FAS Online Convention – Saturday April 17th

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    Callum Potter

    The FAS have advised us of their online convention this weekend:

    “The Federation of Astronomical Societies is holding an Online Convention on Saturday April 17, from 12:00 to 16:30 BST (11:00 to 15:30 UTC).

    We have an amazing lineup:

    Our keynote speaker is The Astronomer Royal, Lord Martin Rees, whose topic will be “From Mars to the Multiverse”.

    Astronomical designer, Greg Smye-Rumsby will talk about “Solar Eclipses”, ahead of this year’s eclipse on June 10, which will be partial in the UK.

    Noted astrophotographer Nik Szymanek will provide “An Overview of Deep Sky Imaging”.

    To end the event, George Tahu, the Mars2020 Lead Program Executive at NASA headquarters, will speak about “Perseverance For Discovery: NASA’s Mars Exploration Program”.

    The convention is open to everyone. For full details and a link to free registration, go to http://fedastro.org.uk/fas/convention/convention-2021

    BBC Sky at Night Magazine are offering an exclusive offer for this convention, to try 3 issues for just £5 by Direct Debit.

    Details of how to claim will be sent to those attending the convention.”

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