General information

The Department of astrophysics at IMAPP is pleased to welcome you to the 72nd Netherlands Astronomy Conference, which will take place 22-24 May, 2017 in Nijmegen, NL. This is an opportunity for Dutch and Flemish professional astronomers to come together to share their recent research results and meet science journalists, industrial partners and science policy makers.

We are expecting to present an exciting and varied program that ranges from contributed talks by PhD students and their latest results from the forefront of Dutch research, to a number of international, invited lectures. We will organize special sessions on each of the three NOVA networks (Galaxies; Stars and planetary systems; Compact objects). Contact the SOC at for press support on especially newsworthy results.

In addition to the scientific sessions, the Astronomy Conference program includes ample opportunity for networking over dinners, drinks and social events. Nijmegen is easy to reach by train or car; We look forward to seeing you there in May.



Conference photo

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The photos from the pub quiz are available here



Invited Speakers

Conny Aerts (Leuven)

Pratika Dayal (Groningen)

Carsten Dominik (Amsterdam)

Gerry Gilmore (Cambridge)

Francis Halzen (UW-Madison)

Jason Hessels (Amsterdam/ASTRON)

Catherine Heymans (Edinburgh)

Lisa Kaltenegger (Cornell, TBC)

Elena Rossi (Leiden)

Anna Scaife (Manchester)

Frans Snik (Leiden)

Patricia Schmidt (Nijmegen)