2009 AGM & Convention

The 2009 FAS Convention was held at the Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road,
Cambridge, CB3 0HA, on October 3rd 2009. Tickets £8.00 on the door. As part of your ticket each delegate will get a free FAS Astrocalendar 2009/2010.

Map and directions. Entrance will be at the front of the Hoyle building (IoA reception).

The FAS 2009 AGM will be held at 1.45pm


Dr Haley Gomez – “Herschel: unveiling the cool Universe”

Damian Peach – “Planetary observing”

Dr Chris Lintott – “Galaxy Zoo”

Lord Prof Martin Rees – “What will the next generation of telescopes tell us?”

Provisional Programme

8.00 Doors open for traders
9.00 Doors open to public
9.50 Introductory remarks from FAS President, Richard Sargent
10.00 Dr Haley Gomez – “Herschel: unveiling the cool Universe”
11.00 Damian Peach – “Planetary observing”
12:00pm Lunch
1:45pm FAS AGM- the agenda for the AGM, the draft 2008 minutes and the FAS accounts are available as pdfs.
2:30 Dr Chris Lintott – “Galaxy Zoo” Title TBC
3:30 Tea and coffee Break
4.00 Raffle draw and presentation of Eric Zucker award
4:15 Lord Prof Martin Rees – “What will the next generation of telescopes tell us?”
5:15 FAS President: closing remarks

Traders and Displays

Modern Astronomy
The Space Station
Letchworth & District AS
Nene Valley AS
Cambridge University Press
Science Replicas
AWR Technology
Jack Martin
Society for History of Astronomy
The Society for Popular Astronomy
The British Astronomical Association
Glover House
Green Witch


The ‘legendary’ FAS Raffle will take place, tickets will be available from the registration desk.


During the breaks tea & coffee will be provided. For lunch we suggest the best thing todo is bring a packed lunch as there is no food available on site, however, of course Cambridge is a short drive away for those who are prepared to go off-site.