Special Events

SEAYAC Luncheon

       Tuesday, 26 July, 2011, from 12.30 to 14.00 hr
       Venue: The Empress Convention Centre, room Chiang Mai 1

The Southeast Asia Young Astronomers Collaboration, SEAYAC was established to encourage young people who just start their career lives as astronomers. This luncheon provides a chance for young astronomers to meet each other to discuss their experiences in study, research, and general matter of interest and to seek an advice from senior astronomers. Though the membership of the group is limited to astronomers with South East Asia nationality but all are welcome at the luncheon.

Early registration (via Registration Payment Process) is required since there is a limited seat at this event. Pleasesign-up early to register for the lunch meeting.

Organizing committee: Siramas Komonjinda (Thailand), Emanuel Sungging (Indonesia), Rogel Sese (Philippines)

Women in Astronomy Luncheon

       Wednesday, 27 July 2011, from 12:30 to 14:00 hr
       Venue: The Empress Convention Centre, room Chiang Mai 1

The aim of this meeting is to discuss about the status of women in astronomy, not only in Asia-Pacific region but around the world, and how to implement action plans that will improve the working environment for all astronomers.

The format of the meeting will include a keynote speech by Prof Jocelyn Bell Burnell, followed by a break out session to discuss various issues over lunch and then report back to the group over coffee.

The meeting is open to all astronomers of all gender. The lunch meeting is also free, but registration is required for catering purposes. Please sign-up early via Registration Payment Process to register for the lunch meeting.

Organizing committee: Sarah Maddison (Australia), Busaba Kramer (Thailand/Germany), Siramas Komonjinda (Thailand)

Special Astrophotography Forum

Adventures of a Planetary Astronomer

       A talk by Christopher Go

       Wednesday, 27 July 2011, from 16:00 to 17:30 hr

       Venue: Grand Hall; The Empress Convention Center

In his talk, Phillippines-based amateur astronomer, Christopher Go, the man who made waves in the field of astronomy when he saw Jupiter's white spot Oval Ba turn into Red and imaged the Quadruple Transit in Saturn moons by using the Hubble Space Telescope, will talk about his curiosity on the images of the planets Jupiter and Saturn and how his patience and dedication to his work gains him the recognition in the world of astronomy.

Organizing committee: Saran Poshyachinda(Thailand)

SEAAN Luncheon

       Thursday, 28 July, 2011, from 12.30 to 14.00 hr

       Venue: The Empress Convention Centre, room Chiang Mai 1

The South-East Asia Astronomy Network, SEAAN, was established in 2007 during the Thai National Astronomy Meeting in Thailand. It aims to establish effective mechanism for nurturing and sharing the development and experiences in astronomy research and education among Southeast Asian Nations.

A status of astronomy in each South-East Asia countries will be briefly reported. Collaboration of each working group will be discussed over lunch.

Organizing committee: Boonrucksar Soonthornthum (Thailand), Hakim Malasan (Indonesia), Siramas Komonjinda (Thailand)

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