As discussed at our business meeting in Manchester, MIST will join in the 2013 National Astronomy Meeting as usual. Please note that this meeting is in July, rather than March/April, but the presence of the meeting in St. Andrews provides an excellent opportunity for joint sessions with the UK Solar Physics Community.
Below is the call for session proposals; proposals on current topics in MIST science are strongly encouraged, in order to ensure that we have a series of good MIST sessions, both oral and poster, throughout the meeting period.
RAS National Astronomy Meeting 2013
St Andrews, 1-5 July 2013
Call for Parallel Session Nominations
We are writing on behalf of the Scientific Organising Committee of the RAS National Astronomy Meeting 2013.
As many of you may know NAM 2013 will be held in St Andrews, 1-5 July 2013, and will incorporate both the UK Solar Physics (UKSP) and Magnetosphere, Ionosphere and Solar-Terrestrial (MIST) meetings.
The NAM 2013 programme will include 8 plenary lectures and a public lecture covering a range of topics in solar and plasma physics, planetary and exoplanetary science, stellar and extragalactic astrophysics, astro-particle physics and cosmology, highlighting also the UK's role in key current and future space missions and ground-based facilities.
The NAM 2013 programme will include slots for several dozen parallel sessions, each of 90 minutes' duration, with further sessions in the programme dedicated for poster viewing.
On behalf of the NAM 2013 Scientific Organising Committee we would like to invite from the community nominations for parallel session themes for the 2013 meeting. Nominations are welcomed for any topic or research area considered relevant to the NAM, UKSP and MIST meetings. Particularly welcomed are nominations likely to have broad cross-community appeal.
At this stage nominees for parallel sessions are requested to submit to the SOC the following information by e-mail :
The SOC will be pleased to consider nominations for multiple parallel sessions - i.e. 2 or more sessions with a linked theme that could run across several days of the NAM programme.
The SOC also particularly welcomes nominations for themes that are regarded as timely, e.g. relating to current or upcoming missions.
The NAM 2013 SOC will meet shortly thereafter to review the nominations received. It is expected that the final programme of parallel sessions will be drawn up before the end of Feb 2013.
Keith Horne & Ineke De Moortel
University of St Andrews