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North-West Astronomy Festival 2013 with The Knowledge Observatory, Saturday & Sunday, 26th & 27th October 2013, Runcorn
Saturday, 26th October 2013 @ 00:00 - Sunday, 27th October 2013 @ 00:00 BST
As many of us in the UK astronomical community are aware, most of the major conventions and expos involving our hobby tend to be based in Southern England.
While these are, without a doubt, valuable and useful events, they can be difficult for the more Northerly astronomer to attend.
The Knowledge Observatory, an organisation formed by Andrew and Susan Davies to bring education to disengaged young people, seeks to address this situation with a new event: The North-West Astronomy Festival.
Although part of the larger Manchester Science Festival, which takes place from the 24th October to 3rd November 2013, the North-West Astronomy Festival is an event in itself, encompassing two days (Saturday & Sunday, 26th & 27th October 2013) and is to be held at The Heath Business Park, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 4QX.
From lectures, presentations and Q&As by Dr. Sheila Kanani, Dr. Johanna F. Jarvis, Mark Thompson FRAS, Gary Fildes FRAS, Nick Howes FRAS and Professor Andy Newsam, to trade stalls by a variety of vendors, and educational exhibitions from a selection of well known organisations such as the Kielder Observatory and the Campaign for Dark Skies, as well as a car-boot sale there is bound to be something of interest to all.
The festival tickets are only £5 for adults and all accompanied children are free, making this an excellent value for money family event. Tickets for each presentation are just £5 each – you won’t find London prices here!
Please see the tickets page on The Knowledge Observatory’s website for full information on pricing.
It is very much hoped that the North-West Astronomy Festival will become a regular annual occurrence, enabling a wide assortment of astronomical groups and traders to interact, whilst also bringing the the fascinating science of astronomy to a new audience and an interested public.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish Andrew, Susan and the rest of the Knowledge Observatory team our support and the very best of luck in this endeavour.
We’re looking forward to attending and very much hope to see many of you there too.