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***                     EAS e-News 2012-01 (19-Jan-2012)                     ***
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CONTENT

1. EWASS2012 to be held in Rome, July 1-6, 2012

2. Call for Proposals 2012 for International Teams in Space Science (incl. Geosciences)

3. Lowell Observatory workshop on "Star Formation in Dwarf Galaxies"

4. Your membership details

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1. EWASS2012 to be held in Rome, July 1-6, 2012

Please find at the URL listed below the first announcement for EWASS2012, the
European Week of Astronomy and Space Science, organised by the Italian
Astronomical Society (SAIt) on behalf of the European Astronomical Society (EAS).

EWASS2012 will take place in Rome, Italy, at the Pontificia Università
Lateranense, during the week of July 1-6, 2012. It will host an exciting
programme of 11 plenary talks, 10 Symposia, and 11 Special Sessions on various
aspects of modern astronomy.

The conference web page can be found here:
http://www.ifsi-roma.inaf.it/ewass2012/

The full text of the first announcement can be read here:
http://www.ifsi-roma.inaf.it/ewass2012/downloads/ewass2012-first%20announcement.pdf

On behalf of the conference SOC & LOC

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2. Call for Proposals 2012 for International Teams in Space Science (incl. Geosciences)

The International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland, invites
proposals for establishing International Teams to conduct on its premises
research activities in Space Sciences, based on the interdisciplinary analysis
and evaluation of data from spacecraft and possible integration with ground
data and theoretical models. For the purpose of this Call, Space Sciences
include the Solar and Heliospheric Physics, Solar-Terrestrial Sciences, Space
Plasma and Magnetospheric Physics, Planetary Sciences, Astrobiology, Cosmology,
Astrophysics, Fundamental Physics in Space, and Earth Sciences using Space data.

Letter of Intent:		February 15, 2012
Deadline for proposals:	March 30, 2012

The Call for International Teams proposal is available on the ISSI web site:

	http://www.issibern.ch/spotlight/ISSI_annual_call2012.pdf

Dr. Maurizio Falanga
Science Program Manager
International Space Science Institute (ISSI)
Hallerstrasse 6
CH-3012 Bern
Switzerland
Phone: +41-(0)316314893
Fax:   +41-(0)316314897
E-mail:	mfalanga @ issibern.ch
www:	http://www.issibern.ch

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3. Lowell Observatory workshop on "Star Formation in Dwarf Galaxies"

Lowell Observatory is hosting a workshop on

	"Star Formation in Dwarf Galaxies"

to be held June 19-22, 2012 in Flagstaff, Arizona.

The venue at Lowell Observatory is limited to 80 participants; this allows us
to have a small, friendly meeting. Approximately 40 talks can be accommodated
and these will be chosen by the SOC based on the title/abstract submitted at
pre-registration. Approximately 30 posters can also be accommodated. Pre-
registration opened on 1 January, 2012 at the conference website:

	http://www2.lowell.edu/workshops/dwarfs2012/

* SCIENTIFIC TOPICS *
Dwarf irregular galaxies are the most common type of galaxy locally.
They are also the closest analogs in the nearby universe to the low
mass dark matter haloes that formed after the Big Bang, and in the
LambdaCDM model, it is in these entities that the first stars formed.
Yet, we do not understand what drives star formation on galactic
scales even in nearby dwarfs, the simplest, most pristine local
environments. 

* INVITED SPEAKERS *
	Alberto Bolatto, University of Maryland
	Mark Krumholz, University of California Santa Cruz
	Janice Lee, STScI
	Adam Leroy, NRAO
	Mordecai-Mark Mac Low, American Museum of Natural History
	Joop Schaye, Leiden Observatory
	Dan Weisz, University of Washington

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4. Payment of Membership Fees

This is a gentle reminder to those of you who haven't got around to pay their
membership fees yet. These fees are now due and we should like to encourage you
to arrange for payment at your earliest convenience.

The EAS is working hard on your behalf. Some of our activities are directly
visible, such as the yearly European Week of Astronomy & Astrophysics and the
EAS Prizes. Other activities are less apparent, but therefore not less
important, such as our lobbying efforts and our contributions to the long term
planning of astronomy in Europe.

The EAS is a Society made up of individual members, and is financed largely
through your membership fees. Please help the efficient running of the EAS by
making your financial contribution in a timely fashion.

As you are attending this administrative issue, can you please also ensure that
your membership details on our member data base are correct? EAS would like to
be able to remain in touch with its members, most communication in this day and
age being conducted via electronic means, such as this e-News. It is your
responsibility to update your entry if any of your contact details change.

If you have any queries regarding your membership, or encounter any problem with
your entry in the EAS member data base, please contact the EAS Secretariat at:
eas @ unige.ch

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