The annual meeting of the European Astronomical Society is happening this week. This year, I am not only a participant and speaker (two talks, one on Tuesday in S10, the other on Wednesday in S7). No, I am also chair of the SOC organizing one of the two-day symposia: S11 – The Local Group in Context: Galaxies in the Local Volume as a Testbed of Cosmology. It will take place on Thursday, July 2 and Friday, July 3, and consists of a total of six 1.5h sessions, a total of 30 talks and 10 ePosters.
When I had applied for this opportunity with the concept for this Symposium, last year and way before anyone had heard of the Corona virus, the conference was expected to take place in Leiden, The Netherlands. Things came differently, the conference switched to a massive virtual meeting (approaching 1500 participants in total), and also my symposium had to switch to a different format. Despite such challenges, I think we have a highly interesting symposium coming up, and I’m excited about the many excellent speakers who will contribute to our meeting.
Below, you find some more information on our symposium: