45th Young European Radio Astronomers Conference 2015

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Published on Tuesday, 07 April 2015 Written by Vitalii Tkachov

45th Young European Radio Astronomers Conference 2015
(YERAC 2015)
August 19-21, 2015 Ventspils, Latvia
http://yerac2015.venta.lv/

   We are pleased to announce the first call for the annual YERAC conference for young scientists working in radio astronomy and related fields from Europe and the world. This year’s conference will be held in the Baltic seaside port city Ventspils and will be organized by the Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre (VIRAC).

Rules of participation

   All radio astronomers, who consider themselves young, are welcome. This includes, but is not limited to undergraduates, PhD students, and postdocs. Only oral presentations will be accepted, there will be no poster sessions. Participants need to register in the conference homepage http://yerac2015.venta.lv/ and arrange a support letter (an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is sufficient) from their supervisor or institution head. The conference fee is 150EUR.

Highlights

  - The conference will be part of activities celebrating the return to service of VIRAC’s 16 and 32m radio telescopes after undergoing extensive repairs and upgrades.

  - A parallel, yet to be announced, co-located international conference – Baltic Applied Astroinformatics and Space data Processing (BAASP 2015, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , check also http://venta.lv/en/) will be held in August 20-21, 2015. Participants may present their research in both conferences (different presentations or papers).

  - Submitted conference papers will be published in VIRAC’s collection of articles, the Space Research Review, vol. 4, 2015.

Venue

   Engineering Research Institute “Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre” of Ventspils University College is located in VUC’s main building. A number of rooms have been reserved in B&B hotel in the same building. Ventspils is a city of 40,000 on the Venta River, near the Baltic Sea with vast sandy beaches. VUC lies at the southern edge of the city, close to a nearby forest.

Important dates

  Registration opens on: 16 March 2015

  Registration closes on: 31 May 2015

  Deadline for the conference fee payment is 31 May 2015

  Submission deadline for full papers: 15 August 2015

  Conference starts: 18 August 2015 (arrival and welcome party)

  Conference ends: 22 August 2015 (departure)


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