BAA Spring Meeting – Cosmology: Galaxies and Stars

Saturday 13th May 2023

We will be holding our Spring meeting in Cardiff at the Oriel suite of the National Museum Cardiff: on Saturday 13th May 2023 from 10:00 to 18:00, on the topic of Cosmology: Galaxies and Stars. (Please note the change in room due to a leak in the roof of the Reardon Smith Theatre.)

You can book your place here on Ticket Tailor. You can access the 25% BAA member discount code by logging in to the BAA website and following this link. You enter it as a promo code on the screen where you provide your details.

Ticket prices

Adult: £9 with BAA member discount or £12 to non-members

Under 16: £6 with BAA member discount or £8 to non-members

The speakers will be:

Prof Mark Birkinshaw – Supermassive black holes and their effects on their surroundings
Dr Timothy A Davis – How to build a galaxy: the processes shaping galaxy evolution across cosmic time
Dr Ana Duarte Cabral – From spiral galaxies to stars: the role of galactic dynamics in shaping the birth sites of stars
Dr Patricia Schmidt – Gravitational Waves: Messengers from the stellar graveyard
Dr Nicolas Peretto – The formation of stars: from Sun-like to the most massive ones

If you need to cancel then please contact the BAA Office at or 0207 734 4145 (staffed 10am to 4pm, Mon-Fri). To cover our costs, we are only offering refunds if you cancel 4 days or more before the event.

Travelling by car

A Visitor Car Park is situated behind the Museum, off Museum Avenue. Visitors parking here will receive a ticket at the point of entry and need to pay £6.50 for the day at a pay-station located at the rear of the car park. Please note that the pay-stations only accept card payments – no cash payments are accepted.

If there is no space here then you can find alternative parking via:

Meeting organiser: Hazel Collett

Spiral Galaxy M83
Hubble Space Telescope image of the Spiral Galaxy M83. Image courtesy of NASA, ESA, R. O’Connell (University of Virginia), the WFC3 Science Oversight Committee, and ESO


National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NP

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