Announcements of Upcoming Meetings

Notice that this list is not meant to be all-inclusive, but concentrates on meetings of potential interest to X-ray, gamma-ray, cosmic-ray, and gravitational astrophysicists. The HEASARC also maintains a list of upcoming high-energy astrophysics summer schools, a list of on-line proceedings of high-energy astrophysics meetings, as well as a list of on-line proceedings of high-energy astrophysics summer schools.

Updates, corrections, and/or suggestions about meetings should be sent to the HEASARC Help Desk.

Other Sources of Information on Upcoming Meetings

List of International Astronomy meetings maintained by the Canadian Astronomy Data Center
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Space Calendar


High Energy Astrophysics meetings

2018 December 1 - 4: JSI Workshop 2018: Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy

2019 January 14 - 19: X-ray Surveys of the Hot and Energetic Universe

2019 February 9 - 15: Aspen Winter conference on Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics with Populations

2019 February 11 - 15: 12th INTEGRAL Conference and 1st AHEAD Gamma-ray workshop

2019 March 17 - 21: The 17th Meeting of the Division of the High Energy Astrophysics Division

2019 May 6 - 9: 1st International Cherenkov Telescope Array Symposium - Exploring the High-Energy Universe with CTA

2019 June 6 - 15: 2019 International Conference on Applications of Nuclear Techniques


Other Selected Astronomy, Physics and Space Science meetings

2019 January 6 - 10: American Astronomical Society Meeting 233

2019 June 9 - 13: American Astronomical Society Meeting 234

2019 November 4 - 8: 4th Symposium of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR): Small Satellites for Sustainable Science and Development "COSPAR 2019"

2020 January 5 - 9: American Astronomical Society Meeting 235

2020 August 15 - 23: 43rd Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) and Associated Events "COSPAR 2020"


JSI Workshop 2018: Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy

Meeting Dates: 2018 Dec 1 - 4
Meeting Location: College Park, MD
Abstract Submission Deadline: 2018 October 31
Early Registration Deadline: 2018 October 31
Hotel special rate deadline: 2018 November 5
Regular Registration Deadline (Note: on-site registration available at higher rate): 2018 November 18

The Joint Space-Science Institute (JSI), a partnership between the University of Maryland and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, is pleased to host the 2018 Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop. The workshop will take place at the new Hotel at the University of Maryland, which is adjacent to campus and within walking distance of the College Park Metro station. Registration and abstract submission are now open.

This workshop represents a convergence of JSI's annual workshop, which has explored a variety of cross-cutting astrophysics topics since its inception in 2011, and the long-standing international Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop (GWPAW) series, which grew out of the earlier Gravitational Wave Data Analysis Workshop. GWPAW has most recently been held in Annecy, France in 2017; Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA in 2016; and Osaka, Japan in 2015.

For JSI-GWPAW 2018, we are planning a program with ample time for discussion and interaction, covering many of the hottest current and future topics enabled by the detection and detailed study of gravitational waves together with astrophysical modeling and other astronomical observations. Talks will be carefully selected to stimulate discussion and ideas for collaboration, and the workshop will also include tutorials on using data from different gravitational-wave detection projects. Poster presentations are encouraged, and poster presenters will be able to give 2-minute "sparkler" talks to advertise their posters.

For more information, please check website or contact Peter Shawhan: pshawhan [AT] umd [DOT] edu

X-ray Surveys of the Hot and Energetic Universe

Meeting Dates: 2019 Jan 14 - 19
Meeting Location: Harbin, China
Registration and Abstract Submission Deadline: 2018 November 29
Due Date for Registration Fee (online): 2019 January 1

In the past ~10-20 years, a broad range of surveys carried out by the Chandra, XMM-Newton, and NuSTAR observatories, from deep pencil-beam surveys to shallow wide-area surveys and non-contiguous serendipitous surveys, have enabled us to identify over half a million unique X-ray sources in the sky. These X-ray surveys, combined with complementary multiwavelength surveys, have revolutionized our understanding of the high-energy universe. This meeting will review the status and scientific discoveries of various X-ray and multiwavelength surveys, identify outstanding questions, and discuss prospects for future X-ray missions.

