Astronomdagar 2005 i Uppsala

October 21 - 22, 2005

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Fourth announcement

Dear Colleagues,

abstract submission and registrations for the Astronomdagar 2005 to be held in Uppsala on October 21 and 22 are now closed.
Practical information has already been sent to all participants who registered in time, but do not hesitate to contact us if there is anything you need to know before the meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you in Uppsala,

Susanne Höfner & the LOC

Third announcement

Dear Friends,

  After clarification of our financial situation, we are happy to announce the availability of a number of TRAVEL GRANTS, primarily for PhD students from outside the Stockholm/Uppsala region. These will be limited to 1000 :- and thus represent only partial coverage of the travel costs.
For information about eligibility and how to apply for a travel grant click here.

  We will make all efforts to have the posters as visible as possible and attract attention to them. One way to achieve this will be to arrange a POSTER COMPETITION. Each participant in the meeting will get a ballot to be returned with the numbers of the two best posters, at the latest on Saturday morning. During the final session, the two posters with the highest votes will be announced and their main authors will receive a humble "prize" as a proof of recognition.

  Note also that the Nordenmark lecture, arranged by the Swedish Astronomical Society, will this year be given by Marie Rådbo, and the title is:

"Kvällshimlens stjärnor - lyser de för evigt?"

After the lecture an informal dinner will be served at the institute (for registered participants ONLY).

Best regards,

Hans Rickman / Susanne Höfner

Second announcement: Now it is time to register!

The registration facility is on line, so please use it as soon as possible. You can submit titles and abstracts of your contributions, indicating whether you prefer oral or poster presentation as your means of communication. Based on your input, the programme will be worked out in detail in due time. On the draft programme you will see the names of keynote speakers and titles of their talks, but the sessions are not limited to those specific areas of research, and you are welcome to submit papers on all topics.

An abstract book will be produced and distributed ahead of the meeting, both as a booklet and electronically as a downloadable pdf file.

First announcement

Astronomers' Days 2005 will be hosted by the Uppsala Astronomical Observatory, and they will take place on October 21-22.

The experience from previous Astronomers' Days is very good, so we plan to follow the same basic outline as before. However, we are also keen to accommodate new, interesting features of Swedish astronomy and to make the meeting a forum for discussing the most timely topics of interest to all of us. Therefore, please help us by suggesting topics or themes to focus on!

We look forward to a stimulating meeting, where students of astronomy of all ages and across all fields of research will get to know each other better, interact, and receive new ideas and inspiration. This has been the hallmark of the Astronomers' Days and remains our prime goal for 2005.

Scientific, and local, organising committees have been set up, as described on the relevant web pages. As the planning of the meeting proceeds, all pages will be continually updated. A preregistration facility will be available in a short time. Please use it as soon as you've made up your mind!

As usual, the meeting will be organised without any registration fee, but participants will be expected to pay their own travel and accommodation. Funding is expected to come from Kgl. Vetenskapsakademien via the National Committee for Astronomy, and the meeting will, as usual, be co-organised by Svenska Astronomiska Sällskapet. In the evening of October 21, the traditional Nordenmark Lecture will be held.

More information later. Keep a bookmark for this page!

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