The Society for Popular Astronomy celebrates 60 years

Across the country, a number of special events will commemorate the anniversary.

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The Society for Popular Astronomy will be celebrating 60 years this year.


To celebrate 60 years of the Society for Popular Astronomy (SPA), the organistation will be holding a number of special events across the country. The first (and largest) of these will be held on Saturday 15 June at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh.

The all-day meeting will include talks from a number of prevelant astronomers and scientists including Dr Duncan Forgan, Dr John Davies, Dr Michele Cirasuolo, Dr Andy Longmore and Dr Alistair Glasse and SPA President Prof. Derek Ward-Thompson.

With talks on a diverse range of subjects, from the hunt for extraterrestrial life to NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, there’s something for every enthusiast.

Admission is free but you will need a ticket. Contact tickets@popastro.com to reserve yours.


Saturday 21 September 2013: Irish Regional Meeting, Queen’s University, Belfast.

Saturday 12 October 2013: SPA Convention 2013, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge.

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