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Overview of Events






Detailed Program

Contributing Talks



Scientific Program

Overview of Events

The main conference sessions will be held in the Webster Theatre within the Veterinary Science Conference Centre at the University of Sydney. Registration, morning and afternoon tea and coffee, and poster sessions will be in the Pfizer Foyer in the same building. There will be an opening reception held on the evening of Sunday 4 July, also in the Pfizer Foyer. A large campus map showing the location of the Veterinary Science Conference Centre is available here. The Conference Centre is at E7.

Speakers are advised that PowerPoint or PDF presentations can be made using their own laptop or a computer installed in the lecture theatre. The lecture theatre computer is a PC running Windows XP Pro. The version of PowerPoint is 2002, SP-2, and the version of Adobe Reader (for PDF) is 6.0. Talks may be transferred to this PC using CD-ROM or USB memory stick. The lecture theatre also has an overhead projector and 35mm slide projection facilities.

Sun., 3 July 14:00-18:00 ASA Council Meeting
18:00-19:30 Registration & Reception
Mon., 4 July 08:00-09:10 Registration, Welcome & Official Opening
09:10-10:00 Ellery Lecture - Prof. John Davis
10:00-10:30 1. Future Face of Astronomy
10:30-11:00 Morning Tea & Posters
11:00-12:30 2. ISM & Star Formation
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 3. Sun, Stars & Planets
15:30-16:00 Afternoon Tea & Posters
16:00-16:15 Bok Prize Winner Presentation & Talk
16:15-17:30 4. Virtual Observatory & Computational Astrophysics
19:30-21:00 Harley Wood Lecture - Bryan Gaensler
Tue., 5 July 09:00-10:30 5. Extreme Objects & Gravity Waves
10:30-11:00 Morning Tea & Posters
11:00-12:30 6. Milky Way & the Magallanic Clouds
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 7. Galaxies
15:30-16:00 Afternoon Tea & Posters
16:00-17:00 AGM of the ASA
17:00-18:00 Launching the Decadal Plan Reception
18:00-19:30 Heads of Departments & Directors Meeting
Wed., 6 July 09:00-10:30 8. Instrumentation & New Projects
10:30-11:00 Morning Tea & Posters
11:00-12:30 9. Galaxy Groups, Clusters & Large-Scale Structure
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 10. Mapping the Universe
15:30-16:00 Afternoon Tea & Posters
16:00-17:30 11. A Mixed Bag(short talks 10 mins max)
19:00-10:30 Conference Dinner & Presentation of Prizes
Thu., 7 July 09:00-10:30 12 Extragalactic Astrophysics & Cosmology
10:30-11:00 Morning tea & Posters
11:00-13:00 Decadal Plan - Discussion of Draft Report
13:00 Conference Close

Detailed Programs

A detailed list of Talks can be found here
A detailed list of Poster Presentations can be found

Contributing Talks

All conference attendees are invited to contribute talks. Note that non-members of the ASA are welcome to present, but the ASA expects presenters to be members if this is not their first ASM.

The talks can take one of these formats:

1. Invited talks are 20 mins. talks
2. 20 minutes talks, including questions, i.e., 15+5
3. 15 minutes talks, including questions, i.e., 12+3
4. 10 minutes talks, including questions, i.e., 8+2 (we will try to allocate the majority of these talks to the Wednesday afternoon session).

If you wish to contribute a talk please indicate this on the registration form, giving the name of the talk and a brief abstract. We will try to accommodate all requests for talks, but if there are insufficient timeslots, some requests for a talk may be assigned to a poster session.


All speakers are encouraged to submit papers to the Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia (PASA).


Prizes, sponsored by PASA, will be awarded at the conference dinner for first and second places for the best student talks and posters.

Last modified on 30 June, 2005.
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