Great News! I’m giving a talk at the 3rd Appleton Space Conference which is being held at the Rutherford Appleton Lab on the 6th December 2007.

My subject is “Astronomy from Home”.  Unfortunately, the conference isn’t open to the public but at least I’ll be able to talk about the work that we (the entire “amateur” asto-photograhic community) are all doing. 

The timetable for the day is shown below with the most important subject highlighted :-).

Time  Subject Speaker 
09:15-09:55 Coffee and Registration – R22 Lecture Theatre Foyer  
10:00-10:05 Welcome Prof Richard Holdaway (Director Space, RAL) 
10:10-10:30 Opening Address Ian Pearson, Minister of State for Science and Innovation 
10:35-10:55 Implementing UK Space Strategy Dr David Williams (DG BNSC) 
11:00-11:20 Space in STFC Prof Keith Mason (CEO STFC) 
11:25-11:45 The Parliamentary Space Committee Ian Taylor MP
11:50-12:10 Space Exploration Prof John Zarnecki (Open University) 
12:15-13:15 Lunch  
13:20-13:40 Space Outreach: Communicating with the Public Part 2 Alex James (Musician / Journalist)�
Oli Wheeler (Freud Communications)
13:40-14:00 STEREO results Prof Richard Harrison (RAL)
14:00-14:20 Astronomy from Home Prof Greg Parker (Southampton University)
14:20-14:40 Cosmic Vision: Opportunities and implications for the UK Prof Alan Smith (MMSL)
14:40-15:00 CryoSat Prof Duncan Wingham (UCL)
15:05-15:30 Tea / Coffee Break  
15:35-15:55 Fly me to the Moon, let me search for life among the stars Prof Mike Lockwood (RAL)
15:55-16:15 LISA and the Future of Fundamental Physics Prof Mike Cruise (Birmingham University)
16:15-16:35 The Successor to Hubble: The James Webb Space Telescope Prof Gillian Wright (UK ATC)
16:35-16:55 From IGY to IHY Dr Danielle Bewsher (RAL)
17:00-17:15 Short Break  
17:20-18:00 3rd Appleton Lecture: Space travel for All Will Whitehorn (Virgin Galatic)
18:05-18:45 Drinks Reception for all participants – R22 Restaurant  
19:00 Dinner for Speakers and VIP’s  

Maybe the guys at Virgin Galatic will be so impressed they will offer me a free ride 🙂

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