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Canadian Astronomical Society

CASCA 2023 Annual General Meeting
“The Broad Spectrum of Canadian Astronomy”

Canadian Astronomical Society logo // logo de la société canadienne d'astronomie

June 12 – 16, 2023
Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre, Penticton, BC

Welcome to CASCA 2023!

The annual meeting of the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) will be taking place in-person this year. We will also broadcast talks for remote participants. The meeting will be co-hosted by the National Research Council of Canada’s Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Centre and the University of British Columbia. It will be held in Penticton, BC, near the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory and UBC’s Okanagan Campus. We acknowledge with respect that CASCA 2023 is being held on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan People.


The program includes a graduate student workshop and a teachers’ workshop on Monday June 12, the annual general meeting Tuesday – Thursday June 13 – 15, and a tour of the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory on Friday June 16.

Health protocols

The meeting will be held primarily indoors in a large conference venue with a large number of people. If you are feeling unwell, please participate remotely. We will provide COVID-19 rapid tests and ask all participants to test each morning before the meeting. We will also provide masks; we encourage but will not require participants to wear masks when physical distancing cannot be maintained. For participants who test positive for COVID-19 or develop COVID-like symptoms during or shortly before the meeting, we will refund a prorated portion of the difference between the in-person registration fee and the online registration fee. Participants who test positive should email the LOC co-chairs, Alex Hill and Roland Kothes. This policy is intended to reduce the probability of transmission of COVID-19 at the meeting and will change if needed in response to any changes in public health guidance.


We gratefully acknowledge the support of CASCA 2023’s sponsors.

National Research Council / Conseil national de recherches Canada logo
The University of British Columbia logo
Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto logo
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Physics / L'institut Canadien d'astrophysique théorique logo
Canada France Hawaii Telescope logo
International Gemini Observatory logo
SKAO logo
Canadian Space Agency logo // logo de l'agence spatiale canadienne

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