Public & Outreach Events

Public Talks Flyer
Flyer for the public talks, also as a PDF.

There will be a number of evening public astronomy talks during the meeting, which are free to attend.

These will take place at 19:30 in lecture theatre 257 of the Kelvin Building, Department of Physics and Astronomy, on campus next to the main University building.

You will have to reserve a free e-ticket for each talk. The links to do this are below each talk title. If there are any problems contact

There is now a flyer advertising the public talks.

The Magic of the Sun and Stars
John Brown & Lucie Green
19:30 Tuesday 13th April 2010
Reserve a free e-ticket
How to Use a Million Astronomers - The Galaxy Zoo and Beyond
Chris Lintott
19:30 Wednesday 14th April 2010
Reserve a free e-ticket
Here is the Space Weather
Jim Wild
19:30 Thursday 15th April 2010
In association with the Astronomical Society of Glasgow
Reserve a free e-ticket

250 years of the Astronomy Chair at Glasgow

The Hunterian Museum, next to the Plenary sessions, will be hosting a display on Alexander Wilson, and there is also the chance for a small number of interested delegates to view related materials from the University Library’s Special Collection (Wednesday 14th at lunchtime and afternoon - sign up at the registration desk).


Friday of the NAM will include a special schools poster session, from 12.00 to 14.00 in the Common Room in the Kelvin Building. During the weeks prior to the meeting, school pupils from the council areas of West Dunbartonshire and South Lanarkshire have been researching sunspots, solar activity and the pressing question of any link between these and terrestrial climate - one that would have interested Alexander Wilson himself. In this poster session they will present their results. We hope that many conference attendees will take the opportunity to pop in and discuss their efforts and conclusions with them.