STAR CLUSTERS 2020: Star clusters and their role in the build-up of galaxies
La Serena, March 9-11, 2020

Dear colleagues,

it is our pleasure to announce Star clusters 2020.
As the birth place of perhaps most of the stars, star clusters offer an incredible testbed for theories of star formation, stellar structure, stellar populations, stellar dynamics and much more, including theories of galaxy formation. This small conference is open to all astronomers working on star clusters and related fields, with a special emphasis on those working in Chile. The conference will be limited to about 40 participants.

Registration and abstract submission:
Registration and abstract submission are open.  To register fill in the following google form:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe37i46p_7gYuOofrQ1vqSNlP330rMKkWqpZGHvVtCsr58o5A/viewform
the same is also available at the conference website https://www.gemini.edu/clusters2020/registration/

Conference fee:
There will be no conference fee
, and limited aid for graduate students (in the form of accommodation) will be available.  For more information, please visit the conference website.

Important dates:
September 1 – First Announcement  – Registration opens
October 1 – Second announcement
November 15 – Deadline for registration, abstract submission, and funding requests
December 15 – Program and grants are published
March 9 to 11 – Star clusters 2020 Meeting. We expect to start at 2pm on Monday 9th, and finish about the same time on Wed 11th.

Preliminarily, the venue has been defined as a new conference room at the CTIO premises in the AURA Recinto in La Serena. Further information will be given future announcements.

Invited speakers:
We are privileged to announce the following invited speakers
Ana Chies Santos, UFRGS (TBC)
Jose Fernandez-Trincado, U. Atacama
Paula Jofre, UDP
Nathan Leigh, U. Concepcion
Clara Martinez-Vazquez, CTIO (TBC)
Sebastian Ramirez Alegria, U. Antofagasta

Local Organizing Commitee:
Camila Beltrand (ULS)
Antonela Monachesi (ULS)
Ricardo Salinas (Gemini)
Kathy Vivas (CTIO)

Scientific Organizing Committee:
Rodolfo Barbá (ULS)
John Blakeslee (Gemini)
Jura Borissova (U. Valparaíso)
Michael Fellhauer (U. Concepción)
Hwihyun Kim (Gemini)
Christian Moni Bidin (U. Católica del Norte)
Ricardo Muñoz (U. de Chile)
Luca Sbordone (ESO)
Alistair Walker (CTIO)
Manuela Zoccali (P. U. Católica de Chile)

Feel free to contact us at clusters2020@gemini.edu for any questions.

We hope to see many of you in La Serena!

John Blakeslee, Antonela Monachesi, Ricardo Salinas & Kathy Vivas
on behalf of the organizing committees