CASSACA to co-sponsor a conference on “The Soul of High-mass star formation”

CASSACA is co-sponsoring a conference on “The Soul of High-mass star formation”, which is to be held on March 15-20, in Puetro Varas, a beautiful port city in South Chile.

During the last decade many large-scale surveys (e.g. GLIMPSE, ATLASGAL) led to the identification of massive star formation regions in their earliest stages in our Galaxy. These have been observed with new instruments, in particular massive Herschel data has been taken to characterize physically and chemically the most embedded sources on moderate to large spatial scales. Today, when ALMA will soon begin full operations opening new windows in frequency, chemistry, spatial resolution, and sensitivity, it is timely to discuss our current understanding and open questions on massive star formation.

For more, please visit http://www.das.uchile.cl/star-formation.

 

CASSACA to co-sponsor the MODEST15 meeting in Chile

CASSACA is co-sponsoring 15. meeting of the MODEST community (MODEST15) in Departamento de Astronomia at the Universidad de Concepcion, in Concepcion, Chile at the 2nd – 6th of March 2015.

The aim of this meeting is to provide a comprehensive software framework for large-scale simulations of dense stellar systems, within which existing codes for dynamics, stellar evolution, and hydrodynamics can be easily coupled and compared to reality.  For more, please visit http://www.astro-udec.cl/modest15/index.html.

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The 4th Chile-China Astronomy Science workshop

In order to promote the communication and collaboration between astronomy communities of Chile and Chile, the 4th China-Chile Astronomy workshop will be held in Guangzhou, on Dec 7 – 10, 2014.

Guangzhou, the capital of the Guangdong Province,  is a beautiful and well developed city in China. It is China’s 3rd largest city, with a population of about 13 million, and Known as “The Goat City”. Guangzhou is also a trourist city, and have warm and comfortable weather in November.

CASSACA sincerely invite interested participants to join in the workshop and appreciate your contribution of talks. Please fill in the online early registration before September 29th, 2014, and submit your talk title and abstract before September 25th, 2014  if you wish to be considered for travel support, or before 10th October  if not. Read more at http://ccaw4.csp.escience.cn.

中科院副秘书长谭铁牛一行调研南美天文中心工作

2月26日上午,中国科学院副秘书长谭铁牛一行来到国家天文台,调研中国科学院南美天文研究中心(以下简称南美天文中心,英文缩写为CASSACA)的工作进展情况。国际合作局副局长曹京华、前沿科学与教育局副局长黄敏、条件保障与财务局副局长聂常虹、条件保障与财务局预算处处长高军、国际合作局美大处副处长孙辉,及综合处副处长张世专参加调研会议。

  国家天文台党委书记赵刚,副台长郑晓年、郝晋新、薛随建参加了调研会议,星系宇宙学部主任及先导B专项领衔科学家毛淑德、南美天文中心首席科学家黄家声及国家天文台财务资产、科技、国际合作等处室相关负责人也参加了会议。 Continue reading