Following on from the talk that Charles Barclay FRAS (far-right in picture) gave at the FAS 2018 AGM & Convention in York we can report that the UK team has returned from the 10 day long 12th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) in Beijing having won 2 Silver medals and 2 Honourable Mentions. The competition was particularly tough (one 5 hour theory paper, one 5 hour Data-Analysis and a one hour Observational paper) and we are delighted with the result from this young team of five 17 year olds (two from state school and 3 independent school) led by Charles and Dr Alex Calverley FRAS.
For more information on the IOAA please contact Charles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The latest editions of the FAS Astrocalendar by Frank Johns and
FAS booklet, The Stargazer’s Starter Guide To Photographing the Night Sky
are now available to order from the publications page of the website.
Details for our upcoming convention and AGM can now be found here, check regularly for updates. Tickets can be booked online here.
Date: 22nd September
Venue: University of York
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Hopefully the issue has been resolved but please report any issues you see to webmaster[at]fedastro.org.uk
The FAS AGM will take place at the University of Birmingham on October 22nd as part of the FAS AGM & Convention day. Documents required for the AGM can be found below:
2016 AGM Agenda
2015 Draft AGM Minutes
Astrocalendars are available now – order from the website or collect at the convention.
Just a quick reminder for everyone that it is that time again, membership renewal! Click here to start the process.
A PDF copy of the Summer 2015 FAS Newsletter can be viewed/downloaded here for your enjoyment.
The back catalogue of this newsletter can be found on the newsletter page.