XIV Latin American Regional IAU Meeting

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First Announcement

We are pleased to announce and invite you to attend the XIV Latin American Regional International Astronomical Union Meeting, to be held in island of Florianópolis, Brazil, from November 25-30.

Rationale / History

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, and have played an important role in bringing together scientists, fostering collaborations and interchanges at various levels and different areas.

Following the tradition of the LARIMs, the meeting will cover topics such as planetary systems, stars, stellar systems, star formation, ISM, galaxies, AGN, cosmology, high energy astrophysics, instrumentation, history, teaching and outreach.

Venue & accommodation

The conference will take place at the Oceania Convention Center, in Praia dos Ingleses, in the north-eastern region of the island of Florianópolis.  Ingleses is a touristic beach with plenty of hotels within walking distance of the convention center. The www.larim2013.org.br page lists hotels. Participants are requested to do reservations themselves through the contacts given in the page. Quote LARIM2013 when contacting your chosen hotel. The arranged fee in the main option hotels is about R$280/day for a double room (breakfast included).

The LOC will organize a conference tour and dinner, details of which will be given later.

Registration, Abstract submission & Travel Grants

We ask potential participants to pre-register at  www.larim2013.org.br to help us in the preparations for the meeting. Pre-registrations are open.

Registration, submission of abstracts and applications for financial support for young astronomers will be dealt through www.larim2013.org.br starting from the 15th of April.

A restricted number of young astronomer grants will be awarded with IAU resources, which will cover the registration fee and hotel (shared room). Instructions on how to ask for travel grants will be available by April 15.

Fees

Until August 31st, the registration fee is R$600 for doctors and R$300 for students. After this date the fees will be R$700 for doctors and R$350 for students.

PayPal is our preferred method of payment for the registration fee, but alternative methods, such as direct bank transfers can be accepted.  Instructions on how to pay will be posted on the page shortly.

Important dates and deadlines

Pre-registration: open

Requests for financial support for young astronomers: April 15 to June 30, 2013

Submission of abstracts: April 15 to June 30, 2013

Registration with early payment discount: April 15 to August 31, 2013

Registration and hotel reservation: Until September 30, 2013

Contact

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