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
Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is sponsoring the 38th Annual
New Mexico Symposium on Friday, 17 February 2023.
Registration is now closed.
Deadline for registration (in-person) and abstract submission: 6 February 2023
Dates & Location:
Symposium will be held in-person on Friday,
17 February 2023, at the
NRAO Domenici Science Operations Centre, and
will be streamed online. We anticipate to fill the
symposium day with presentations from 8:30am to 5:00pm
MST, including poster sessions.
NRAO will be hosting a post-meeting dinner, starting with pre-dinner
drinks at 5:30pm MST. The dinner will be held at the
Macey Center from 6pm MST. The dinner event will be free
to officially registered symposium participants.
The 57th annual Karl G. Jansky Lecture
will be presented by Prof. Francoise Combes of
Paris Observatory (France) on "Symbiosis Between Black Holes
& Galaxies". The public lecture is free to attend by any member of
the public, and will be held at the Macey Center on the NMT campus in Socorro,
starting at 7pm MST. A reception will follow the lecture.
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