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Star Formation & the Interstellar Medium : Thirty Five Years Later
September 10 - 12, 2012

The Astronomy Department is organizing a conference to celebrate the 70th years of our colleagues, Dave Hollenbach, Chris McKee and Frank Shu. Their tremendous contributions to astrophysics are widely known. We have chosen the title in recognition of the year 1977 when two of their landmark papers were published. The conference also marks Chris' retirement at the end of the 2011-2012 academic year.

The meeting will be held at the theater of the Berkeley Art Museum (also called the Woo Hon Fai Hall). This facility is very close to Hearst Field Annex (HFA), the temporary location of the Astronomy Department during the construction of New Campbell Hall. A celebratory Banquet Dinner will be held the evening of Tuesday, September 11 in the Great Hall of the Berkeley Faculty Club.

Beyond celebrating their accomplishments and leadership, we also hope to evaluate where we stand in this area of astrophysics. At this point, star formation and the interstellar medium have become very broad fields, and the program reflects this.

Conference Dates: September 10, 11, 12 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
Conference Location: Berkeley Art Museum (BAM) Theater (also known at the Woo Hon Fai Hall). BAM is located on Bancroft Way on the south edge of campus, between College Avenue and Bowditch. (See Map)
The "Sculpture Garden Entrance" to the BAM is 2621 Durant Avenue (this entrance opens at 7:30am)
The main BAM Entrance is located at 2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94720. Please note: this entrance does not open until 9am.
Poster Session Reception: Monday, September 10, following the conference at 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Hearst Field Annex (HFA) courtyard. Refreshments will be provided. No more poster submissions are being accepted.
Cost: $100 for all three days. Lunch is not included in the price. There is no price reduction for partial attendance. Late registration, after August 1, 2012: $150.







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