BAP Conference

Hosted by Centre for Life, Newcastle

27th to 29th September 2019

Registration is now open


Provisional schedule for the 2018 conference

Thursday 26 September 2019

Pre-conference Evening Social 
From 7.00pmPitcher and Piano
Drop in for food (7-9pm only) or a drink. Please let us know if you plan to come to this. All food and drinks to be paid by delegates.

Friday 27 September 2019

9amMain RoomRegistration. Coffee and pastries
10amPlanetarium DomeWelcome
30-second member introductions
National news
International news
11amMain RoomsMember Sessions
AstroBoost: working with Amateur Astronomy Societies (25 mins)
Dr. Jenny Shipway

A planetarian, an accessible journey (25 mins)
Mark Watson
12noonMain RoomsLunch Sponsored by Mirage3D
Browsing trade stands
repeated at
Main RoomsParallel Member Session
Hands-on, low tech, interactive & fun (50 mins) in the MSPD dome
Ben Brown

Drop-in sessions: Webb Telescope Training Day reflections
Shaaron Leverment

Time to explore the Centre for Life

3pmMain RoomsCoffee Break
Browsing trade stands
3.30pmPlanetarium DomeMember Session
Universal Space (25min)
Shaaron Leverment
4pmPlanetarium DomePresenter Game
4.30pmPlanetarium Dome Sponsor Session
Mirage3D, showing Mars 1001 (52min) Friday Lunch Sponsor
[Short Break]
Evans and Sutherland (50min) Friday evening meal & Saturday lunch sponsor
Rooftop Promotions, showing Sphere (20min version)
7pmProhibition Bar / The Forth, Pink LaneDepart for pre-dinner drinks
8.15pmBlackfriars Restaurant,
Friars Street, Newcastle upon Tyne,
Blackfriars Restaurant
Evening Dinner
Sponsored by Evans and Sutherland

Saturday 28 September 2019

9amMain RoomCoffee & breakfast baps
9.45amPlanetarium DomeMember Session
Live Skies – Planetarium show from the Centre for Life (30 mins)

Cosmic Unknown (10min) created by Beacon Films, funded by Arts Council England & Spirit of 2012

Art meets Science in 360 (30 mins)
Prof. John Brown and Steven Gray
11.00am repeated at 11.30amMain RoomParallel mobile sponsor session
Digitalis Nightshade NG (25 mins) in the Science Dome
MSPD (25 mins) in the MSPD dome
12noonMain RoomsLunch sponsored by Evans & Sutherland
Browsing trade stands
1pm repeated at 1.30pmMain RoomsParallel mobile sponsor session
Digistar Lite (25 mins) in the MSPD dome
Browsing Trade Stands (25 mins)
2pm repeated at 2.30pmMain RoomsParallel member session
Fulldome Apollo animations (25 mins) in the MSPD dome
Dave Eagle

Browsing Trade Stands (25 mins)
3pmMain RoomsCoffee break
Browsing trade stands
3.30pmMain RoomsBAP Annual General Meeting
5pmMain RoomsDelicious refreshments courtesy of the Centre for Life
5.30pmPlanetarium DomeSponsor Session
RSA Cosmos (10min)
Sky-Skan (25min)
Zeiss (15min)
NSC Creative (25min)
7pmCollect Moon calendars
Depart for evening meal
(pay for your own food)

Sunday 29 September 2019