If you are a professional astronomer working on this island, then all roads lead to Armagh for you this Autumn! AOP and the City of Armagh are proud to be hosting the Irish National Astronomy Meeting or INAM from the 4th to the 6th of September. Held each year and every year since 1974, the INAM or annual meeting of the Astronomical Science Group of Ireland (ASGI) as it was originally called, aims to encourage collaboration in astronomy and astrophysics between research groups from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Consisting of a number of affiliated universities and other organisations, the group is one of the oldest cross-border bodies on the island of Ireland.
The INAM changes venue every year and in 2019 it was decided to hold it in the City of Armagh, in recognition of AOP’s national and international reputation and its over-two-centuries-long track record of frontline astronomical research. During the three days of the meeting, over 50 participants from 9 Irish universities and research institutes will showcase projects involving large international collaborations and scientific consortia: the European Space Agency (ESA), the US space agency NASA and the international Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) project to name a few. The meeting provides an opportunity for Ireland-based researchers at all career stages and across the different sub-disciplines of the “mother of all sciences” to interact, share opinions & ideas and foster collaborations, activities that are the bread-and-butter of modern astronomical research in today’s globalised environment.
Check out the meeting’s web site here