IAU GA XXVIII – Message from the IAU WG chairman to the Ap community

Working Group Meeting at the IAU General Assembly in Beijing – update

You will find below the updated agenda of the meeting of the WG on Ap & Related Stars that will take place within the framework of the IAU GA in Beijing, from 14:00 to 15:30 and from 16:00 to 18:00 on Thursday, August 23. There is still room for more items in this agenda: should you wish to add one, please contact the WG Chairman, Gautier Mathys (gmathys@eso.org), as soon as possible. Presentations of recent scientific results are particularly encouraged. Your active participation in the WG meeting is important!

Meeting agenda:

  • Report on the 2009-2012 triennium
  • Organizing Committee of the WG for the 2012-2015 triennium
  • Impact of the IAU Division restructuring on the WG on Ap & Related Stars
  • Update on the international conference “Putting A-Stars into Context”
  • Report of activity at the Special Astrophysical Observatory
  • Discussion: Target candidates for a Treasury/Legacy HST observing programme
  • Talk: The composite-spectrum binary hypothesis does not explain the lambda Bootis stars (E. Griffin)
  • Other announcements
  • Any other business