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1. First Announcement: European Week of Astronomy & Space Science (JENAM2011)

2. The millimeter and submillimeter sky in the Planck mission era

3. Announcement of ALMA Community days, April 6-7, 2011

4. Advanced School on High Performance and Grid Computing

5. Schools announced on the EAS Web

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1. First Announcement: European Week of Astronomy & Space Science (JENAM2011)

We have the pleasure to invite you to attend the European Week of Astronomy and S
pace Science, the now classical JENAM meeting, in July 2011. The meeting will 
take place July 4 to 8, 2011, in Saint-Petersburg. The venue of the conference is  
Park Inn Hotel "Pulkovskaya".

July in Saint-Petersburg is a period known as "White nights", referring to the 
almost non-ending light close to the Solstice. It is a very privileged period of
the year in this beautiful city, which is also an important centre in the European
history of science. 

JENAM 2011 will host 9 Mini-Symposia, plenary sessions and many Special Sessions
on various aspects of modern astronomy. The European Astronomical Society (EAS) 
General Assembly and board meetings will also take place during JENAM2011. 

The first announcement is now available here:

	http://www.jenam2011.org/conf/announcements/

and more information will be added to this website soon. We encourage you to 
reserve these dates in your diary. Registration will open soon and will be 
announced via this medium of EAS eNews.

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2. The millimeter and submillimeter sky in the Planck mission era

The Planck satellite has been operated with outstanding success since its launch 
on May 14th, 2009. The first results will be presented together with discussions 
of the foregrounds physics and methods for the separation of the cosmological 
background and these astrophysical foregrounds. 

A conference to discuss these topics will be held in Paris, Cité des Sciences, 10-14 January 2011. 
Abstracts for contributed papers and posters can be submitted until December 3rd, 2010.

Conference website: http://www.planck2011.fr


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3. Announcement of ALMA Community days, April 6-7, 2011

We would like to announce a two-day event aimed at familiarising the community 
with ALMA Early Science capabilities, as well as the procedure and software 
involved in proposal preparation and submission. These ALMA community days will 
be hosted by the central European ARC node at ESO Garching on April 6 and 7, 2011. 
Attendance could be useful to anybody interested in obtaining ALMA Early Science 
observing time.  The first part of the meeting will be dedicated to both technical 
and scientific presentations on ALMA and what can be expected during the first 
period of Early Science. Subsequently, we will organise group tutorials on the 
ALMA Observing Tool (OT), which will be used for the preparation and submission 
of observing proposals.

The conference website is now online at 

	http://www.eso.org/sci/meetings/2011/alma_es_2011.html

and registration is open. Note that we can host only a limited number of 
participants that will be accommodated on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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4. Advanced School on High Performance and Grid Computing

Venue: International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy
Dates: 11 - 22 April 2011
Organizers: Stefano Cozzini, Antun Balaz, Giuliano Taffoni

The school aims to bring together young researchers and PhD students with already
strong knowledge in programming, HPC and/or GRID computing, and to provide them 
with key additional skills necessary to identify and use the right computing 
infrastructure, to run their numerical simulations and to solve computationally 
intensive problems. Topics will include: optimization and parallelization of 
scientific algorithms and codes, OpenMP/MPI hybrid programming techniques, advanced 
numerical tools and  libraries, data management, GPGPU role in HPC, interoperability 
issues among different computational infrastructures, Grid computing, design and 
installation of medium size computational facilities.

A number of grants covering accommodation and/or travel costs will be provided 
by ICTP to successful applicants. For more details, please visit:

	http://cdsagenda5.ictp.trieste.it/full_display.php?ida=a10135

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5. Schools announced on the EAS Web

This is just a reminder that EAS maintains a list of "Schools" that are organised 
across Europe. Announcements and links to announcements and web pages can be 
found here:

	http://eas.unige.ch/schools.jsp

If you are organising a School, or know about one being organised, a quick e-mail to 

	secretary-eas AT unige.ch

suffices for it to be listed on the above mentioned pages.

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