2 thoughts on “International Astronomy Show 2017, Stoneleigh

  1. To be honest, I’ve no idea. Some very good looking talks though. It looks quite expensive as £8.50 entry to show per day plus £6 per talk… there doesn’t appear to be any ‘everything’ ticket, even for one day. To go to everything on say the Friday is £44.50 … plus as it starts at 9, you have to be local! Maybe my Yorkshire and Scottish blood coming through here! 🙂

  2. I’ve been to this a couple of times.

    At first it was “well-meaning but not good enough” – everyone’s main gripe being that the lecture hall was about eight seats wide and 25 rows deep with no elevation, and the bottom of the screen at knee height. Only the front two or three rows could see, and many spent the lectures standing up at the back. Needless to say, the feedback was not good.

    They have listened to the feedback and found this new location. It’s a much more impressive show, both for the lectures and especially for the trade stands. If you’re looking for a browse round astronomy kit, it’s very well worth a visit. There are some of the smaller and more obscure suppliers there too – hobby engineers and machinists who make stuff! Also very accessible – I met Stuart Clark and Chris Lintott there, both very happy to chat to joe pubic.

    It certainly won’t be a wasted journey, and you can pick and choose your lectures.

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