The 2001 Convention took place on Saturday 13th October, at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Didcot in Oxfordshire.

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08.00hrs. Open to traders (Access is available beforehand if required but no FAS members will be available until 08.30hrs).
09.00hrs. Open to public
10.00hrs. Welcome from FAS President, Malcolm Jones
10.05hrs Dr Helen Walker (RAL): “RAL, Space Science and Satellites”
10.35hrs AGM
11.05hrs. Coffee/tea break
11.30hrs Professor Joseph Silk (Oxford): “The Creation of the Elements necessary for Life: From the Big Bang to Galaxies”
12.30hrs Lunch/1st tour of RAL
13.15hrs Lunch/2nd tour of RAL
14.00hrs Dr Monica Grady (Natural History Museum): “Life and Meteorites”
15.00hrs Coffee/tea break
15.30hrs Dr Barrie Jones (OU): “Habitats: Planets & Life Beyond the Solar System”
16.30hrs Break
16.40hrs. Dr Alan Penny (RAL): “Finding Life on Planets Orbiting Other Stars”
17.40hrs Closing address
18.00hrs. Close

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