EAS News
Record breaking EAS 2021 as the start of a safe and successful summer
A word from the President

This is the very busy time of year that involves the organisation and marking of examinations that are, for so many of us, the prelude to a summer of research, conferences and vacation. I hope you are staying safe and that as many as possible of you are vaccinated so that you can enjoy as much of the summer as possible safely. Read more

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EAS 2021 Virtual in Leiden, 28 June - 2 July 2021
More than 2000 registered participants

At the end of this month, the EAS Annual Meeting 2021 will kick off. The meeting is organised by Leiden and, due to the COVID-19 situation, it has (again) been moved to a fully virtual meeting. The EAS 2021 programme covers all nearly aspects of astronomy, in the form of 16 Symposia, 33 Special Sessions, 5 Lunch Sessions, 8 Plenary Talks, and more. Early June, EAS 2021 crossed the magical number of 2000 registered participants, and the number is still growing every day. Registration remains open until 2 July 2021.

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Preparation of future EAS Annual Meetings ongoing
MoU with Valencia signed for EAS 2022

Even though the EAS Annual Meeting 2021 hosted by Leiden still has to take place, the EAS is preparing for the organization of the coming EAS Annual Meetings. The EAS Annual Meeting 2022 will be hosted by Valencia, Spain, and will be a physical meeting again, assuming that the COVID-19 pandemic is over by then. The hosting team in Valencia, led by prof. Jose Carlos Guirado, has signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the EAS. The meeting will be held in the modern conference center Palau de Congressos de Valencia in the city center, from 27 June to 1 July 2022. Read more

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EAS's commitment to development, sustainability, inclusion and welfare
Special Sessions and Lunch Sessions at EAS 2021

The prime goal of the European Astronomical Society is to promote and advance astronomy in Europe. During the EAS Annual Meeting 2021, Symposia and Special Sessions are organised in all fields of astronomy, ranging from the Solar System to the Epoch of Reionisation. As a society of individual professional astronomers, the EAS is also committed to other aspects important in the daily lives of our members, such as development, sustainability, inclusion and welfare. The EAS has set up dedicated Working Groups on Sustainability and on Diversity and Inclusion, and is organising a range of Special Sessions and Lunch Sessions devoted to these topics during the EAS 2021 meeting. Read more

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WE Heraeus-EAS Young Researchers in Astronomy (HERA) workshops
A new EAS workshop series designed for young scientists

In order to promote the Society's engagement with young scientists and enhance their visibility, the EAS will start a new workshop series, funded by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation. European astronomy centres will be invited to organize a topical 5 day workshop, carefully designed for young scientists, affiliated to European academic or research institutions (~10 from local areas and ~20 from other European countries). The participants will be given plenty of time to present their research, discuss science, engage in social activities and to visit the centre and its labs. Five senior experts will also be invited for review lectures and interaction with the young scientists. Read more

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ČAS: a new EAS Organisational Member
Česká Astronomická Společnost: the Czech Astronomical Society

The Czech Astronomical Society (ČAS) was founded in Prague on December 8, 1917, which was an exceptional step during the WW I when the country still belonged to the Austrian Empire. Today ČAS is closely linked to Czech professional institutions and to Czech universities teaching astronomy and astrophysics. ČAS recently became an Organisational Member of the EAS. Read more

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Defining a science vision and infrastructure roadmap for European Astronomy
ASTRONET Roadmap webinar hosted by EAS, 11 June 2021

As a next step in developing its science vision, ASTRONET is holding an open webinar to present current status and seek further advice from the European astronomical community via the European Astronomical Society (EAS). The webinar will include an overview of the process from the chair of the ASTRONET Board, with presentations from the panels who have been working on draft sections, and plenty of time for questions. The aim is for further consultation in the next few weeks, followed by production of the report and delivery to the ASTRONET Board before the end of 2021. Feedback on the current science vision document can be provided until 21 June 2021 through the Slack space for the webinar (see below for invitation link). Read more

Contributed News
The OPTICON-RadioNet Pilot
A new initiative under the EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

Astronomers are naturally collaborative on all scales, from small teams to the huge international efforts to build our most powerful ground-based facilities and space missions. Over the last 20 years, European collaboration and access to a wide range of world-class facilities has been fostered and enabled by two EU-supported projects OPTICON and RadioNet in the optical/IR and radio domains respectively. These projects have brought together teams across Europe to develop new instrumentation, software and data processing techniques; have trained new generations of scientists and have opened up access to the best astronomical facilities in Europe. 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 Maarten Baes (Ghent University, Belgium), 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