Second Announcement

Submillimeter Astronomy
in the era of the SMA

a conference at
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Sponsored by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory,
the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics,
and the Department of Astronomy and Department of Physics of Harvard University.

June 13-16, 2005
http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/smast05
	
This is a second announcement for the conference on "Submillimeter Astronomy: in the era of the SMA" to bring you an update and remind you of deadlines. * Register with the web-based form: registration closes April 30 * Abstract: deadline is April 30 * Registration fee ($100): due before April 30 * Red Sox baseball tickets: payments due before April 30 * Book your hotel room: conference rates are available until April 30 This conference will focus on submillimeter astronomy, what has been learned, and where the future of the field lies. The SMA is now providing pioneering arcsecond resolution observations at these wavelengths, laying the groundwork for next generation instruments, including ALMA. 1. Participants and Registration We have received over 80 registrations as of March 30, 2005. There's room for more, and we encourage you to come! Register on the conference web site: http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/smast05 There is a registration fee of $100/person (includes abstract book, coffee/snack breaks, plus an evening reception on June 13, 2005). 2. Deadlines April 30 is the deadline for conference registration, abstract submission, and also hotel reservations at preferred rates. See the web site for info. 3. Presentations Abstracts can be submitted via web-based form or via e-mail ( smast05@cfa.harvard.edu). For those who have registered already, but have not submitted abstracts, send in abstract via e-mail. We have already received a large number of requests for oral presentations, and we will try to accommodate as many as possible. We expect that some presentations will have to be posters. The selection of oral presentations will begin after April 30 and decisions will be announced in mid-May. Invited Speakers (confirmed): Geoff Blake, Valentin Bujarrabal, Bruce Draine, Yasuo Fukui, Jane Greaves, Doug Johnstone, Gary Melnick, Karl Menten, Luis Rodriguez, Peter Schilke, Leonardo Testi, Jean Turner, Fabian Walter, Chris Wilson, Glenn Orton, Frank Shu 4. Special Evening Events a. Public Lecture, June 13 Nobel prize winner Charles Townes will give a public lecture entitled "Logic and Mystery in Science and Religion and their Interactions". b. Boston Red Sox Baseball, June 14 We have 100 tickets for the Red Sox game (vs. Cincinnati Reds) at Fenway Park. The tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at $46/person. For new registration, one may use the combined web registration form to pay for tickets. For those who have registered already, click on `Events' to go to a separate form for credit card payments. Payments must be received before April 30. 5. Questions If you have questions about the conference, please e-mail smast05@cfa.harvard.edu