Women in Astronomy

Saturday 12th November 2022

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Following our convention at the National Space Centre, and our online events, here is a
chance to get together in-person with other astronomy enthusiasts.

We are delighted to announce our Keynote Speaker:

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Discoverer of Pulsars in the 1960s. She is founder of the Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarship Fund.


Jocelyn Bell Burnell:

Professor of Astrophysics

“Discovering Pulsars” and “The Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarship Fund”

Grace Burthom

A secondary school student

“A Young Person’s Guide to the Universe”

Mary McIntyre

Amateur Astronomer and Astrophotographer:

“A History of Women in Astronomy ”

Vanessa Okefor

PhD student, Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Warwick:

“The Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarship Fund”

Unfortunately Dr Becky Smethurst can no longer join us.


The Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PU.

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Doors open to attendees at 9:15am, with the programme running from 10am to 5pm.

The best way to travel to the venue is by public transport. The number 14a & S3 buses run from the rail station to the venue with a 5 to 10 min walk to the lecture theatre. There is also a park and ride service.

Oxford City Park & Ride site can be found here

Please note disabled parking is very limited.

If you require a space please contact FAS Jerry Stone (meetings at fedastro dot org dot uk)

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.


Please bring your own lunch. Sandwich sales are now closed

If you have a dietary concern please bring your own food.

During the lunch break there will be time to visit the Museum of the History of Science or
the Natural History Museum. These are a short walk away. So that we can let the museums know numbers that may visit, please indicate your interest by booking a ticket.

This is not a ticket to the museum.

Note that the event will not be live-streamed. You need to be there!

Tickets – Only available until Wednesday 9th

  FAS Member Societies Public
Adult £10.00 £12.50
Family (2adults & 2 children) £20.00 £25.00
Child – Under 16s / student £5.00 £5.00

Tickets are available from Eventbrite here (opens a new window)

(page updated 05Nov2022)