Special Session 7
Tuesday 22 (p.m.) & Wednesday 23 (full day) August 2006



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AstroPoles - Astronomy from the Polar Plateaus - the astronomy program for the International Polar Year

Publication templates and copyright form Email manuscripts to Michael Burton (m.burton@unsw.edu.au) by September 15

Papers submitted for Publication in Highlights of Astronomy, Volume 14

Coordinating Division: IX (Optical and Infrared Techniques)
Participating Division: X (Radio Astronomy) / Commission: 40 (Radio Astronomy)
Scientific Organizing Committee:
Michael  Burton (Australia, Chair), Maurizio Busso (Italy), Eric Fossat (France), James Lloyd (USA), Mark  McCaughrean (UK), Christian Spiering (Germany), and Shoji Tori (Japan).
Proceedings' Editor: Michael G. Burton.
Contact person: Michael G. Burton
School of Physics, University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9385 4553 - Fax: +61 2 9385 6060 - Email: m.burton(at)unsw.edu.au
Preliminary Scientific Program Summary:

Antarctica offers a range of remarkable conditions that provide a superlative environment for the conduct of astronomy from the visible to the millimetre wavebands, as well as for high energy astrophysics experiments.  This meeting will discuss the current state of Antarctic astronomy, especially following the winter-time opening of a new high plateau facility, Concordia Station at Dome C.  The status of facilities at the South Pole and Concordia will be reviewed, and new science results presented. This will be followed by a discussion on future plans for facilities.  Finally, the meeting will provide an opportunity for discussing plans for the International Polar Year in 2007-08, including a possible site testing expedition to Dome A, the summit of the Antarctic plateau.

Principal topics:

  • South Pole
  • Dome C
  • Dome A
  • The International Polar Year


Registration and Further Information:

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