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Royal Astronomical Society Special Discussion Meeting
The International Year of Astronomy
1030 - 1530 Friday 11 December 2009
(Geological Society Lecture Theatre, Burlington House)

The International Year of Astronomy 2009 is a watershed for astronomy outreach worldwide. From Telescopes for Schools to Twitter Star parties, from Moonwatches to public exhibitions of art and images, from planetarium shows like 'We Are  Astronomers' to Dark Sky Parks, this meeting provides an opportunity to describe what has been achieved in the thousands of events, activities  and projects that have been happening throughout IYA2009 in the UK.

This event is free to RAS members. For non-members it is £15 / £5 for students, collected at the door.
Programme

1030    Ian Robson: Welcome and Introduction
1040    Steve Owens: IYA2009 in the UK - the overview
1100    Robin Scagell: The Society for Popular Astronomy's contribution to IYA2009
1115    Jerry Stone: IYA2009 from the amateur astronomy society view (Letchworth and District AS)
1130    Joanne Foo: IYA2009 at the Science Centres
1145    Marek Kukula: IYA2009 at the Royal Observatory Greenwich
1200    Tim O'Brien: IYA2009 in the North-West
1215    Julia Gaudelli: IYA2009 from the amateur astronomy society view (Guildford AS)
1230    Robert Hill: IYA2009 in Northern Ireland
1245    Lunch and posters   

1400    Helen Walker: She is an Astronomer
1415    Keith Muir: Dark Sky Parks
1430    Adrian West: Twitter comes to IYA2009
1445    Paul Mowbray: "We Are Astronomers" planetarium show
1500    Robert Priddey: "The Starry Messenger"
1515    Chris Lintott: IYA2009, the new media, and the future of astronomy public engagement
1530    Paul Murdin: Meeting Summary
1535    Tea

Organiser:
Ian Robson, (ATC)

For more info visit the RAS website