The time has come, we need to have the posters and talks ready, hotels and flights booked; and suitcases packed, it is conference season!!! From June to September most of the astrophysics conferences and workshops take place. It is during this period when academics, post-docs, and PhD students gather in different parts of the world to celebrate science.
But what does this mean exactly? During this time, generally for four days to a week, astronomers meet in a venue and listen to different people talk about their recent results or fascinating review talks about a specific topic. Also, we have poster presentations which is another alternative way to share the results of our work in a more relaxed form. This style is an option for those who do not present a talk.
The STARRY Team have their presentations ready to be shown at a few conferences during this season. Recently, from the 28 May to 01 June 2018 I attended “The Olympian Symposium 2018” in Paralia Katerini, Mount Olympus, Greece; where I presented a poster with the recent results of my project. Additionally, I attended the “Gaia DR2 Exploration Lab” in ESAC, Madrid from 25 – 29 June 2018. I also plan to attend and show a poster at the “XIII Scientific Meeting of the Spanish Astronomical Society” in Salamanca, Spain from 16 – 20 July 2018 and “The Wonders of Star Formation” in Edinburgh, Scotland from 3-7 September 2018.
These will be very busy and fun days where we will see old colleagues, meet new ones and update our knowledge with recent results. Plus, we have the opportunity to visit a new place.
It’s conference season and we are prepared!