Registration and Payment Open

We are pleased to announce the opening of registration and the payment system for the 2014 Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) National Astronomy Meeting (NAM) in Portsmouth during June 23rd-26th. Please click here and follow the instructions for registering and paying for the conference, including booking university accommodation, social events and the registration fee. Please have your RAS membership number available as we do provide special rates for RAS members.

Registration and payment will close on 30th May 2014 as we must confirm delegate numbers to our university accommodation and catering. Many of our social events have limited capacity, which will be allocated on a “first come, first served” basis, especially the banquet on-board HMS Warrior and the “Science Comedy Supernova” event. Please book now to avoid disappointment. Moreover, we have limited university accommodation which includes our seaside-located Rees Hall (with a fantastic breakfast): We offer “early-bird” packages that provide a discount for simultaneously booking both the accommodation and registration fee for whole conference.

Please be careful when making your booking as any errors and refunds can only be corrected by the University of Portsmouth Finance Office and not the NAM2014 staff. We cannot provide refunds after 30th May 2014 as final numbers will have been confirmed to suppliers. Registration after 30th May 2014 will be subject to availability and any late-comers should contact

We also remind everyone about our abstract submission deadline of 1st April 2014, which is fast approaching. Please be aware that the present schedule of parallel sessions given on the NAM2014 webpage is still preliminary and we have had a few requests for changes to the time and dates of some sessions. We endeavour to keep the schedule online as up-to-date as possible, and will publish a final schedule as soon as possible after the abstract deadline to help people plan their trips to Portsmouth.

We look forward to welcoming you to our great waterfront city. See you soon.