DATE: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 08:24:54 +1100 SUBJECT: NCA meeting summary NCA meeting summary

The National Committee for Astronomy held its second meeting of 2007 on 26 November at the Australian Academy of Sciences in Canberra. A summary of the news and outcomes from the meeting is available on the NCA web pages (see http://www.aao.gov.au/nca/currentissues.html). Topics of discussion included the re-organisation of astronomy advisory committees, the status of preparations for the International Year of Astronomy in 2009, and the coordination of LIEF astronomy bids in 2008. The next NCA meeting (held jointly with astronomy Heads of Departments) will take place during the ASA science meeting in July at the University of Western Australia.
Matthew Colless (NCA Chair, colless@aao.gov.au)
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Dr John O'Byrne               
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