Meetings listing

Updated 2023 January 23

BAA meetings

Other organisations’ meetings

The Interstellar Research Group (IRG) 8th Interstellar Symposium 
IRG’s 8th Interstellar Symposium, in collaboration with the International Academy of Astronautics and Breakthrough Initiatives, will take place July 10 – 13, 2023 (with pre-symposium seminars taking place) in Montreal, QC, Canada at McGill University. This symposium will feature many of the leading voices in space exploration, culture, and more.

Towards Other Earths III: The Planet-Star connection, 17-21 July 2023, Porto, Portugal
Planetary systems result from the synergy between the stars and the planets they host. It can be convenient, at first, to consider them in isolation, but the links between them affect all aspects of exoplanetary sciences. Stars can be a hurdle to exoplanetary sciences. The precision and accuracy of our knowledge of stellar parameters is often a major driver for the precision and accuracy of the respective planetary parameters. Stellar activity and its impact on planet detection and characterisation is one of the significant challenges for the next decade. But stars can also be facilitators to exoplanetary sciences. The correlation between stellar metallicity and the frequency of giant planets is well established and the link between stellar and planetary composition is an active topic. In the next few years we also have a lot to learn from the dynamical interactions between stars and planets.

2023 July 24-28 Sagan Summer Hybrid Workshop
Characterising Exoplanet Atmospheres: The Next Twenty Years

Observations of an exoplanet’s atmosphere provide the best hope for distinguishing the makeup of its outer layers, and the only hope for understanding the interplay between formation, natal composition, chemical and disequilibrium processes, and dynamics & circulation. The field is entering a revolution in our understanding of exoplanet atmospheres thanks to measurements from the ground, from space, and particularly from the new JWST – the superlative facility for exoplanet studies. In the longer term, such observations will also be essential for seeking signs of biosignature gasses in nearby exoplanets using future, next-generation observatories.

This year’s workshop will cover theoretical modelling, interpretation, and observations of exoplanets using a variety of telescopes, techniques, and hands-on exercises, presented by leading experts in the field.

07-13 November 2022 Forming and Exploring Habitable Worlds
Forming and Exploring Habitable Worlds was a multi-discipline four to five day international meeting which took place in Edinburgh, UK.


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