Commission H1 The Local Universe


This online seminar series is primarily for IAU commission H1 members, but is open to everyone who have interest in the Local Universe.

The Seminar aims to promote exchanging scientific achievements and ideas between scientists with common interests.

Seminars are held via Zoom and YouTube once per month (tentatively) and cover both hot topics and long-term work.

The seminars are recorded and listed on YouTube for asynchronous viewing: IAU commission H1 "The Local Universe" seminars

The online application form: 

or send via email to Wako Aoki (Commission H1 secretary) the following information:

Name and Surname, Affiliation, E-mail, Preferred duration of the talk (Keynote (25 min + 15 min) or Highlights (12 min + 8 min)), Title of presentation,  Abstract (<100 word), Preferable approximate dates (months) of presentation, Preferred time of presentation (17:00 UTC, 09:00 UTC, or 01:00 UTC), Personal web-page link or a self-presentation up to 300 words.

Meetings related to the science of Commission H1 in 2022:

  • SOFIA School 2022,Online,  2- 4 February 2022
  • DAWN Winter School for undergrad and graduate students, Copenhagen and online, 7- 11 February 2022
  • Exploring the Transient Universe with the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, Pasadena, CA, USA,  8- 10 February 2022
  • IR2022: An Infrared Bright Future for Ground-based IR Observatories in the Era of JWST, Online, 14-18 February 2022
  • 25th Microlensing Conference: "The dawn of astrometric microlensing, from cold exoplanets to black-holes", Paris, France and online, 21-23 February 2022
  • Our Galactic Ecosystem: Opportunities and Diagnostics in the Infrared and Beyond,  28 February -n 24 March 2022
  • The Galactic Ecosystems: Far Infrared Diagnostics and Opportunities, UCLA Lake Arrowhead Lodge, Lake Arrowhead, California, 28 February- 3 March 2022
  • IlIuminating Galaxy Formation with Ancient Globular Star Clusters and Their Progenitors,  Aspen Center for Physics, Aspen, CO USA, 13-18 March 2022
  • The Local Group as a galaxy formation and dark matter laboratory,Kavli IPMU, University of Tokyo, Japan,  21- 25 March 2022
  • EPoS 2022 The Early Phase of Star Formation - Insights from Dynamics, MPG Conference Center Ringberg Castle, Germany, 24- 29 April 2022
  • Inward Bound: Bulges from High Redshifts to the Milky Way, European Southern Observatory, Garching near Munich, Germany, 2- 6 May 2022
  • IAUS 361: Massive Stars Near and Far, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan, Ireland,  8- 13 May 2022
  • Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy VIII, Penn State University, University Park PA USA, 13-17 June 2022
  • From Stars to Galaxies II - Connecting our understanding of star and galaxy formation, Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden, 20- 24 June 2022
  • EAS 2022: European Astronomical Society's annual meeting, Valencia, Spain, 27 June- 1 July 2022
  • COOL STARS 21: Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems and the Sun, Toulouse, France, 4- 9 July 2022
  • TASC6/KASC13 Workshop: "Asteroseismology in the Era of Surveys from Space and the Ground: Stars, Planets, and the Milky Way", KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium,  11- 15 July 2022
  • 44th COSPAR Scientific Assembly and Associated Events (COSPAR 2022), Athens, Greece, 16-24 July 2022
  • UV Insights to Massive Stars and Young Stellar Clusters, Busan, Republic of Korea, 1-19 August 2022
  • IAU Symposium 373: Resolving the Rise and Fall of Star Formation in Galaxies, Busan, Republic of Korea, 9 - 11 August 2022
  • Wheel of Star Formation: A conference dedicated to Prof. Jan Palouš, 12 - 16 September 2022
  • From Clouds to Planets II: The Astrochemical Link,  Harnack Haus, Berlin, 3 -7 October 2022
  • White Dwarfs as Probes of the Evolution of Planets, Stars, the Milky Way and the Expanding Universe, Santa Barbara, California, USA, 17 October - 16 December 2022
  • Linking the Galactic and Extragalactic: stellar dynamics and stellar populations of the Milky Way and its siblings, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, 28 November - 2 December 2022

Meetings related to the science of Commission H1 in 2021:

  • 11th OPTICON Gaia Science Alerts Workshop, 18-22 January 2021
  • MW-Gaia Workshop: Galactic Centre and Inner Galaxy, 10-12 February 2021
  • Cool Stars 20.5: Virtually Cool, 2- 4 March 2021
  • White Dwarfs as Probes of the Evolution of Planets, Stars, the Milky Way and the Expanding Universe, KITP, UCSB, Santa Barbara, California, 15 March 7 May 2021
  • Galactic and extragalactic universe in the era of new-generation radio (SKA and pathfinders)/Optical(MSE)/IR facilities, 15- 20 March 2021
  • TRiple EvolutioN and DYnamics 3, 22- 24 March 2021
  • DELVE: The Death-throes of EvoLved stars, a Virtual Encounter, 12-, 16 April 2021
  • OBA Stars: Variability and Magnetic Fields, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 26-30 April 2021
  • Virtual Preview Meeting for IAUS361: Massive Stars Near and Far, 2- 7 May 2021
  • ISM 2021: Structure, characteristic scales, and star formation, Beirut (online), 11-14 May 2021
  • The 2021 GALAH Science Meeting, Sydney, Australia and Online, 22-24 June 2021
  • The role of nurture on the Star Formation cycle of satellite galaxies (SS24 @ EAS 2021) 30 June 2021
  • A Holistic View of Stellar Feedback and Galaxy Evolution, Ascona, Switzerland,  25-30 July 2021
  • The Future of Airborne Infrared/Submm Astronomy: Prospects and Opportunities, 26- 28 July 2021
  • Spatially Resolved Spectroscopy with Extremely Large Telescopes, Oxford, 20-24 September 2021
  • Star Formation: From Clouds to Discs. A Tribute to the Career of Lee Hartmann, Malahide, Ireland18- 21 October 2021
  • IAA Severo Ochoa Advanced School on Star Formation, Granada, Spain, 15-19 November 2021
  • The 5th Azarquiel School of Astronomy, Online School, 15- 19 November 2021
  • Evolved Stars and their Circumstellar Environments, 14- 17 December 2021 

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