TASC5/KASC12 workshop

22-26 July 2019, MIT / Cambridge, USA

Preliminary program online.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Abstract submission opens: 5 Feb 2019
  • Registration opens: 20 March 2019
  • Contributed talk abstract deadline: extended to 26 Apr 2019
  • Contributed talks announced: 24 May
  • Early registration deadline: 7 June 2019
  • Poster abstract deadline: 7 June 2019

  • Welcome reception and registration: 21 July 2019
  • TASC5/KASC12 Workshop dates: 22-26 July 2019
  • TESS Science Conference, also at MIT the following week starting 29 July 2019

Registration for conference

Abstract submission and registration are separate processes. Please ensure that you register AND submit and abstract.

Our facilities can support over 250 attendees. Based on the previous TASC/KASC meetings, we expect that every interested astronomer should have a chance to join in, but the only guarantee is to register early.

Full registration includes the opening reception, talks, all coffee breaks and the social dinner.

Abstract submission


Invited speakers should plan for a talk of 25 min plus 5 min for questions. Contributed talks should be 12 min long plus 3 min for questions and invited software presentations should be 20 min plus 5 min for questions. The resolution of the projector is 1920 x 1080 (so the format is 16:9). Presentations need to be uploaded onto our computer before the talk, so contact an LOC member at least 2 hours before your talk. Our computers provide standard presentation software for pdf, PowerPoint, KeyNote, LibreOffice and OpenOffice as well as webbrowsers and software for common movie formats. If you have any special requirements, please contact us at tasc5@mit.edu before the conference.


Depending on the number of posters, posters may be displayed throughout the conference (Monday to Friday) or in two blocks. We will provide all hardware required to hang up posters. The space for each poster is a square where each side is $$1.75\times10^{-9}R_{\odot}=122\;\textrm{cm}=4.0\;\textrm{ft}$$ long.