Merseyside Astronomy Day

We have reluctantly decided to cancel the 2020 MAD.
With the clear scientific evidence that minimising gatherings and travel as early as possible can significantly reduce the impact of pandemics, we have decided that continuing with the event would be irresponsible.
We will be in touch with those who have bought tickets to arrange refunds.
Hopefully we will see everyone next year.

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 4th April 2020

10:00Doors open and explore the museum
10:45Doors open to the theatre
11:00Talk 1: Sally Cooper: Sally and the supernova
11:45Talk 2: Megan Argo: The next blink of a cosmic eye: Predictions for astronomy for the next 200 years
12:30-13:45Lunch and explore the Museum
13:45Talk 3: Eamonn Kerins: Towards Earth-2
14:30-14:45Short Break
14:45 Ask the Astronomers
15:15Talk 4: David Eden: Star formation in the Milky Way... and beyond
16:00Closing Remarks
17:00Museum closes
Please note that this programme is a draft and may need to be 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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