- Many of the invited speakers have
permitted their presentations to be made available in electronic
form (PPT, PDF, PS) via this web site. These files may be found
via the agenda page as links to the
- We are proceeding to assemble the
final version of the book of proceedings. If you have not yet
sent us your electronic manuscript, please do so before October
for Astrophysical Research at Boston
University hosted its fifth international scientific conference
this June with the purpose of bringing together experts in the
fields of Milky Way astrophysics and large area astronomical surveys.
The main aims of the conference was to elucidate a better understanding
of the inner Galaxy, including the bulge, the bar, arms, and annulae
and to understand the potential science made possible by recent
and upcoming low Galactic latitude surveys.
day conference featured a structured series of oral sessions
(see the Agenda) as well as ample informal
time for viewing contributed posters and discussions (see
Events). All sessions of the meeting
took place in the Conference Auditorium, Small Ballroom, and Ziskind
Lounge of the George Sherman Union on the Boston University Campus
(see Travel Info).
the Conference Poster may be downloaded as PDF files (Tabloid
of the conference will be published in book form (in the ASP Conference
Series). Information for all authors is on this site (see Author
Info). Manuscript drafts are due
15 July 2003 - see Author Info
for updated deadlines and submission information.
of participants and the abstracts for the talks and poster presentations
are on this web site (see Participants
housing was in the new Student Village on the Boston University
campus (see the Housing page). This
facility, located on the Charles River, offers spectacular views
of Boston and Cambridge.
amount of financial aid was awarded by NSF and NASA, primarily
to support conference participation by graduate students and postdoctoral
research associates and fellows (see the Financial
for this conference was by the Scientific Organizing and the Local
Organizing Committees listed below.