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Proceedings - Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series

The Astronomy Program at the University of Texas at Austin is hosting its second biennial symposium on the topic of New Horizons in Astronomy. This symposium brings truly excellent young researchers who are working on frontier topics in astronomy and astrophysics together, to exchange research ideas, experiences, and their visions for the future. The symposium will focus on invited review talks given by postdoctoral fellows, followed by open panel discussions, and a select number of poster papers from postdocs and graduate students will be presented.

Scientific Organizing Committee
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Kurtis Williams, co-chair
Justyn Maund, co-chair
Kyungjin Ahn
Eiichiro Komatsu
Mike Montgomery

Local Organizing Committee

Stuart Barnes, chair
Anna Frebel
Monica Kidd
Mary Lindholm
Gordon Orris
Jim Umbarger
Mike Dunham
Shelley Stone
Lara Eakins

The Frank N. Bash Symposium 2007 is made possible by the generous contributions of The McDonald Observatory and Astronomy Department Board of Visitors.

frank n. bash Frank Bash
Frank N. Bash, Ph.D., served as director of McDonald Observatory from 1989-2003. A native of Medford, Oregon, Bash earned his bachelor's degree from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon; his master's degree in astronomy from Harvard University; and his doctorate from the University of Virginia. A well-known and widely published specialist in radio astronomy, Dr. Bash's research interests include large-scale formation processes in spiral galaxies. Dr. Bash joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin in 1969. Serving as Chairman of the Astronomy Department from 1982 through 1986, in 1985 he was named the Frank N. Edmonds Regents Professor. Among numerous awards for quality teaching, he was named to the teaching excellence Hall of Fame at UT Austin in 1984. As Director of McDonald, Dr. Bash led the effort for design, funding, and construction of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope. Dr. Bash also led the effort to expand the public-outreach programs of the Observatory. These programs include the Observatory's Visitors Center, which hosts over 130,000 visitors per year, and StarDate radio, which reaches millions of people each day in English, Spanish, and German.


24 September 2007
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