Following on from the success of the 2003 convention we are pleased to announce that the FAS Annual Convention 2004 will be on the 2nd October at the Institue of Astronomy, Cambridge, CB3 0HA.

Tickets prices are £7.00 in advance and £8.00 on the day.

Lecture theatre is limited to 180 seats so book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets available from Stan Waterman, ‘Amadeus House’, Temple End, Charlton, Hitchin, Herts, SG4 7TE. 01462 433912 or email

There will be no meals provided this year and delegates are advised to bring packed lunches or make use of a nearby pub or MacDonalds. Tea & coffee is available.

This year we are also running a raffle, tickets will be £1. The prizes include a signed copy of David Hardy’s latest book titled “Futures”, a selection of books from Cambridge University Press, a selection of books from Springer, a collection of posters from Chandra, tickets to the National Space Centre Leicester.


8.00am Doors open to traders
8.30am Doors open to public
9.00am Start – Intro from President, FAS
9.15am-10.15am Dr Paul Murdin – ‘The Reality of Black Holes’
10.15am-10.30am Break
10.30am-11.30am Guy Hurst – ‘The search for novae/supernovae: from visual to laptop’
11.30am-12.30pm AGM
12.30pm-2.30pm Lunch and Observatory Tours
2.30pm-3.30pm Dr Cathie Clarke – ‘The formation of stars, brown dwarfs and planets’
3.30-4.00pm Break
4.00pm-5.00pm Professor Douglas Gough – ‘Hardly Pulsating Stars’
5.05pm Closing Remarks-: President, FAS
6.00pm Meeting Ends


Andromeda Books
Aurora Books
Earth and Sky
LH Corp
Widescreen Centre
AWR Technology


Campaign for Dark Skies (CfDS)
Open University Society for Astronomy and Planetary Science (OUSAPS)
Planetary Society
Society for the History of Astronomy
Society for Popular Astronomy

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