IAU Symposium S332 Astrochemistry VII – Through the Cosmos from Galaxies to Planets

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Puerto Varas, Chile 20-24 March 2017

Dear Colleague,
We have a number of important deadlines now approaching and we would like to remind you of these.  Please ensure that you take the necessary actions before they pass.
Hotel Discount Rates                                                             30 November 2016
We have managed to negotiate an extension to our original deadline date. We are holding block bookings at a number of hotels at discounted rates but the final date to guarantee such rates is Wednesday 30 November. (This overrides the previously announced 11 November deadline.) Note that no payment is made at this time. The hotel will hold your reservation against a current credit card.
If you have any problems making a reservation, please inform Maria Cunningham (maria.cunningham@unsw.edu.au) and Gautier Mathys (gmathys@eso.org). They will do their best to resolve any problems.
Note that only three hotels (Cumbres, Cabaña del Lago, and Patagónico) provide booking at the discounted rate via their web reservation form; for all other hotels, you should send a reservation request to the hotel via email so as to benefit from the conference rate (see the specific information for each hotel by following the respective “More info” link from the symposium accommodation web page).
Early Bird Registration (440 euros, 510 euros thereafter)
30 November 2016
Abstracts for contributed talks
15 December 2016
Applications for IAU Travel Grants
15 December 2016
Applications must be made using the form on the IAU website at http://www.iau.org/static/meetings/GrantSymposium.pdf
See further details on the conference web site at: https://iaus332.physics.unsw.edu.au/iau-travel-grants/
Abstracts for poster presentations
20 February 2017
Registration closes
20 February 2017
Conference dates
20-24 March 2017

We very much look forward to seeing you in Puerto Varas!

On behalf of the SOC and LOC for IAU S332:

Tom Millar, Ted Bergin, Maria Cunningham and Gautier Mathys


Event Date: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 09:00 to Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 18:00
Event Location: 
Puerto Varas, Chile
SOC and LOC for IAU S332
Event Category: 
International Conferences

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CSO Approval date: 14/11/2013
Starting date: 15/05/2014
Ending date: 14/05/2018

Action Chair:
Dr. Muriel GARGAUD (FR)

Vice chair:
Prof. Wolf GEPPERT (SE)

STSM Manager:
Prof. Nigel MASON (UK)

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Grant Holder Financial Representative:

Mrs Annick Caperan

Science Officer:
Dr. Mafalda QUINTAS

Administrative Officer:
Ms Ange Marie Ina Uwase



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COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020



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COST International Partner Countries
Canada (UQAM), South Africa (Univ. of Johanesburgh), Russian Federation (Institute of Geology, Petrozavodsk), Australia (University of Sydney), United States of America (University of Hawai)

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