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Space, the final frontier

A word from...

Vicky Rosin, Programme Director

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Manchester next week, we hope that the weather continues to be as good as it is now! ESOF promises to be the science event of the year, not only in Manchester but right across Europe as thousands of people will visit this city to take part in the discussion.

If you haven't already registered to attend, there are still some tickets available so make sure you get these before Saturday when the discounted prices end (full-priced tickets will be available on the day at the conference venue). Not only will you be able to hear from and see some of the best minds in the sciences and humanities come together but if your stay extends past the main conference dates, you can enjoy more of the Science in the City festival which is taking place all around the city.

Manchester is ready to welcome you, see you in five days.

SKA Array

Topical Session: The Arctic as a hot topic

The Arctic has become a hot topic in international relations. Climate change, growing global interests in establishing new, shorter shipping routes and the offshore extraction of oil and gas are transforming the region into a geopolitically important area with new and sometimes contested economic, environmental, legal, and governance interests.

This session brings together natural scientists and governance experts to give their view on resource extraction and international relations in the Arctic.

Find this session in Charter 3 on Tuesday 26 July.

More information.

Image: Christopher Michel, Flickr


Communicating unwelcome climate change

The average global temperature is set to rise by up to 4°C by 2050 bringing with it the negative impacts of climate change. What can scientists and science communicators do to stimulate engagement and positive responses from policy makers, organisations and the public?

This session will highlight what is known about communication in the face of unwelcome climate messages and see if there is a way that is scientifically truthful whislt simultaneously delivering practical informational messages.

Catch more on this topic on Wednesday 27 July in Exchange Hall.

More information.

Image: Akuppa John Wigham, Flickr

The Programme

Download the app

The ESOF app is now available to download! Simply visit the App Store or Google Play and search for ESOF 2016.

The app will be your interactive guide to the conference and exhibition, with the full programme and exhibitor list available for you to explore. You are able to add sessions to your personal schedule where you will be reminded before they happen as well as being able to see any associated content including abstracts and other documents. 

It couldn't be simpler.

ESOF exhibition

There's still time to register!

Discounted tickets are available to book right up until 23 July starting at just £75. With such a decorated and global speaker line-up, jam packed programme of sessions, workshops, presentations and press conferences as well as a fantastic exhibition, it's a conference you don't want to miss.

You can find all the details of registration rates, including discounts for early career researchers, media and EuroScience members on our website as well as the main registration portal where you can register for your pass.

The Diamond Planet

Shared Sky launch event

Manchester Central Library, 13:00-14:00 Sunday 24 July.

Registered delegates of ESOF are invited to attend the opening of a brand new exhibition at Manchester Central Library. 

Shared Sky brings together Australian and South African artists in a collaborative exhibition celebrating humanity’s ancient cultural wisdom, alongside one of the world’s greatest scientific and engineering endeavours: the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project.

Yamaji and other Aboriginal artists from Australia, and African artists from several regions, together have created artworks in response to ancestral stories about the night sky – a sky they both share as it appears above their traditional homelands. 

RSVP by Wednesday 20 July 2016

Dr Fabiola Gianotti

Ask leaders of the EIROForum your questions

Now’s your chance to put your questions to Directors of three of the world’s leading scientific institutions in the areas of physics, biology and astronomy. Fabiola Gianotti, Director General of CERN, Iain Mattaj, Director General of EMBL and Rob Ivison, ESO Director for Science will be in discussion with BBC science correspondent Pallab Ghosh in the keynote session EIROforum – Serving European Science

These three speakers represent the eight leading intergovernmental research organisations that make up EIROforum.

Is big science the future? What does international research add to national research initiatives? What is the future of European research?

Ask your questions via Twitter to @ESOF2016 using the hashtag #ESOF_QA. The most popular will be put to the Directors during the session.

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