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.

Previous Meetings

Gaia XPloration: Discovery and measurement with low-resolution spectroscopy

15 May 2023 - 19 May 2023

The ESA Gaia Data Release 3 includes 220 million low-resolution XP spectra. This sample—in scale and format—is unlike any scientific dataset previously available in astrophysics.

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.

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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