The first and second announcements for this workshop may be found at http://www.astro.keele.ac.uk/sakurai/1st_ann.html and at http://www.astro.keele.ac.uk/sakurai/2nd_ann.html respectively.
WOULD THOSE WHO HAVE NOT YET REGISTERED PLEASE DO SO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, AND IN ANY CASE BEFORE JULY 24, using the on-line registration form at the url http://www.astro.keele.ac.uk/sakurai/registration.html
Also - WOULD THOSE WHO HAVE NOT YET SENT AN ABSTRACT PLEASE LET US HAVE ONE BY JULY 24 so that we can include it in the Abstract book.
There will be an informal reception on the evening of August 2nd, to be held in the Physics resource room.
General information about Keele and the University may be found at the url http://www.keele.ac.uk ; click on University for Travel information etc. There is a campus map at http://www.keele.ac.uk/university/campus/maps/campus.htm but for those travelling by car this does not show the recently-constructed entrance road. For an up-to-date map see http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/spire/maps/campus_mid.htm
The nearest airports are Manchester and Birmingham, each of which is about 40 miles from Keele. For those wishing to hire a car, all the major hire companies have a presence at these Airports. A taxi from either airport to the University will be VERY expensive; there is a train service from Manchester Airport to Stoke-on-Trent, the nearest train station to the University (the next nearest is Crewe); see timetable below for an indication of departure times of the direct service from Manchester Airport to Stoke. A taxi from Stoke station to Keele University costs about 5 GBP (travel time about 20mins), from Crewe about 15 GBP (25 mins). There is also a bus service, which is much cheaper but takes longer (about 30 mins from Stoke, about 45 mins from Crewe). The nearest National Express coach station is in Hanley/Stoke-on-Trent.
Access by car is the A500 road from either exit 15 (Stoke South) or exit 16 (Stoke North) of the M6 motorway. From the A500 follow signs for the A34 road to Newcastle-under-Lyme; Keele University is on the A525 Whitchurch road, west out of Newcastle. A street map of Keele and the surrounding area may be found at the url http://www.streetmap.co.uk select the 'post-code' option and type in the Keele University post-code ST5 5BG.
On arrival, delegates should go the 24 hour reception at the Darwin Building on the University campus, where they will receive workshop and accommodation details, and be directed to their accommodation. Those travelling by car will also receive a parking permit.
Vegetarian meals will be available. PLEASE LET US KNOW BY JULY 24 IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER DIETARY REQUIREMENTS.
Accommodation and other fees, and registration fees, will be collected on the morning of the 3rd. The registration fee of 30 GBP covers local costs and the distribution of proceedings. Payment may be made by credit card, personal cheque, or cash (GBP) on the morning of the 3rd.
En suite accommodation is available from 2nd August to 5th August, for which the cost is 145 GBP to cover morning and afternoon refreshments, hire of room and accommodation as follows:
Information about restaurants in the vicinity of Keele will be provided for times not covered by the above.
Messages for delegates may be left at 44-1782-583308 (telephone) or 44-1782-711093 (fax).
Early August is nominally the British summer. However this year the British summer occurred on June 17th and ever since temperatures have hovered around 18C and there has been a lot of rain. Be prepared for cool and wet weather.
The following are taken from the website http://www.rail.co.uk/ukrail/planner/planner.htm
The departure times are for the direct train services between Manchester and Birmingham Airports and Stoke-on-Trent; there are other services that involve a change (see below).
Manchester Stoke-on- Travel Airport Trent Time ------- ------- ---- 7:40 8:38 0:58 8:39 9:40 1:01 10:31 11:40 1:09 11:31 12:31 1:00 12:31 13:38 1:07 13:31 14:38 1:07 14:31 15:38 1:07 15:31 16:41 1:10 16:31 17:41 1:10 17:44 18:58 1:14 18:55 20:07 1:12 20:11 21:06 0:55 21:08 22:07 0:59 22:08 23:07 0:59 Birmingham Stoke-on- Travel International Trent Time ------------- ------- ---- 8:14 9:29 1:15 9:15 10:29 1:14 10:13 11:32 1:19 11:13 12:31 1:18 15:16 16:30 1:14 16:18 17:28 1:10 17:24 18:42 1:18 18:15 19:31 1:16 19:25 20:56 1:31 20:27 21:52 1:25 21:32 22:56 1:24Other options may be obtained from the above url; type in Manchester Airport or Birmingham International for starting station, as appropriate, and Stoke-on-Trent for destination station. You should include your date of travel.
Scientific sessions will be held in the University Senate Room: PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED ANY VISUAL AIDS OTHER THAN STANDARD OHP (e.g. slide projector, Powerpoint).
Posters should be enclosed within a 85 cm x 60 cm (landscape) space.
Thursday 3 August ----------------- SESSION ONE: Review of Observations to date 0930 - 1000 Optical photometry Hilmar Durbeck 1000 - 1030 Optical spectroscopy Simon Jeffery 1030 - 1100 Coffee 1100 - 1130 Infrared observations Tom Geballe 1130 - 1150 Radio observations Anita Richards 1150 - 1210 HST Observations Howard Bond 1230 - 1345 Lunch SESSION TWO: Current state of modelling: the star 1400 The distance problem Stefan Kimeswinger 1430 Modelling the atmosphere Yakiv Pavlenko 1500 Tea 1530 Modelling the evolution Falk Herwig SESSION THREE: Current state of modelling: the environment 1600 Modelling the PN Don Pollacco 1630 The dust shell Vic Tyne Friday 4 August --------------- SESSION FOUR: Comparisons with related Objects 0900 [WC] stars Orsola de Marco 0930 Hydrogen deficient PNs Albert Zijlstra 1000 The RCB connection Geoff Clayton 1030 Coffee SESSION FIVE: Short contributions 1130-1230 The Future of Sakurai's Object Simon Jeffrey The dust shell of Sakurai's Object Kimeswenger, S., Koller, J. Review of posters 1230 Lunch SESSION SIX: Open Discussion 1400 Strategies for future observations 1500 Theory: where is our understanding (of evolution, modelling) deficient?
The proceedings will be published as a special issue of Astrophysics &
Space Science; we will send all manuscripts out for refereeing. Review
talks will be restricted to a maximum of 12 pages, contributed
talks/posters to 6 pages. Camera ready LaTeX files should be submitted
to Nye Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 October 2000. We would
appreciate LaTeX files (called AUTHOR.tex, Where AUTHOR is your name)
with encapsulated postscript figures (called AUTHOR_