Two days to go!
With just two days to go until the UK's biggest astronomy conference and exhibition of the year kicks off, the excitement is enough to melt even the biggest snowdrift! At Astronomy Now HQ we're busy preparing our own merchandise exhibition; you'll be able to pick up back issues of the magazine all the way through to the latest issue, as well as yearbooks and specials, and of course the faces behind the articles will be on hand to answer any of your questions, too. You'll also be able to sign up for subscriptions and take advantage of our AstroFest special offers.
Astronomy Now is just one of over 30 exhibitors, organisations and groups displaying products and services over the two days. If you're thinking of buying a telescope, interested in the latest astronomy books, or contemplating taking up an astronomy course, it's all here (Kensington Town Hall), under one roof. We also have a sizzling line up of lectures that'll warm those brain cells up, and once you've done a few laps of the exhibition, chatted to the experts about the latest telescope technology and stopped off for a warming coffee (or something stronger) in the cafe-bar, the snow will be the last thing on your mind!
So don't let the deep freeze put you off from venturing into London this Friday/Saturday. The harsh conditions of the first half of the week are finally subsiding (down here in the South East at least), roads and public transport networks are springing back into life and sunny weather is even forecast for the weekend!
Stay tuned for more live updates over the course of the week - tomorrow we'll be reporting from Kensington Town Hall as the exhibitors and speakers begin to arrive.