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Feeding, Feedback, and Fireworks: Celebrating Our Cosmic Landscape

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Late in June 2013, the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) hold an international astronomy conference which was hosted in the tropical paradise of Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia. The meeting, entitled "Feeding, Feedback, and Fireworks: Celebrating Our Cosmic Landscape", was the 6th of the Southern Cross Conference Series, jointly supported by the AAO and CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS).

Links to some of the conference talks in PDF format are available in the Schedule.

Check also the Mini conference proceedings collected via Twitter.


The Southern Cross Astrophysics Conferences are held annually around Australia with the aim of attracting international experts with wide ranging skills to discuss a particular astrophysical topic. This conference was focus on galaxy evolution and how various feedback and feeding processes transfer energy into and out of galaxies. We intended to bring together observations, from radio to X-rays, and the best available theoretical models, to create a more complete picture of our cosmic landscape.


The Conference Booklet has been released (link to PDF file).


The Final Schedule has been released (updated 21st June 2013).


REGISTRATION AND ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS ALREADY CLOSED.



Please read important information regarding Payments



Invited Speakers:

  • Alyson Brooks
  • Daniella Calzetti
  • Matthew Colless
  • Rob Crain
  • Andy Fabian
  • Lisa Fogarty
  • Phil Hopkins
  • Lisa Kewley
  • Crystal Martin
  • Ian McCarthy
  • Daisuke Nagai
  • Danail Obreschkow
  • Aaron Robotham
  • Amelie Saintonge
  • Stas Shabala
  • Rachel Somerville
  • Jessica Werk
  • Gillian Wilson

For more information about the conference, please see the links in the box Conference Links near the lower left corner of this page. You will find links for The Scientific Organising Committee (SOC) and the Local Organising Committee (LOC), as well as the Important Dates. Registration for the Conference and Call for Papers are now open and will close on May 15th, 2013. The deadline for talk requests is 30th March, 2013. Please also read important information regarding Payments. The Program Schedule and the Conference Booklet have been already released. The almost final list of the participants is also included. You can find links containing details about the Conference Venue and Accommodation as well as travel information about how to arrive to Hamilton Island under getting there. The details of the trip on Saturday 29 June, 2013 are compiled in trip to Great Barrier Reef. Please note that visitors coming from overseas will need to obtain a valid Australian Visa.


Please send any queries to: fireworks13.


The conference is supported by the following institutions:

Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS)
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