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  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.