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Conference Session 1

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The doors to the AstroFest 2011 exhibition are just minutes away from opening! Here's a recap of this morning's conference programme - there are still tickets available to purchase on the door.


Friday, February 4, 2011
Session 1 (morning)

 

Chairman: Ian Ridpath

10.00Phobos and Deimos, the amazing moons of Mars
Emily Baldwin
Astronomy Now
10.35Observing with the Faulkes Telescopes
Paul Roche
Faulkes Telescope
11.10Coffee break

Chairman: Iain Nicolson

11.40Epsilon Aurigae: Eclipses from beyond the Solar System
Nathalie Thureau
University of St Andrews
12.15Strangers and giants: Uranus and Neptune
Chris Arridge
UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory
12.50Lunch break

Conference Session 2

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Conference programme for SESSION 2 (Friday afternoon). For talk synopsis and speaker biographies click on a talk title. Call 01732 446106 to reserve your conference session tickets today. (1 session: £15, 2 sessions: £26, 3 sessions: £35, 4 sessions: £42).

Friday, February 4, 2011

Session 2 (afternoon)

 

Chairman: Ian Ridpath

14.30Fred Hoyle, cosmologist and controversialist
Simon Mitton
Department of the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
15.05Lunar Transient Phenomena and modern understanding of the Moon
Chuck Wood
Planetary Science Institute, Arizona
15.40Tea break

Chairman: Iain Nicolson

16.15Seeing how galaxies form: new observations from Hubble and Herschel
Steve Eales
Cardiff University

16.502012 - No time to end the world
Ed Krupp
Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles
17.30Conference adjourns
18.00Exhibition closes

Conference Session 3

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Conference programme for SESSION 3 (Saturday morning). For talk synopsis and speaker biographies click on a talk title. Call 01732 446106 to reserve your conference session tickets today. (1 session: £15, 2 sessions: £26, 3 sessions: £35, 4 sessions: £42).


Saturday, February 5, 2011
Session 3 (morning)

Chairman: Iain Nicolson

10.00Near Earth Objects - what's out there?
Alan Fitzsimmons
Queen's University Belfast
10.35The forgotten films of Apollo
Chris Riley
Author and film maker
11.10Coffee break

Chairman: Ian Ridpath

11.40It IS rocket science!
Helen Keen
Writer and comedienne
12.15Under Stone-Age skies
Ed Krupp
Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles
12.50Lunch break

Conference Session 4

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Conference programme for SESSION 4 (Saturday afternoon). For talk synopsis and speaker biographies click on a talk title. Call 01732 446106 to reserve your conference session tickets today. (1 session: £15, 2 sessions: £26, 3 sessions: £35, 4 sessions: £42).

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Session 4 (afternoon)

Chairman: Iain Nicolson

14.30Impacts, lava, rilles: Learning to read the Moon
Chuck Wood
Planetary Science Institute, Arizona
15.05How astronomers are mapping our Galaxy
Gerry Gilmore
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
15.40Tea break

Chairman: Ian Ridpath

16.15Recreating the early Universe
Brian Cox
University of Manchester
16.50

The Allan Chapman lecture: Sir Arthur Eddington, the man who demonstrated relativity
Allan Chapman
University of Oxford


17.30Conference ends
18.00Exhibition closes

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