RAS National Astronomy Meeting 2016: call for parallel session nominations
The 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
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.
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.