BAP Conference

Hosted by Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum

7th to 8th September 2018

Registration is now open


Provisional schedule for the 2018 conference

Thursday 6 September 2018

Pre-conference Evening Social 
From 6.00pmCherry Reds Cafe
Drop in for food (spaces limited to 35, pay for yourself) or drink (order at bar mentioning BrumSciCom/BAP) in this link up with the BrumSciCom social in the Bosta Room.

Food served around 7.45/8pm

Friday 7 September 2018

9.30amEvent SuiteRegistration. Coffee and pastries
10.30amPlanetarium DomeWelcome
30-second member introductions
National news
International news
11.15amPlanetarium DomeSponsor Session
Creative Planet, showing Explore (25 mins)
[short break]
Member Session
NSC Creative, showing Planets 360 (25 mins)
12.30pmBrindley-Issigonis roomLunch, and browsing trade stands
repeated at
Brindley-Issigonis roomParallel session
Mobile Dome Sponsor Session – Digitalis Nightshade NG (25 mins)
Mobile Dome Sponsor Session – MSPD (25 mins)
Browsing trade stands (25 mins)
2.30pmPlanetarium DomeSponsor Session
Bowen Technovation (25min)
Immersive Adventure (25 mins)
GOTO (20min)
3.45pmBrindley-Issigonis roomCoffee break and browsing trade stands
4.15pmLodge roomMember Session
"Fake news!" The resurgence of conspiracy theories (20min)
Webb Telescope BAP Project overview (20 mins)
IPS2018 overview (20 mins)
5.30pmPlanetarium Dome Sponsor Session
RSA Cosmos (25min)
SCISS (25min) Friday evening sponsor
[short break]
E&S/Skypoint (25 mins) Friday evening meal sponsor
Sky-Skan (25 mins)
Friday evening meal sponsor
7.30pmClayton Hotel
Albert St, Birmingham B5 5JE
Depart for evening meal
Sponsored by Sky-Skan, Evans and Sutherland, and SCISS

Saturday 8 September 2018

8.45amIssigonis-Brindley RoomCoffee & breakfast baps
9.15amPlanetarium DomeMember Session
50 years of the Armagh Planetarium (25 mins)

Sponsor Session
Front Pictures (25 mins)
[short break]
STFC (15 mins)
Zeiss (25 mins)
11.00amLodge RoomMember Session
GDPR and what it means for you (30min)
11.30am, repeated at 12.00noonIssigonis-Brindley Room Parallel Session
Mobile Dome Sponsor session – Digistar Lite (25 mins)
Browsing trade stands (25 mins)
12.30pmIssigonis-Brindley RoomLunch and browsing trade stands
1.30pmLodge RoomMember Session
Amateur astrophotography in your Planetarium (20 mins)
Getting content onto your dome (20 mins)
2.15pmIssigonis-Brindley Room
Lodge Room
Parallel session
Member session – Mobile dome skillshare (25 mins)
Fixed domes as wanna-be Amazon - a model to explain how all the bits work (25 mins)
2.45pmIssigonis-Brindley RoomBrowsing trade stands (25 mins)
3.15pmIssigonis-Brindley RoomCoffee break and browsing trade stands
3.45pmLodge RoomBAP Annual General Meeting
5.15pmIssigonis-Brindley RoomDelicious refreshments
Sponsored by Mirage 3D
5.45pmPlanetarium DomeSponsor Session
Mirage 3D, showing Mars 1001 (52 mins)
6.45pmPlanetarium Dome[short break]
Group photo and The Silly Presenter Game
7.30pmCampaign Room
The Old Contemptibles
176 Edmund Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 2HB

The Gold Room
Bacchus Bar
Burlington Arcade, New Street, Birmingham, B2 4JH
Depart for evening meal (Pay for your own food)
2 courses for £12.50 3 courses for £15.50

Sunday 9 September 2018

Post-conference activities