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BAA Journal 2018 August

Discounted tickets for BAA members at ‘New Scientist Live’ 2018

Journal issue: 2018 August
Pages: 203–203

The New Scientist Live show kicks off again this September at London’s Docklands - ‘the world’s most exciting festival of ideas for anyone and everyone with a curious mind!’ For the the third year running the BAA are taking a stand, and members and friends are offered the chance to obtain daily entry tickets with a discount. Members can find the code in the August Journal or in the PDF above (you must be logged in to the website to access this) - simply copy and type this code when you go to book your ticket, which will entitle the user to 10% off their ticket purchase.

There are five exhibition zones covering Cosmos, Earth, Humans, Technology and Engineering. There is also a main stage and VIP section, and a fantastic line up of speakers this year, including Jim al-Khalili, Ceri Brenner (Physicist, STFC Central Laser Facility), Ian Carnelli (Aerospace Engineer at ESA), Salma Fahmy (Solar Orbiter Engineer at ESA)… and that’s just a few from the Cosmos pool! Talks run all day and apart from the main stage/VIP area, you can just walk up and join any that take your fancy.

The BAA stand can be found at no. 441 in the Cosmos zone. The Commission for Dark Skies will be joining us to get the public involved in understanding the detrimental effect of light pollution. We will have sales of our own BAA publications, and interactive events run by a different local society each day: the four clubs joining in the fun this year are Hampstead Garden Suburb, Newbury, Crayford Manor House and Flamsteed Astronomical Societies. They are all busy planning their activities at the time of going to press but will include quizzes, demonstrations of small scopes, transiting and spectroscopy methods, planet card games and much more.

The show runs from September 20–23 at the ExCel Centre. Visit the website at https://live.newscientist.com/ to find out more and book your tickets, and do remember to come and visit us on stand 441!

Janice McClean, Events Coordinator