April 19-22, 2016 - Puerto Varas, Chile


Scientific Writing for Young Astronomers

The 4th Scientific Writing for Young Astronomers will take place on
April 19 to 22 at Hotel Cabannas del Lago in Puerto Varas.

Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park in Ensenada (about 30 min from Puerto Varas)

Hotel Cabannas del Lago in Puerto Varas

A word of Patricio Rojo, the Director of the school:

From April 19 to 22, 2016, the beautiful town of Puerto Varas in Chile will host the fourth edition of the Scientific Writing School for Young Astronomers organized by the A&A journal and co-sponsored by Astronomy & Astrophysics, Sociedad Chilena de Astronomia (SOCHIAS) and EDP Sciences.

Experienced researchers, editors and language experts will be coming together to provide a hands-on experience for graduate students and early-career astronomers. Topics include effective and ethical science writing, visual communication, language editing, astronomy libraries and databases, and the publication process.

In order to provide a personalized experience, registration will be limited to 40 participants who, after registration, need only to take care of travel expenses.

Palabras del director de la escuela, Patricio Rojo

Desde el 19 al 22 de Abril, en la hermosa ciudad de Puerto Varas en Chile se dará lugar a la cuarta versión de la Escuela de Escritura Científica para Astrónomos Jovenes (SWYA) de la revista A&A y coorganizado por la Sociedad Chilena de Astronomía (SOCHIAS). Investigadores experimentados, editores y expertos del lenguaje Inglés proveerán una inolvidable experiencia práctica a estudiantes y astrónomos que recién comienzan su carrera científica. Temas incluyen Escritura científica efectiva y ética, comunicación visual, edición de lenguaje, librerias y base de datos astronómicas, y el proceso de publicación.

Con el fin de proveer una experiencia personalizada, se limitará el número de asistentes a 40 personas quienes, despues de pagar el registro, solo deben preocuparse de los gastos de transporte.




To learn how a paper is peer-reviewed was very interesting because it explains the time needed to publish a paper. It also shows the quality of the papers in A&A. These information will be very useful in my work. The school was perfect, very interesting, very useful and nicely organized. Just continue to organize this school because for young astronomers, it's perfect.

Student from the second SWYA

A&A is a journal where astronomers publish their papers. I am impressed how big editorial work the A&A team does to improve the papers and help the scientists

Student from the third SWYA

Download the program (PDF)

Contacts

Patricio Rojo
Departamento de Astronomia
Universidad de Chile
Casilla 36-D
Santiago, Chile

EDP Sciences
Les Ulis, France
Tel.: +33.1.69.18.15.24
Fax: +33.1.69.86.07.65
swya@edpsciences.org