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Upper Floor Exhibitor - Optical Vision Ltd

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On display at the Optical Vision Ltd stand at this year's Astrofest will be the following new Skywatcher products:


Skyliner-400P 16" Flextube Go-To Dobsonian, a prototype of the forthcoming EQ8 Synscan Go-To mount, the SkyTee-2 Dual Alt-Azimuth mount, the new QUATTRO-series f/4 Carbon-Fibre Imaging Newtonians and ED150 3/5 Element Apochromatic Refractor.

Visit Optical Vision Ltd upstairs on stands 47-48. 

Upper Floor Exhibitor - Skylight Telescopes

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Astrofest-1 .jpgSkylight Telescopes continues to operate outside the mainstream with their expanding range of hand-assembled, premium Skylight Refractors. At Astrofest 2011, our flagship model the Skylight F15 will be on display complete with a brand new, custom-made brass 8 x 40mm finder.

Skylight-f13-8.jpgNew this year will be the Skylight F13; an elegant sibling of the majestic F15 in a shorter, more manageable OTA. You can also take advantage of a show-only pre-order price on the F13. 

While the shorter dimensions mean a more manageable optical tube and more mounting options, the F13 shares much with its bigger brother, including:

a.. An unmatched attention to detail
b.. The fusion of modern engineering with Victorian design
c.. Excellent Japanese 100mm/F13 objective
d.. Premium Baader Steeltrack focuser

The Skylight F13 will be seen in public for the first time at Astrofest 2011 this Friday and Saturday in London. For these two days only, it will be available at a substantially discounted three-figure sum. Come and see for yourself how breathtaking a handmade refractor can be.

Several unmissable vintage and antique refractors will also be upstairs on the Skylight stage. Our pledge is to only display items that are not shown anywhere else in the building, so you will only see our remarkable refractors & accessories upstairs on Stand 44. 

In addition, Skylight will also be hosting Gerry and his display of one-offs & bargains that has become an Astrofest tradition!

We look forward to seeing you upstairs at Skylight Telescopes on stand 44. Find out more about our products on our website

Upper Floor Exhibitor - Starmus Festival

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Meet Living Space Legends at the Starmus Festival: Astro-Tourism with a Difference!

Pioneer astronauts and cosmonauts will celebrate 50 years of space and pay tribute in Tenerife during the week 20-25 June, 2011, to the first manned spaceflight by cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. Following this, top scientists will collaborate in a major international conference -  "Discover the Cosmos and Change the World" - and explain the latest developments in astronomy. There will also be a one-day pro-am event in which amateur and professional astronomers describe (in 15-minute talks, 1-minute statements and posters) how amateurs and professionals join forces to tackle important research topics. There will also be a round table discussion webcast directly from inside the dome of the 10.4 metre Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC), currently the largest telescope in the world, a star party (at an altitude of 2200 metres and supervised by top professional astronomers!), an astrophotography contest (the winner will be awarded 60 minutes on the GTC) and a SETI booth. The Festival will include a live concert given by the band Tangerine Dream, who will use real sounds from the stars in their performance for the first time ever.

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If you are seeking an astronomical holiday with a difference, then  visit the Starmus website at Book now to meet legendary space pioneers in person, get an update on the Cosmos from some of the world's top scientists and much more!

Upper Floor Exhibitor - Springer

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Browse over 80 highlight books in astronomy and benefit from the 20% special conference discount. 
The books include:

·         The Sky at Night, Patrick Moore - get it signed by the author!

·         The 100 Best Astrophotography Targets, Ruben Kier

·         Astronomers Anonymous, Steve Ringwood

·         A Spectroscopic Atlas of Bright Stars, Jack Martin

And don't miss the chance to discuss your book proposal in person with our Publishing Editors. We look forward to seeing you at booths 49-50. 
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Upper floor exhibitor - Cambridge University Press

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Thumbnail image for Moore jacket.jpgOnce again, Cambridge University Press are proud to exhibit at this year's AstroFest. All books featured on our stand are available at a discounted rate of 20% off.

New books this year include:


Phil Harrington's COSMIC CHALLENGE


And a new edition of Wil Tirion's THE CAMBRIDGE STAR ATLAS

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There will be the chance to meet Patrick and Simon for book signings during the event.

Visit us at Stand 55, and enter our competition on each day to win £100 worth of Cambridge books!

Upper floor exhibitor - Lunt Solar Systems

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Sun with LS100THa.JPGThe Optus GmbH is your new competent European partner for the newest generation of H-alpha, Calcium-K, and white-light systems from Lunt Solar Systems for observing and imaging the sun.

Whether you are looking for filter systems to upgrade regular telescopes aimed at observing the sun, or you are in search for a complete solar telescope from 35mm to 152mm aperture (without obstruction!!!) - the Lunt instruments offer you the absolute best quality. Lunt Solar Systems will guarantee not only fascinating views of the sun, but also 100-percent safety and protection from by the telescope concentrated dangerous radiation of the sun. On top Lunt continuously offers new innovations such as the air-pressure tuning system "Pressure Tuner" - winner of the Sky & Telescope award "Hot Product of the Year 2010", or the new in 2011 available double stack system DSII with two internal H-alpha Etalon filters which are assembled inside the telescope - of course both filters are equipped with the Pressure Tuner.
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Visit us on Stands 45-46 at Astrofest and take a look at the new 80mm H-alpha telescope LS80THa (above), our 2" white-light solar wedge, or to the LS152THa - the largest mass produced H-alpha telescope in the world!

The activity of the sun is heading for a new solar maximum. Be ready for this with the newest generation of solar telescopes and filters from Lunt Solar Systems!

Upper floor exhibitor - University of Central Lancashire

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UCLan2011.jpg'Study Astronomy' specialises in providing part-time distance learning courses in astronomy and related subjects at university undergraduate level. UCLan's entry point University Certificates are designed for people with little or no prior knowledge of the subject. Come and find out more about their courses at stand 42-43 and try their Astro-quiz to win great prizes!

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