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Autumn Weekend Meeting, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, near Didcot

Venue: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, near Didcot (click to see map)
Friday, 2015, September 4 - 19:00 to Sunday, 2015, September 6 - 12:00

“Astronomy in Space”

Because of security requirements at the RAL site, anyone wishing to attend must pre-book before 26 August.  Click here to download the booking form.

Programme for the Weekend

Friday Evening 19:00 – 22:00

Dr Chris North (University of Cardiff) - State of the Cosmos

Newbury Society members’ short talks

Saturday 09:30 – 17:45

Paul Eccleston (RAL) - Space Engineering and Instrumentation

Dr Emanuele Nardini (Keele University) - Winds and feedback from Active Galactic Nuclei

Dr Chris Pearson (RAL) - Herschel’s Incredibly Cool Universe

Dr Jackie Davies (RAL) - Observing the Sun from Space

Prof Andrew Taylor (University of Edinburgh) - Euclid, ESA's Dark Energy space mission

Sunday Morning 10:00 – 12:00

Tour of the new RAL Space National Space Integration Facility


The cost for the weekend for BAA and Affiliated Society members is £15.00 and for non-members is £17.50. For accompanied children under 16 the cost is £7.00. This includes refreshments and a cold buffet lunch on Saturday. Booking form can be found here RAL Booking Form 9-5-15.pdf

Because of security requirements at the RAL site, anyone wishing to attend must pre-book. Bookings will close on 26th August. If you book and are not able to come please let us know so we can let someone else take your place.

An information sheet can be found here showing maps and including details for accommodation etc Information for RAL meeting 9-5-15.pdf. A map of the site is available here.

Organiser:  Hazel Collett, Ann Davies and David Boyd