Image credit: ESO/L. Calçada/Will Gater
I’m delighted to be speaking at this year’s International Astronomy Show, which is being held at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on 7-8 June. I’ll be giving my talk ‘Alien worlds – the extraordinary inhabitants of the Milky Way’ at 10am on the Saturday; in it I explore how we’ve discovered nearly 2000 extrasolar planets in our Galaxy and look to the future and what astronomers hope to find in the coming years. Last year’s show was a huge success and it was great to catch up with old friends and meet many new ones too. If you’re an amateur astronomer in the UK, this is one event you won’t want to miss.