Institute of Astronomy

Meetings

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

MSE:UK workshop

25 March 2020 - 27 March 2020

Meeting Rationale

This first MSE:UK Workshop will present the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE), and allow a discussion of how UK science priorities will benefit from further participation in the development of this exciting new facility. 

Meeting Website

Stars, to mark the 80th birthday of Peter Eggleton

9 August 2020 - 15 August 2020

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.

Previous Meetings

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.

Meeting Website

Cosmology: the end of the beginning. Future prospects in cosmology, large scale structure and galaxy formation

16 September 2019 - 20 September 2019

The Kavli Institute for Cosmology, 10th anniversary Symposium 

"Cosmology: the end of the beginning. Future prospects in cosmology, large scale structure and galaxy formation" will take place from Monday 16th - Friday 20th September 2019, in Cambridge, UK, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Kavli Institute. 

Registration is now open, until 1st May. Abstract deadline is 1st April. 

Meeting Website

Astrohackweek19

26 August 2019 - 30 August 2019

AstroHackWeek is also an unconference and hackathon. The afternoon every day is entirely unstructured, and offers opportunities for collaborative research, breakout sessions on special topics, and application of the concepts covered during the morning sessions. Come with a project in mind, join someone else's or apply a new skill to an old problem.

Meeting Website

Kavli ExoFrontiers 2019 Symposium

15 July 2019 - 17 July 2019

Exoplanetary science is on the verge of an unprecedented revolution. With at least four space missions and numerous large ground-based facilities scheduled to become operational in the next decade, the new era promises unprecedented observations of exoplanets - both in their detection as well as in detailed characterization of their atmospheres, interiors, and formation conditions. Concomitant major developments are also expected in all aspects of exoplanetary theory and data interpretation.

PLATO Week 7

5 December 2018 - 7 December 2018

5th Dec 2018: Welcome to Cambridge

The next Plato Week 07 meeting will take place at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK from 5th to 7th December 2018. See the Plato Consortium website or the ESA Plato websites for further details. 

PLato Week 7 group photo

Meeting Website