July 29 - Aug 3 2018, Boston / Cambridge, USA

The "Cambridge Workshops of Cool Stars, Stellar Systems and the Sun" are held biennially and have evolved to be the premier conference series for cool star research.

We have almost reached our maximum capacity of 500 attendees. We will close registration on July 10th or when we hit 500 attendees, whatever comes first. So register now if you plan to come.

Poster abstracts will be posted before the end of June.

SOC and LOC plan the following important dates:

Registration overview

This page explaines how to register for the conference itself. The following events require a separate registration:

Registration for conference

Our facilities can support about 500 attendees. Based on the previous Cool Stars meetings, we expect that every interested astronomer should have a chance to join in, but the only guarantee is to register early. Early registration is 475 $ till May 1st. After that the price will increase to 550 $ (regular registration) till June 15th. Late registration will be 600 $. Full registration includes the opening reception on Sunday, access to the conference on all five days with coffee breaks and the conference dinner on Thursday. We offer 1-d registration for 125 $ / day (which includes coffee breaks but not the opening reception or banquet) as well as extra guest tickets for the opening reception or the banquet.

At the time of registration you can also book one of the excursions.

We accept all major credit cards. Registration and credit card processing is handled by secure servers of the Smithsonian Institution. Click here to be forwarded to the payment form. Contact Jenine Humber if you have any problems or questions related to registration and payment.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing or via email by June 15, 2018 for a full refund less a $30 processing charge. Cancellations received June 15, 2018 through July 15, 2018 receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made after July 16, 2018, or persons who do not appear at the workshop are not eligible for any refund.

Tour/Banquet Policy

Cancellations for tours or banquet guests must be received in writing or via email by June 15, 2018 for a full refund less a $30 processing charge. Cancellations received June 15, 2018 through July 15, 2018 receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made after June 16, 2018, or persons who do not attend are not eligible for any refund. Conference registrants who do not plan on attending the banquet or other events included in the standard registration fee are not eligible for a partial refund.

Registration for EXOPAG 18 workshop

See here.

Registration for CIAO workshop

The CIAO workshop requires a separate registration (at no cost except maybe for pizza) here.

The workshop will take place on Sunday July 28th, at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. We'll distribute specific directions how to get there closer to the meeting.

Registration for hack day

The Hack day requires a separate registration (no cost except maybe for pizza) in this form and attendance is limited to 50 people first come-first served. If all spots are filled, we'll keep a wait list, so please let us know if you registered but your plans changed!

The Hack day will take place on Saturday Aug 4th, at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. We'll distribute specific directions how to get there closer to the meeting.