2012 Convention & AGM

The 2012 FAS Convention will take place on October 6th 2012 at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge.

Doors open at 9am with the first talk at 9.50am. The full day schedule can be found as a PDF: 2012 Convention Schedule.

2012 Convention

Speaker lineup:

Professor Paul Hewett – ‘Finding The Highest Redshift Quasar’

Professor Paul Murdin – ‘Planetary Landscapes’

Robin Leadbeater – ‘Epsilon Aurigae – A 21st century take on a 19th century enigma’

Professor Carole Mundell – ‘Big Bangs and Black Holes’

Dr Johanna Jarvis – ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, How I Wonder…’

Directions & Map:

Venue address: Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA

The Institute of Astronomy main entrance is situated on Madingley Rise off Madingley Road opposite J. J. Thompson Avenue. The main car park is the first entrance on the right after leaving Madingley Road. It is worth noting that the A14 can be very busy and it is worth giving yourself lots of time. If you are using the bus, the citi 4 bus is the best route from the city centre to the Institute of Astronomy, though the service is infrequent. Further information can be found on the IoA webpages – a Google map of the location is also embedded on that page.

If you require a local map of the IoA please see here.

Local Information:

The Institute of Astronomy has ample car parking and please remember there is an overspill car park up by the Kavli building.

Please also be aware that there is no facilities for lunch at the IoA apart from a small vending machine. Please bring pack lunches. The nearest pub to the IoA can be found on Castle Hill/Huntindgon Road. The Castle will serve food but parking is difficult, and the same can be found with the Isaac Newtown. There is also a Beefeater pub that is further up the Huntingdon Road that has lots of parking – this is easily walkable from the IoA, passed the Chemistry building and through the University farm.

Poster download:

You can download the 2012 poster here.

AGM Materials:

Annual Accounts

2011 AGM minutes

AGM Agenda:

1. Apologies for absence
2. Minutes of 2011 AGM
3. Matters arising from minutes
4. Reports from Officers
– President
– Vice President
– Secretary
– Treasurer
5. Adoption of accounts
6. Appointment of Auditor
7. Subscriptions for 2013/14
8. Election of Council for 2012/13
9. Any Other Business
10. Close