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EWASS 2014: European Week of Astronomy and Space Science

The European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS, formerly JENAM) is the annual meeting of the European Astronomical Society (EAS). With more than 20 years of tradition, it has imposed itself as the largest conference for European astronomy. In addition to plenary sessions and the award of prestigious prizes, the conference hosts many symposia held in parallel, as well as special sessions and meetings. The EAS together with one of its affiliated societies, organises the annual EWASS conference to enhance its links with national communities, to broaden connections between individual members and to promote European networks.

EWASS 2014 is held for the first time in Switzerland and is expected to welcome around 600 astrophysicists from all over Europe and even beyond.


21° Young Scientists’ Conference on Astronomy and Space Physics

The aim of the annual Open Young Scientists’ Conference on Astronomy and Space Physics is to provide young scientists with a possibility to communicate and present their scientific work. Young scientist is a bachelor / master / PhD student, young researcher.


  • atmospheric studies and space geophysics
  • Solar physics and heliosphere
  • Solar System & extrasolar planets
  • stellar astrophysics
  • interstellar and intergalactic medium
  • extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology
  • high-energy astrophysics and astroparticle physics
  • positional astronomy and astronomical equipment
  • computers in astronomy

Meet the Space

Kraków invites you to participate in a cyclic international event, where cosmic science meets technology. The aims are to facilitate networking of people interested in space exploration, to promote and popularize scientific and industrial achievements, to inspire and to create new research directions concerning extraterrestrial environments. Show us what is your project/research. Meet a lot of fantastic people and explore new possibilities.

Frontiers in Astronomy: from the beginning of the Universe to the outer reaches of the Solar System

The Royal Society, in partnership with The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, will be hosting a one day symposium on cosmology and astrophysics. Organised by Professor Øystein Elgarøy (Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Oslo), Professor George Efstathiou FRS (Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge) and Professor Anthony Lasenby (Cavendish Laboratory and Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge), the symposium will bring together the world’s leading experts in this field. Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon will attend.

The symposium will also include the Kavli Prize Laureate lecture by Professor Jane Luu in collaboration with the Kavli Foundation. Professor Jane Luu was awarded the 2012 Kavli Prize and the 2012 Shaw Prize alongside Professor David Jewitt for the discovery and characterisation of objects in the Kuiper Belt, a region beyond Neptune’s orbit.

The Kavli Prize Laureate lecture is open to the public. This event is free to attend and open to all. No tickets are required. Doors open at 5.30pm and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Further information can be found here.

Biographies of the speakers are available below and you can also download the  programme (PDF).

European Astronomical Data Center Forum 2013

The CoSADIE project is organising the European Data Centre Forum at the Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. Technologies and software developed within the Virtual Observatory (VO) can help data center operators in many ways — from reusing server-side software to providing ready-made client software for their users’ desktops, from help in properly and interoperably describing their data holdings to discoverability of their offerings in the central registry. The CoSADIE data center forum will bring together VO engineers and data providers to foster an interchange of ideas and requirements. Data providers are cordially invited to give talks on their perspective, while VO staff will introduce key technologies and software to make data publishing in astronomy easier, more effective, more sustainable and more user-friendly.

Astronomy, Radio sources and Society: The Wonderful Century

Future progress in astronomy depends on the willingness of society to fund the increasingly expensive facilities that are needed to explore new parameter space and perform research at the frontier. The first day of this symposium (poster) will focus on lessons learned from past projects in securing funding for such facilities around the world and on astronomy as an engine for stimulating global capacity building. The final 3 days of the symposium will deal with the importance of extragalactic radio sources in astronomy and their use as probes of galaxy and cluster formation and evolution. There will be particular emphasis on multi-wavelength studies, LOFAR and potential for advances with next generation facilities.

44° Annual Division on Dynamical Astronomy Meeting

The 2013 Meeting of the Division on Dynamical Astronomy will be held from 5 – 9 May 2013 in Paraty, Brazil. The annual DDA Meeting brings together top researchers in astronomy, astrophysics, planetary science, and astrodynamics for in-depth and stimulating discussions and talks on all aspects of dynamics in the space sciences. The DDA meeting features invited talks on a range of topics, contributed talks (with no parallel sessions), and posters that can be displayed throughout the entire meeting.