Convention 2002

Celebrating 50 Years of the Leicester Astronomical Society

This years convention will take place at the University of Leicester on the 19th of October 2002. This event also celebrates 50 Years of the Leicester Astronomical Society.

Provisional Programme:

08.00 Doors Open for Traders
09.00 Doors Open to Public, Campus coffee shop open.
10.00 Welcome from FAS President – Malcolm Jones
10.05 Talk by Professor Ken Pounds- head of Astronomy and Physics at the University of Leicester: ‘Astronomy from Space in 2002′
11.05 AGM
12.00 Lunch
13.45 ‘Fifty years and counting – the Leicester Astronomical Society’ by Dr Ann Bonell, President.
14.00 Talk by Dr Martin Barstow, University of Leicester: ‘How to be a Rocket Scientist- Observing white-dwarf stars from space.’
15.00 Coffee/tea break
15.30 Talk by Dr Allan Mills: ‘Early methods of measuring time: Sundials, Water Clocks and Sand Glasses’
16.30 Break
16.40 The Ken Marcus Memorial Lecture by Paul Money FRAS: ‘2MASS – A New View of the Universe ‘
17.40 Closing address
18.00 Conference ends
(programme may change without notice)

Trade Displays

Aurora Books,
Stockport Binocular and Telescope Centre,
The Widescreen Centre
and others.

If your society would like to display at this years convention please get in touch with Stan Waterman or John Parratt

Lecture talks and AGM will take place in Lecture Theatre 1 of the Ken Edwards Building.
Tickets, exhibition display area and afternoon coffee/tea is in the Belvoir City Suite, of the nearby Charles Wilson Building.
Lunch can be taken on-campus, or at the National Space Centre which is a short drive away, or in the City Centre which is short walk (15 minutes).
There should be ample parking on the Campus. The University of Leicester main campus is to the south east of the city centre.
Directions and maps may be found on the University website at http://www.le.ac.uk/maps/maps.html

Tickets are £8 at the door, or £7 in advance. The ticket price includes coffee/tea in the afternoon.
Advance tickets are available from Alan Drummond, 27 York Road, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 5JS
Make cheques payable to “The Federation of Astronomical Societies” and please send an SAE.