In­ter­na­tional Astronomy Show 2018

Stoneleigh Park, War­wick­shire, 12-13 Oc­to­ber

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IAS re­turns to Stoneleigh Park for two days of talks, pre­sen­ta­tions, plan­e­tar­ium shows and astronomy stalls.

This year’s pro­gramme in­cludes a look at how com­puter mod­els help as­tronomers sim­u­late the work­ings of the cos­mos, and a guide to deep-sky as­tropho­tog­ra­phy. Plan­e­tary sci­en­tist Pro­fes­sor Ian Craw­ford will explore the po­ten­tial to mine Earth’s Moon for vi­tal re­sources, while Pro­fes­sor An­drew Coates, who leads the PanCam team for ESA’s Ex­oMars 2020 rover, will dis­cuss the lat­est devel­op­ments in the search for life on the Red Planet.

Pro­fes­sor Chris Owen, who is part of the team be­hind the new Euro­pean So­lar Or­biter mis­sion, will look at the sci­ence of the Sun and how the or­biter could un­cover the na­ture of so­lar winds.

Talks at IAS 2018 will also in­clude a dis­cus­sion on space rocks, the secrets of black holes and tran­sient ob­jects in the Uni­verse. Plus, cel­e­brated astronomer and his­to­rian Dr Al­lan Chap­man will look back at the ex­plo­sion of new tech­nolo­gies in the 20th cen­tury, and how they helped sci­en­tists start to an­swer the big ques­tions about the cos­mos.

Tick­ets are £8 per day in ad­vance, and £8.50 on the day. Chil­dren un­der 16 years go free when ac­com­pa­nied by a pay­ing adult. Lec­ture tick­ets are £6 bought in ad­vance or £6.50 on the day. For more in­for­ma­tion visit the IAS web­site. www.ukas­troshow.com

Min­ing the Moon, life on Mars and black holes are just some of this year’s top­ics

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