Download PDF: SharpestEyes-Programme.pdf

Download PDF of Conference Booklet: SharpestEyes-Booklet.pdf (includes talk and poster abstracts; 32 MB; version 2022Apr21).

Public Talk

Dr. Frank Eisenhauer will be joining us on the 26th of April to give a public talk on the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. Dr. Eisenhauer is a senior staff scientist at the Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics (MPE), where he is leading the development and science exploration of large astronomical instruments and experiments. Two of them, SINFONI and GRAVITY, played key roles in the discovery and characterisation of the galactic centre black hole, for which several researchers were awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics. Eisenhauer was awarded the Tycho Brahe Medal of the European Astronomical Society for his leadership of the SINFONI and GRAVITY instruments, the Stern-Gerlach Medal of the German Physical Society (DPG) for his pioneering work in high-resolution infrared astronomy, and the Jackson-Gwilt Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society for the development of astronomical instrumentation.

If you are interested in attending, please follow this link to register for a ticket (note that conference participants will not need to register for this talk separately).

Excursion Options

On Wednesday afternoon, we will be taking a break from talks and offer the following two excursions:

Excursion 1: “Dartmoor Hike”

Join us for a custom-made tour of Dartmoor, one of the South West of England’s most beautiful National Parks, led by Dartmoor Daughters tour guides.

Please note that you will need sturdy footwear and, as we cannot predict the weather for April, waterproof and warm clothing are highly recommended.


Excursion 2: “Vineyard Tour”

Join us for a walking tour of Pebblebed Vineyard and Winery. You will be guided around the vineyard, with explanations of the vine varieties and the challenges that come with growing grapes in Devon. You will then be given a tour of the winery where you will be able to sample some of the wines as well as a local cheese and charcuterie selection.

If you have mobility issues or would require extra assistance, please get in touch via the contact page and we will do our best to find suitable alternatives while ensuring you can enjoy the wonderful scenery Devon has to offer.