The 1998 Autumn Convention took place on Saturday 3rd October, in the Pippard Lecture Theatre of the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge.

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9.00 Doors opened

10.00 Welcome from the FAS President, Alan Dowdell

10.15 Paul Murdin (PPARC) ‘The Cosmic history of Water’

11.15 Coffee break

11.45 Duncan Copp ‘The work of Vulcan in the Solar System: a look at Volcanoes on other Worlds’

12.45 Lunch break

2.15 Dr Steve Bell (HM Nautical Almanac Office, RGO) ‘UK Eclipse August 1999’

3.15 Tea break

3.45 Nial Tanvir (IOA), ‘The Cosmological distance scale and the age of the Universe’

4.45 Neil Bone (Director of the BAA Meteor Section), ‘A Storm coming?’

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