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*Update* - The Second MMT Science Symposium


By dporter - Posted on 23 August 2010

The MMT Observatory and MMTO Council are pleased to announce the Second MMT Science Symposium.

**Participants in Tucson: Abstract submission and meeting registration will open on Monday, April 12**

Participants in Cambridge: TBD (opening soon)

 For those attending the meeting in Cambridge, meeting and/or dinner registration will be done through the Smithsonian Astronomical Observatory.  For those attending the meeting in Tucson, meeting and/or dinner registration will be done through the MMT Observatory office in Tucson.

All abstracts will be submitted through the MMTO website.  Final deadline for all abstract submissions is Monday, May 3 (300 words maximum).

Meeting and dinner registration details for Tucson participants are being finalized and will be posted on April 12.

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FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

The Second MMT Science Symposium – May 19-20, 2010

May 19 – Scientific Oral and Poster Presentations

May 20 – MMT Long-term Strategic Planning Meeting

 The MMT Observatory and MMTO Council are pleased to announce the Second MMT Science Symposium.  The occasion will also mark the tenth anniversary of the re-dedication of the MMT held May 20, 2000.  In addition to celebrating the anniversary, we would also like to showcase the important science accomplishments that have been achieved with the MMT 6.5m telescope. 

 The meeting will be held via videoconference between the parent institutions, The University of Arizona and the Smithsonian Institution.  For those attending in Tucson, the meeting will be held in Steward Observatory, Rooms 505 & 505A.   For those attending in Cambridge, the meeting location is Room M-340 at the Center for Astrophysics.  The meeting will also be streamed live on the internet. 

Oral and poster presentations will be on Wednesday, May 19.  Abstracts are due on Monday, May 3.

On Thursday, May 20, an MMT strategic planning discussion will be held with attendance limited to faculty and staff from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Arizona Universities (UA, NAU, ASU).   

We are planning a dinner and celebration on the evening of May 19.

More details will be coming soon!