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Institute of Astronomy


Conference Occasions

Opening Reception @ Hoyle Building - Institute of Astronomy

Sunday, 21st July 17:00 - 19:00

All participants of the IoA50 Conference are invited to the opening reception! Join us for an evening of networking, refreshments, and celebration as we kick off this landmark event. 


Institute of Astronomy Library Tour @ Observatory - Institute of Astronomy

Wednesday, 24th July 14:00 - 15:00 & 15:30 - 16:30

Enjoy a pleasant stroll around the Institute, taking in the 19th-century telescopes and two-hundred-year-old Observatory. Your guide will be Mark Hurn, who has looked after the Institute library for over twenty years and takes a strong interest in the people, famous and not so famous, who once worked and lived here.

Reserve your free spot here.


Gala Dinner @ Trinity College (what3words:

Thursday, 25th July 19:00 - 22:00

This social event is available only to those who have pre-booked.  If you have already registered but do not have a ticket and would like to attend, please contact the IoA50 organising team via

Dress code: Smart casual. Only +18 guests can attend the Gala Dinner

Special THANKS to Trinity College for hosting us at this memorable celebration of IoA's 50th anniversary.



Punting on Cam River - Scudamore's Punting

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