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Ilkeston & District AS - 30th Birthday Convention: Saturday May 7th 2011

Ilkeston & District AS - 30th Birthday Convention: Saturday May 7th 2011

Postby idasastro » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:26 pm

Hi everyone,

Here’s some first details regarding our Society’s 30th Birthday Convention.

Date: Saturday May 7th 2011
Venue: Heanor Welfare Centre, Wilmot Street, Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7EF
Ample off-street parking on-site. If that gets full, then there’s also a public car park (pay & display) next to the Welfare Centre.
Wheelchair friendly building
Close to town centre (just 2 minutes walk away).

Doors Open: 9am (starts 9:55am promptly). Event ends approx 5pm.

Admission: £6 on door

Speakers so far confirmed (titles of talks to be announced soon)

Dr Ann Bonell
Dr Rhodri Evans (Cardiff University)
Prof Barrie Jones (Open University)

Trade Stands (so far confirmed)
Aurora Books
Peak2Valley Instruments

Good quality Tea/Coffee will be available during the day (tea 50p / coffee 75p).

There will also be a Society display showcasing 30 years of activities, along with a raffle.

Useful finder maps will be published on our Society’s website in the next few weeks. Further updates will be made to this thread as and when required.

Thanks for reading

Regards

IDASAstro

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Ilkeston & District AS - 30th Birthday Convention: Saturday May 7th 2011 - UPDATE II

Postby idasastro » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:00 pm

Hello everyone,

Here’s our second update regarding our Society’s 30th Birthday Convention.

Date: Saturday May 7th 2011
Venue: Heanor Welfare Centre, Wilmot Street, Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7EF

Doors Open: 9am (starts 9:55am promptly). Event ends approx 5pm.

Admission: £6 on door (or by post – see bottom for details)

Confirmed Speakers

Dr Ann Bonell (Leicester Astronomical Society): “Percival Lowell and the Canals of Mars”

Prof Mike Merrifield (University of Nottingham): “21st Century Telescopes”

Dr Rhodri Evans (Cardiff University): “George Ellery Hale – Greatest Astronomer of the 20th Century”

Prof Barrie Jones (Open University): “Pluto: Sentinel of the Outer Solar System”


Trade Stands (so far confirmed)

Aurora Books
Peak2Valley Instruments


Other information:

Ample off-street parking on-site. If that gets full, then there’s also a public car park (pay & display) next to the Welfare Centre.

Wheelchair friendly building

Close to town centre (just 2 minutes walk away). Plenty of places to eat during dinnertime – various sandwich bars, Domino Pizzas, Crest of the Wave Fish & Chips, pubs and cafes, etc.

Good quality Tea/Coffee will be available during the day (tea 50p / coffee 75p).

There will also be a Society display showcasing 30 years of activities, along with a raffle.

Useful finder maps are in the process of being organised. These will be available from our Society’s website very soon (www.idas-astro.com).

Tickets may be purchased in advance by post at £6 each – sorry we are not able to offer reduced rates for this Convention. Please send your cheque (made payable to “Ilkeston and District Astronomical Society"), along with a SAE to the following address:-

Ilkeston & District Astronomical Society
C/o Mr Harry Bingham
38 Broadway
Heanor
Derbyshire
DE75 7GW

Couple of points to make mention:

Deadline for receiving cheques: April 26th 2011

No SAE, no tickets – (sorry). In this situation, cheques will not be cashed, and payment will need to be made in cash at the door on the day. If you have a question regarding sending cheques you can email Harry Bingham (our Treasurer) on Harry.Bingham38 at btinternet.com

Further updates will be made to this thread as and when required.

Thanks for reading again.

Regards

IDASAstro

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RE: Ilkeston & District AS - 30th Birthday Convention: Saturday May 7th 2011 - UPDATE II

Postby idasastro » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:43 pm

Hello All,

Finder maps for our Convention are now available from our website (http://www.idas-astro.com). Soon, we'll also be adding another map showing places where you can pick up lunch.

Cheers for now

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Ilkeston & District AS 30th Birthday Convention: Saturday May 7th 2011 - UPDATE III

Postby idasastro » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:36 pm

Hello All,

Just to let you know that we've now got another astro trader who has confirmed their attendance at our Convention - Green Witch Astronomy & Nature


Full list of Trade Stands (so far confirmed)

Aurora Books
Green Witch Astronomy & Nature
Peak2Valley Instruments



Regards


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RE: Ilkeston & District AS 30th Birthday Convention: Saturday May 7th 2011 - UPDATE III

Postby idasastro » Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:53 pm

Dear All,

IMPORTANT CORRECTION

Please note that May's issue of the Sky at Night Magazine has messed up the details regarding our Convention. They have the right day (Saturday May 7th), but they've put a completely incorrect start time - so please ignore it.

Here are the correct times:-

Doors Open: 9am / Event Begins: 9:55am
Event Ends: approx 5:15pm

Not long now to our event. I hope some of you can come along on the day to support a small East Midlands astronomy society, celebrate it's 30th birthday.

Regards

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RE: Ilkeston & District AS 30th Birthday Convention: Saturday May 7th 2011

Postby idasastro » Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:03 am

Hello All,

Here's a copy of our poster

Regards

IDASAstro



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RE: Ilkeston & District AS 30th Birthday Convention: Saturday May 7th 2011

Postby idasastro » Wed May 04, 2011 5:33 pm

Hello all,

Here's the running order for our Society’s Convention. We have had to revise the speaker line-up due to illness, but should still be popular with people.


[b]Ilkeston & District AS 30th Birthday Convention - Saturday May 7th 2011[/b]
Venue: Heanor Welfare Centre, Wilmot Street, Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7EF

Doors Open: 9am (starts 9:55am promptly). Event ends approx 5pm.

Admission: £6 on door

Time
09:00 to 09:55 Doors open to the public
09:55 to 10:00 Welcome & Introduction by John Brown (Chairman)
10:00 to 11:00 [b]Dr Anne Bonnell (Leicester Astronomical Society) : Percival Lowell and the Canals of Mars[/b]
11:00 to 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 to 12:30 [b]Prof. Michael Merrifield (University of Nottingham): 21st Century Telescopes[/b]
12:30 to 14:00 Lunch Break
(13:30 to 13:50) Informal Presentation: [b]James Pels: The Peak Star Party – October 2011[/b]
14:00 to 15:00 [b]Paul Money: Rambling through the Spring and Summer Sky[/b]
15:00 to 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 to 16:30 [b]Mark Thomas (IDAS Secretary): Time Travel for Amateur Astronomers: Mastering Time-lapse Photography Techniques [/b]
16:30 to 17:00 Raffle Prizes & Final Address (A list of raffle prizes available on day - £1 a strip)

Confirmed Trade Stands as at May 3rd 2011.
Aurora Books, Green Witch Astronomy & Nature, Peak2Valley Instruments

Useful finder maps are available at our Society’s website (www.idas-astro.com).

Best Regards

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