NEWS & PRESS
NATIONAL ASTRONOMY MEETING 2003
1ST MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT
For 2003, the annual National Astronomy Meeting (NAM), sponsored by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) and the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) moves from the UK to Ireland. The Astronomical Sciences Group of Ireland are hosting the meeting in Dublin, where the scientific sessions will take place in Dublin Castle. The meeting is expected to attract about 300 professional astronomers.
Sessions in Dublin will feature recent research on a wide range of astronomical topics, including cosmology, galaxies, stars, planets, the Sun and astronomical technology. On Wednesday evening, Professor Steven Beckwith, Director of the Space Telescope Science Institute, will give a public talk in Edmund Burke Hall, Trinity College at 8 p.m..
Media representatives are cordially invited and press room facilities will be available in Dublin Castle from 9 a.m. on Tuesday 8th April through to 1.00 p.m. on Friday 11th April ( press room phone nos. +353 1 6777608 and +353 1 6777683). Media registration is free.
A full schedule of the sessions and other information about the NAM can be found at http://star.arm.ac.uk/nam2003/
Media can pre-register on-line at this web site, or by contacting Jacqueline Mitton or Peter Bond, but advance registration is not essential.
More information about the meeting will be released in late March.
More about the Astronomical Sciences Group of Ireland at http://star.arm.ac.uk/asgi/
PPARC web site: http://www.pparc.ac.uk
Date: 6 February 2003Issued by Jacqueline Mitton and Peter Bond, RAS Press Officers