FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT: GREAT-ESF workshop on Open Clusters and Young Associations, Catania 13-14 May 2010

Gaia Research for European Astronomy Training
European Science Foundation

"Ground-based observations and theoretical analysis for 
the Gaia Science on Open Clusters and Young Associations"

13 - 14 May 2010, Museo Diocesano di Catania, Italy

Organised by:
Astrophysics Section, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Catania
INAF - Catania Astrophysical Observatory

This workshop will gather together scientists engaged in preparing the
research field of stellar Open Clusters and Young Associations for the
arrival of data from the ESA cornerstone mission Gaia. The main purpose 
of the meeting is to discuss scientific goals that can be fulfilled by
combining Gaia data with existing or new surveys and the theoretical
developments required to analyse and interpret this vast and detailed
amount of observations. 

Registration is now open. Please, register as soon as possible and 
not later than April 16th. Please fill the form below (also available at and send it to ocya2010 at

IMPORTANT: The maximum number of participants is 40. Registrations will
be closed once that number is reached.

If you wish to present a contribution, please send title and abstract
by e-mail to ocya2010 at by April 16th. 

HOTELS: Preliminary bookings have been made in a few hotels in the city
centre, close to the workshop venue. Please contact directly the hotel to
confirm the reservation before March 31st. May is a very busy period in
Catania and we strongly recommend to confirm your reservation immediately.
Be aware that the preliminary reservations are not valid after the deadline.
See the hotel list ( for
tariffs and contact details. Please mention "GREAT-ESF workshop organised by
Alessandro Lanzafame and the Catania Astrophysical Observatory" when
contacting the hotels.

For further details see:

Registration Form

If you wish to register to the workshop, please send an e-mail 
to ocya2010 at specifying the following information: 

Last Name: 

First Name: 

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