[ASA] 2016 joint Bolton and Student symposium
john.obyrne at sydney.edu.au
Sun Sep 4 00:00:30 AEST 2016
Dear colleagues (and apologies if you receive this more than once),
I am pleased to announce that CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science will again be holding the annual joint Bolton and Student Symposium on Tuesday 22nd November of this year. The symposium is intended to showcase the excellent science being carried out by astronomers from Australia and further afield, and to promote discussion and collaboration amongst researchers from different institutions and levels of seniority. All members of the astronomical research community are welcome to attend and submit presentations.
This year, the symposium will be held in Perth WA, in the lecture theatre of the Australian Resources Research Centre (ARRC). The ARRC building is located in the suburb of Kensington next to the Curtin University campus, and is only a short trip via public transport from the Perth CBD. The event will be held during the week prior to the 2016 CAASTRO retreat (also in WA), which will enable out-of-state participants to attend both events in a single trip. Please consider organising your flights with this in mind! Moreover, we encourage all participants to view this trip as an excellent opportunity to visit and interact with your West-Australian colleagues based at CSIRO, Curtin, and UWA.
We encourage all participants to register as soon as possible, and to submit an abstract for a talk. You can do this at the event website, located at:
As with last year, we will be adopting a short-talk format: 3 minutes / one slide, plus 2 minutes for questions. You should aim to use this time to interest other attendees in some particular aspect of your work. You could do this by simply describing your current project. But feel free to take a different approach if you’d prefer to: Perhaps you’d rather talk about an idea for a project, a problem that you are facing, an unusual result, or some other interesting detail that has come up in the course of your investigations. We’d like attendees to view the presentations as a means to initiate further stimulating discussions during the break periods (and beyond).
I look forward to seeing many of you in attendance. Further details will be provided at a later date. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, or indeed any other members of the SOC / LOC (whose details will be added to the webpage shortly).
Craig Anderson (CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science)
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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR JOHN O’BYRNE
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