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

The Laws of Star Formation: From the Cosmic Dawn to the Present Universe

2 July 2018 - 6 July 2018

This is a conference in honour of Prof. Robert Kennicutt. It will be held at the Institute of Astronomy and the adjoining Kavli Institute for Cosmology at the University of Cambridge (UK) from Monday July 2th to Friday July 6th, 2018.

Registration is now open.

Meeting Website

Consistency of Cosmological Datasets: Evidence for new Physics?

28 May 2018 - 1 June 2018

Consistency of Cosmological Datasets: Evidence for new Physics?

  • Date: Monday 28th May - Friday 1st June 2018
  • Meeting venue: Kavli Institute for Cosmology Cambridge
  • Accommodation: Booked for all invited external participants for the nights of Sunday 27th May to Thursday 31st May inclusive at the Moller Centre, Churchill College 

LSST UK Multi-Wavelength Data Fusion Workshop

25 September 2017 - 27 September 2017

A workshop to bring together experts interested in combining multi-wavelength data from X-ray, infra-red, millimeter and radio surveys with optical data from LSST. We will discuss the challenges of combining key multi-wavelength datasets from surveys with UK leadership (e.g. XMM-Newton, VISTA, Euclid, Herschel, LOFAR, SKA) with the LSST data. We will put together a plan for bench-marking and testing existing algorithms as well as developing new methodology for data-fusion that will be relevant in the LSST era.

Meeting Website

TDE17: Piercing the sphere of influence

11 September 2017 - 15 September 2017

Scientific Rationale

Kavli ExoFrontiers 2017 Symposium

10 July 2017 - 12 July 2017

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.