19th Annual New Mexico Symposium

3 October 2003

Array Operations Center

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Socorro, New Mexico

Dark skies and remote sites have attracted world-class astronomical facilities to the Southwest and supported a wide range of research since the mid-1900s. Our achievements span areas in both science and technology including optical and radio interferometry, and research in solar physics, planetary science, star and galaxy formation, and the creation and evolution of our universe. To support the network of scientific research in the Southwest and encourage interdisciplinary discussions, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is sponsoring the 19th Annual New Mexico Symposium on Friday, October 3, 2003, at the NRAO Array Operations Center in Socorro, NM.

We invite astronomers, astrophysicists, educators, and engineers working on astronomical instrumentation in New Mexico and surrounding states to attend the NM Symposium and to present a talk or poster. We especially encourage students and postdocs. There is no charge for registration and NRAO will provide a symposium dinner free to officially registered meeting participants.

If you are interested in some local tourism after the meeting then you should know that we are having a public tour of the VLA on October 4. The tours start at noon and the last tour leaves at 4pm. The Trinity site, where the first atomic bomb was exploded on July 16, 1945, at White Sands Missile Range is also open to visitors all day on Oct. 4th. Both of these are events that happen only a few times each year.


  Invited Speakers:
    Prof. Don Backer, University of California at Berkeley
      "Probing Microturbulence in the ISM via Pulsars" (15 min)
    Dr. Galen Gisler, Los Alamos National Laboratory
      "Three-dimensional simulations of the Chicxulub impact
        event at the Cretaceous-Tertiary (K-T) boundary" (30 min)
    Prof. Peter Hofner, New Mexico Tech
      "Massive Star Formation" (30 min)
    Prof. Neb Duric, University of New Mexico
      "The LOFAR Project: Impact on Regional Astronomy"  (30 min)
   Oral Program is here    Poster Program is here   - poster size limited to 4' (length) x 3' (wide)  

REGISTRATION:   Register for the meeting on-line by September 19.   Current registrants for the symposium will be listed here.

LOCATION:   The Symposium will be held in the auditorium at the Array Operations Center of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. The AOC is in Socorro, New Mexico, on the campus of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, across the parking lot from the Macey Center.    Click for directions to Socorro and maps of the local area.

TIME:   The Symposium will start at 9:00 am & end at about 5:30 pm on Friday 3 October, 2003.

DINNER:   The post-meeting dinner will be held at the Macey Center adjacent to the AOC on the New Mexico Tech campus. It will be free to meeting participants.

JANSKY LECTURE:   Professor Donald C. Backer, of the University of California at Berkeley will deliver the 2003 Jansky Lecture , entitled Massive Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, and Pulsars   This free lecture will start at 8:00 pm, and the general public is encouraged to attend. The lecture will be in the Macey Center.

INFORMATION:   If you have questions, please contact Greg Taylor at gtaylor@nrao.edu.

MAILING LIST:   If you have not received by email the first announcement or the second announcement about this meeting, you work in astronomy or related fields in New Mexico or the surrounding states, and would like to receive future announcements, please send your email address to Terry Romero at tromero@nrao.edu.

2002 NEW MEXICO SYMPOSIUM:   Information on the 18th Annual New Mexico Symposium (2002) is here.

This page last updated on 25 September 2003 by Greg Taylor.