Astrochemistry: Large molecules in space

Annual meeting of the Astrophysical Chemistry Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal Astronomical Society

To be held at
School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
5-6 January, 2012

Invited Speakers:
Peter Sarre (University of Nottingham)
Very large molecules in astrophysical objects

John Thrower (Aarhus University)
What role might HPAHs play in H2 formation?

Serena Viti (UCL)
Large organic molecules in space: where do we find them and how can we make them?

Martin Cordiner (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Carbon chain chemistry in circumstellar envelopes, interstellar clouds and cometary comae

This meeting will run from 11am on Thursday January 5th to 3pm Friday January 6th.
A poster session and reception will be held on the Thursday late afternoon/early evening. Transport from this reception to the conference meal (to be held in the city centre) will be arranged.

Group members of the APCG (or those intending to join at / before the meeting) should also note that the group AGM will be held on Thursday January 5th at 4.30- 5.30 pm.

Cost of Registration (Astrophysical Chemistry Group members) GBP 35.00 (non members joining / renewing at this time) GBP 45.00 [new members should also fill in a copy of the group membership form (see and hand to Dr Wendy Brown at registration] all others GBP 50.

The registration cost covers tea/coffee and lunch on Wednesday and Thursday. A conference meal will be organised in the city on the Thursday evening for a cost of 30 a head (meal plus some refreshments).

Student bursaries (up to GBP 100) are available to cover accommodation and registration for those students who are APCG members and making either poster or oral presentations.

The registration form (attached) should be returned to and the application for a student bursary to THE REGISTRATION/ABSTRACT DEADLINE IS 20TH DECEMBER.

It is not possible to provide accommodation on-site unless via individual bookings with the university, however Nottingham is well served by a large number of hotels and there are good public transport links between the city centre and the campus. There are also good transport links into Nottingham from East Midlands Airport. This airport serves a number of European flight routes. The urls given below may be useful in arranging accommodation and/or transport.

Direction to University Park
University Park Campus

Visitor Accommodation
Experience Nottingham

Bus Services

Buses from Nottingham train station
For University Park campus, the bus stops closest to the train station are Broadmarsh bus station (for Trent Barton's Indigo services) or Canal Street (for Nottingham City Transport's 13 and 14 services).

Buses from East Midlands Airport
There is a 24 hour Skylink bus service from East Midlands to Nottingham City Centre. The journey takes 45 minutes and buses are every 30 minutes until 11.30pm, then hourly until 4am when the half hourly service resumes. The Trent Barton Indigo Loughborough service goes past the University Park Campus (on route to Nottingham Broadmarsh bus station) and goes to Sutton Bonington (on route to Loughborough).