Topics of the meeting will include strategy of current and forthcoming X-ray surveys plus complementary multiwavelength surveys; science results from these surveys for accreting binaries in the Milky Way and starburst/normal galaxies, growing supermassive black holes, and galaxy groups/clusters; and design and technologies for future X-ray surveyors. Via this workshop, we also aim to establish Chinese/international friendly connections and future collaborations, and to help build up the Chinese high-energy astronomical community.

Harbin is the largest city in northeastern China, with a population of about 10 million (similar to New York City). It is especially beautiful in winter given the annual International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival from January (e.g., see video). It is a large event of worldwide distinction, with the 2017 festival attracting 18 million visitors and having a revenue of $4.4 billion.

Please visit our website for information and registration. Some key points are also given below.

Aspen Winter Conference on Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics with Populations

Meeting Dates: 2019 Feb 9-15
Meeting Location: Aspen, CO

Please mark your calendars for an Aspen Winter Conference on Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics with Populations, to take place in Aspen, CO from February 9-15, 2019.

GWPop will explore new challenges in accommodating the (possible) oncoming deluge of transient detections, with implications across a diverse array of astrophysics including general relativity and fundamental physics, stellar populations and their history, cosmic nucleosynthesis, post-merger jets and kilonovae, and the neutron-star equation of state.

The conference website is https://sites.google.com/fullerton.edu/gwpop-aspen2019/.

Applications will open in mid-September.

For more information, please contact jread[AT]fullerton[DOT]edu

12th INTEGRAL Conference and 1st AHEAD Gamma-ray workshop

Meeting Dates: 2019 February 11 - 15
Meeting Location: Campus Biotech, Geneva (Switzerland)

On August 17, 2017, a new era in astronomy was inaugurated by a short gamma-ray burst accompanying the gravitational wave event GW170817 detected by LIGO-Virgo. While the neutrinos from SN1987a had been a first milestone towards multi-messenger astronomy three decades earlier, the true breakthrough in High-Energy Neutrino astronomy is about to take place today, due to the recent advances in large volume ice and water detectors.

One of the most important observational challenges of our time is to establish the link between the discoveries of these new astronomies and the electromagnetic Universe. As the same violent phenomena that generate gravitational waves and/or high-energy neutrinos are also the source of high-energy photons, gamma-ray astronomy has been - and will remain - pivotal in connecting new and "old" astronomies.

Besides leading an ambitious legacy science program, INTEGRAL is presently one of the best suited detectors for identifying electromagnetic counterparts to the cataclysmic events that will continue to be discovered with gravitational waves and high energy neutrinos. This conference will discuss recent developments in high-energy astronomy, with particular emphasis on its role in multi-messenger astronomy. Beyond the present generation of gamma-ray instruments, the choral of multi-messenger astronomies will require a voice in the MeV band. One of the aims of the workshop is therefore to review the status and development of future instruments and to discuss perspectives in observational gamma-ray astronomy; these topics will be highlighted during the meeting as AHEAD Gamma-ray workshop (AHEAD is a European Community H2020 program, one of its goals is enabling the development of future gamma-ray astrophysics missions).

SOC: Volker Beckmann, Enrico Bozzo, Tony Bird, Søren Brandt, Eugene Churazov, Brad Cenko, Roland Diehl, Carlo Ferrigno (chair), Diego Götz, Victoria Grinberg, Matteo Guainazzi, Lorraine Hanlon, Dieter Hartmann, Margarita Hernanz, Roman Krivonos, Erik Kuulkers (co-chair), Philippe Laurent, Mark Leising, Alexander Lutovinov, Angela Malizia, Raffaella Margutti, Julie McEnery, Aldo Morselli, Lorenzo Natalucci, Stephane Paltani, Alessandro Papitto, Elena Pian, Luigi Piro, Jean-Pierre Roques, Rui da Silva, Vincent Tatischeff, John Tomsick, Eleonora Troja, Pietro Ubertini, Peter von Ballmoos (co-chair), Jörn Wilms

LOC : Carlo Ferrigno, Enrico Bozzo, Volodymyr Savchenko, Martine Anne Logossou-Jacot, Peter von Ballmoos

Questions? Contact us via integral2019.conference[at]gmail[dot]com

The 17th Meeting of the High Energy Astrophysics Division

Meeting Dates: 2019 March 17 -21
Meeting Location: Monterey, CA

The 17th Meeting of the Division will be held in Monterey, CA from March 17-21, 2019. The location of the meeting will be the Portola Hotel and Spa (the site of the 13th Divisional Meeting).

