Keele University

IAU Symposium 256

The Magellanic System: Stars, Gas, and Galaxies

28 July - 1 August 2008            Keele University (UK)

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Second Announcement

Date of issue: 29 April 2008

The beautiful, green campus of the University of Keele cordially invites you to attend IAU Symposium 256 on "The Magellanic System: Stars, Gas, and Galaxies", from Monday 28 July to Friday 1 August 2008.

Details can be found in the first announcement and elsewhere on the conference website:

In this second announcement we wish to inform you of a few new developments:


We have extended the deadline for early registration, to Friday 30 May 2008 (was 30 April 2008). Registration will remain possible after that date, until 18 July 2008, but at an increased fee.


The deadline for submitting abstracts has now passed, and currently the SOC are finalising the scientific programme. Abstracts for posters can still be submitted up to the final registration deadline. Talks will only be considered in exceptional cases. The same holds for new requests for financial support.

Large format displays

We offer to display several (very) large format reproductions of images of the Magellanic System or components within the Magellanic System. The size can be up to about 3 metres in height. If you have produced a spectacular image that is suitable for reproduction in large format, and are interested in this possibility, please get in contact with us - We have some funds available to help with the reproduction and displaying costs.


We also offer to display animated presentations during the conference, of either observational data or computer simulations. If you are interested in this possibility, please get in contact with us -

Important dates

30 May 2008 Deadline for early registration
14 July 2008 Conference dinner menu choice
18 July 2008 Final deadline for registration, poster abstracts, and airport shuttle
28 July - 1 August 2008 IAU Symposium 256 takes place at Keele
15 September 2008 Deadline for submission of proceedings manuscripts

We look forward to meeting you at Keele this Summer!

Jacco van Loon and Nye Evans, on behalf of the SOC and LOC

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