March 20, 2009

Probing the Diversity of Brown Dwarfs and Exoplanets

Care to see a solar eclipse from China while immersing yourself in cutting-edge Exoplanet research? This one's for you!

Here is an upcoming international conference that'll blow your pants off:

Probing the Diversity of Brown Dwarfs and Exoplanets
Shanghai, China
20-24 July 2009

This meeting will focus on the technological developments that are needed
to make significant progress on the observational front that will lead to
cutting edge discoveries of new types of exoplanets and brown dwarfs such
as habitable rocky planets and Y dwarfs. It will provide a venue to
encourage interactions and synergies between specialists in different

During the meeting, the participants will also have the opportunity to
witness the total solar eclipse of 22nd of July 2009, which will last over
6 minutes (the longest of this century).

The meeting will cover following topics:

High-precision Astrometry
Optical and Infrared Transits
High-precision Optical and Infrared Doppler Measurements
High-contrast Imaging
Transmission Spectroscopy
High-Sensitivity Spectroscopy
Wide-field Infrared Surveys
Millimeter and submm interferometry

You are cordially invited to attend the conference.
Comments and questions can be addressed to
The deadline for registration is June 1st for contributed talks and July 1st for
poster presentation. Please notify your colleagues who may be interested in attending this meeting.

We are looking forward to seeing many of you in Shanghai in the Astronomy Year of