18-22 September 2017
Area della Ricerca CNR
Europe/Rome timezone


                                First Announcement

                 47th Young European Radio Astronomers Conference

                               YERAC 2017

                       Bologna, 18-22 September 2017



The Young European Radio Astronomers Conference has been held almost every
year since 1968, hosted by the various European Radio Astronomical Institutes.

The purpose of YERAC is for undergraduate, graduate and young post-doctoral
students in radio astronomy from all over Europe to meet each other and
present their work.
'Europe' includes any country from Russia in the East to Portugal in the west,
plus affiliates of the European VLBI Network, RadioNet or other current bodies.

For many of the participants, YERAC is their first international meeting, and
it provides them with a good opportunity to get practice giving talks about
their research. The conference sessions are therefore exclusively for their
talks and posters.
Due to its nature, YERAC covers all aspects of radio astronomy, from the Sun
out to the cosmic microwave background, from stars and planets to the most
distant galaxies, using single dish and interferometric techniques, models and
theoretical work.
YERAC is especially valuable in forging pan-European links between new
astronomers which frequently lead to fruitful collaborations over many decades.

The Istituto di Radioastronomia hosted the YERAC three times in the past: in
1972, 1980 and 1996.

Participation in YERAC is by nomination only. A maximum of about 50
participants will be accepted. Directors of radio astronomical institutes
and University Departments are invited to send one student and inform
the organization of the YERAC as soon as possible, and in any case no
later than May 15th, 2017.

RadioNet and the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Istituto di Radioastronomia
will cover the costs of accommodation and lunch for each participant. No
further support to participants will be allocated. No registration fee is

At the page www.yerac.org information on the previous editions of the
YERAC can be found.


The YERAC will be held at the Area di Ricerca del CNR, Via Gobetti 101,
Bologna. It will start on the morning of September 18th, 2017 and will
finish at lunch time on September 22nd, 2018.


The participants will be lodged in double rooms at the brand new hostel
We_Bologna (we-gastameco.com), located about 20 minutes walk from the
CNR and within walking distance from the New AV Bologna Central Station
(Via Carracci Exit). The accommodation will include breakfast.
Participants are expected to arrive on Sunday Semptember 17th, and depart
on Friday September 22nd.

Important deadlines

May  15  - Directors send the name of the participant to yerac-17@ira.inaf.it 
June  1  - Participants who need a visa ask for the invitation letter
          providing the complete information.
July  1  - Registration deadline
July 15  - Abstract submission

Website: http://indico.ira.inaf.it/event/4/
Contact: yerac-17@ira.inaf.it

Organising Committee:

M. Bondi & T. Venturi
M. Stagni -  Web manager
A. Tabellini - Secretary and administration