Federation of Astronomical Societies Autumn Convention 2021

Federation of Astronomical Societies Autumn Convention 2021

Saturday 13th November 2021 from 09:00am to 16:00pm

National Space Centre
Exploration Drive, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 5NS

The Federation of Astronomical Societies is delighted to announce that they will be holding an in-person convention on Saturday, 13 November 2021, at the National Space Centre.

Tickets to the event are available to the public. They include a free planetarium show (to those who arrive early) and an opportunity to explore the exhibits in the centre after the main presentations.

There will be a line-up of fantastic guest speakers, including Matt Nicholl from the University of Birmingham, who will present on Gravitational Waves and Julian Onions from the University of Nottingham on Dark Matter: Is It Dark and Is It Matter?

Please note that this has already taken place on 13/11/2021


Event organiser

Federation of Astronomical Societies

Federation of Astronomical Societies is organising this event

Please contact Federation of Astronomical Societies directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at National Space Centre. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

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    Tuesday 25th June 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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    Tuesday 9th July 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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  • Leicester Astronomical Society meeting (fourth Tuesday)

    Tuesday 23rd July 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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    Tuesday 13th August 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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    Tuesday 27th August 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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  • Leicester Astronomical Society meeting (second Tuesday)

    Tuesday 10th September 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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