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                      CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

          European Week of Astronomy and Space Science
          Incorporating RAS NAM 2009 and EAS JENAM 2009
                       20-23rd April 2009
           University of Hertfordshire, de Havilland Campus.

       The meeting location is in Hatfield, 30km north of central
          London, UK, to which there are good transport links.

We invite the Astrophysics and Space Science communities to propose
sessions for NAM/JENAM2009. A broad range of parallel sessions can be
accommodated as

(A) 'special sessions' consisting of up to 3 blocks of 1.5 hours and
(B) longer sessions ('symposia') consisting of up to 6 blocks of 1.5
    hours, stretching over 2 days.

All proposals should be submitted as plain text email, with up to a
maximum of 500 words, and should include the following information:

    1. Title of proposed session
    2. Summary of the goal(s) of the session
    3. Names of organisers (at least two persons)
    4. Justification for proposed duration of the session (how many
       1.5-hour blocks?)
    5. Anticipated audience size

Proposals should be sent to jenam AT herts.ac.uk by 31 October 2008 for
review by the SOC. Applicants will be notified about the outcome of the selection
process by 28 November 2008.
The overall programme structure will be made up of four 1.5-hour sessions
per day, with the first of each day set aside for invited plenary presentations.
The four-day meeting ends on Thursday evening, 23rd  April, after a community 
meeting and RAS general meeting. Earlier  in the week, ESO and ESA are planning
a number of splinter sessions, to accompany their plenary presentations.
The UKSP (UK Solar Physics) and  MIST (Magnetosphere, Ionisphere and Solar-Terrestrial Physics)
organisations will also be planning a range of parallel sessions  across the programme.
Space will be available for poster presentations.
Individuals within the European astronomy and space science communities, and
networks also, are strongly encouraged to propose and organise sessions for NAM/JENAM 2009.

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