All four conference sessions are now fully booked but you can still attend the exhibition where you will find everything you need to explore the night sky. The exhibition features more than 30 companies and book signings by Brian May, Lewis Dartnell, Iain Nicolson and Allan Chapman. Exhibition passes can be purchased on the door at the show.
Brian May will hold a book signing during the lunch break on Friday at European AstroFest 2016 starting at around 1pm in the conference hall. He'll be signing copies of the London Stereoscopic Company's books and stereo cards. His astronomical stereo cards will be of particular interest to AstroFest visitors in advance of Brian's sold out 3-D presentation which takes place later that day.
Books and stereo cards will be available from the London Stereoscopic Company on stand 30 in the exhibition. Tickets for the European AstroFest 2016 exhibition can be booked in advance or purchased on the day of the event at the door.
Brian May, CBE, PhD, FRAS, is a founding member of Queen, a world-renowned guitarist, songwriter, producer and performer, also a Doctor of Astrophysics, 3-D stereoscopic photographic authority, campaigner for animal rights and a passionate advocate for political and social change.
Forced to abandon his PhD studies in Interplanetary Dust at Imperial College, London when Queen’s popularity first exploded, Brian returned to Astrophysics to achieve his full PhD degree in 2007. He has co-authored numerous publications, including two with the late Sir Patrick Moore and now heads his own publishing house, The London Stereoscopic Company. He designed the company's patented OWL viewer which can be used with a soon to be available smartphone adapter.
Although conference Sessions Two and Four are now fully booked, a limited number of seats remain in the Friday & Saturday morning conference sessions. Conference tickets also include exhibition entry. Book your conference tickets or exhibition tickets.
Conference Sessions Two and Four (Friday and Saturday afternoons) are now completely booked. We still have a limited number of seats available for the morning sessions. See the full conference programme to find out who is speaking. You can book conference tickets for the remaining sessions by visiting our store.
European AstroFest 2016 opens on Friday and Saturday at 9am and the doors close at 6pm. There are three floors of trade stands where you can find everything you need to explore the night sky. There will also be book signings where you can meet some of the leading astronomy authors.
You can pre-book your Exhibition only tickets by visiting our store. If you buy your pass in advance you will get a pass personalised with your name.
Dr Brian May will bring a new dimension to the conference programme at European AstroFest this year when he takes the audience on a stereoscopic adventure into space. Using cutting-edge 3D projection technology, Brian will explain how stereo photography has been used to capture the wonders of the Universe, from Victorian-era images of the Moon to present day space probes exploring the far-flung regions of our Solar System.
Although best known for his musical talents, Brian has a life-long interest in astronomy and stereoscopic imaging. He was named a science collaborator on the New Horizons Pluto mission and has helped process 3D images from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission, exploring comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Brian is a director of the London Stereoscopic Company which publishes stereo cards and books that can be enjoyed using the patented OWL viewer he designed.
Brian’s presentation, A History of Astro Stereo Photography – Illustrated with Full Screen 3-D Projection, is at 4:50pm on Friday 5 February. Brian will also be signing copies of his stereo books (stay tuned for further details on the signing).