I am particularly looking forward to this Sunday’s (20th October) Astronomy Now Magazine one day conference on the subject of comets. The conference agenda has now been published and looks to be a very interesting day of presentations. Tickets are £25 per person and there is no need to worry about receiving your ticket in time as they are distributed as e-tickets. Receive the email and print it out. As well as the presentations, there will also be a demo zone where a number of retailers will be demonstrating all the latest astronomical equipment.
The conference is being held at Kensington Conference & Events Centre, which is a short walk north from High Street Kensington tube station which is served by the Circle and District tube lines. For those driving there is a 460 vehicle underground carpark at the venue which is just £6.60 for parking on Sundays from 9am till 6pm.
Comets Conference Programme
10:30am Doors Open (Tea, Coffee & snacks available for purchase)
11:00am What Makes a Comet Great? (Professor Alan Fitzsimmons)
11:35am Comets, Nomads of the Solar System (Dr John Mason)
12:10pm The Rosetta Mission (Dr Gerhard Schehm)
12:45pm Lunch break (Food and refreshments available for purchase)
2:00pm Imaging Comets with CCDs (Damian Peach)
2:35pm Comet ISON: The story so far (Professor Alan Fitzsimmons)
3:10pm Afternoon Tea Break
3:45pm Photographing Comets (Pete Lawrence)
4:20pm From Flaming Swords to Dirty Snowballs; A History of Comets (Allan Chapman)
5:00pm Conference Closes
To book your ticket please follow the link http://www.astronomynowstore.com/uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=591