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ATNF/AAO Bolton Symposium 2012
4 - 6 December 2012, ATNF Lecture Theatre, Marsfield, Sydney

CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science and the Australian Astronomical Observatory are holding the Bolton Symposium, named after John Gatenby Bolton (1922-1993), the first director of the Parkes Radiotelescope. The aim of this symposium is to let early career postdocs to highlight their science and create new collaborations with their peers.

Important Dates

Abstract and Registration submission deadline: Monday, 05 November 2012
Conference program released: Friday, 16 November 2012: See the program
Conference dates: Tuesday 4th - Thursday 6th December 2012


The year's program will feature invited talks by Fred Watson ("Great Collaborations in Astronomy") and one additional speaker (TBA).
We encourage all postdocs to give a talk. If you would like to give a talk, please fill out the title and abstract when you register. We will try very hard to give talks to everyone, but preferences will be given to people who didn't give talk last year. One lunch time wil be a pizza lunch in the Park (Wed 5th 11:45 to 13:45) will include a bus to Lane Cove national park, pizza, salads and non-alcoholic drinks. Please indicate whether you will be coming to this event. It will be free.

New! Conference dinner

We are pleased to announce that the Bolton Symposium conference dinner will be held on 4th December from 6pm on at AJ's Indian Restaurant 15 minutes walk from the CASS lecture theatre.
If you would like to attend, please add your name to the doodle poll. Please add any dietary requirements you have not specified at registration in the comments.
Partners are welcome. Please add a +1 to your name if you will be bringing a partner. Cost is $20 per person which includes a 3 course banquet.
We will collect cash from anyone who has registered during the colloquium. Sorry, but we can't accept any electronic payments.


See our suggestions for accomodation for more informaiton.

Contact us

Please email Iraklis at aao.gov.au