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UK National Astronomy Meeting

Press release issued: 9 April 2002

Media release
UK National Astronomy Meeting

The University's Astrophysics Group and the Department of Physics will host the UK National Astronomy Meeting (NAM) 2002 from Tuesday 9 to Friday 12 April. The National Astronomy Meeting (normally held annually) is one of the most important regular gatherings of astronomers in the UK. Sponsored by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) and the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC), the NAM is expected to attract about 300 professional astronomers from the UK and beyond.

Sessions in Bristol will feature recent research on galaxies, stars and planets and science from some of the world's top observing facilities, including the orbiting XMM-Newton and Chandra X-ray Observatories, the recently commissioned 8-metre Gemini telescopes, the Very Large Telescope (VLT), and the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope. On Tuesday and Wednesday there will be special sessions on the chemistry of star formation and on Wednesday evening [April 10] at 7.30 pm in the Powell Lecture Theatre, Professor Malcolm Longair, from Cambridge University, will give a public talk on Astrophysics and Cosmology in the 21st Century.

Media representatives are cordially invited and press room facilities will be available from 9 am on Tuesday 9 April through to the end of the meeting at 12.30 pm on Friday 12 April. Media registration is free.

The programme and more information about the NAM can be found at:

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Copyright: 2001 The University of Bristol, UK
Updated: Tuesday, 09-Apr-2002 12:22:22 BST

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