UK-Germany National Astronomy Meeting NAM2012
Coffee and Lunch Events
- ALMA Lunch
Tuesday in room 4.205 / 4.206. Short introductions on the ALMA Cycle 1 Proposal Round, The ALMA Observing Tool: What's New, What the ARCS can do for you, and ALMA development, plus time for you to discuss any ALMA-related issues.
- Women in Science Lunch
Wednesday in room 4.205 / 4.206. Everyone is welcome to attend the Women in Science lunch (men and women). There will be a short presentation by Sean McWhinnie on the gender aspects of the RAS demographic survey followed by a general discussion.
- Solar Physics Lunch
Thursday in room 2.218. The UKSP business lunch is a meeting of the UK solar physics community, whose annual meeting is an integral part of NAM. There will be a brief report of the UKSP Council to the community, followed by a discussion of our future plans and other important issues raised by the UKSP members.
- Meet the Press Lunch
Thursday in room 4.205 / 4.206. Ever wondered how to get your science into the media? Want to know how and why journalists cover particular astronomy stories? Come along to our 'Meet the Press' lunch to hear from our panel on what the media needs and how you can help. With Ben Gilliland (Metro science writer), Ben Valsler (Radio producer for 'the Naked Scientists') and Emily Baldwin (Astronomy Now magazine)."
- MIST Lunch
Friday in room 2.218. The MIST business lunch is a meeting of the UK solar terrestrial physics community (Magnetosphere Ionosphere and Solar-Terrestrial), whose annual Spring meeting is an integral part of NAM. The meeting will allow members of the community to transact some formal business (e.g. kicking off the annual election cycle for MIST Council) and to discuss plans for the future.
- Careers Lunch
Friday in room 4.205 / 4.206. An informal discussion session and networking event about careers in astrophysics.
A number of publishers will have stands at NAM, with a variety of books available for purchase at discounted prices.
The STFC stand will also be running Research Grants 'Surgeries' on Thursday 29th March between 12.30 and 2.00pm, and again from 3:30 to 4:30pm. This is your chance to meet the Astronomy Grants Panel chair (Professor Andy Lawrence, Edinburgh), STFC Head of Astronomy (Dr Colin Vincent) and Astronomy Grants Manager (Kim Burchell) from STFC and put to them any questions you have about applying for research grants, grant awards, grant administration and grants opportunities. No need to book, just turn up and talk.