The FAS would like to welcome a new member society, Roseland Observatory Society.
At the Annual General Meeting held at the IoA Cambridge on Saturday 20th September, the new council of the Federation was elected.
President: Richard Sargent
Vice President: Callum Potter
Treasurer: Peter Cooke
Secretary: Shaun O’Dell
Newsletter Editor: Frank Johns
Membership Secretary: John Axtell
Publications Distribution & PLI Secretary: Eric Hutton
Meetings Secretary: Samuel George
Webmaster: Gary Gawthrope
Regional Reps (not elected at the AGM):
SAGAS Rep: Keith Brackenborough
Midlands FAS Rep: Dave Evetts
Yorkshire Group Rep: Paul Harper
Chilterns & Thames Valley Rep: Steve Williams
This years FAS Convention will be held on Saturday 9th October at Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge. Tickets are £5 each and are available on the door (there will be no advanced ticket sales this year). This years speakers are: Prof. Philippa Browning ‘Our Active Sun’, Dr Peter Wheatley ‘Hunting for extra-solar planets using small telescopes’, Prof. Tim Naylor ‘Star and Planet Formation’ and Jerry Stone “Visiting the Lord of the Rings”. More information can be found on the convention page and a full day programme will be available closer to the date. The convention doubles up as the FAS AGM and the agenda for the AGM is also available .
Want to learn what’s in the nice sky? How to do some observing or looking for a new telescope? The FAS have a range of publications to show you the basics and we are currently offering all FAS booklets at the reduced price of £1 + P&P each (until the FAS Convention 2010). For more information on our publications take a look at FAS Publication page.
Advance ticket sales for the 2009 FAS Convention are now closed, any order forms for tickets currently in the post will be able to be collected on the day. Of course on the door tickets are still available (at £8 each) and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, for more information see the convention page .
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