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European Astronomical Society (EAS)
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26 April 2021

The annual meeting of the European Astronomical Society will take place online for the second year in a row, from 28 June – 2 July 2021, hosted by Leiden University/Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands.

Due to pandemic the EAS decided to move #EASLeiden2021 to a virtual meeting again. The conference is the annual professional astronomy and space science meeting of the European Astronomical Society (EAS). Leading researchers will present their latest work.

#EASLeiden2021 offers 16 Symposia, 33 Special Sessions and 5 Lunch Sessions. Over 900 talks have been accepted, and more than 1300 ePosters. In addition, there are 8 Plenary Talks, 3 Community Reports and 9 Prize Award Talks and Ceremonies. 

The conference will top last year’s unique première as a first online EAS conference, with a multi-featured and even more sophisticated virtual platform than in 2020.

The meeting covers a wide range of topics, from astrochemistry, exoplanets, stellar astrophysics and gravitational waves, to data science, diversity & welfare, and development & outreach.

A full and up to date schedule of the scientific programme can be found on the official website https://eas.unige.ch/EAS2021/program.jsp

Media representatives are cordially invited to attend the meeting and can register at no cost. For free media registration, please contact the press officer listed below.

Media contact

Marieke Baan
Press officer European Astronomical Society/#EASLeiden2021

E-mail: eas-press@kuoni-congress.info
Cell: +31 (0) 614322627 

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The European Astronomical Society (EAS) promotes and advances astronomy in Europe. As an independent body, the EAS is able to act on matters that need to be handled at a European level on behalf of the European astronomical community. In its endeavours the EAS collaborates with affiliated national astronomical societies and also with pan-European research organisations and networks. Founded in 1990, the EAS is a society of individual members. All astronomers may join the society, irrespective of their field of research, or their country of work or origin. In addition, corporations, publishers and non-profit organisations can become organizational members of the EAS. The EAS, together with one of its affiliated societies, organises the annual EAS meeting to enhance its links with national communities, to broaden connections between individual members and to promote European networks. 

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