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1. Call for Expressions of Interest to organise Symposia and Special Sessions at
   EWASS 2014 to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, 30 June - 4 July 2014

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

3. Conference: "LSST @ Europe: The Path to Science"
   Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK, 9-12 September 2013

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1. Call for Expressions of Interest to organise Symposia and Special Sessions at
   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. The meeting will be
organised by the EAS at the International Conference Centre of Geneva (CICG).

We now invite proposals from colleagues who are interested in organising a
Symposium or a Special Session.

A broad range of parallel sessions can be accommodated as:

(A) "Symposia", consisting of up to 6 blocks of 1.5 hours, stretching over 2 days, 

or

(B) "Special Sessions", consisting of up to 3 blocks of 1.5 hours.

Proposers should strive to make their proposals of interest to large fractions
of the European astronomical community. All proposals should be submitted as
plain text email, with of the order of 500 words, and should include the
following information: 

     1. Title and type 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
     
     6. Possible review talks (by whom ?)
     
     7. Whether or not you plan to accept posters

Proposals should be sent to the SOC Chair: Andreas Burkert ( burkert @ usm.lmu.de )
and to his assistant: Nicola Auer ( nrauer @ t-online.de )
with copy to the LOC Chair: Marc Türler ( marc.turler @ unige.ch )
for review by the SOC.

Applicants will be notified in September about the outcome of the selection
process.

Individuals within the European Astronomy and Space Science communities, as
well as EU sponsored networks, are strongly encouraged to propose and organise
sessions.

The deadline for submitting Expressions of Interest is: Friday, 19 July 2013.

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2. 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.

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

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

Early registration ends on the 31th of May.
The registration form and instructions for payment of the registration fee via
wire transfer can be reached at:
	http://astronomy.ege.edu.tr/gstars.izmir2013/registration.html

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3. Conference: "LSST @ Europe: The Path to Science"
   Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK, 9-12 September 2013

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project is now entering an exciting
phase, moving towards the start of federal construction expected in 2014. With
first light planned for 2019 and science operations to commence in 2021, it is
now timely to consider the scientific opportunities of LSST in the era of major
new European facilities, especially wide-field missions such as Gaia, eRosita
and Euclid, and flagship ground based facilities such as ESO's E-ELT.

This major LSST science meeting in Europe will bring together LSST scientists
and European scientists involved in, or interested in, taking LSST forward.
This will allow for discourse as to current key science, the role of LSST, and
the role of European expertise and facilities in partnership with LSST, in
driving forward the next astronomical science revolution into the 2020s.

Conference website:
	http://lsstcorp.org/lsst-europe-2013

Early registration closing and abstract submission deadline: Friday, 21 June 2013

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