Final Schedule Published

We are pleased to announce the final schedule for NAM2014. It is available in PDF format by clicking the image below.

Our Parallel Sessions page has been updated with a list of all the individual talks for those sessions, along with the posters that will be on display during the meeting.

Payment and registration is open here.

NAM2014 Extended Abstract Submission Deadline

Due to popular demand, we have extended the deadline for abstract submission for NAM2014 until April 11th 2014 (23:59pm). We have received over 430 submissions so far, but many still want to come and contribute to our scientific programme. Registration for the conference is open until May 30th 2014 with several optional events allocated on a “first come, first served” basis.


Abstract submission glitch resolved

An unfortunate glitch affected our abstract submission process yesterday afternoon which made the form unusable. This has now been resolved, and anyone affected by the problem should now revisit the abstract submission page and submit the form.

Many apologies!

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.


Abstract Submission Open

We are pleased to announce that abstract submission for the parallel sessions is now open. Our parallels page has also been updated with more details on the topics of these sessions.

You can also use the abstract submission form to let us know which parallels, special lunches and other events you are interested in to assist with our preparations, even if you are not choosing to submit an abstract for a talk or poster.

Please note this is not formal registration, which will open in the future alongside our payment system, and travel should not be booked based on the schedule at this stage. Please also note that abstract submissions for the UK Cosmology sessions should be made directly to Antonio Padilla rather than via the webform.