Press Release

UK National Astronomy Meeting

By SpaceRef Editor
February 18, 2002
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The UK National Astronomy Meeting (NAM) 2002 takes place between Tuesday the 9th and Friday the 12th of April at Bristol University, where the
Astrophysics Group and the Department of Physics will be the hosts. 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, Professor Malcolm Longair of 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 a.m. on Tuesday 9th April through to the end of the
meeting at 12.30 p.m. on Friday 12th April. Media registration is free.

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

http://www.star.bris.ac.uk/nam/

This site will be updated as more details become available.

Media can pre-register on-line, or by contacting Jacqueline Mitton or Peter
Bond, but advance registration is not essential.

Issued by: RAS Press Officers

Dr Jacqueline Mitton

Phone: +44 ((0)1223) 564914

Fax: +44 ((0)1223) 572892

E-mail: jmitton@dial.pipex.com

Peter Bond

Phone: +44 (0)1483 268672

Fax: +44 (0)1483 274047

E-mail: PeterRBond@cs.com

SpaceRef staff editor.