[ASA] First Announcement: 2013 ASA Annual Scientific Meeting

John O'Byrne john.obyrne at sydney.edu.au
Wed Feb 27 17:40:01 AEDT 2013

First Announcement: 2013 Astronomical Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting

Registration and abstract submission is now open for the 2013 Astronomical Society of Australia’s Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), to be held from the 7th to 12th of July. The meeting will be hosted by the Monash Centre for Astrophysics (MoCA) at Monash University’s Clayton campus in south-east Melbourne, Victoria.

The Harley Wood Winter School will be held from the 4th to 7th July, immediately preceding the ASM, at The Island Accommodation, Phillip Island.

The 2013 ASM will feature a full scientific program including the special session "A New Era in Australian Radio Astronomy: MWA, ASKAP and SKA”. Career and community sessions will include "Speed Meet a Mentor" and "Science Communication in the 21st Century", as well as meetings of the ASA Women in Astronomy, ANITA and EPOC chapters of the ASA. Full details, including the list of invited speakers, will be posted shortly to the website.

The theme for this year's Harley Wood Winter School is "Supersize me - Extremely large telescopes, datasets and careers". The presentations will explore what the past, current and future telescopes have to offer for a successful (and even supersized!) career. The scientific topics will include Galaxy evolution, large scale structure, compact objects, statistics, communicating between different wavelengths and the importance of simulations. The sessions will also address the knowledge essential for career networking and how to have a successful PhD.

For further information on the meeting, as well as links to the registration and abstract submission system, visit the meeting website at


Annual Scientific Meeting:
Early bird registration deadline: Friday 19th April 2013
Abstract submission deadline (for oral presentation): Friday 19th April 2013
Program release: Monday 13th May 2013
Poster submission deadline: Friday 31st May 2013
Astronomical Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting: 7th – 12th July 2013

Harley Wood Winter School:
Early bird registration deadline: Friday 19th April 2013
Harley Wood Winter School: 4th – 7th July 2013

Follow the link to download the meeting flyer for circulation:


Duncan Galloway
on behalf of the 2013 ASA ASM local organising committee

Email contact: asa2013 at monash.edu

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