National Astronomy Meeting (NAM2024) – 14-19 July 2024 – The University of Hull

The Royal Astronomical Society’s 2024 National Astronomy Meeting (NAM2024) will be held at the University of Hull from Sunday 14th July to Friday 19th July. In addition to the UK’s astronomy community, the meeting includes the UK Solar Physics (UKSP) community and participation from the Magnetosphere Ionosphere and Solar-Terrestrial (MIST) community.

The call for session proposals is now open. We encourage members of the Astronomy, UKSP and MIST community from all levels of seniority to apply for specialist and cross-disciplinary scientific presentation and discussion sessions. As well as hosting parallel sessions of varying duration, the conference may host collaborative meetings, workshops and lunch sessions. The applicants of any successful proposals will be expected to take on the role of scientific organisers of the session. We also encourage proposals for dedicated sessions on issues relevant to the UK astronomical community, such as sustainability, engagement, diversity, and inclusion.

We will provide the opportunity for the community to apply for longer two-day “key sessions”, which allow for more in-depth coverage of exciting areas. If you wish your session proposal to be considered for a key session slot, simply indicate this in your submission, the email for which is noted below.

We are currently planning for a hybrid meeting, in which a large number of participants attend in person, but with the opportunity for remote participation for additional delegates. Session conveners should consider any implications for their proposals.

The NAM2024 web page is in the midst of being populated ( and will continually be updated throughout January with further details, but in the meantime, we are happy to announce that the Call for Session Proposals is now open. Proposals should be submitted via email to

The deadline for submitting proposals for sessions is Wednesday 7th Feb 2024 at 17:00 UTC.

For information or queries about NAM 2024 please contact the organisers on