The 2007 AGM & Convention will once again be held at the BMI (Birmingham & Midland Institute) on 13th October 2007.


Talks by:

  • Prof Mike Cruise, University of Birmingham
  • Prof Colin Pillinger, Open University
  • Prof Phil Diamond, University of Manchester

Displays & Trade Stands

NEW!! FAS Astro Imaging Competition

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: or tel: 01684 773256
Advance Ticket Booking Form (PDF) requires Adobe Acrobat

Click here for details of local food, trains, parking etc for the convention (requires Adobe Acrobat). Map Credit: Google Inc.

Provisional Programme

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

1:45     AGM
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”


Imaging Competition

Please click this link for more details about the Imaging Competition

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