Instructions for Posters

As you can see from the IAU S350 Provisional Programme all ~100 posters will be displayed all week at IAU S350 with 3 dedicated poster sessions. No printing services are available at the venue, so that ALL delegates should come with their poster ready to put up.

Poster Displays and Content

Please recall that posters are either A1 or A0 size in PORTRAIT format. Up to 8 velcro fixings will be provided per poster. Please collect these at registration on Sunday 14th April 2019 and hang your poster that evening.

Each poster has been allocated a number in the programme, and poster boards are likewise numbered – please utilise the correct spot for your poster – it will help other delegates to find you and your science!

Laboratory Astrophysics is a very diverse field – delegates come from many different disciplines, career stages and backgrounds. Please take time to “set your work in context” assuming some understanding of the field, but recalling that not all delegates will be theoretical specialists, laboratory specialists, or observers. Likewise, the content covers stars, planets, Solar System, ISM and galaxies, so not everyone in the field will be a specialist in your area of astronomy.

There are three 1 ½ hour poster sessions – Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings, between 17:30 and 19:00. Refreshments will be served and the bar will also be open! The posters will also be available to view throughout the week, including at coffee and lunch breaks.

All posters must be removed by lunchtime on Friday 19th April 2019. Any posters remaining cannot be returned to participants, and will unfortunately be removed and destroyed.

Poster Prizes

Nature Astronomy have kindly supported two poster prizes. All student and PDRA posters will be eligible for the prizes and automatically considered for them. On Monday’s and Tuesday’s poster sessions our three poster judges will be circulating and looking at your posters. You may like to stand by your work and discuss it, if asked. The judges have lab, theory and observational experience – so all bases are covered!

The poster prize winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner on Wednesday evening, and the prizes awarded directly by Nature Astronomy. On Thursday each poster prize winner will also be awarded a 15 minute slot to talk (12 minutes + 3 for questions) about their research from their poster in the main scientific session AFTER lunch. If you think you have a chance to win you may like to pre-prepare a talk! (instructions for speakers can be found here). Talks will need to be ready and uploaded over the lunch period on Thursday.

Acknowledging Support

A number of delegates have received significant financial support in the form of travel grants or subsidised registration fees – all of this has been made possible by a number of sponsors. Please take part of your poster to specifically thank our sponsors if you have benefitted from their support. The full list of sponsors and their logos are available here.

For the Travel Grant Recipients – please thank either the IAU, Europlanet, ESA or NASA – you were informed with your travel grant award email which of these sponsors supported your attendance.

For UK “young people” including our student helpers – please thank the RSC and RAS whose funds specifically supported young UK scientists attending the meeting.

Of course, if you have funds from elsewhere – such as National or University funds you should always thank those sponsors too.