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  Lunar Mission One

Ian Crawford, Birkbeck, University of London

 

11.10  Coffee break

 

11.40  The 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  Gamma-Ray Bursts

Nial Tanvir, University of Leicester

 

15.05  The Rosetta Mission Part 1

To be announced

 

15.40  Tea break

 

16.15  To be announced

 

 

16.50  Copernicus, Galileo, the Telescope and the Church

Allan Chapman, University of Oxford

 

17.30  Conference adjourns

 

18.00  Exhibition closes

 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Session 3 (morning)

 

10.00  To be announced

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)

14.30  Cassini’s Mission to Saturn

Michelle Dougherty, Imperial College

 

15.05  To be announced

 

15.40  Tea break

 

16.15 The Rosetta Mission Part 2

 

16.50  To be announced

 

17.30  Conference ends

 

18.00  Exhibition closes

 

Conference chairs: Dr Stuart Clark and Dr Lucie Green 

Conference programme is always subject to change.