Registration deadline extended to Friday 14 December 2012

Annual Meeting of the Astrophysical Chemistry Group

Gas, Dust and Astrochemistry

School of Mathematics and Physics
Queen's University Belfast
Thursday 3 and Friday 4 January 2013

Invited Speakers

Eric Herbst, University of Virginia
Gas-grain chemistry and the importance of laboratory astrophysics

Martin McCoustra, Heriot Watt
Understanding Non-thermal Desorption

The meeting will start at 11:00 am Thursday 3 January 2013 and end at 3:30 pm Friday 4 January 2013. It will be held in the Bell Lecture Theatre, School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen's University Belfast. Please note that the group AGM will also take place at this meeting.

The location of the University is marked at the lower centre of the map below. See the Campus Map for the location of the School of Mathematics and Physics.

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Contributed Talks and Posters
Contributed talks and poster papers are invited on any topic relating to gas, dust and astrochemistry. The abstract deadline has been extended to 14 December 2012. Please send your abstract with your completed Registration Form.

A registration fee of £20 to cover room hire, tea and coffee will apply. A conference dinner will be held at a local restaurant on the evening of Thursday 3 January at a provisional cost of £30 per person. Please download a Registration Form, enter your details, save with your name added to the filename and email to:

Professor Tom Millar (
School of Mathematics and Physics
Queen's University Belfast
13 Stranmillis Road
Belfast BT9 5AF

We have reserved a block of rooms in the Wellington Park Hotel, Malone Road (adjacent to the QUB campus) at £69 per single room for Bed and Breakfast. Please indicate your requirements on your Registration Form. The Wellington Park Hotel is marked at the bottom of the map below.

Belfast is served by two airports. George Best City Airport is situated on the shores of Belfast Lough about 3 miles from the University and Belfast International Airport, which has a daily connection with New York (Newark), is about 20 miles north of the city. A number of budget airlines fly from airports within the UK and Europe to both airports. Additional information can be found on our Belfast travel page, although you are advised to check specific details with the relevant travel provider. The Europa Bus Centre is marked at the top of the map below.

A limited number of bursaries are available to assist the attendance of young scientists at the meeting. If you wish to apply please download a Bursary Application Form, enter your details, save with your name added to the filename and email with the subject title ‘APCG – Bursary’ to:

Treasurer of the APCG
Professor Nigel J Mason (
Department of Physical Sciences
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes MK7 6AA

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