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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The 2014 Southeast Asia Astronomy Network Conference (SEAAN 2014)


The  2014 Southeast Asia Astronomy Network 
Conference (SEAAN 2014)

Rizal Technological University, Philippines 16-17 December 2014





Announcement

The  SEAAN 2014 will be held at Rizal Technological University, Mandaluyong City, Philippines on 16-17 December 2014. The event will be sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-       Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) and the Rizal Technological University (RTU).

In addition to the National Focal Points and officials of SEAAN, the Conference proposes to accommodate 20 participants from the SEAAN member countries. Interested applicants should register online and are advised to observe the important dates.

General Information

The  Conference aims to promote cooperation in the field of education, research and popularization of astronomy among Southeast Asian member countries. It will be divided into business and scientific sessions. The  business session will be the 6th SEAAN Meeting and will be held on 16 December 2014. The scientific session will be held on 17 December and will include plenary and invited talks and oral and poster presentations.

Important Dates

10 November 2014, deadline for registration and abstract submission
22 November 2014, deadline for hotel reservation


Registration, Hotel Reservation & Abstract Submission

Please download registration form and submit abstract together with the completed form to Engr. Dario L. Dela Cruz, Chief, Space Science and Astronomy Section (SASS), PAGASA through his email address: dariodlc2004@yahoo.com.


Venue and Hotel Accommodation
The Conference will be held at Rizal Technological Univeristy, Boni Ave., Mandaluyong City, Philippines. Rizal Technological University’s
website: www.rtu.edu.ph/

     
Hotel accommodation will be at New Horizon Hotel –Manila, 778 Boni Ave., Mandaluyong City.
New Horizon Hotel – Manila’s website: www.newhorizonhotel-manila.com/

Please download the hotel reservation form and submit it to Ms. Ruby-Ann dela Cruz, Head, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, RTU  through her email address: bee1delacruz@yahoo.com


LOCAL TRANSFERS BETWEEN AIRPORT AND HOTEL
Arrival at Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Special arrangements will be made for transporting participants from the airport to the hotel and back. Local organizers will meet all participants and SEAAN focal points at the airport.  All  are requested to go to the VIP lounge after arrival and getting their luggage. They are also requested to provide their flight details, which include the arrival and departure times and flight numbers to the coordinator, Engr. Dela Cruz, at least a week before arrival date.

Your Stay in Manila
Money Matters

The Philippine currency is the Philippine peso (Php). There are many money-changing facilities near the venue and the accommodation and even at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport  (NAIA) where you can change foreign currency for Philippine peso.  The exchange rate is approximately P44.87 to a US$ as of 17 October 2014.

The Weather

The meeting period, 16-17 December 2014 falls during the Northeast Monsoon Season characterized by moderate temperature and little or no rainfall.

Voltage

The voltage in the Philippines is 220V using the 2P AC Male flat plug type and multi-standard sockets.

Food

The main food in the Philippines includes rice, beans, beef, chicken, vegetables, fish and other sea foods. There are a lot of delicious fruit such as sweet bananas, mangoes, pineapples, guavas and oranges, to mention a few.

Registration Fee
The organizers will not collect registration fee.

Forms:
Grant Application Form
Hotel Reservation Form
Registration Form

Source : http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/events-archive/1475-seean-2014

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