RASNAM 2019 - Our most out of this world conference yet!

RASNAM 2019 - Our most out of this world conference yet!

From Sunday 30th June – Thursday 4th July Lancaster Conferences + hosted the Royal Astronomical Society Conference 2019.

As the largest annual astronomy and space science event in the UK, the conference saw around 500 astronomers and space scientists gather at Lancaster University to enjoy a varied programme of science with connected events for schools, teachers and the general public.

The conference kicked off with a variety of talks and plenary sessions from professionals in the field. In Barker House Farm a pie and quiz night was held to give attendees a taste of some classic Lancashire hospitality, whilst our premier ‘big space’ LICA was used for a bustling poster session along with a Gala dinner and NAM awards night. Delegates even got the chance to chill in Alexandra Square (the hub of Lancaster University campus) and watch the eclipse live feed on the big screen, whilst along the Spine (the main thoroughfare through the University) a series of art pieces by local artist Bonnie Craig captured the unique and fascinating nature of astronomy.

It is fair to say that the conference had some of our greatest digital engagement throughout with our social media and our Lancaster Conferences + app. The popular hashtag NAM2019 saw some impressive Twitter engagement with delegates communicating not only through our Twitter page, but also with hundreds of other excited attendees – some of our tweets around the conference helped us to reach 12.5k people during the month of July! Delegates also enjoyed using our handy app, which provided helpful tips and tricks to navigate the conference ahead.

Concluding with an outreach event at Morecambe Fringe, the conference ended with many happy delegates who thoroughly enjoyed their time exploring Lancaster – after all, great things happen when you bring people together!

Jim Wild, conference organiser said “Overall we’ve been really pleased with how it all went and the feedback so far has been great. The delegates seem to have been really pleased with the organisation, the catering and the facilities.”


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