Optical and Infrared Astronomy China-South Africa Bilateral Workshop

We are pleased to announce the workshop "Open Skies from China to South Africa -- Sharing Resources and Building Collaborations in Optical and Infrared Astronomy".


It will be held in Lijiang, Yunnan province, during Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2017. The goal of the workshop is to bring together astronomers from China and South Africa to focus on astronomical observations in the optical and near-infrared bands. One key objective of the workshop is to determine how to share optical telescope facilities and experience in instrumentation development and telescope technologies in order to maximize the impact of scientific exploration. Furthermore, we hope to foster China-South Africa collaborations in active overlapping science areas, including (but not limited to) galaxy formation and evolution, AGN phenomena and physics, formation of stars & planets, process of interstellar medium, stellar evolution, and time-domain astronomy, as well as a component of astronomy outreach.

The deadline of registration is Oct 15, 2017, and the website for registration is

Contact:Jirong Mao (jirongmao@mail.ynao.ac.cn)  Subo Dong (dongsubo@pku.edu.cn)

SOC Chair: Subo Dong (KIAA), Petri Vaisanen (SAAO)

SOC Members:Zhibo Jiang (PMO), Dr. Jifeng Liu (NAOC), Jirong Mao (YNAO), Eric Peng (KIAA), Jinsong Ping (NAOC), Stephen Potter (SAAO), Encarni Romero-Colmenero (SAAO), Ramotholo Sefako (SAAO), Hong Wu (NAOC), Dong Xu (NAOC), Kai Zhang (NIAOT)

LOC Chair: Jirong Mao (YNAO)
LOC Members: Yubin Li, Chen Li, chuanxi Liu


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