The 2007 AGM & Convention will once again be held at the BMI (Birmingham & Midland Institute) on 13th October 2007.
- Prof Mike Cruise, University of Birmingham
- Prof Colin Pillinger, Open University
- Prof Phil Diamond, University of Manchester
Displays & Trade Stands
The Legendary FAS Raffle.
The BMI is a 5 minute walk from Birmingham New Street station. Further directions soon.
Tickets: £12 on the door or £10 if pre-booked. Advanced tickets can be obtained from Callum Potter. email: email@example.com or tel: 01684 773256
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9.00 Doors open to public
9.50 Introductory remarks from FAS President, Callum Potter
10.00 Professor Mike Cruise, University of Birmingham-‘The Search for Gravitational Waves’
11.00 Short Talks
• Samuel George: The International Year of Astronomy- What’s Happening?
• Jerry Stone: Running a public star party
12.00 Lunch – over lunch
• FAS Imaging Competition Display in the lecture theatre
• Robert Ball Library Tours
2:30 Professor Phil Diamond: ‘Jodrell Bank: at the heart of the past and the future of radio astronomy’.
3:30 Tea and coffee Break
4.00 Raffle and Imaging Competition Result
4:15 Professor Colin Pillinger- Space is a Funny Place: 50 Years and more of space exploration
5:15 FAS President: closing remarks
Traders & Society Displays
• Aurora Books
• Practical Astronomer
• Altair Astro
• SCS Astro
• Open University
• Martin Peston – “A User”s Guide to the Meade LXD 55 and 75 telescopes”
• Amateur Astronomical Spectroscopy by Jack Martin
• Faulkes Telescope
• Sky’s the Limit
• Cambridge University Press
• Rocket Rights
• Birmingham University Astronomical Society
• Birmingham Astronomical Society
• Society for the History of Astronomy
• Society for Popular Astronomy
• Chilterns Group
• British Astronomical Association
• Letchworth & District Astronomical Society
+ Colin Pillinger will be signing copies of his new book “Space is a Funny Place”