Institute of Astronomy


The Institute of Astronomy plans to host one large summer conference each year. Below is a list of upcoming and previous meetings at the IoA.

Upcoming & Recent Meetings

International Women’s Day 2023

8 March 2023

We invite everyone to join us for an event celebrating women in astronomy and promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion in STEM. There will be a discussion panel with speakers from both academia and industry, as well as a discussion on unconscious bias in astronomy.  We encourage everyone regardless of gender to attend, and we welcome anyone from outside of the Institute of Astronomy who would like to participate.

Previous Meetings

Stars, to mark the 80th birthday of Peter Eggleton

14 August 2022 - 20 August 2022

A century ago the theory of stellar evolution was in its infancy.  Ideas abounded on the equation of state, the internal structure and the energy source. The next few decades saw consolidation with Saha' theory of ionization in 1920 leading to Payne's affirmation that the stars are predominantly hydrogen in 1925, Gamov's calculations of quantum mechanical tunnelling in 1925 leading ultimately to the nuclear fusion reactions we understand today.

International Women’s Day 2022

8 March 2022

Join us for the global day of celebration as we honour the scientific contributions made by women at the Institute of Astronomy. International Women’s Day 2022 (IWD22) is a half day event with keynote address by Professor Belinda Wilkes, a Careers Panel, an Observatory Tour and an IWD lunch.

3rd Global 21-cm Workshop

19 October 2020 - 22 October 2020

This meeting aims at bringing together, for the 3rd time, the Global 21-cm community, both experimentalist and theoreticians, to discuss the progress in the field and the prospects going forward.

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MSE:UK workshop

25 March 2020 - 27 March 2020

Meeting Now As A Videocon

20200323: Unfortunately due to the rapidly changing Covid-19 situation, and travel restrictions related to this, the meeting organisers have taken the decision to CANCEL the face to face meeting. The abbreviated session organised by videcon is now also postponed to a future date that will be advertised in due course. Details for this are will be posted in the programme section. We hope all are staying safe and well in these difficult times. 

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Rocky Worlds: from the Solar System to Exoplanets

6 January 2020 - 8 January 2020

Monday 6th - Wednesday 8th January 2020 at the Kavli Institute for Cosmology

The planets that are best understood are the four telluric planets of our own solar system. Applying the detailed understanding gleaned from these bodies is crucial in our interpretation of exoplanetary systems.

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