Astronomy Now One Day Comet Conference this Sunday 20th Oct

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

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