Convention

2016 Convention & AGM

The 2016 FAS Convention will take place on October 22nd 2016 at the University of Birmingham, Birmingham. The convention will start at 9.30am.

Speaker lineup

  • Prof. Andreas Freise – Gravitational Waves: From Einstein’s Equations to a New Era in Astronomy
  • Dr. Rhodri Evans – 50 years since the accidental discovery of the oldest light in the Universe – what have we learnt from it?
  • Chris Longthorn – A Brief History of Cymbeline Observatory
  • Dr. Nigel Bannister


A copy of the program will be available here when it is confirmed.

There will be traders available on the day.

Tickets:

£ 5 for FAS members
£ 7 for non-members

To book tickets please complete the online booking form. Alternatively tickets can be purchased on the morning of the Convention.

Directions & Map:

Venue address: Poynting Physics Building, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT.

The Poynting Physics Building is situated in the heart of the University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston campus, R13 on the Campus map. Detailed directions, via public transport, bicycle, car and air can be found here. Car parks in the University are free at weekends.

Please note that there are a few venues on site which sell food, such as a ‘Spar’ and ‘Subway’. You are also welcome to bring your own packed lunch, and slightly further away (~10 minute walk, on the Bristol Road) there are a number of pubs which serve food.

For more information please contact the webmaster.

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