European Week of Astronomy and Space Science 2018


Around 1500 astronomers and space scientists will gather at the Arena and Conference Centre Liverpool (ACC Liverpool), from 3 – 6 April, for the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS 2018). The conference is the largest professional astronomy and space science event in the UK for a decade and will see leading researchers from around the world presenting their latest work, among which members of UnivEarthS will form a small French delegation.


EWASS 2018 is a joint meeting of the European Astronomical Society and the Royal Astronomical Society. It incorporates the RAS National Astronomy Meeting (NAM), and includes the annual meetings of the UK Solar Physics (UKSP) group. The conference is principally sponsored by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).


Sessions at EWASS 2018 will cover a diverse range of topics across 11 symposia and 31 special sessions, ranging from the physics and chemistry of exoplanets, through galaxy formation, to the Gaia survey of a billion stars, art in astronomy, the Alpha Centauri planetary system, and European-African astronomy research collaborations.

Alongside the formal meeting will be a public lecture by exoplanet specialist Professor Giovanna Tinetti of University College London, who will speak on Friday 6 April on: “Brave new worlds: the planets in our galaxy.”

Meeting arrangements and a full and up to date schedule of the scientific programme can be found on the official website and via the conference Twitter account


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