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First Announcement of the IRAM User Meeting on December 1st and 2nd, 1997 in Grenoble

IRAM plans to organise a User Meeting on December 1st and 2nd, 1997 in Grenoble.

For this meeting we will try to find a new format as recommended by IRAM's Scientific Advisory Committee which had noticed with concern the low level of attendance at the last meeting and suggested the following : ``In addition to the presentations of the status reports on the IRAM instruments and the development plans, to invite a number of leading scientists (preferably users of the IRAM instruments) to review the state of key problems in various fields of research (solar system, evolved stars, ISM, star-formation, nearby galaxies, high-z objects) and to discuss how the existing and future instrumentation of the IRAM telescopes could contribute to solving them.''

As a consequence, we want to focus the scientific part of the meeting on a few key topics, introduced by a review talk, followed by short contributions and poster presentations, and leaving substantial time for discussions.

If you are interested to participate in this meeting -- as we hope ! --, PLEASE, SEND A PRELIMINARY NOTICE to Mrs G.Matoso ( in which you also indicate the title of any contribution you plan to make (oral and/or poster) BEFORE SEPTEMBER 15th, 1997. BASED ON YOUR RESPONSES we will propose a PRELIMINARY AGENDA FOR MEETING IN THE NEXT NEWSLETTER.