2013 Convention & AGM
The 2013 FAS Convention will take place on October 19th 2013 at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge.
Dr Samuel George – University of Birmingham “Magnetic Fields in the Universe”
Andrew Robertson “Building a large (600mm) Dobsonian Telescope”
Prof. Andrew Coates – Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL “Mars exploration – and the ExoMars mission”
Tamela Maciel – Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge “Jets from AGN”.
Mark Burke – University of Birmingham “How do we hunt Black Holes”
Dr Robin Catchpole – University of Cambridge “Climbing the Distance Scale ladder to the Edge of the Universe”
To be announced.
A copy of the event poster can be found here.
£ 5 for FAS members
£ 7 for non-members
To book tickets please complete the booking form.
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Directions & Map:
Venue address: Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA
The Institute of Astronomy main entrance is situated on Madingley Rise off Madingley Road opposite J. J. Thompson Avenue. The main car park is the first entrance on the right after leaving Madingley Road. It is worth noting that the A14 can be very busy and it is worth giving yourself lots of time. If you are using the bus, the citi 4 bus is the best route from the city centre to the Institute of Astronomy, though the service is infrequent. Further information can be found on the IoA webpages – a Google map of the location is also embedded on that page.
If you require a local map of the IoA please see here.
The Institute of Astronomy has ample car parking and please remember there is an overspill car park up by the Kavli building.
Please also be aware that there is no facilities for lunch at the IoA apart from a small vending machine. Please bring pack lunches. The nearest pub to the IoA can be found on Castle Hill/Huntindgon Road. The Castle will serve food but parking is difficult, and the same can be found with the Isaac Newtown. There is also a Beefeater pub that is further up the Huntingdon Road that has lots of parking – this is easily walkable from the IoA, passed the Chemistry building and through the University farm.