CASCA 2018 will feature several lunch sessions generously hosted by the institutions or research groups shown below.  All attendees are urged to attend the plenary Town Hall Lunch.

So that we can arrange for an appropriate number of ‘brown bag’ lunches for each of these sessions please indicate which lunch sessions you plan to attend when you register.  We ask that if you do not register for a particular session that you do not partake in a complimentary lunch.

Lunch SessionDateSponsor
CASCA Town Hall MeetingWednesday, May 23ACURA
Gemini LunchThursday, May 24Gemini and NRC
SKA LunchThursday, May 24ACURA
CFHT LunchFriday, May 25CFHT
CITA AGM (by invitation only)Friday, May 25CITA

An additional special session on “A National Centre for Optical-Infrared Astronomy” will take place late in the day on Thursday, 24 May. This will consist of a presentation and open discussion of the creation of a new US centre for OIR astronomy, which has broad potential opportunities for Canadian astronomers interested in TMT, GMT, LSST, Gemini, MSE, data-intensive astronomy, time-domain astronomy, etc.

Code of Conduct
The organizers are committed to making this meeting productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, nationality, political affiliation, religion, ability status, physical appearance or educational background. (Read more)