National Astronomy Meeting 2022: Second media

Journalists are warmly invited to attend the Royal Astronomical Society’s National Astronomical Meeting (NAM 2022), taking place at the University of Warwick from 11-15 July. The largest regular gathering of professional astronomers and space scientists in the UK will once again be an in-person event, with around 650 delegates on site over the week and up to a further 150 attending online.

NAM 2022 will see leading scientists from the UK and around the world showcasing the latest cutting-edge research in astronomy and space science. 44 parallel sessions over the five days of the conference will cover topics as diverse as space weather, solar physics, the habitability of planets around other stars, dark matter, the formation of the first stars and galaxies in the universe primitive, the third release of data from the Gaia satellite, perspectives from the James Webb Space Telescope, the Square Kilometer Array and the Vera Rubin Observatory, gravitational waves, gamma-ray bursts, the use of machine learning on data astronomical and the guarantee of sustainable use of space.

Meeting arrangements and a complete and up-to-date schedule of the scientific program are available on the official website and via the conference’s Twitter account.

Media representatives can register for the meeting free of charge. Press room facilities will be available throughout the duration of the conference – from 09:00 BST on Monday 11 July to 15:00 BST on Friday 15 July.

For free in-person or virtual registration, please contact a member of the press team below.

A series of releases, released under embargo, will cover key science results presented at the meeting, as well as media and outreach events to celebrate the first science images from the James Webb Space Telescope. The NAM press team will also be happy to arrange media interviews with conference delegates.

All press releases will be available via our dedicated press area at https://nam2022.org/press-releases

To view embargoed content, please login using the following credentials:

Username: press
Password: Astr0C0nference2o2o


Media contacts

Doctor Robert Massy
Royal Astronomical Society
Tel: +44 (0)20 7292 3979
Mobile: +44 (0)7802 877 699
[email protected]

Mrs. Gurjeet Kahlon
Royal Astronomical Society
Mobile: +44 (0)7802 877700
[email protected]

Ms Cait Cullen
Royal Astronomical Society
[email protected]


Notes for Editors

The NAM 2022 conference is primarily sponsored by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and the University of Warwick.

About the Royal Astronomical Society

The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), founded in 1820, encourages and promotes the study of astronomy, solar system science, geophysics and closely related branches of science. The RAS organizes scientific meetings, publishes international research and review journals, recognizes outstanding achievement through the awarding of medals and prizes, maintains an extensive library, supports education through grants and research activities. awareness and represents British astronomy nationally and internationally. Its more than 4,000 members (Fellows), a third of whom are based abroad, include scientific researchers in universities, observatories and laboratories as well as historians of astronomy and others.

Follow RAS on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

About the Science and Technology Facilities Council

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is part of UK Research and Innovation – the UK body which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation. The STFC funds and supports research in particle and nuclear physics, astronomy, gravitational research and astrophysics, and space science and also operates a network of five national laboratories, including Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and Daresbury Laboratory, as well as UK research support to a number of international research facilities including CERN, FERMILAB, ESO telescopes in Chile and many more.

STFC’s Astronomy and Space Science Program provides support to a wide range of facilities, research groups and individuals to study some of the highest priority questions in astrophysics, cosmology and solar system science. STFC’s Astronomy and Space Science program is delivered through grants for research activities, as well as support for technical activities at STFC’s UK Astronomy Technology Center and RAL Space at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory . The STFC also supports British astronomy through the European Southern International Observatory and the Square Kilometer Array Organisation.

Visit https://stfc.ukri.org/ for more information. Follow STFC on Twitter: @STFC_Matters

About the University of Warwick

The University of Warwick is one of the world’s leading research institutions, ranked among the top 10 universities in the UK and the top 80 universities in the world. Since its founding in 1965, Warwick has built a reputation for scientific excellence, through the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine (which includes WMG and Warwick Medical School).


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