Welcome to EAS 2020 !
Moving to a virtual meeting

European Astronomical Society Annual Meeting
(formerly known as EWASS)

Hosting NAC 2020 (July 1-3, 2020),
75th Conference of the Royal Nederlandse Astronomenclub (NAC)

29 June – 3 July 2020
Moving to a virtual meeting!

EAS 2020: Moving toward a virtual meeting (March 30, 2020)

The EAS Council met last Friday to consider how to run the Annual Meting in Leiden scheduled for June 29 - July 3rd, 2020.

The unprecedented international situation with the rapidly developing virus pandemic is very worrisome, and we think that a face-to-face meeting in late June could potentially pose a health risk for attendees. As the safety of the EAS annual meeting attendees and staff workers is and has always been our highest priority, we are currently exploring how we can move as much of the meeting content as possible online during the same week. We aim to retain as much of the scientific programme as possible as and enable a lively interaction among participants.

We will inform you how we plan to organise a virtual meeting by email and on the EAS 2020 website as soon as possible.

In the meantime, if you have booked your accomodation during registration via Kuoni, please note that your accomodation will be cancelled directly by our partner Kuoni and you will be reimbursed 100% (-15 EUR banking fee). More details can be found on the accomodation page. If you booked your hotel separetely, feel free to cancel your accomodation.

Stay safe and keep in touch with us and with each other in these strange times,

Roger Davies,
EAS President
On behalf of the EAS Council

Important dates:
Moving toward a virtual meeting : 30 Mar 2020
Speaker's attendance confirmation (settled registration) : 15 May 2020
Regular registration deadline : 28 June 2020


Ethics and Anti-harassment statement

The EAS considers its annual EWASS meetings to be a privileged occasion for free and frank interchange of scientific ideas, as well as for the nurturing and creation of professional and social contacts. Any abuse of power or inappropriate behaviour has no place at EAS 2020.

On 23 January 2018, EAS Council has adopted the EAS Ethics Statement and Guidelines for Good Practice. These will apply during EAS 2020 and all participants are urged to read the document and follow its recommendations.

Important information on unsolicited requests for hotels

The EAS strongly recommends booking accommodation for EAS 2020 exclusively through our official partner, Kuoni Congress. We especially urge caution when receiving unsolicited offers to provide hotel rooms or other services, or unsolicited phone calls requesting, e.g., to confirm your hotel reservations. We strongly advise you not to engage with any of these other companies, and cannot accept any responsibility for adverse consequences should you choose to do so. In case of any questions, kindly contact Kuoni Congress at eas2020 @ kuoni-congress.com.