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UK/Ireland National Astronomy Meeting Dublin 8-11

Last Updated on Friday, 16 April 2010 19:02
Published on Wednesday, 02 March 2005 00:00

2nd ANNOUNCEMENT: NATIONAL ASTRONOMY MEETING 2003
TUESDAY 8 APRIL TO FRIDAY 11 APRIL 2003,
AT DUBLIN CASTLE, IRELAND

The UK/Ireland National Astronomy Meeting (NAM) 2003 in Dublin Castle begins at 9 a.m. on Tuesday 8th April and runs through to 4.00 p.m. on Friday the 11th of April. A linked Solar Physics meeting is running in parallel, commences on Monday 7th April when sessions will be in Trinity College. The organisers are expecting a record attendance, in excess of 500.

REGISTRATION
Media representatives are invited to attend free of charge. Registration is available in advance through the web site at http://star.arm.ac.uk (click on link at top, "Registration") or at the registration desk on arrival.

PRESS ROOM
There will be a press room in Room in C110, on the ground floor of Dublin Castle Conference Centre. Access is from the reception area at the Conference Centre Entrance from the Great Courtyard. It will be staffed by Jacqueline Mitton and Peter Bond (see contact details above). The press room will be open from 8.45 a.m. to 5.45 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday and 8.45 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. Friday.

PRESS NOTICES AND ABSTRACTS
During the week before the meeting we expect to distribute by e-mail about 20 press notices on topical and newsworthy presentations. They will also be available on the password-protected media pages of the meeting web site at

http://star.arm.ac.uk/nam2003/Press.html

Media requiring access to that page should contact Jacqueline Mitton or Peter Bond for the password.

THE FULL CONTENT OF EACH PRESS NOTICES IS EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01 A.M. ON THE DAY OF RELEASE. There will be releases on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Short scientific abstracts of the selected newsworthy presentations are already on the web page above through the password-protected link in red "Embargoed Press Notices". Full press notices will be posted here as they become available.

Our selected highlights include work on black holes and gamma-ray bursts, cosmology and remote galaxies, X-ray pulsars, possibly the coolest supergiant star, space weather, asteroids, and archeoastronomy in Ireland.

THE NAM
The National Astronomy Meeting (normally held annually) is one of the most important regular gatherings of astronomers in the UK. In 2003, it is being held for the first time in Ireland, at the invitation of the Astronomical Sciences Group of Ireland. Sponsored by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) and the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC), the NAM will be attended by more than 500 professional astronomers and doctoral students from the UK, Ireland and beyond.

CONTACT

National Astronomy Meeting Press Room phones (8 -11 April only):+353 (1) 677 7608   +353 (1) 677 7683FAX +353 (1) 677 7566

The NAM web site is at http://star.arm.ac.uk/nam2003/

 

Date: 26 March 2003

Issued by Jacqueline Mitton and Peter Bond, RAS Press Officer.