2015 Conference Programme

Photography by Max Alexander.

Photography by Max Alexander.


Friday, February 6, 2015

Session 1 (morning)


10.00  Astronomy Through the AstroFest Years 

Iain Nicolson


10.35  Crowd-funding a Moon Mission

Ian Crawford, Birkbeck, University of London


11.10  Coffee break


11.40  The March 2015 Solar Eclipse

John Mason


12.15  Gravitational Wave Astronomy: Opening a New Window on the Universe

Martin Hendry, University of Glasgow


12.50  Lunch break


Session 2 (afternoon)

14.30  Missions to Jupiter and Saturn

Michele Dougherty, Imperial College


15.05  The Rosetta Adventure

Fred Jansen, ESA Rosetta Mission Manager


15.40  Tea break


16.15  Hubble’s Technicolour Universe

Ray Villard, Space Telescope Science Institute


16.50  Stargazers: Discovering the Real Astronomical Renaissance

Allan Chapman, University of Oxford


17.30  Conference adjourns


18.00  Exhibition closes


Saturday, February 7, 2015

Session 3 (morning)


10.00  Herschel and the Hidden Universe

Chris North, Cardiff University


10.35  100 Years of General Relativity

Professor Pedro Ferreira, University of Oxford


11.10  Coffee break


11.40  Cosmic Inflation and the BICEP 2 Results

 Jo Dunkley, University of Oxford


12.15  Adventures in Robotic Imaging

Nik Szymanek


12.50  Lunch break


Session 4 (afternoon) - SORRY SOLD OUT

14.30  Swift and the Biggest Bangs in the Universe

Nial Tanvir, University of Leicester


15.05  Picturing Rosetta's Comet

Stephen Lowry, University of Kent

EXTRA!  Landing on a Comet

Barbara Cozzoni, DLR


15.40  Tea break


16.15  Supermassive Black Holes

Megan Whewell, Mullard Space Science Laboratory


16.50  Hubble’s 25-year Spacetime Odyssey

Ray Villard, Space Telescope Science Institute


17.30  Conference ends


18.00  Exhibition closes


Conference chairs: Dr Stuart Clark and Dr Lucie Green 

Conference programme is always subject to change.