One Day Spring Meeting – Ashford, Kent

Friday 24th Apr 201522:00

‘Amateur & Professional Collaboration’


This meeting had been designed to give you the opportunity to find out more about how you can be involved in real science working as an amateur with professionals.

 You can download a Map here Ashford Map.pdf

The cost for BAA members, Affiliated Society members, and accompanied children under 16 is £13 and £16.00 for non-members. The cost includes refreshments and a buffet lunch.

You can download a Booking form here Ashford booking.pdf


10:00     Registration – Tea / Coffee & time to visit our retailers

10:20     Official welcome & BAA business – BAA President, Mrs Hazel McGee

10:30     Dr Dirk Froebrich – “Hunting for Eruptive Young Stellar Objects”

11:30     Mr Roger Pickard – “More Pro-Am Projects” 

12:30     Mr Drew Wagar – AAS Chairman “The past, present, future of the Ashford Astronomy Society”

13:00     Lunch & time to visit our retailers and do some solar observing (weather permitting)

14:30     Dr Anthony Cook – Lunar Citizen Science

15:05     Prof Bill Leatherbarrow – “An introduction to QuickMap: a resource for lunar observers”

15:20     Mr Barry FitzGerald – “Amateur Astrogeology using LRO and other digital resources”

16:00     Tea & time to visit our retailers

16:30     Miss Alice Sheppard – “When the Universe came to the people”

17:30     Raffle & feedback

17:40     Close

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Retailers attending: – BAA Sales & F1 Telescopes           

Organiser Mrs H Collett


The Stour Centre, Station Approach, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1ET

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