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Astronomy and Space Exhibition - Celebrating 60 years since Sputnik
Alan Hunting Associates
Battle Memorial Hall, Abbey Green, Battle, TN33 0AQ
Sun Oct 8, 2017
Time: 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Price: Free
Celebrating 60 years since the launch of Sputnik and the beginning of the Space Race, this year’s Astronomy and Space Exhibition is set for lift-off! Our speakers: Melanie Davies, F.R.A.S. - “Astrology to Astronomy”; Greg Smye-Rumsby, astronomer at Greenwich Observatory - “Can we live on Mars?”; Bob Mizon, M.B.E., F.R.A.S. - “Ten great milestones in space – from Sputnik to the discovery of exoplanets”; and Jane Green, F.R.A.S., astronomer and broadcaster on The Sky at Night. Finally we have “BLAST SCIENCE!”, an exciting family science show with local astronomer Brad Gross. Some of the exhibitors: East Sussex Astronomical Society who will also be offering solar viewing on the Abbey Green (weather permitting!); F1 telescopes with telescopes for beginners and experts; Sussex University planetarium shows; the British Interplanetary Society; the Commission for Dark Skies; Doug Edworthy, ESAS astrophotography; Dr. David Baker, Apollo engineer; and Herstmonceux Science Centre. We will also be welcoming Space Careers UK, who advise youngsters on how to enter the world of space!

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