Workshop on

SALT among the constellations
of very large telescopes

Kazimierz Dolny, Poland
7-9 June, 2017


We are pleased to announce the workshop on “SALT among the constellations of very large telescopes”. The idea is to cover the main fields of interest of Polish and SALT astronomical communities, and the most (also potentially) promising fields for SALT science. We hope that this meeting, in addition to the critical assessment of existing knowledge in these fields, will help to identify directions for future research, and to promote close working relationships between scientists from different countries and with different professional experience.

In particular, the topics we would like to discuss are:
- resolved stellar populations in MW, MCs, LGG (pulsating stars, binaries, PNe, other emission line objects)
- dynamics and physics of resolved ejecta (Novae, PNe, SNR, etc.)
- distance scale (pulsating stars, binaries, etc.)
- transients
- SNe up to ~100 Mpc including late phase evolution
- time resolved observervations (short timescales)
- spectropolarimetry
- exoplanets

The program is still open and will be established by the SOC after receiving titles and short abstracts from the participants.


Registration fee - by 28 February, 2017
Abstract submission - by 31 January, 2017
The conference - 7-9 June, 2017


The conference is organized by SALT Telescope Fundation in Poland, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of Polish Academy of Sciences, and Ministry of Science and Higher Education*. The number of participants will be limited to 80, with a few key speakers, a number of contributed talks and plenty of time for discussions. Poster presentations will be also possible.

The Scientific Organising Committe (SOC):
P. Charles (UK), R. Ivison (ESO), J. Mikolajewska (Poland, chair), A. Niedzielski (Poland), F. Patat (ESO), G. Pietrzynski (Poland), M. Shara (USA), P. Vaisanen (SA)

The Local Organizing Committee (LOC):
K. Drozd, C. Gałan, K. Iłkiewicz, J. Mikołajewska

Contact us

N. Copernicus Astronomical Center
Polish Academy of Sciences
Bartycka 18
00-716 Warsaw, Poland
attn. J. Mikolajewska


SALT among the constellations of very large telescopes —zadanie finansowane w ramach umowy 945/P-DUN/2017 ze środków Ministra Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego przeznaczonych na działalność upowszechniającą naukę