European Astrofest 2015
AstroFest's team are promising to be working on a stellar line-up of personalities to address the conference. During the course of the two-day event, speakers from around the world will talk on some of the most exciting topics in astronomy.
If you are looking for a new telescope, a better eyepiece, a state-of-the-art CCD camera, a good astronomy book, or are thinking of taking up astronomy at university, European AstroFest 2015 is the place to be.
Exhibition tickets for AstroFest will be available on the door priced at £8. Pick up a copy of the February issue of Astronomy Now to get £2 off adult admission to the exhibition. Conference tickets for Saturday are now sold out and a few tickets remain for Friday's conference. Exhibition tickets are available for both days.
For more information on this years event or to book your tickets in advance online check out the European Astrofest official website here: http://europeanastrofest.com/
Quadrantids Meteor Shower
The Quadrantids is an above average shower, with up to 40 meteors per hour at its peak. It is thought to be produced by dust grains left behind by an extinct comet known as 2003 EH1, which was discovered in 2003. The shower runs annually from January 1-5. It peaks this year on the night of the 3rd and morning of the 4th. Unfortunately the nearly full moon will block out all but the brightest meteors this year. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Bootes, but can appear anywhere in the sky.