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. Regional achievements span areas in both science
and technology including optical and radio interferometry, as well as
new understanding of solar physics, planetary science, star and galaxy
formation and evolution, 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) and
New Mexico Tech are
sponsoring the 31st
Annual New Mexico Symposium on Friday, 6 November 2015, at the NRAO
Science Operations Center (SOC) in Socorro, NM.
The symposium will be held in the auditorium of the Science Operations
at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. The SOC is
located on the campus of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and
Technology in Socorro, New Mexico.
NRAO will be hosting a post-meeting dinner, starting with cocktails at
5:30pm. The dinner will be held at the Macey Center
on the New Mexico Tech campus. It will be free to officially registered
The 50th annual
Karl G. Jansky Lecture will be given by
Dr. Nick Scoville after the symposium dinner in Workman 101. Dr. Scoville's public lecture is
titled Star and Planet Formation through Cosmic Time.
There will be an informal reception following the