The XXVIIth Young European Astronomers Conference (YERAC) was held at the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory (MRAO), Cambridge from 1994 September 18th to the 23rd.
The conference brought together about fifty young radio astronomers from twelve different European countries. This meeting continued a series of successful YERAC meetings that have been held every year since 1968.
I 1968 Meudon France II 1969 Manchester United Kingdom III 1970 Dwingeloo The Netherlands IV 1971 Bonn (West) Germany V 1972 Bologna Italy VI 1973 Cambridge United Kingdom VII 1974 Onsala Sweden VIII 1975 Meudon France IX 1976 Torun Poland X 1977 Dwingeloo The Netherlands XI 1978 Manchester United Kingdom XII 1979 Puschino U.S.S.R. XIII 1980 Bologna Italy XIV 1981 Bonn (West) Germany XV 1982 Cambridge United Kingdom XVI 1983 Onsala Sweden XVII 1984 Zelenchukskaya U.S.S.R. XVIII 1985 Grenoble France XIX 1986 Dwingeloo The Netherlands XX 1987 Torun Poland XXI 1988 Manchester United Kingdom XXII 1989 Kharkov U.S.S.R. XXIII 1990 Guadalajara Spain XXIV 1991 Onsala Sweden XXV 1992 Bonn Germany XXVI 1993 Meudon France
MRAO is part of the Cavendish Laboratory, the Department of Physics of the Cambridge University. The Cavendish Laboratory, which is about 3 km from the centre of Cambridge, and the Observatory's radio telescopes are about 10 km to the south-west of Cambridge, at Lord's Bridge.
The programme of the conference consisted of scientific sessions in the Cavendish Laboratory all day on Monday and Wednesday, and in the mornings of Tuesday and Thursday. On Tuesday afternoon there was a visit to Lord's Bridge. Accommodation for the conference attendees was based at Wolfson Court (part of Girton College), a few minutes walk from the Cavendish Laboratory. Wolfson Court was also the site of two evening discourses, on Tuesday and Thursday, given by Profs John Baldwin and Richard Hills.
The Local Organizing Committee was:
Dr D.A. Green (Chairman),
Mr G. Cotter,
Ms J. Dennett-Thorpe,
Mr K. Grainge.