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PN05/04: RAS NATIONAL ASTRONOMY MEETING 2005 - 1ST MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 April 2010 14:40
Published on Wednesday, 02 March 2005 00:00

TUESDAY 5 APRIL TO FRIDAY 8 APRIL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

The Royal Astronomical Society National Astronomy Meeting 2005, in conjunction with the UK Solar Physics Meeting, will be held from Tuesday, 5 April to Friday, 8 April 2005 at the University of Birmingham.

The RAS NAM 2005 is supported by the Royal Astronomical Society, the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) and the University of Birmingham

The meeting is expected to attract over 300 professional astronomers from the UK and overseas.

Sessions will feature recent research on a wide range of astronomical topics. This year there is a strong focus on cosmology and high energy astrophysics. Topics under discussion will include the history of star and galaxy formation, the distribution of dark matter, gravitational waves, life in the Universe, the active Sun and planetary probes.

Media representatives are cordially invited and press room facilities will be available from 9 a.m. on Tuesday, 5 April through to 1 p.m. on Friday, 8 April. Media registration is free.

A full schedule of the sessions and other information about the NAM can be found at http://www.sr.bham.ac.uk/nam2005/

Media can pre-register online at this web site, or by contacting Peter Bond or Anita Heward, but advance registration is not essential.

More information will be circulated a few weeks before the meeting, including press notices on presentations that may be of special interest to the media (subject to embargo).


PPARC web site: http://www.pparc.ac.uk/
Date: 7th February 2005

Issued by Peter Bond, RAS Communications Officer.