Merseyside Astronomy Day

The MAD is a chance to hear about the cutting edge research being done by some of the world's leading astrophysicists. Speakers from Universities and observatories around the world will give 4 talks during the day and will make up a panel of experts ready to answer your questions.

The Merseyside Astronomy Day is most suitable for adults and over 12s. Doors to the museum open 10.00am, with the lecture theatre open from 10:45.

The on-site café will be open for lunch and the museum also is conveniently located near to a number of sandwich shops and cafés and a pleasant square if you wish to eat your own lunch outside.

The Programme

The Programme: Saturday 30th April 2016

10:00Doors open and explore the museum
10:45Doors open to the theatre
10:55Welcome
11:00Talk 1: Dr Chris Copperwheat: Exploring the changing sky with Liverpool Telescope and Liverpool Telescope 2
11:45Talk 2: Dr Claire Davies: Star and planetary system formation
12:30-13:45Lunch and explore the Museum
13:45Talk 3: Prof Johan Knapen: Spectroscopic studies of galaxy evolution
14:30-15:45Short Break
14:45 Ask the Astronomers
15:15Talk 4: Prof Nate Bastian: Globular Clusters, young and old
16:00Closing Remarks
17:00Museum closes
Please note that this programme is a draft and may need to be slightly altered on the day.
Due to the nature of the venue, it may not be possible to admit latecomers to any talk, so please make sure that you arrive in plenty of time.
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