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Latest Kapteyn events:

PhD ceremony S. Sen

When:Mo 24-02-2020 09:00 - 10:00
Where:Academy building RUG

National Stargazing Days in Blaauw Observatory

From:Fr 28-02-2020 18:00
Until:Sa 29-02-2020 23:00
Where:Blaauw Observatory, Nijenborgh 9 Groningen (Bernoulliborg, Zernike Campus)

On Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29 from 18:00 to 23:00 the Blaauw Observatory of the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute (Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen) will be open for young and old during the 44th National Stargazing Days. Everyone is welcome to have a look through a telescope and to learn more about stars, planets, and the Universe.

For more information and tickets, see

Student for a Day

When:Fr 06-03-2020 11:00 - 16:00
Where:Kapteyn Institute (Zernike Campus)

'Student for a Day' is an intensive introductory programme that aims to introduce prospective students to individual degree programmes. You literally get to be a ‘student for a day’. This means you will follow lectures, participate in research practicals or tutorials, meet students and lecturers and perhaps even get a taste of student life.

General Information on 'Student for a Day'

Overview on programs and registration

PhD ceremony H.R. Stacey

When:Fr 20-03-2020 16:15 - 17:15
Where:Academy building RUG

Open Day UoG

When:Sa 18-04-2020 11:00 - 16:00
Where:Bernoulliborg (Zernike Campus)

Which Bachelor's degree programme best fits your interests and plans for the future? Which Master's degree programmes can you choose after your Bachelor's programme? What career opportunities would you have after completing your programme? And would you like to live in the city of Groningen? Visit the UG Open Day and find the answers!

Registration from April 18, 2020 onwards

PhD ceremony E. Hamraz

When:Fr 01-05-2020 14:30 - 15:30
Where:Academy building RUG


EAS Meeting 2020 host of NAC 2020

From:Mo 29-06-2020
Until:Fr 03-07-2020
Where:Event & Convention Center and Holiday Inn Leiden, The Netherlands

The European Astronomical Society (EAS) Annual Meeting (formerly known as EWASS) has more than 25 years of tradition and it has imposed itself as the largest conference for European astronomy. In addition to plenary sessions and the award of prestigious prizes, the conference hosts many symposia held in parallel, as well as special sessions and meetings.

The EAS, often together with one of its affiliated societies, organises its annual meeting to enhance its links with national communities, to broaden connections between individual members and to promote European networks.

EAS 2020 will be held in Leiden, The Netherlands, from 29 June to 3 July 2020. The conference is expected to welcome more than 1000 astrophysicists from all over Europe and even beyond.

EAS 2020 will also host the NAC 2020 (75th Nederlandse Astronomenconferentie) of the Royal Nederlandse Astronomenclub (NAC) from July 1-3. EAS 2020 participants can participate in NAC 2020 and vice-versa. More details will be available on the EAS 2020 and NAC 2020 websites.

Important dates:

Announcement of selected sessions: 6 December 2019
Opening of registration and abstract submission: 17 December 2019
Abstract submission deadline : 2 March 2020
Regular registration deadline : 28 June 2020

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