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1. Reminder on EWASS 2013 to be held in Turku, Finland, 8-13 July 2013

2. ASTRONET at EWASS 2013: grant deadline extended to May 15

3. "Have your say on how to continue to do research in times of austerity"
   A message from Euroscience web journal 'Euroscientist' in support of
   science research in South Europe

4. Conference: "Cosmic Flows - Observations and Simulations"
   Marseille, France, 3-8 June 2013

5. Conference:  "Dig Sites of Stellar Archeology: Giant Stars in the Milky Way"
   Izmir, Turkey, 4-6 September 2013

6. EWASS 2014 to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, 30 June - 4 July 2014

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1. Reminder on EWASS 2013, to be held in Turku, Finland, 8-13 July 2013

EWASS 2013, the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science, will take place
in Turku, from the 8 to the 13th of July, 2013. It will host 7 plenary talks,
12 Symposia, and 16 Special Sessions on various aspects of modern astronomy.
The conference web page is at:

	http://www.astro.utu.fi/EWASS2013/

Note that the early registration deadline has been extended to the 8 of May.

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2. ASTRONET at EWASS 2013: grant deadline extended to May 15

As announced in previous e-news, ASTRONET is organising a discussion day at
the end of the EWASS 2013 Conference in Turku, on July 13, 2013, to discuss
a draft of the mid-term review report for the ASTRONET "Science Vision" and
"Infrastructure Roadmap".

This is your opportunity to not only hear about what has happened in top-level
planning for European astronomy over the last five years, but more importantly,
to review and actively influence the joint planning of the funding agencies in
ASTRONET for the coming decade.

ASTRONET has committed substantial funding for travel support for participants
in this important discussion (who are free to attend the rest of the EWASS
meeting itself, of course). So this is also your opportunity to combine support
for two meetings together!

The updated programme is available at:
	http://www.astro.utu.fi/EWASS2013/astronet_programme.php
	
Please register for the ASTRONET meeting through the EWASS registration page:
	http://www.astro.utu.fi/EWASS2013/registration.php
which also gives a link to the ASTRONET grant application form and reserve
your (extra) accommodation in time.

The deadline for grant applications is May 15, 2013!

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3. "Have your say on how to continue to do research in times of austerity"
   A message from Euroscience web journal 'Euroscientist' in support of
   science research in South Europe

Dear Colleague,

Austerity has taken its toll and disturbed research cycles across Europe.
Particularly affected are scientists from Southern Europe. Find out first-hand
how scientists confronted to austerity deal with it in Greece, Spain, Italy and
Portugal, in a new Special Issue of the Euroscientist. It is the journal of
Euroscience, the European grassroots organisation of scientists across
disciplines and countries.

The Euroscientist is the first pan-European magazine for scientists and by
scientists. This means that it will give you a voice to share your own
solutions to the situation we, as scientists, find ourselves in.

In this issue, we analyse the situation of how many of our colleagues in the
labs, who were forced to emigrate, and we also have the stories of those who
decided to stay. You will hear from researchers sharing their experience of
navigating the troubled waters of recession, when it comes to maintaining a
seemingly steady research career path.

Problems identified in Spain, Italy, Portugal and Greece underlined the vital
need for a public debate, beyond Southern European borders. This is the goal
of this special issue: to focus the wider European science community's
attention on how to solve research issues across Europe.

So, please, join in and take part to this citizen initiative. Tell us your
opinion as a practicing scientist. Where does the system need to be fixed?
Do we need to revisit the fundamental basis of research in Europe?
Its objectives? Its funding schemes? Or even to find new ways of ring-fencing
scientists' time for research?

If you want decision makers hear what you have to say, then speak your mind,
don't be shy. Share your views by e-mailing at: editor @ euroscience.org

The Euroscientist

http://euroscientist.com/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/euroscientist
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Euroscientist

Please help us stimulate the debate around research in Europe further by
supporting the Euroscientist at: hhtp://www.euroscientist.com/support-us

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4. Conference: "Cosmic Flows - Observations and Simulations"
   Marseille, France, 3-8 June 2013

Rich new data sets on galaxy distances, from proper motion measurements of
Local Group galaxies to sparse but accurate SNIa measurements at large
distances, are leading to increasingly detailed maps of the distribution and
motions of galaxies. The distribution of matter in the universe controls the
motions of galaxies. Studies of galaxy flows on scales from infall onto groups
to streams across 100 Mpc dimensions give information on the distribution of
matter otherwise unavailable. Theoretical studies are making use of the
observational constraints to infer initial conditions and then use this
information to generate simulations that increasingly resemble the universe
we live in.

This conference will be also honoring the career and 70th birthday of
Brent Tully.

Themes :
1. Measurement of distances, peculiar velocities
2. Velocity field constructions and models
3. Cosmological models

The conference website and registration are open :
http://www.cpt.univ-mrs.fr/~cosmo/CosFlo13/CosFlo13.html

Please submit a contribution for a talk or a poster on the website.

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5. Conference:  "Dig Sites of Stellar Archeology: Giant Stars in the Milky Way"
   Izmir, Turkey, 4-6 September 2013

Giant stars are the ideal objects to dig down the ancient history of the
Milky Way. The aim of this workshop is to bring up the current struggles
and new challenges in both observational and theoretical studies on
chemical evolution of the evolved stars, and discuss the new observational
and theoretical approaches to improve our understanding on the Galactic
chemical evolution.

Registration and Abstract submission is now open!

Important Dates:
	31 May: Deadline for early-registration
	30 June: Deadline for late-registration and abstract submission
	15 July: Announcement of the workshop program
	01 August: Deadline for abstract submission for posters

Participation will be limited to 60 attendees. So please register and
confirm your interest as soon as possible through our website.

	http://astronomy.ege.edu.tr/gstars.izmir2013/

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6. EWASS 2014 to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, 30 June - 4 July 2014

The European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS 2014) will take place
in Geneva, Switzerland, from 30 June to 4 July, 2014. On the evening of the 29
June a welcome reception is foreseen.

We will soon call for proposals to organise EAS Symposia or Special Sessions
during EWASS 2014.

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