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SGAA/SSAA News No 17 - 02/05/12

SGAA/SSAA News No 17 - 2/5/2012
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1. Travel support CSR - invitation to apply for grants to attend the
  2012 COSPAR meeting
2. General Assembly 2012
3. Meeting on "Dust in core-collapse supernovae near & far" in Ascona
4. International Meeting "GC2012" - Observatory of Rome, 26-28/11/2012
5. 200th birthday of SCNAT in 2015
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1. Travel support CSR - invitation to apply for grants to attend the
  2012 COSPAR meeting

The sc|nat Committee on Space Research (CSR) invites applications for
travel grants for attending COSPAR 2012.

Applications to the CSR should be sent to
Werner Schmutz, PMOD/WRC, Dorfstrasse 33, 7260 Davos Dorf
either by regular mail or by e-mail to werner.schmutz@pmodwrc.ch.

Support by CSR will be a partial contribution only and will not cover
the full costs. Please indicate what other resources you have to make
your trip to India possible.

The deadline for the application is May 15, 2012.

The grant distributions will be communicated by end of May 2012.

Werner Schmutz (PMOD/WRC)
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2. General Assembly 2012

The next general assembly of the SSAA will take place 19 october 2012
at the ETH in Zurich. Please take a note in your agenda.

A detailed program and further information will be posted later on
http://obswww.unige.ch/SSAA/index.php?page=assemblees&hl=eng

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3. Meeting on "Dust in core-collapse supernovae near & far" in Ascona

Meeting title :Dust in core-collapse supernovae near & far: understanding
              its formation and evolution
Meeting time  :Monday,5 November 2012 - Thursday, 8 November 2012
Location      :Ascona, Switzerland
Contact       :Isabelle Cherchneff
URL           :http://www.codustmas.eu/ascona
E-MAIL        :info-ascona@unibas.ch

Picked up for you by the SSAA
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4. International Meeting "GC2012" - Observatory of Rome, 26-28/11/2012

The International Astrophysics Meeting
"Reading the book of globular clusters with the lens of stellar evolution"
will take place at the Astronomical Observatory of Rome, Monte Porzio Catone
(Rome, Italy), from November 26 to 28, 2012.

Conference WEB site:
 http://www.oa-roma.inaf.it/meetings/gc-meeting/web/Home.html
Workshop email address: gc2012@oa-roma.inaf.it

On behalf of the SOC
Corinne Charbonnel & Paolo Ventura

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5. 200th birthday of SCNAT in 2015

In 2015 the National Academy of Natural Sciences, SCNAT,
will celebrate its 200th birthday. To celebrate this, SCNAT
is organising during the whole year different events, that
will be defined during the two coming years.

From what has been decided, the celebration will have three
components:
- towards the general public (e.g. exhibition in the whole country,...)
- towards the scientists (e.g. a Natural Sciences forum)
- towards politics/media/economics (e.g. a VIP event in a prestigious place)

To prepare this, SCNAT is asking to all its members to contribute
by proposing ideas in this framework. It could be participation
to an exhibition, astronomical events (e.g. broadcasting first
light ot Espresso, event similar to the night of stars, ...).
In addition, this event will be largely funded through sponsoring,
so SCNAT is asking all its members to actively participate to
fund raising by contacting all potential partners. Once an
informal agreement is reached with partners, SCNAT will be
in charge of all the administrative aspects of fund raising.

More information will follow during the coming months. In between,
you can contact the person in charge at SGAA/SSAA, Yann Alibert (Bern):

yann.alibert@space.unibe.ch

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For more information concerning the SGAA/SSAA, astronomy in
Switzerland, and related topics visit our Website
http://obswww.unige.ch/ssaa.

For any information and messages to be circulated via the
SGAA/SSAA mailing list please e-mail your text to the new secretary
(georges.meynet@unige.ch) in plain ASCII. Thank you !

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