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
  • Dr. Peter Wheatley – Hunting for exoplanets with small telescopes

To book tickets please complete the online booking form. Alternatively tickets can be purchased on the morning of the Convention (subject to availability – we recommend you book online to avoid disappointment).


A copy of the program is available here.

A number of traders will be at the Convention including:

W&W Astro, a family run business that has grown from passion to astronomy. We started from providing affordable and good quality dew heaters to our customers. In the future we’re planning to introduce new products in the range of amateur astronomy accessories.

nPAE who produce an exciting line up of astronomy equipment for both the discerning visual observer and astro imager. Manufactured using state of the art aerospace design software, space age materials and 5-axis CNC milling, nPAE sets a new standard.

Society for the History of Astronomy (SHA) whose main aims are to rediscover the UK’s local and forgotten history of astronomy by running a Survey of Astronomical History; to raise the profile of the history of this great science, and to provide activities for, and publish the work of, members, who may be amateur or professional historians or simply enthusiasts, at all levels.

British Astronomical Association (BAA), formed in 1890, the BAA aim to encourage all aspects of observational astronomy and the association of observers at all levels for mutual help.

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 (subject to availability – we recommend you book online to avoid disappointment.

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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