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The Australian Academy of Science’s astronomical relationship with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) began in 1963 when Professor Chris Christiansen FAA visited China for the first time. He ultimately visited China more than a dozen times, and each time he shared valuable astronomical information, guidance and assistance to his Chinese colleagues.

Fifty years later, the tenth annual Australia-China symposium on astronomy and astrophysics was held in Nanjing, China. The symposium ran over three days from 10 to 12 November 2013 and was supported by the Australian Department of Industry, and organised by the Australian Academy of Science in collaboration with the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

The Australian co-Convenors of the Symposium were Dr Brian Boyle FAA and Dr John O’Sullivan FAA FTSE and included presentations by nineteen senior experts from each country on the topics of:

  • Radio astronomy
  • Dark energy
  • Cosmology and detection of dark matter
  • Galactic structure
  • Big data

The Academies also supported eight early- to mid-career researchers from Australian universities and national astronomical organisations to attend the symposium as observers and to build international networks and collaborations.

Professor Jinghai Li, Vice-President of CAS, Professor Suzanne Cory, President of the Australian Academy of Science, Dr Alan Finkel, President of ATSE, and Ms Patricia Kelly, Deputy Secretary of the Australian Government Department of Industry opened the symposium.

The symposium program included site visits to CAS institutions such as the Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics and Technology and the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology.

The symposium was a great success; cementing and advancing existing collaborations between Australian and Chinese astronomers and forging a number of new collaborations.

Participants at the official opening of the China-Australia symposium
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1:00 PM November 10, 2013

2013 China-Australia symposium on astronomy and astrophysics

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The Australian Academy of Science’s astronomical relationship with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) began in 1963 when Professor Chris Christiansen FAA visited China for the first time. He ultimately visited China more than a dozen times, and each time he shared valuable astronomical information, guidance and assistance to his Chinese colleagues.

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Fifty years later, the tenth annual Australia-China symposium on astronomy and astrophysics was held in Nanjing, China. The symposium ran over three days from 10 to 12 November 2013 and was supported by the Australian Department of Industry, and organised by the Australian Academy of Science in collaboration with the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

The Australian co-Convenors of the Symposium were Dr Brian Boyle FAA and Dr John O’Sullivan FAA FTSE and included presentations by nineteen senior experts from each country on the topics of:

  • Radio astronomy
  • Dark energy
  • Cosmology and detection of dark matter
  • Galactic structure
  • Big data

The Academies also supported eight early- to mid-career researchers from Australian universities and national astronomical organisations to attend the symposium as observers and to build international networks and collaborations.

Professor Jinghai Li, Vice-President of CAS, Professor Suzanne Cory, President of the Australian Academy of Science, Dr Alan Finkel, President of ATSE, and Ms Patricia Kelly, Deputy Secretary of the Australian Government Department of Industry opened the symposium.

The symposium program included site visits to CAS institutions such as the Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics and Technology and the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology.

The symposium was a great success; cementing and advancing existing collaborations between Australian and Chinese astronomers and forging a number of new collaborations.

Participants at the official opening of the China-Australia symposium
Nanjing,China

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