Special Session SS1  28 June 2017

European Forum of Astronomical Communities in the New Member States

Aims and scope

Rationale:

  • EAS and ASTRONET are joining forces;
  • Readiness to use of the next generation of large research infrastructures by the entire European scientific community;
  • Gradual elimination of the imbalance between more and less developed regions in European astronomy;
  • Initiate a set of pragmatic bottom-up actions to make visible progress wherever possible.
Goals: Audience:
  • All EAS members and other participants of EWASS are welcome;
  • Representatives of national communities nominated by EAS affiliated societies;

Programme
Session I: Setting the scene

  • Jan Palouš & Sofia Feltzing: EAS collaboration with ASTRONET;
  • Thierry Courvoisier: The EAS Contribution;
  • Denis Mourard: ASTRONET: Status, progress and plans;
  • The ESO perspective;
  • New Member States Working Group of ESO;
  • Arvind Parmar: The ESA perspective;
Session II: Publications, Schools and Telescopes
  • Andre Moitinho de Almeida: A&A publication policies;
  • Laszlo Kiss: Writing Schools;
  • Pan-European Network of Mentors;
  • Maria Teresa Lago: Visitors Programmes, Exchange Visits, Human Resources;
  • Heidi Korhonen: OPTICON Schools;
  • Telescopes and Instrumentation.
Session III: Panel Discussion: Johannes Andersen, Mike Bode, Roger Davis, Sofia Feiltzing, Denis Mourard, Birgitta Nortdstrom, Jan Palous
  • National Fora, Visions and Roadmaps;
  • Cooperation of Small and Big Facilities;
  • Possibilities through OPTICON and RadioNet;
  • Joint Actions and Approval of a Common Plan.

Invited speakers

Scientific organisers

  • Johannes Andersen
  • Sofia Feltzing
  • Lex Kaper
  • Denis Mourard
  • Birgitta Nordström
  • Jan Palouš

Contact
Jan Palouš ( palous @ ig.cas.cz )

Updated on Fri Feb 17 09:06:55 CET 2017