National Astrophysics Seminar Series
The second national seminar of the year 2003 will be
held at the Wise Observatory on May 8 & 9, 2003 (Thursday-Friday).
The special two day program will include an open day at the Wise Observatory
The main goal of this program is to expose undergraduates to the wonders
of astronomy and astrophysics.
You are all encouraged to invite students in your undergraduate astronomy
courses to come. From experience, they are keen to visit the observatory.
Everyone is also encouraged to bring their families if they wish to come,
as was done for a similar event we held about 14 years ago with great success.
Info on the first national seminar this year can be found here.
Info on the three national seminars last year can be found here
Second meeting of 2003
|Thu-Fri, May 8,9
|Dinner is generously subsidized courtesy
of the Ben-Gurion University
(R.S.V.P, before April 30, details below)
|Info can be found here.
|Thursday (May 8)
|Dinner at the Field School (nor far
from the Observatory)
|Open night at the Wise Observatory
|Friday (May 9)
|(In the Matnas of the city of Mitzpe
Ramon, in the center of town)
|Noah Brosh (TAU): "Near Earth Objects"
|Avishay Gal-Yam (TAU): "Variable Afterglows"
||Erez Ribak (IIT): "Adaptive Optics"
||Nir Shaviv (HU): "Towards Resolving
the Faint Sun Paradox"
|Ella Gruman (BGU): "A New Pulsar Emission Mechanism"
|Eran Ofek (TAU): "Time delay measurement of the
lensed quasar HE1104-1805"
|Vincent Desjacques (IIT): "The Cosmic Microwave
Background, What Does it Tell Us About the History of The Universe?"
Each participant should reserve a place for him/herself. The two convenient
options are the Mitzpe Ramon Field School and Youth Hostel (Achsaniat Noar).
Here are their details:
Field School: 08-6588616 or 5; reservations 03-6388688
Achsanit Noar: 08-6588443
- Students 4/room (prices are higher than previously advertised:
220 per first two people, then 85 for each additional one).
- Non-students 2/room.
- Supper 41 shekels. Breakfast is included in room price.
- Total of 200 spaces possible.
- You may mention than your are a national astrophysics seminar participant
and ask to stay with other participants in your room.
There is also the Ramon Inn (4 star hotel) for the more affluent.
- Students 6/room at 91 shekels/person. There are 34 of these rooms
for 204 students.
- Non-students 2/room at 228/couple/room. There are 13 of these rooms
for 26 people.
- Total of 230 spaces possible.
- Supper 31 shekels. Breakfast is included.
Ramon Inn reservation centre: 08-6387799 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Since the meeting is subsidized (location, coffee & lunch - each
time by a different institution) everyone is expected to come. There
should be no excuses!
Due to the different venue, participants should request dinner reservations
by sending e-mail to email@example.com
(until April 30th). Only students (undergrad and graduate), faculty etc.
can be subsidized, nevertheless, please inform us if any family member or
friend is coming, to allow us to reserve a place for them too.
Dinner will be held in the Field School. The price for Family and Friends
is 41 NIS. For academic participants, it is subsidized. (Dinner is also
available in the Youth Hostel for 31 NIS).
We assume that most participants come with their cars, or with friends
with cars. If you are comming by bus and need transportation arrangements
(from the bus station to the field school [which a not so short walking
distance from the Observatory] or back to town on Friday morning), please
send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will try to make the appropriate arrangements.
On thursday afternoon, there is a direct bus from Be'er-Shava, at 15:45,
which takes 1 hour.
At 16:35 and 18:00, there are buses which take 1 hour and 25 minutes.
On Friday, the most appropriate buses are the 12:30 and the 13:30 to Be'er
They also are 1 hour and 25 minutes each.
The bus station is not far from the Matnas, both are in the center of town.
Tal Alexander (Weizmann
Info on the Wise Observatory:
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