Annual Meeting 2018

The date is Saturday the 2nd of June 2018 at our normal venue: the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge. There's no need to book in advance. Member or not, you're all welcome to turn up on the day. The doors will open at 9:30am (BST).


The Society AGM is open to members only and is scheduled for 10:15–10:45. Guests are welcome to enjoy their coffee in peace before join us for the most important part of the day.

And on that topic, we have a complete line-up of speakers for you.

TBA We have Yann Pothier to talk about Esoteric Targets for Deep-Sky Observers.
TBA Omar Nasim on Drawing the Nebulae in the Nineteenth Century: Points of Entry in to the Wider Cosmos.
TBA Sara Wager is visiting from Spain to tell us about a Dual Imaging Rig Setup.
TBA Mark Stuart provides some Highlights From Ten Years of Visual Deep-Sky Galaxy Observations.
TBA Our professional keynote talk will be given by Professor Janet Drew on Massive Stars across the Milky Way Disc from Optical Surveys

Exact timings are to be confirmed...


Ticket Members Non-Members
Without Lunch £7 £12
With Lunch £12 £17

We can cater for those with special dietary needs (e.g. coeliacs etc), but would need advanced notice to make arrangements. Please contact Steve Rayner with your requirements.

For everyone else only 70 tickets with lunch included will be available, so if you want one it's best to turn up bright and early.

Coffee, tea and biscuits will be available for everyone at registration and the breaks.

Trade Stands

The following vendors have been invited:

And of course the Webb Deep-Sky Society will have our usual stand.

Our Venue: the Institute of Astronomy

The Institute of Astronomy (IoA) is a department of the University of Cambridge that traditionally plays host to the Webb Deep-Sky Society's Annual Meeting.

There are good instructions for finding your way there by just about any means of transport on the IoA's website. They also have an excellent map of the buildings on the site.