The Messenger Astronomical News

Report on the ESO Workshop “ESOz-2020: The Build-up of Galaxies through Multiple Tracers and Facilities”

  • del P. Lagos, Claudia [International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia]
  • Robotham, Aaron S. G. [ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D)]
  • De Breuck, Carlos [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]

Astronomical News

We report on the second joint Australia–ESO conference, held in Perth, Australia, following the successful Sydney conference in 2019. The conference was supported by ESO, the Centre of Excellence ASTRO 3D, the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, Macquarie University, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS), and the Galaxies Journal. The scientific organising committee (SOC) focused on a programme that highlighted the complementarity between ESO and Australian instruments and the science breakthroughs enabled by this combination. In terms of demographics, we followed the same strategies as the previous meeting to tackle unconscious bias, and this again resulted in a well- balanced programme in terms of gender, career stage and geography, proving its effectiveness. Given concerns about global warming and the COVID-19 pandemic, the local organising committee (LOC) allowed several talks to be delivered remotely, and we reflect on that experience here.

Created: 2020-06-01/2020-06-30
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Cite this article:

C. del P. Lagos, A. Robotham, C. De Breuck; Report on the ESO Workshop “ESOz-2020: The Build-up of Galaxies through Multiple Tracers and Facilities”. The Messenger 180 (June 2020): 50–52.