About UK Astro Show

The International Astronomy Show really is a show by two astronomers for astronomers, both passionate to bring you a show to remember.

Meet Our Speakers

IAS2017 again bring you a world class two day lecture programme, Find out more details on our speakers for the 2017 show on the drop down menu.


IAS2017 Event 13th – 14th October 2017

Friday 13th October 9.00am – 6.00pm

Saturday 14th October 9.00am – 5.00pm

This years IAS2017 event.

  • IAS2017

  • Is easily accessible from the major road and motorway networks
  • Car Parking

  • 30,000 free all day parking spaces next to the show arena
  • Restaurant

  • large attractive 250 seat restaurant serving hot food and drinks all day
  • Kids Go Free

  • Under 16 free day admission when accompanied with a paying adult 
  • Mini bus service

  • Shuttle mini bus service from Coventry Rail station, first pick up 8am then every hour, last return 6pm, buy your tickets on the day

Graham and Martin have been long time personal friends and both share a passion for Astronomy and in particular Astro Imaging, they have joined forces together for many years at Kelling Heath Spring and Autumn Star Parties, Imaging under the rural skies of North Norfolk.

Graham and Martin are both well known throughout the Astronomy community to traders and fellow Astronomers alike. So joining forces to bring you The International Astronomy Show really is a show by two Astronomers for Astronomers, both passionate to bring you a  Show to remember.

All Images entered in the competition will be streamed in a slide show live at The International Astronomy Show over the 2 day event. The winners will be annnounced on the IAS Website, and used on Facebook and Twitter  and will include the images with full credits, and by entering the competition you agree to this use.

There will be one unrestricted age group for all entrants. There will only be one First, Second ,Third and runner up places across all categories. All images must be your own original work, and be copyright owned by you. Subject matter is entirely your own choice, this can be Planets, Stars, Constellations, sunsets/sunrise, moon, solar, deep sky, there will be no winners for each subject section, all entrants will have equal chance of winning whether it be a 20 hour deep sky image or a hand held moon shot.

Come  meet and chat with Martin and Graham live at the following 2017 events.

Astrofest2017,   London 10th and 11th February 2017.

SPA Convention, Cambridge  March 2017.

Kelling Heath Star party, 13th to 18th April 2017

Kelling  Heath Star Party, 26th September to 3rd October.

Lecture Programme at a glance


Nigel A Ball.          ” Tales from the dark side ”         9.45am

Dr Helen Mason OBE.       ” Our Dynamic Sun ”      11.00am

Dr Denis Erkal.                    ” Dark Matter ? ”            1.00pm

Dr Jonathan Nichols.         ” Juno Mission ”               2.15pm

Dr Nicholas Achilleos.       ” Cassini and Juice”          3.30pm

Dr Guillem Anglada.             ” Proxima b ”                 4.45pm


Mark Craig.                          ” Gene Cernan ”            10.00am

Patrick Gilliand.          “Astrophotography ”              11.15am

Prof Michael Merrifield.            ” Galaxies ”               1.00pm

Dr Chris Copperwheat.          ” Trappist-1 ”                2.15pm

Prof Chris Lintott.                ” Galaxy Zoo ”                3.30pm

Meet Our 2017 Media Partners. BBC Sky At Night Magazine