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North West Astronomy Festival July 2016

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Now in it's 4th year this great event is being held at The Heath, Runcorn, Cheshire on 1st, 2nd, 3rd of July 2016 - this is a "Not for profit" event with any profit being used to fund  future events.

There are presentations, workshops, trade stalls, solar viewing sessions, help and advice sessions etc - it's only £5 for adults and under 16's are free. (plus an additional £5 for each optional presentation attended on the Saturday)

Friday is student day

Saturday is Astronomer day

Sunday is Astronomy activity day

Please see www.nwastrofest.co.uk


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Unashamed bump as it's a great events and deserves to be supported.

Lots to do

Throughout the weekend the festival has something for all ages, interests and experiences.

  • Help, advice and tuition
  • Local astronomy clubs
  • Hands-on astronomy
  • Activities for all the family
  • Telescope surgery
  • Workshops
  • Presentations
  • Astronomer Q&A
  • Trade Stalls
  • Demonstrations
  • Exhibitions

Of course the event would not be complete without our now famous raffle and a night not to be missed at our Saturday Social supper.

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On 5/4/2016 at 23:43, faulksy said:

does anyone know what trade stands are there ?

Yes, Tring Astronomy center will be there with Celestron, Altair, vixon and other selections. also John from Peak2Valley will have a stand with his lovely refractors to drool over (tissues not provided). lots of smaller stalls but chance to meet and chat to clubs and societies in the NW who have stands too. worth a day out just for the networking and only £5 to get in....although talks are separate (obviously) :-)  It is also a not-for-profit event run by a management committee of local astronomers, ALL profit goes back into the festival to help make it bigger and better, so the more people come, the better it gets.. www.nwastrofest.co.uk 

Friday is student Day with  presentations from Liverpool Uni and other Uni's Astro-students. Please bear in mind that trade is only Saturday and Sunday there will be no trade Friday 1st July.

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Confirmed speakers include:

Gary Palmer of Solar imaging fame

Megan Agro

Stuart Atkinson,

Nick Howes - astro photographer

Heather Cooper

Nigel Henbest

Jane Green

Brian Cox and Tim Peake (only joking - perhaps for 2017)




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