Magellanic Clouds Workshop
Following the Galaxies in the Local Volume conference will be the annual Magellanic Clouds workshop, which has been so successful in the previous three years. This meeting will be held at the CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF) headquarters in Epping, located about 10 km from the city centre. The proposed dates are Mon/Tue, July 16/17.
The Magellanic System is the closest interacting system to our Galaxy, offering a front-seat and unobstructed means to study the evolution of perturbed, metal-poor and gas-rich systems. The two Clouds, the LMC and SMC, are irregular dwarf galaxies which host a complete range of astrophysical phenomena. The other components of the Magellanic System are detectable most easily in neutral hydrogen. The 100 degree-long Magellanic Stream and its proposed counterpart, the Leading Arm, provide stark evidence for the interaction of the Magellanic System with our Galaxy, while the active and dynamic starforming regions within the clouds themselves offer a first-class opportunity to observe these processes in an extragalactic system, at resolutions and sensitivities which are much more difficult to achieve elsewhere.
The focus of this workshop will be on current research pertaining to the Magellanic System. In the past, aspects such as evolutionary modeling, the turbulent ISM, the stellar and star-forming population have featured as section topics. It may be necessary to extend this workshop to three days to permit the presentation and discussion of the many active areas of research of this system.
We invite interested parties to attend this workshop, although the number of participants is limited to approximately 50. Please indicate your interest on the register interest page.
Abstract submission is now open. Please send your abstract by email to the following address: