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Radio Stars
and Their Lives in the Galaxy

An MIT Haystack Observatory Workshop

October 3 - 5, 2012
Westford, Massachusetts USA

Detectable radio emission arises from stars across the entire H-R diagram, spanning virtually every stage of stellar evolution. The origin of stellar radio emission stems from a wide variety of physical processes, and observations of stars at radio wavelengths probe a broad range of astrophysical phenomena that cannot be studied by any other means.

This workshop will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of the many advances in stellar and solar astrophysics recently (or soon to be) enabled by the latest generation of state-of-the-art radio facilities operating from meter to submillimeter wavelengths. We seek to bring together both observers and theorists to stimulate a lively exchange of ideas on how radio wavelength observations can provide new and unique insights into the workings of stars.

The workshop will focus on both hot and cool stars spanning the main sequence through post-main sequence evolutionary phases. We will also explore radio stars as probes of the Galaxy and the Galactic "ecosystem".

Invited review topics will include:

Additional information:

The workshop will be held at Haystack Observatory in Westford, Massachusetts, roughly 35 miles northwest of Boston. Note that October is one of the most beautiful times of year to visit New England!

For registration and abstract submission, please follow the links at left.

Important Dates:

May 2, 2012: Pre-registration and abstract submission open

June 1, 2012: Registration opens

June 15, 2012: Deadline for submission of abstracts for contributed talks

July 16, 2012: E-mail notifications regarding abstracts selected for oral contributions

August 24, 2012: Deadline to apply for financial aid

September 2, 2012: Registration deadline. Last day to secure special conference hotel rate at Hawthorn Suites
Deadline to sign up for workshop banquet.

September 15, 2012: Deadline for poster abstract submission

October 3 - 5 , 2012: The workshop

For additional information, please contact:

Lynn Matthews (haystars [at]

MIT Haystack Observatory
Off Route 40
Westford, MA 01886
Telephone: +1-617-715-5400
We gratefully acknowledge support for the Radio Stars workshop through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

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