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***                     EAS e-News 2016-02 (08-07-2016)                      ***
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CONTENT

EAS News:

1. EWASS 2016 finished successfully!

2. Presidency of the EAS

3. Call for nominations for the 2017 MERAC Prizes for the Best Early Career
   Researchers

4. Reminder: Call for expressions of interest to organise Symposia and Special
   Sessions at EWASS 2017, Prague, 26-30 June 2017

Contributed News:

5. Conference Announcement: SDO 2016: Unraveling the Sun's Complexity
   Burlington, VT, 17-21 October 2016

6. Conference Announcement: 'Blowing in the wind'
   ICISE Quy nhon, Vietnam, 7-13 August 2016 


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1. EWASS 2016 finished successfully!

The European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS) held in Athens, Greece,
is ending today after an intense week. It was another great success with more
than 850 participants attending the rich programme composed of 17 Symposia and
12 Special Sessions, in addition to the plenary talks and the EAS Prize awards.
Please refer to the EAS social media for news, pictures and impressions at:
  - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EuropeanAstronomicalSociety
  - Twitter: https://twitter.com/ewass2016

Many thanks to all organisers!

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2. Presidency of the EAS

Roger Davies will act as President Elect and take over from Thierry Courvoisier
as the President of EAS in one year's time.
Roger is the Philip Wetton Professor of Astrophysics and Director of the Centre
for Astrophysical Surveys at the University of Oxford. He did his PhD in
Cambridge, and has worked at Kitt Peak National Observatory, Oxford, and Durham
University. His research interests centre on cosmology and how galaxies form and
evolve. As part of the "7 Samurai" team, he worked out a new way of measuring
the distances to galaxies and discovered the "Great Attractor", a huge
concentration of galaxy clusters in the southern sky. He lead the UK's
scientific participation in the construction of the Gemini telescopes and has
pioneered the use of a new class of astronomical spectrograph to measure the
masses and ages of galaxies, as well as search for black holes in their nuclei.
See: https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/contacts/people/davies

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3. Call for nominations for the 2017 MERAC Prizes for the Best Early Career
   Researchers

FONDATION MERAC is a non-profit foundation
started in 2012 with headquarters in Switzerland to recognize and support young
European astronomers. There are yearly three MERAC Prizes awarded by the EAS.
The prizes of € 20'000.- are for each of the three categories:
	- Theoretical Astrophysics,
	- Observational Astrophysics,
	- New Technologies (Instrumental/Computational).

The EAS Council invites EAS members to nominate suitable candidates for the
MERAC Prizes of 2017. This being an odd year, the three prizes will be
Best Early Career Researcher Prizes. The Prizes will be awarded to the
best early career astrophysicists who have achieved their PhD degrees in the
previous 10 years, i.e. after January 1st, 2007.

The deadline for nomination is Friday, 30 September 2016 at 16:00 CEST.

Please use the dedicate web interface at:
	http://eas.unige.ch/merac_prizes.jsp?tab=nomination

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4. Reminder: Call for expressions of interest to organise Symposia and Special
   Sessions at EWASS 2017, Prague, 26-30 June 2017

The European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS 2017) will take place
in Prague, Czech Republic, on 26-30 June 2017. The meeting will be organised
at the premises of the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague by the
European Astronomical Society (EAS), in collaboration with the Czech
Astronomical Society (CzAS).

We herewith remind the open call for proposals to organise a Symposium or a
Special Session that was sent out to all EAS members on 30 June 2016.

Please find all the relevant information on the website of EWASS 2017 at:
	http://eas.unige.ch/EWASS2017/call.jsp

The deadline for sending expressions of interest is Friday, 9 September 2016.

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5. Conference Announcement: SDO 2016: Unraveling the Sun's Complexity
   Burlington, Vermont (VT), USA, 17-21 October 2016

Living With a Star's Solar Dynamics Observatory invites you to its 2016 Science
Workshop "SDO 2016: Unraveling the Sun's Complexity" October 17-21, 2016, at the
Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center in Burlington, VT. All members of
the science community are welcome and encouraged to attend. For science program
details, please visit our website: http://SDO2016.lws-sdo-workshops.org.

Abstracts are solicited for presentations describing solar research in the
following eight broad areas:
1) Motions Inside the Sun
2) The Evolution of Active Regions
3) Studies of Solar Eruptive Events (SEEs)
4) Motions Near and Above the Solar Surface
5) Atmospheric Dynamics and Sources of the Solar Wind
6) Solar Magnetic Variability and the Solar Cycle
7) The Sun as a Star
8) Space Weather at the Earth and other Planets

Important due dates:
Abstracts submission: July 15, 2016
Early registration / hotel reservation: September 16, 2016

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6. Conference Announcement: 'Blowing in the wind'
   ICISE Quy Nhon, Vietnam, 7-13 August 2016 

The objective of this conference is to bridge the gab between researchers
working on the inside and on the outside of stars. To build this bridge, we
consider a range of fields all revolving around stellar winds: stellar structure
evolution and abundances, winds launching mechanisms in luminous stars (such as
OB, LVB, WR or AGB stars), pulsations and dust formation, meteoritic stardust,
mass transfer in binaries, winds impact on circumstellar environments, bow
shocks and planetary nebulae, mass loss and its feedback onto host galaxies and
stellar clusters. Summer 2016 is timely to examine what clues ALMA's fantastic
resolution provides on stellar neighbourhoods, and how the big radiotelescope
FAST might be put to a good use for the next advances. Most Vietnamese
astronomers work on stellar environments with the tools of radioastronomy and
ICISE in Quy Nhon (Vietnam) is a perfect meeting point between Eastern and
Western countries. Given the diversity of the participants, emphasis will be
given to introductory and review talks, and room will be kept for discussions
between participants coming from different horizons. The answer, my friend,
is blowing in the wind !

Key dead-lines:
- April 15th: abstract registration
- June 7th: early registration
- July 27th: late registration

Website: http://vietnam.in2p3.fr/2016/wind/

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