Cosmology Across Cultures


LAST NEWS (August 22 2008; Programme)

The updated programme of the conference can now be downloaded at the "Programme" page.

 

LAST NEWS (July 18 2008; Visit of the Alhambra)

Some relevant information can be obtained at the  "programme" page.

LAST NEWS (July 11 2008; Proceedings)

Additionally, new relevant information concerning the publication of the conference proceedings can be gained at the "Proceedings" page.


NEWS (Registration Process)

The Registration Process has been closed with more than 100 participants. Thank you very much for your interest in our conference.

NEWS -July 18 2008-  Excursion to Córdoba

The price of the excursion to Córdoba of Saturday 13 has been definitively fixed in 70 Euros per person to be payed in cash at the Registration Desk in Granada. 
We will leave Granada at 8:30 a.m. and will come back at 12:00 p.m. approximately. Lunch will be served in a typical restaurant in Antequera and a "tapeo" dinner in a typical taberna in Cordoba.
Those registered delegates who are not planning to attend under these circumstances but had already registered for the excursion are kindly requested to tick on the "no" key at the corresponding place in the web page.



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Rationale

The idea of this conference is to join specialists of both cultural astronomy studies and modern cosmology in a single forum where ideas about the comprehension about the nature of the Universe could be interchanged, analyzed, revised or even challenged. The conference will be held in Granada (Spain) from September 7th to 14th, 2008, including excursions and arrival (7) and departure (14) dates. Please have a look at the 1st announcement.

The conference is organized by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía and under the patronage of the European Society for Astronomy in Culture (SEAC).

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Venue

Parque de las Ciencias. This Science Centre, one of the most prestigious in Spain, has perfect facilities for the appropriate development of the Conference.

Registration Fee

A Registration Fee of 200 € is expected (plus 60€ per each accompanying persons), including free access to the conference and the facilities of Parque de las Ciencias, abstract booklet and other material, welcome cocktail, coffee-breaks and conference dinner, the excursion to Alhambra and the proceedings of the conference. This should be paid by Credit Card only. To register for the Conference you have to fill in the on-line Registration Form. Once registered, you can log in your personal account and add or modify talks and posters abstracts and modify all your personal data at any moment (until deadline). A Payment Form  is available in the webpage to be sent by Fax to the Organization at the IAC Headquarters (00 34 922 605298). The complete process must be ended by June 1st 2008. There will not be later registration!

Lodging

As you may know, Granada is one the most important tourist resorts in Spain. As a consequence, there are Hotels and Residences of all colours, likes and costs. The organization will not take care of the lodging process! A list of recommended facilities will be offered by the LOC and the delegates are expected to make the appropriate reservations by themselves at their own responsibility. It is worth noting that you can find very good offers through the Internet (see e.g. http://www.booking.com), even better than those that we might be suggesting in our list. The Parque de las Ciencias is within walking distance (10 to 20 minutes) of most hotels in the centre of the city. Take your best chances!

Grants (already closed)

The organization will try to raise some funds for a certain number of Registration Fee exceptions, lodging (in an appropriately selected place) assistances and/or travel aids. These will be preferably assigned to senior researchers, colleagues from developing countries or young postdocs and PhD students. A process of selection of these assistances is declared open! Those wishing to get a grant should select the corresponding Grant Form at the end of the first announcement. A pdf file, including that form completed and an abstract of the contribution, should be sent by e-mail before March 1st 2008 to the LOC chairman Juan Antonio Belmonte jba [AT] iac.es

SEAC and Sophia Centre Grants (already closed)

A grant of 450 euros will be offered by SEAC to a young scientist working in cultural astronomy. Applicants must be postgraduate students working on either a Masters or a PhD degree with a subject on some aspect of astronomy in culture or must have completed such a degree no earlier than 2005. Applicants may be no older than 35. The grant may be shared by two or more authors of the same paper. The grant will be presented upon registration at the conference. The process of selection will be under the responsibility of the Vice-President Elect of SEAC Prof. Mary Blomberg (mary@mikrob.com), to whom applications together with an abstract of 600 words plus bibliography should be sent no later than May 1st 2008. Please include a letter of reference from you advisor.

Sophia Centre Grant: A grant of 450 euros, or equivalent in pounds sterling, will be offered by The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, the University of Wales, Lampeter, to a scholar working in cultural astronomy. The grant is to cover the registration fee of 200 euros plus 250 euros towards travel and subsistence. Applicants should be postgraduate students working on either a Masters or a PhD degree on a subject in some aspect of astronomy in culture,including ethnographic and archaeoastronomical studies, or must have completed such a degree no earlier than 2005. However, we will also consider independent scholars who can demonstrate a track-record in the field, such as previous publication. The grant will be presented upon registration at the conference. The process of selection will be under the responsibility of the Vice-President Elect of SEAC Prof. Mary Blomberg (mary@mikrob.com), to whom applications, including a brief biography and an abstract of 600 words plus bibliography should be sent.The closing date is 15 April 2008.