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Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2011 14:59
Published on Tuesday, 23 March 2010 12:11

Register for NAM 2010 at the University of Glasgow 12-16 April!

The NAM2010 web page at http://www.astro.gla.ac.uk/nam2010/ lists:

• full details of the scientific and social programme
• instructions for registration and abstract submission
• travel and accommodation information.

 

Scientific programme:
The conference will begin at 1pm on Monday 12th April, and will end at 12.30pm on Friday 16th April. There will be a schools’ event on the afternoon of Friday 16th April, which delegates are also welcome to attend.The scientific programme consists of 14 plenary talks, and 35 parallel sessions. The full list of sessions can be found here: http://www.astro.gla.ac.uk/nam2010/prog.php

 

Registration and abstract submission:
The registration/abstract submission page is at http://www.astro.gla.ac.uk/nam2010/reg.php

Delegates are invited first to register and pay for their registration (and conference dinner if required) before submitting their abstract.Payment can be by debit card (no fee) or credit card (1.75% fee) through Glasgow University’s secure online payment system, or by bank transfer (BACS). There are separate fees for students and non-students, and a 10% reduction for RAS members. You may pay for the whole week or for individual days.Upon successful registration and payment, you may submit your abstract.
NOTE: Because of the expected high number of delegates (based on previous RAS NAMs), and space/time restrictions, we can at present unfortunately accept only ONE first author/presenting author abstract per registered delegate.

Social events:
You can sign up for social events at registration. The main social event of the meeting, the conference dinner and ceilidh will take place on Wednesday 14th April, in the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, home to the Fulton Orrery (1832).On the evening of Monday 12th April there will be a Civic welcome reception hosted by the City of Glasgow, in the Glasgow City Chambers on George Square, in Glasgow’s City Centre.The NAM 5-a-side cup football tournament will take place on Tuesday 13th April in the nearby Kelvin Hall Sports Arena.The programme of public events will include three evening talks, and a schools' event on Friday 16th April. There will be a display on Alexander Wilson, and the chance for delegates to view related materials from the University Library’s Special Collection.

Accommodation:
There are many small hotels and B+Bs close to the University campus, and cheaper hostel options (Eurohostel/YHA). The NAM web page lists hotels which have agreed to hold rooms for our delegates, until Saturday 27th February. Delegates are required to arrange their own accommodation, and early booking is advised!

Travel:
The conference venue is linked by bus and subway to the city centre and to the two main train stations in Glasgow: Central (West Coast Main line), and Queen Street (Edinburgh and the East Coast Main line).Transport links from the city centre to Glasgow Airport and Prestwick Airport are fast and frequent.

Contacts:
Enquiries about any aspect of the conference should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone to Rachael McLauchlan (Conf. Secretary) at 0141 330 4152. Please help us by including in the subject area of  your email enquiry one of the following:
 ‘registration help’
 ‘abstract submission help’
 ‘general enquiry’

Press and media:
A staffed press office will operate for the duration of the NAM and free conference registration is available to bona fide members of the media. For pre-meeting press registration and / or to receive NAM press releases please contact Robert Massey, RAS Press and Policy Officer, via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Further details can be found in the NAM media announcement.

We look forward to welcoming you to Glasgow!