News Release

National Astronomy Meeting 2022: Second media announcement

Meeting Announcement

Royal Astronomical Society

Journalists are warmly invited to attend the Royal Astronomical Society National Astronomy Meeting (NAM 2022), to take place at the University of Warwick from 11-15 July. The UK’s largest regular gathering of professional astronomers and space scientists will once again be an in person event, with around 650 delegates on site over the week, and up to 150 more joining online.

NAM 2022 will see leading scientists from the UK and around the world present the latest cutting-edge research in astronomy and space science. 44 parallel sessions over the five days of the conference will cover topics as diverse as space weather, solar physics, the habitability of planets around other stars, dark matter, the formation of the first stars and galaxies in the early universe, the third data release from the Gaia satellite, prospects for the James Webb Space Telescope, the Square Kilometer Array and the Vera Rubin Observatory, gravitational waves, gamma ray bursts, using machine learning on astronomical data, and ensuring the sustainable use of space.

Meeting arrangements and a full and up to date schedule of the scientific programme can be found on the official website and via the conference Twitter account.

Media representatives can register for the meeting at no cost. Press room facilities will be available for the duration of the conference – from 09:00 BST on Monday 11 July to 15:00 BST on Friday 15 July.

For free in-person or virtual registration, please contact a member of the press team below.

A series of releases, issued under embargo, will cover key scientific results presented at the meeting, along with media and outreach events to celebrate the first science images from the James Webb Space Telescope. The NAM press team is also happy to arrange media interviews with conference delegates.

All press releases will be available via our dedicated press area at

To see embargoed content, please log in using the following credentials:

Username: press
Password: Astr0C0nference2o2o

Media contacts

Dr Robert Massey
Royal Astronomical Society
Tel: +44 (0)20 7292 3979
Mob: +44 (0)7802 877 699

Ms Gurjeet Kahlon
Royal Astronomical Society
Mob: +44 (0)7802 877700

Ms Cait Cullen
Royal Astronomical Society

Notes for editors

The NAM 2022 conference is principally sponsored by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and the University of Warwick.

About the Royal Astronomical Society

The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), founded in 1820, encourages and promotes the study of astronomy, solar-system science, geophysics and closely related branches of science. The RAS organises scientific meetings, publishes international research and review journals, recognises outstanding achievements by the award of medals and prizes, maintains an extensive library, supports education through grants and outreach activities and represents UK astronomy nationally and internationally. Its more than 4,000 members (Fellows), a third based overseas, include scientific researchers in universities, observatories and laboratories as well as historians of astronomy and others.

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About the Science and Technology Facilities Council

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is part of UK Research and Innovation – the UK body which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. STFC funds and supports research in particle and nuclear physics, astronomy, gravitational research and astrophysics, and space science and also operates a network of five national laboratories, including the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and the Daresbury Laboratory, as well as supporting UK research at a number of international research facilities including CERN, FERMILAB, the ESO telescopes in Chile and many more.

STFC's Astronomy and Space Science programme provides support for a wide range of facilities, research groups and individuals in order to investigate some of the highest priority questions in astrophysics, cosmology and solar system science. STFC's astronomy and space science programme is delivered through grant funding for research activities, and also through support of technical activities at STFC's UK Astronomy Technology Centre and RAL Space at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. STFC also supports UK astronomy through the international European Southern Observatory and the Square Kilometre Array Organisation.

Visit for more information. Follow STFC on Twitter: @STFC_Matters

About the University of Warwick

The University of Warwick is one of the world’s leading research institutions, ranked in the UK’s top 10 and world top 80 universities. Since its foundation in 1965 Warwick has established a reputation of scientific excellence, through the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine (which includes WMG and the Warwick Medical School).

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