The Joint European and National Astronomy Meeting (JENAM) 2010, a major European astronomy meeting, will take place at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Portugal, from Monday 6 September to Friday 10 September 2010.
This is an initiative of the European Astronomical Society (EAS) and will be an exciting scientific event, spanning front line topics in Astronomy, Space Sciences and technologies spread by the EAS Symposia, Plenary, Public and Special Sessions and posters.
The programme for JENAM 2010 will cover a vast number of subjects ranging from the evolutionary aspects of Dwarf Galaxies, the study of Star Clusters in the era of Large Surveys, optical and infrared Interferometry, the role of environment in star and galaxies formation, Astronomy Planning in Europe, professional and amateur astronomers collaboration to new trends in Global Astronomy Education
Again, on this 18th edition of JENAM, main European astronomy infrastructures such as the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the European Space Agency (ESA) will present their topical results. For the first time, CERN will participate at a JENAM with a major contribution.
More than 400 abstracts for oral presentations and posters have been submitted and around 600 astronomers from around the world are expected to attend.
This is the second time JENAM is held in Portugal and organised by the Portuguese Astronomical Society. Since its last Portuguese edition in Porto in 2002, astronomy has become the most competitive scientific area of research in Portugal, according to a study recently released by the Ministry of Science and Technology