First International Symposium of Science with the SOAR

Hello reader!

It follows down a news published in english in the informative “LNA em Dia” of 10/12/2010, emphasising that the “First International Symposium of Science with The SOAR Telescope” is predicted to take place in Brazil in May of 2011.

Duda Falcão

First International Symposium of
Science with The SOAR Telescope

Alberto Rodríguez Ardila (*)

The Southern Astrophysical Research (SOAR) Telescope is a 4.1 meter aperture telescope designed to produce the best quality images of any observatory in its class in the world. It was funded by a partnership between the U.S. National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), The Ministerio da Ciencia e Tecnologia do Brasil, Michigan State University (MSU) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).

After five years of continuing science operations with the SOAR telescope, the First International Symposium of Science with SOAR will bring together specialists, graduate students, and post-docs from the different partners with expertise in a wide variety of scientific areas, who will highlight key results gathered from observations with SOAR and/or outline promising science programs for the future.

The Symposium is also an opportunity to discuss current instrument performance and future instrumentation to SOAR as well as to share common experience in the reduction and analysis of data with SOAR.

The Symposium will take place at the resort area of Maresias Beach, in the Maresias Beach Hotel, on the Atlantic coast of Sao Paulo, Brazil, on May 15-19, 2011. There will be a number of invited speakers, together with ample time for contributed (oral) papers, posters, and discussion.

Participants should register using the web form avaialble in The deadline for registration is March 15, 2011. We are requesting financial support to cover the expenses of the meeting.

Obtaining such resources is not guaranteed yet. Therefore, we strongly advise to participants to seek financial support from their institutions. If available, the Symposium will only cover the expenses of those who submit a work.

Scientific Organizing Committee

- Robert Blum (NOAO, Chair)
- Gerald Cecil (UNC)
- Agusto Damineli (IAG/USP)
- Megan Donahue (MSU)
- Steve Heathcote (NOAO)
- Francisco Jablonsky (INPE/MCT)
- Alberto Rodriguez Ardila (LNA/MCT)
- Andrei Tokovinin (NOAO)

Local Organizing Committee

- Alberto Rodriguez Ardila (LNA/MCT)
- Cassio Barbosa (UNIVAP)
- Bruno Castilho (LNA/MCT)
- Iranderly Fernandes (UEFS)
- Alexandre Oliveira (UNIVAP)
- Marilia Sartori (LNA/MCT)

*Alberto Rodriguez Ardila is an investigator of the LNA and Brazilian Manager of the SOAR

Source: Informative “ LNA em Dia” of the LNA - nº 16 - pages. 05 and 06 - 10/12/2010


  1. Olá, sou estudante de física na UFRGS. Estou muito interessado, o que eu teria que fazer para participar?

  2. Olá Henrique!

    Muito simples amigo, creio que se inscrever, né verdade? O site do evento é:

    Boa sorte.


    Duda Falcão
    (Blog Brazilian Space)


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