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2017 Bolton and Student Symposium

Thursday 7th December 2017, Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Marsfield, Sydney


Once again this year, CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science is holding a joint Bolton and Student Symposium. All members of the astronomical research community (regardless of institution and rank/title) are welcome to attend and submit presentations. The symposium is intended to showcase the excellent science being carried out by astronomers from Australia and further afield, and to promote discussion and collaboration between researchers.

This year, the Bolton Symposium will be held on Thursday 7th December in Sydney NSW, at CSIRO Marsfield. We will also have a special event in the afternoon. We will host the book launch of Peter Robertson's new book about the life of John Bolton.



The format for the 2017 symposium will mirror the successful format of last year's event. Each speaker will be given 3 minutes (+2 for Q&A) to present their research in a maximum of three slides. You should aim to use this time to interest other attendees in some particular aspect of your work. You could do this by simply describing your current project. But feel free to take a different approach if you’d prefer to: Perhaps you’d rather talk about an idea for a project, a problem that you are facing, an unusual result, or some other interesting detail that has come up in the course of your investigations. We’d like attendees to view the presentations as a starting point for further stimulating discussions during the break periods and beyond. We expect the whole meeting will take less than a day.

We are looking into organising remote participation for the symposium. If you are interested in participating remotely please contact us.


Important Dates

Registration and abstract submission deadline: 26th November 2017
Program released: 28rd November 2017
Symposium date: 7th December 2017



Registration is closed.




The preliminary shedule is: here.



The meeting will be held in the Lecture Theatre at CSIRO Marsfirld, located at Cnr Vimiera & Pembroke Roads, Marsfield NSW, 2122.



  • Helga Denes (CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, Marsfield)


Contact Us

Please email Helga Denes