Astronomers and space scientists from across Europe to link up in Liverpool

The European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS) 2018 will be taking place in Liverpool for the first time next April (3-6) at the Arena & Convention Centre. Held jointly with the Astrophysics Research Institute of Liverpool John Moores University, the European Astronomical Society, and the National Astronomy Meeting (NAM) of the Royal Astronomical Society, the event is expected to welcome well over 1000 astrophysicists, planetary scientists and solar physicists from all over Europe and beyond, with the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) as one of the main sponsors.

The ARI was chosen to host this event as it is one of the world's leading authorities in astronomy and astrophysics. It owns and operates the world’s largest fully robotic telescope – the Liverpool Telescope.

Professor Chris Collins, Head of the ARI and Chair of the EWASS 2018 scientific organising committee, said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for the UK and Europe to showcase exciting astronomical discoveries and new technologies to a wider audience of astronomers and space scientists here in Liverpool. The four-day EWASS event will cover nearly all fields in astronomy and astrophysics.”

The conference will see some leading advances in astronomical research announced and will feature several high-profile speakers, with names set to be released soon.