AstroFest 2010 February 5-6

AstroFest 2010 February 5-6

Postby ian ridpath » Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:13 pm

The website for the next AstroFest is now up and running at
http://www.astronomynow.com/astrofest/

This year we are particularly pleased to have as our star speakers Jill Tarter from the SETI Institute in California (if you've seen the film Contact, the character played by Jodie Foster is based on her) and Bill McKinnon, an expert on the satellites of the outer planets, this being the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the Galilean satellites.

In addition you’ll find the usual wide range of speakers on a variety of topics plus a special guest still to be announced for Saturday morning, all jollied along by Iain Nicolson and myself.

BTW, later in February I am accompanying a northern lights trip to Norway
http://www.hurtigruten.co.uk/norway/Voyages/Discovery/Astronomy-Voyage/
Two other voyages accompanied by John Mason have already sold out; this one’s been added because of the demand. We owe the interest to Joanna Lumley’s recent TV series In the Land of the Northern Lights, apparently. Pity she’s not coming with us.

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