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Molecular Gas in Galactic Environments

 April 4-7, 2016

Charlottesville, Virginia

Omni Charlottesville Hotel

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ALMA’s line sensitivity and spectral grasp has resulted in the identification and imaging of more than forty molecules outside the Milky Way.  The workshop focuses on the character of the molecular gas in the varied environments in which these molecules are found beyond our Galaxy.  This international conference will bring together ALMA, VLA and GBT users and potential users of other upcoming facilities, such as ngVLA, JWST, and TMT to consider what capabilities or upgrades to these instruments might facilitate the study of extragalactic molecules most?

This 4-day NAASC workshop will consist of a number of invited talks to guide the discussions of relevant questions to be addressed. Contributed abstracts will be solicited, and the SOC will select a subset for oral presentations. The rest of the accepted abstracts will be posters, with 1m introductions (Flash Posters) of the posters during the meeting. Registration will include workshop materials, daily breakfast, breaks, and a welcome reception. Optional excursions and a conference dinner will also be available.

Workshop Dates and Deadlines:

  • Abstracts Open – December 2015
  • Registration Open – January 2016
  • Abstracts Due – February 15, 2016
  • Final Program – March 8, 2016
  • Registration Closes - March 21, 2016
  • Hotel Reservation Deadline– March 20, 2016


  • Brett McGuire, chair (NRAO)
  • Susanna Aalto (Onsala)
  • Crystal Brogan (NRAO)
  • Eric Herbst (UVa)
  • Amanda Kepley (NRAO)
  • Mark Lacy (NRAO)
  • Jeff Mangum (NRAO)
  • Satoki Matsushita (ASIAA)
  • David Meier (NMT)
  • Naseem Rangwala (NASA Ames)
  • Chris Willott (NRC)
  • Al Wootten (NRAO)

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