A brief description
The main purpose of Astronomdagar ("Astronomers' Days") is to create
a forum for young people from different institutes to gather and
establish contacts in a friendly, hospitable atmosphere.
Other important aims of Astronomdagar are to inform one another about
active areas of research and new developments across the institutional or
subject borders, and to stimulate discussion among the whole national community
on the ways for Swedish astronomy to flourish in the new century and
strengthen its international standing.
The Swedish Astronomical Society has an agenda that aims in particular
to foster the understanding of and interest for astronomical research in
the broader community. Thus an additional aim is to offer an opportunity for
a larger audience, i.e. the general membership of the Society (typically,
educated and knowledgeable people though not professionally trained as
astronomers), to be updated on the status of Swedish astronomy. The meeting
will be announced to the press in the hope of increasing the awareness in our
media of all the interesting and exciting science we are producing.
Past Astronomdagar editions
- Lund, October 3-4, 2003
- Göteborg, November 16-17, 2001
- Stockholm, October 15-16, 1999