastro.com/cox/
If you're not an SPA member, AstroFest is a great opportunity to join. Ordinary membership will cost you a special rate of £14 a year, saving £2 on the usual £16 fee. As a bonus, new members can also buy the SPA's invaluable How To Use A Telescope DVD for £4.99 instead of £9.99.
Other offers include an exclusive range of 3D cards featuring the planets of the Solar System at £1.99 each, the SPA Pen Light at £2.99 plus a Red Head Light for £9.99.
The SPA's valuable benefits include six issues a year of its bright, informative magazine Popular Astronomy, packed with articles, a round-up of developments in space research, reviews of latest books and telescopes, news from local societies, a Sky Diary telling you what you can see - and much more.
There are observing sections to help you discover the sky for yourself, regular meetings, observing courses, advisory services, email news bulletins and a discount scheme to help you buy telescope gear or admission to places of interest at reduced prices.
Find out more about the SPA by visiting their website.