Conference Programme

Join us at the European AstroFest 2020 conference and hear 16 fascinating talks from experts in the fields of astronomy and space science. Book your personalised conference pass today.

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Friday 31st January 2020

Session One (morning)

Imaging the deep sky, then and now
Nik Szymanek, astro-imager

The UK space science programme – an insider’s perspective
Chris Lee, Chief Scientist at UK Space Agency

Doomed massive stars
Raman Prinja, University College London

30th Anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope
Antonella Nota, STScI Associate Director for ESA

Session Two (afternoon)

Black holes & spin-offs
Katherine Blundell, University of Oxford

Who owns the Moon?
Christopher Newman, Northumbria University

Cheops and the new science of exoplanets
Andrew Collier Cameron, University of St Andrews

Planetary protection and the Rosalind Franklin rover
Anna Nash, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL

Saturday 1st February 2020

Session Three (morning)

How to move an asteroid: The Hera Mission
Alan Fitzsimmons, Queen’s University Belfast

Seeing the Invisible: Imaging Black Holes
Ziri Younsi, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL

Solar flares – the most powerful explosions in the solar system
Phillippa Browning, University of Manchester

(Talk title to be confirmed)
Jan Wörner, Director General, European Space Agency

Session Four (afternoon)

30th Anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope (title to be confirmed)
Antonella Nota, STScI Associate Director for ESA

Astronomy, Fellowship, and Feuds: the RAS, 1820-2020, and the Origins of the British Scientific Society
Allan Chapman, Oxford University

The Comet Interceptor (title to be confirmed)
Geraint Jones, University College London

The RAS bicentennial anniversary lecture:
The next blink of a cosmic eye – predictions for astronomy in the next 200 years
Megan Argo, University of Central Lancashire

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