Sunday, 20th October 2013

Kensington Conference & Events Centre

The Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX

11am to 5pm

Astronomy Now magazine presents Comets, a one day cometary conference as Comet ISON prepares to grace our skies. A stellar line up of experts will tell you more about comets and how to observe them.

What makes a great comet?
Professor Alan Fitzsimmons

Queens University, Belfast

 

Imaging comets with CCD cameras
Damian Peach

Astrophotographer

 

Exploring comets close up
Dr Gerhard Schwehm

ESA's first planetary scientist working on the Giotto mission and former mission manager of Rosetta

 

How to observe comets
Dr John Mason

One of Britain's most popular astronomers

 

DSLR imaging of comets
Pete Lawrence

Popular TV Astrophotographer

 

Great comets through the ages
Dr Allan Chapman

Science Historian at Wadham College, Oxford

 

10:30am

 

11:00am

 

 

11:35am

 

 

12:10pm

 

 

12:45pm

 

2:00pm

 

 

2:35pm

 

 

3:10pm

 

3:45pm

 

 

4:20pm

 

 

 

5:00pm

Doors Open Tea & Coffee available

 

What Makes a Comet Great?

Professor Alan Fitzsimmons

 

Comets, Nomads of the Solar System

Dr John Mason

 

The Rosetta Mission

Dr Gerhard Schehm

 

Lunch break (food and refreshments available)

 

Imaging Comets with CCDs

Damian Peach

 

Comet ISON: The story so far

Professor Alan Fitzsimmons

 

Afternoon Tea Break

 

Photographing Comets

Pete Lawrence

 

From Flaming Swords to Dirty Snowballs;

A History of Comets

Allan Chapman

 

Conference Closes

 

Conference programme subject to change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE DEMO ZONE

 

Presented by The Widescreen Centre

See all the latest astronomical equipment
plus hands on demonstrations

TICKET HOTLINE

01732 446106

Venue

Kensington Conference & Events Centre, just north of Kensington High Street, is a short walk from the High Street Kensington Underground station, on the District and Circle lines, as well as many bus routes, shops and restaurants. There is also a 24-hour underground car park with the capacity for 460 vehicles (£6.60  for parking 9am to 6pm on Sunday).

From the organisers of European AstroFest