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RAS National Astronomy Meeting 2016: call for parallel session nominations

Last Updated on Monday, 21 December 2015 11:57
Published on Monday, 21 December 2015 11:47

White - small for webThe 2016 National Astronomy Meeting (NAM 2016) will be held at the Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham, from 27 June - 1 July 2016.

NAM 2016 is one of the largest UK astronomy meetings and is expected to bring several hundred people together to discuss the latest results in astronomy and space science. The programme will include 8 plenary lectures and 2 public lectures covering a range of topics.

The conference programme will include slots for several dozen parallel sessions, of adjustable duration and format, with further sessions in the programme dedicated for poster viewing.

The NAM 2016 Scientific Organising Committee (SOC) would like to invite the astronomical community to nominate parallel session themes for the 2016 meeting. Nominations are welcomed for any topic of research area considered relevant to the NAM. Particularly welcomed are nominations likely to have broad cross-community appeal.

At this stage nominees for parallel sessions are requested to submit to the SOC the following information by e-mail:

1. Theme and provisional title of parallel session
2. Brief (i.e. a few sentences) rationale for its nomination
3. Name(s) and e-mail address(es) of the session organiser(s)
4. Proposed duration (how many 1.5-hour blocks?) and justification.
5. Size of the anticipated audience
6. Any special requirements

The SOC will be pleased to consider nominations for multiple parallel sessions, i.e., 2 or more sessions with a linked theme that could run across several days of the NAM programme. The SOC also particularly welcomes nominations for themes that are regarded as timely, e.g. relating to current or upcoming missions.

Session nominations can be submitted from today via email to Prof Frazer Pearce, University of Nottingham, via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , up until 5pm UK time on 22 January 2016.

The NAM 2016 SOC will meet shortly thereafter to review the nominations received. It is expected that the programme of parallel sessions will be announced in mid-February 2016.

For any general questions and queries please contact the local organising commitee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.