Star formation across the scales: star clusters to galactic disks

This is the first announcement for the workshop « Star formation across the scales: star clusters to galactic disks », hosted by McMaster University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy in conjunction with the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA). The workshop will take place on McMaster’s campus from August 12th to August 14th, 2024. The workshop will showcase work by Canadian junior researchers, particularly graduate students, on the topics of observations and simulations of star formation in galaxies, from the scale of star clusters to galactic disks. We welcome talk and poster applications from anyone working in the field.

We are currently accepting abstract submissions for talks and posters at this link:

Abstract submissions for talks will end on March 28th, and talks will be announced by April 12th. Early registration will end on April 26thbut registration for posters will continue until the conference. Some travel subsidy is available for early career researchers; applications for travel subsidy should be submitted along with your abstract.

We hope to see you in August!

Best regards,

The Organizing Committee

Hector Robinson
Claude Cournoyer-Cloutier
Padraic Odesse
Rachel Pillsworth
Jeremy Karam
Marta Reina-Campos
James Wadsley
Ralph Pudritz

CASCA to 2024

Dear CASCA members,

We are excited to welcome you to Toronto for CASCA TO 2024 (, co-hosted by the University of Toronto and York University, and held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. A block of rooms at the Sheraton is already available (see the accommodations page if you wish to begin planning your trip:

Registration will officially open in a few weeks and closes on June 1(but the early-bird deadline is April 17, 2024). Abstract submission will open shortly, and will close March 28th.

IMPORTANT: The LOC is currently in discussion with a professional childcare service to provide childcare at CASCA. This childcare would be onsite at the Sheraton, so that attendees who have children may drop-off/visit/pick-up their child(ren) as needed during active conference hours. This childcare would be subsidised and provided at low or no additional cost to attendees with children. If you are interested in making use of childcare at CASCA, then please fill out this form ( as soon as possible and no later than March 8.

As we start planning the scientific program, please contact the SOC if you would like to recommend/request a special session or town hall. We have already received a few special session and town hall requests. Additional requests for sessions will be considered until March 8. While we will do our best to schedule sessions, please note that it may not be possible to fit in all requested sessions. Please note that in anticipation of the CASCA 2025 midterm review, all town halls will be requested to answer specific questions and submit a short post-meeting report to the CASCA board. These reports will serve as a guide in the 2025 midterm review.

For further details and information, please contact the SOC co-chairs: Prof. Rahul Kannar ( and Prof. Josh Speagle (

Cool Stars 22 Splinter Session: Planet-Host Cool Dwarfs


We invite the community to join our Cool Stars 22 splinter session on Thursday, 27 June 2024, in San Diego, California, USA:

« Planet-Host Cool Dwarfs: Star-Planet Connection and Tracing Planetary Formation and Composition »

The abstract submission deadline for contributed talks is 15 March 2024.

Please visit our website for details:

If you have any questions regarding our session, please contact me (

Neda Hejazi