2nd ANNOUNCEMENT: UK NATIONAL ASTRONOMY MEETING 2002
The UK National Astronomy Meeting (NAM) 2002 in the Department of Physics at Bristol University begins at 9 a.m. on Tuesday 9th April and runs through to 12.45 p.m. Friday the 12th of April
Media representatives are invited to attend free of charge. There will be a press room in Room 3.27 on the 3rd floor of the Physics Department in Tyndall Avenue (map available at http://www.phy.bris.ac.uk/map.gif), staffed by Jacqueline Mitton and Peter Bond (see contact details above).
During the week before the meeting we expect to distribute about 14 press notices on topical and newsworthy presentations. Our selected highlights include black holes, dark matter, cosmology and the early universe, the chemistry of interstellar space, the search for Earth-like planets and Comet Ikeya-Zhang.
The full content of each press notices is embargoed until 7 a.m. on the day of the presentation. However, short scientific abstracts for most contributions are publicly available on the NAM web site at:
We hope to have the full texts of NAM press notices available on a password protected page on the NAM web site between the date of issue and the date of release. Media requiring access to that page should contact Jacqueline Mitton or Peter Bond.
The National Astronomy Meeting (normally held annually) is one of the most important regular gatherings of astronomers in the UK. Sponsored by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) and the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC), the NAM is expected to attract about 300 professional astronomers from the UK and beyond.
Issued by: RAS Press Officers Dr Jacqueline Mitton