Conference

2015 Conference Programme

Photography by Max Alexander.

Photography by Max Alexander.

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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.