International Astronomy Show 2018
Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, 12-13 October
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