Please save the date now and check back again soon for more details. We will announce the opening of the meeting website, and provide information on registration, abstract submission and travel and lodging in the near future.

Questions? Contact headsec[at]aas[dot]org

1st International Cherenkov Telescope Array Symposium - Exploring the High-Energy Universe with CTA

Meeting Dates: 2019 May 6 - 9
Meeting Location: Bologna, Italy

The first CTA Science Symposium will focus on the novel investigations CTA will bring to the field and its synergies with other wavebands and messengers. It will also cover instrument characteristics, analysis tools and opportunities for guest investigators and how coordinated observations with CTA will have a significant impact on the exciting new era of multi-wavelength and multi-messenger astrophysics. The symposium is a unique opportunity to gather the scientific community to stimulate discussion and promote collaboration in the study of the high-energy Universe. CTA will be the largest and most advanced ground-based observatory for gamma-ray detection at the energies from 20 GeV up to 300 TeV, beyond the current energy frontier for gamma-ray astrophysics. With more than 100 telescopes located in the northern and southern hemispheres, CTA will use its unprecedented accuracy and sensitivity to reveal an entirely new and exciting view of the turbulent sky furthering our knowledge about the high-energy Universe. Learn more about CTA

- Join us!

Pre-register now to get further information about the meeting here. No payment is needed at this point. Feel free to forward this information to anyone who might be interested.

- Venue

The Symposium will be held at Bologna's magnificent Teatro Duse, one of the oldest theatres in the city. Located in the historic centre and housed in the Palazzo del Giglio the theatre has been used since the mid-seventeenth century.

We look forward to seeing you in Bologna!

Stefan Funk and Jim Hinton for the SOC.

2019 International Conference on Applications of Nuclear Techniques

Meeting Dates: 2019 June 9 - 15
Meeting Location: Rithymna Beach Hotel, Crete
Abstract Deadline: 2018 December 15
Reduced registration deadline: 2019 May 15
Hotel registration deadline: 2019 May 1

This is the fifteenth in a series of international conferences designed to provide an informal forum for scientists to present and discuss their research and new developments in a broad spectrum of topic areas of applications of nuclear techniques. With attendance limited to ~100 participants, the relaxed atmosphere of this meeting encourages in-depth discussions and sharing of ideas. Presentations are arranged in morning and late afternoon sessions. Several hours of free time each afternoon provide ample opportunity for attendees to interact with each other or to engage in wide-ranging interdisciplinary discussions in a congenial environment.

For more information please visit the conference website.


Other Selected Astronomy, Physics and Space Science meetings

American Astronomical Society Meeting 233

Meeting Dates: 2019 January 6 - 10
Meeting Location: Seattle, Washington, USA

American Astronomical Society Meeting 234

Meeting Dates: 2019 June 9 - 13
Meeting Location: St Louis Union Station, St. Louis, MO

4th Symposium of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR): Small Satellites for Sustainable Science and Development "COSPAR 2019"

Meeting Dates: 2019 November 4 - 8
Meeting Location: Herzliya, Israel

American Astronomical Society Meeting 235

Meeting Dates: 2020 January 5 - 9
Meeting Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

43rd Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) and Associated Events "COSPAR 2020"

Meeting Dates: 2020 August 15 - 23
Meeting Location: Sydney, Australia


Selected Astronomy-related Technology (e.g., Instrumentation) Meetings

None


Selected Astronomy-related Physics, Computational, Data Analysis, Software or Statistics Meetings

None


Selected Space Science-related Education and Public Outreach Meetings

None



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