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One-day Spring Meeting, Milton Keynes

Venue: Berrill Lecture Theatre, Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA (click to see map)
Date:
Saturday, 2014, April 26 - 10:00 to 17:30

This is an opportunity to find out more about stars and their effects on the surrounding neighbourhood as studied by amateurs and professionals, on the basis of both practical observation and cosmological theory.

The cost for the day will be £15.00 for BAA members and £17.50 for non-BAA members. Accompanied Children under 16 £5.00. This cost includes a buffet lunch and tea/coffee during registration and in the afternoon.

For more information, and to book, please download the meeting's booking form.

Provisional Programme

10:30 Registration, with tea, coffee and retail stands
10:50 Welcome by BAA President Hazel McGee
11:00 Gamma ray bursts - an astronomical detective story - Prof Andrew Norton
12:00 Supernovae: how to blow up a star! - Dr Cosimo Inserra
13:00 Lunch, including time to visit the observatory and retail stands
14:30 The past, present and future of the Open University Astronomical Club - Sheridan Williams
15:00 Our volatile Sun: Explosions, Ejections and Space Weather - Dr Colin Forsyth
16:00 Tea, including time to visit retail stands
16:30 Solar Eclipses (including the 2015 total solar eclipse) - Sheridan Williams
17:30 Raffle and close

Organised by Hazel Collett and Sheridan Williams

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