ann21043 — Announcement

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23 June 2021
Dark and Quiet Skies for Science and Society II Conference

The UN Office of Outer Space Affairs, IAC, and the IAU are pleased to announce the Conference, Dark and Quiet Skies for Science and Society II, which will take place from 3–7 October 2021 in La Palma (Canary Islands, Spain). The Conference follows the online Workshop (with the same title), that took place last October. This time the Conference will focus on the implementation of the recommendations made by the Workshop in its comprehensive Report. Due to persisting COVID-19 restrictions, the in-person attendance will be limited to 150 participants. However, online attendance will also be provided in streaming mode. No Conference fee is foreseen. The key deadlines are as follows:

  • 15 July 2021 — Deadline to propose an abstract and to apply for financial support to travel
  • 30 July 2021 — Notification of abstracts selection and of award of travel grants
  • 15 August 2021 — Registration deadline for those attending in person at La Palma
  • 15 September 2021 — Registration deadline for those attending online 

The programme of the conference, the registration form and other details are available on the conference webpage. Sign up here to request to join one of the conference Working Groups

Looking forward to meeting you in October — in person or in streaming!

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Connie Walker
President Commission B7

Piero Benvenuti
Conegliano, Italy
Tel: +39 3280117563

Nathalie Ricard
UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA)
Tel: +43 1 26060 83280

Casiana Muñoz-Tuñón
José M. Rodríguez Espinosa

Lars Lindberg Christensen
IAU Press Officer
Cell: +49 173 38 72 621

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