Registration ends March 15.
The Southern Astrophysical Research (SOAR) Telescope is a 4.1 meter aperture telescope designed to produce the best quality images of any observatory in its class in the world. It was funded by a partnership between the U.S. National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), The Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia do Brasil, Michigan State University (MSU) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).
After five years of continuing science operations with the SOAR telescope, the First International Symposium of Science with SOAR will bring together specialists, graduate students, and post-docs from the different partners with expertise in a wide variety of scientific areas, who will highlight key results gathered from observations with SOAR and/or outline promising science programs for the future.
Confirmed invited speakers include the following:
The Symposium includes two full days of science followed by sessions on current and future instrumentation. Users will be encouraged to share their experience and desires for the future.
The Symposium will take place at the resort area of Maresias Beach, on the Atlantic coast of São Paulo, Brazil, on May 15-19, 2011. There will be a number of invited speakers, together with ample time for contributed (oral) papers, posters, and discussion.
Scientific Organizing Committee
Robert Blum (NOAO, Chair)
Gerald Cecil (UNC)
Agusto Damineli (IAG/USP)
Megan Donahue (MSU)
Steve Heathcote (NOAO)
Francisco Jablonsky (INPE/MCT)
Alberto Rodriguez Ardila (LNA/MCT)
Andrei Tokovinin (NOAO)
Local Organizing Committee
Alberto Rodríguez Ardila (LNA/MCT)
Cassio Barbosa (UNIVAP)
Bruno Castilho (LNA/MCT)
Iranderly Fernandes (UEFS)
Alexandre Oliveira (UNIVAP)
Marilia Sartori (LNA/MCT)
Patricia Oliveira (LNA/MCT)