Sochias

Second Announcement

SOCHIAS  XIV Annual Meeting 2017­, Second Announcement.

Dear colleagues,  below find some updated information regarding the upcoming meeting at Hotel Marbella, Maitencillo.  January 23-27, 2017. 

Patricio Rojo (LOC's chair)

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+ Key Dates (UPDATED).

Registration is now open at http://www.sochias.cl/reunion2017. Abstract submission must be made at the time of registration. Note that for qualifying to the membership rate, NEW members have to pay only the 2017 due. You can apply here: http://www.sochias.cl/info/membresia

2016-11-01: Early registration deadline.
2016-12-02: Oral contribution abstract submission deadline.
2016-12-16: Regular registration deadline.
2016-12-16: Student grant request deadline.

+ Invited Speakers.

We have a very exciting line up of invited speakers confirmed for the meeting:

Javier Alonso-Garcia (UAntof)
Joseph Anderson (ESO)
Claudio Caceres (UNAB)
Graeme Candlish (UV)
Keiichi Ohnaka (UCN)
Barbara Rojas-Ayala (UNAB)
Mario Soto (UdA)
Amelia Stutz (UdeC)
Mikko Tuomi (University of Hertfordshire)
Luis Chavarria (CONICYT)

+ Outreach activities.

We are planning on having two outreach talks open to the community (in Spanish). We are looking for engaging volunteers.  We are also planning on having a star gazing session. Therefore, if you would like to propose a title for your outreach talk, or if you or your institution have portable telescopes that could be brought to the venue, or if you have further ideas on other ways to engage the community, please contact us at Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. .

+ Stands.

A limited number of stands will be available for observatories and institutions that wish to showcase their services, facilities and opportunities. Spaces will go on a first-come first-served basis. For more information please send an email to Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.

+ SOCHIAS Board elections

Keep in mind that this year we will be holding elections for a new board. In a separate message, a call for candidates to promote themselves will be issued. 

+ Student Travel Grants.

Accommodation at the conference hotel for about 90 students and some travel grants will be available. Priority will be given to those offering to contributed talks (preferred) and posters. Participants are invited to contribute to increase our funds for student participation and students are encouraged to also seek other sources of funding to allow for a broader student participation.

+ Acknowledgements.

This event is possible thanks to the generous support of the ALMA­-CONICYT Fund, project 31150016.  We look forward to see you in beautiful Maitencillo!

Sociedad Chilena de Astronomía