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Random Rambling Ruminations => Chat => Topic started by: Carole on Jan 10, 2019, 10:52:57

Title: Astrofest
Post by: Carole on Jan 10, 2019, 10:52:57
Any-one going to Astrofest 8 & 9 February 2019?

But they STILL haven't announced the speakers - leaving it a bit late if they want people to book for them.

https://europeanastrofest.com/

Title: Re: Astrofest
Post by: Roy on Jan 10, 2019, 17:18:30
Sue and I are getting a bit frustrated as we like to go on the Friday (which is just 4 weeks away) as Saturday is busier and we're reluctant to buy tickets not knowing who the speakers will be.

Roy
Title: Re: Astrofest
Post by: Carole on Jan 10, 2019, 18:24:35
Apparently the list is now announced. It must have been today as l checked this morning before posting this thread.

Title: Re: Astrofest
Post by: Roy on Jan 10, 2019, 21:21:04
I've just looked and Astrofest has now published the name of 9 of the 16 speakers, but there are still no titles.

Roy
Title: Re: Astrofest
Post by: Carole on Jan 10, 2019, 22:07:52
Yes, sorry, I hadn't actually looked when I said that,  I just saw a post n another forum to say the Speakers were published.  Never occurred to me that would not say which days they were doing.

Carole
Title: Re: Astrofest
Post by: Carole on Jan 12, 2019, 13:22:54
List is up:

Provisional Conference Programme
Friday 8th February 2019
Alien landscapes
Elizabeth Tasker, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Martian dust storm
Manish Patel, Open University

Finding Ultima Thule
Simon Porter, New Horizons Co-Investigator, South West Research Institute

Mission Moon 3-D
David J. Eicher, Astronomy Magazine
Brian May, London Stereoscopic Company

(Four more talks to be confirmed)


Saturday 9th February 2019
Landing on an asteroid: the Hayabusa2 mission
Elizabeth Tasker, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Galaxies
David J. Eicher, Astronomy Magazine

Observing the planets
Paul Abel, University of Leicester

Comets, Cosmology, and the Big Bang: An Astronomical Odyssey across 300 years
Allan Chapman, Oxford University

Mission to Mercury
Suzie Imber, University of Leicester

To be announced
Lucy Hawking, Author

Ultima Thule: the first results
Simon Porter, New Horizons Co-Investigator, South West Research Institute

(One more talk to be confirmed)


Programme subject to change. More details will be published soon.
Title: Re: Astrofest
Post by: Carole on Jan 24, 2019, 11:36:30
So who is going when? 

I am thinking of going Saturday as there are a few people I'd like to meet up with who are going that day.

Carole
Title: Re: Astrofest
Post by: julian on Jan 24, 2019, 17:44:23
just got my pass sent to me for all 4 sessions :lol: :lol:

julian
Title: Re: Astrofest
Post by: Carole on Jan 24, 2019, 17:50:50
Which day are you going Julian?
Title: Re: Astrofest
Post by: julian on Jan 25, 2019, 14:19:28
Both days Carole
Title: Re: Astrofest
Post by: Carole on Jan 25, 2019, 20:56:25
I'll probably see you then Julian.    :lol:
Title: Re: Astrofest
Post by: RobertM on Jan 25, 2019, 21:45:18
I’m going too, trying to negotiate a two day pass...
Title: Re: Astrofest
Post by: Carole on Jan 25, 2019, 21:53:42
I have been on both days on a previous occasion.  I tend to mainly go for the social side and to meet people I chat with on forums and at places like Kelling Heath.

Hopefully I won't be buying any kit.   :cheesy:

Think I will probably only go on one day and probably the Saturday.

Carole
Title: Re: Astrofest
Post by: Apophis on Feb 07, 2019, 15:01:48
I am going Saturday , just exhibition , when i booked all sessions were fully booked apart from session 1 anyway.
I hope to get the Eagle demonstration on the 365Astronomy stall.
Roger
Title: Re: Astrofest
Post by: Hugh on Feb 07, 2019, 20:12:45
I'm hoping to go Saturday.

Hugh
Title: Re: Astrofest
Post by: MarkS on Feb 08, 2019, 07:34:51
I won't be going.  I don't want to be tempted to spend any money.

The only thing I might possibly buy in the near future is an additional imaging camera with a 36x24mm sensor and no, definitely not a cooled astrocam.

Mark
Title: Re: Astrofest
Post by: Carole on Feb 08, 2019, 18:06:01
I have booked for tomorrow.  Was really glad when I saw all that rain today.

Carole