The inaugural Radio Astronomy Forum (RAF) was held right after the completion ceremony
on 25th of September 2016 in Hanglong, Guizhou. RAF2016 had its emphasis on the history of
major radio telescopes and the promises of FAST. Hosted jointly by
the National Astronomical Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) and
the Qiannan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture of the Guizhou province,
RAF is intended as an annual international forum focused on radio astronomy.
The theme of RAF2017 is "The History, Status and Outlook of Large-Scale Radio Surveys".
The forum also aims to motivate discussion on how to optimize the large surveys to be carried out by FAST. Radio astronomers and scientists in all related fields are welcome!
- History of Studying Universe and Galaxies by HI Observations
- Radio Surveys - History, Current Status and Prospect
- The Milky Way Galaxy in Motion: Our HI Skies
- Pulsars and Gravitational Waves
First Announcement and Open Registration
: June 10, 2017
Registration Deadline: July 31, 2017 (Registrations after deadline are NOT guaranteed a hotel room and a letter of invitation)
Letter of Invitation to be Sent
: before August 10, 2017
Second Announcement and Agenda Release
: August 30, 2017
: September 24, 2017
: September 25-26, 2017
Excursion to FAST site
: September 27, 2017
: Evening of September 27, 2017