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EAS 2022 Annual Meeting and the EAS General Assembly
Valencia is expecting almost 2000 astronomers from all over Europe and beyond

The EAS Annual Meeting in Valencia is less than a month away and is our first chance to meet in person since 2019 in Lyon. Such is the desire for in person interaction that this opportunity has produced a record number of physical registrations, 1700, with a further 200 online. Regular registration is open until 26 June 2022. The EAS 2022 meeting will be the first annual meeting in partially hybrid form after two years of on-line meetings. All information including social events and the interactive programme can be found on the official EAS 2022 website. We also refer to the FAQ page for further clarification. Read more

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COVID-19 during EAS Annual Meeting in Valencia
Most COVID-related measures relaxed in Spain

As in most places around the globe, COVID-19 infection rates have been steadily declining in Spain over the past few months. Most specific COVID-related measures have now been relaxed, and travel is in most cases uncomplicated. However from some points of origin there may still be restrictions. An overview of entry requirements is given on this official website. Most EAS Annual Meeting attendees will arrive with a valid so-called EU DCC (COVID Digital EU Certificate) or equivalent, in which case you can travel to Spain without filling in a form, and without restrictions as long as you do not have COVID-compatible symptoms. Read more

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EAS-ESA-ESO event at the European Parliament: 26-30 September 2022:
Are we alone in the Universe? Understanding exoplanets

As indicated in e-Newsletter 15, EAS, ESA and ESO are organising a second edition of our European Parliament event. This year's theme is "Are we alone in the Universe? Understanding exoplanets". Discovery and characterisation of exoplanets is an advanced technological challenge, in which ESA and ESO are playing a leading role. The event fits in the EAS's drive to enhance the profile of astronomy at the heart of European decision-making. The event was originally scheduled for July 2022, but had to be rescheduled. The new dates are 26 to 30 September 2022. If you are in touch with your MEP or other political representative please encourage them to visit the exhibition and attend the talks. Read more

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EAS/HERAEUS Workshop for Early Career Postdocs
WE Heraeus-EAS Young Researchers in Astronomy (HERA) Workshop Series

The EAS is starting a new workshop series, funded by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus foundation, the HERA workshops. This workshop series will provide an environment where young scientists are trained to interact, design research projects, develop a broad perspective and start international collaborations. The first workshop titled "Galaxy evolution across cosmic time" will take place in the week of 24 to 28 October 2022 at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, near Munich, Germany. It will be organised by the ORIGINS cluster of excellence. Read more

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EAS survey on demographics, professional activities and interests
EAS Membership invited to participate in the first demographic EAS survey.

The European Astronomical Society has grown considerably in recent years, and now engages with close to 4500 members in 70 countries in Europe and further afield. In our commitment to support our members in undertaking their professional activities, and more generally serve the astronomical community at large, it is important for us to clearly understand the needs and priorities of those active in the field. For this reason, in the upcoming weeks the EAS will run its first survey on demographics, professional activities and interests. Read more

About the EAS and the e-Newsletter

The European Astronomical Society (EAS) is a society of professional astronomers founded in 1990 and aiming at promoting and advancing astronomy in Europe. Its contact point is the EAS Office, located at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Started in 2016, the e-Newsletter is a prime communication tool between the society and its members, and it is issued three to four times per year.

If you would like to contribute, please contact Agata Różańska (CAMK PAN, Poland), the EAS e-Newsletter editor.

Composition of the EAS Council

Roger Davies, UK
Sara Lucatello, Italy
Lex Kaper, The Netherlands
Inma Domínguez, Spain
Nick Kylafis, Greece
Georges Meylan, Switzerland
Andreas Burkert, Germany
Antoaneta Antonova, Bulgaria
Agata Różańska, Poland
Maarten Baes, Belgium