Around 800 astronomers and space scientists will gather online from 19 – 23 July, for the Royal Astronomical Society National Astronomy Meeting 2021
(NAM 2021) hosted by the University of Bath
. Postponed in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the conference is the largest annual astronomy and space science event in the UK and will see leading scientists from the UK and around the world present the latest cutting-edge research.
NAM 2021 incorporates the annual meetings of the UK Solar Physics (UKSP) and Magnetosphere Ionosphere Solar-Terrestrial (MIST) groups. The conference is principally sponsored by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and the University of Bath.
Sessions at NAM 2021 will cover the gamut of astronomy and space science. Researchers will discuss topics including Solar System exploration, the interaction between the Sun and the Earth, gravitational lensing, and the chemical evolution of the cosmos. Alongside astrophysics research are sessions on the cultural heritage and impact of astronomy, art and astronomy, the impact of satellite megaconstellations, public engagement, and diversity.
The formal meeting is accompanied by public and schools events, including a free lecture by Professor Andrew Coates from Mullard Space Science Laboratory
on future missions to Mars.
Meeting arrangements and a full and up to date schedule of the scientific programme can be found on the official website
, and updates will go out on the conference Twitter account.
Details of media releases, and registration information, will be on our dedicated conference media page