20th Annual New Mexico Symposium

10 November 2004

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 20th Annual New Mexico Symposium on Wednesday, November 10, 2004, 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 want to encourage students and young astronomers to use the New Mexico Symposium to present their ongoing astronomy research. There is no charge for registration and NRAO will provide a symposium dinner free to officially registered meeting participants.

REGISTRATION:   General Registration is closed. If you really, really need to register please contact Mark Claussen at 505 835-7284. Current registrants for the symposium are listed here.

SCHEDULE:      Oral Program and Instructions are here    Poster Program is here   - poster size limited to 4' (length) x 3' (wide)  

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 Wednesday 10 November, 2004.

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 officially registered meeting participants.

JANSKY LECTURE:   Dr. Ronald D. Ekers, from the CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility, will deliver the 2004 Jansky Lecture , entitled Paths to Discovery.   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 Mark Claussen at mclausse@nrao.edu.

MAILING LIST:   If you have not received by email the first 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.

2003 NEW MEXICO SYMPOSIUM:   Information on the 19th Annual New Mexico Symposium (2003) is here.

This page last updated on 2 November 2004 by Mark Claussen.