This is the XIV edition of an International Astronomical Union regional meeting that started over 35 years ago and has been cycling through Latin America.
From Santiago (1978), to Mérida (Venezuela, 1981), Buenos Aires (1983), Rio de Janeiro (1984), Mérida (México, 1986), Gramado (1989), Viña del Mar (1992), Montevideo (1995), Tonantzintla (1998), Córdoba (2001), Pucón (2005), Isla Margarita (2007), and Morélia (2010), Latin American Regional IAU Meetings (LARIM) have witnessed tremendous advances in astronomy world-wide, and particularly in Latin America. Throughout its 35 years long history, LARIMs have played an important role in bringing together scientists from our countries, fostering collaborations and interchanges at various levels and different areas.
The XIV edition of this meeting will take place in Florianópolis, capital of the state of Santa Catarina, in southern Brazil, during the last week of November 2013. Following the successful tradition of the LARIMs, the meeting will cover topics across the whole filed of astronomy, combining plenary sessions with review talks geared to non-specialists with invited talks and parallel sessions dedicated to sub-areas such as planetary systems, stars, stellar systems, star formation, ISM, galaxies, AGN, cosmology, high energy astrophysics, instrumentation, history, teaching and outreach.