Astronomers' Days 2024

News & updates

(29.02.2024) The abstract deadline is extended until March 15th. The final registration fees have now been determined (see below under "Fees".).
(09.02.2024) The conference poster is now available! Download a printable poster here or a smaller web version here for distribution online.
(15.01.2024) Registration is now open (see below). The abstract submission deadline is 29.2.2024.
(16.10.2023) Registration will open in early-2024. More details coming soon.

Basic information

Dates: 20-22 May 2024.
Scope: Bringing together the researchers and students working with astronomy, space physics, cosmology, and related fields, in Finland.
Venue: Hotel Scandic Vaasa in Vaasa.
Accommodation: To stay at the conference hotel, book your accommodation via this link.
Presentations: The options are a contributed talk (15-20 min) and a poster. Please include your title and abstract in the registration form (see below).
Remote option: A possibility to view the presentations virtually will likely be provided for a small fee. Virtual presentations will not be an option by default.
Language of the meeting: English
Registration and abstract submission: Open through this form. The abstract deadline is March 15th, 2024. The payment is not required at the time of registration but the payment information will be provided later.
Fees: The registration fee categories are:
Student member: 70€
Student non-member: 140€
Member: 140€
Non-member: 200€
Remote participation: 20€
If you want to join FAS right now, you can do so via e-mail (see contact information below). Press representatives should pay the fees based on their membership status. Doctoral students are considered students.
More information:
1) Other events include the Annual meeting of the FAS board, three invited speakers (see below) and Vaisala prize session for the outstanding doctoral thesis. During the Annual meeting, new board members will be elected for the next year. If you are interested to serve on the board, please let us know via email.
2) We will also have nice social program following in the footsteps of AD2022 in Jyväskylä! More information coming in early-2024.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at info at ttseura dot fi

Introducing the Invited Speakers

Colin Snodgrass

Prof. Colin Snodgrass

Prof. Colin Snodgrass is a Professor at the Royal Observatory of the University of Edinburgh. He is an astronomer and planetary scientist, and studies the minor bodies of our solar system via remote observations using telescopes, and through exploration by spacecraft. His main area of expertise is in research into comets. He was the deputy PI for the ESA's Comet Interceptor mission, and part of the teams working on the ESA's Rosetta and Hera and NASA's DART missions.

Foteini Oikonomou

Dr. Foteini Oikonomou

Dr. Foteini Oikonomou is an Associate Professor of physics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She is a theoretical astroparticle physicist working to understand how extreme astrophysical environments accelerate particles and radiation to high-voltage energies. She has advanced the technique of modelling the multi-messenger (radiation, cosmic-ray, and neutrino) emission of active galactic nuclei, which allows astrophysicists to determine the physical conditions in these objects.

John Antoniadis

Dr. John Antoniadis

Dr. John Antoniadis is an Associate Researcher at the FORTH Institute of Astrophysics at Heraklion, Crete. He leads the Stellar Afterlife and Transients group and is the PI of the ARGOS Telescope project, designing a cutting-edge European radio telescope for multi-messenger astrophysics directly addressing multiple fundamental scientific questions, from the nature of dark matter and dark energy to the origin of fast radio bursts.


The Astronomers' Days are organised by the Finnish Astronomical Society with the help of the Scientific Organising Comittee. The event is funded by participation fees and sponsorship/grants from TSV, FINCA, and others.

Scientific Organising Committee

Mélina Poulain (Oulu), chair
Mikael Granvik (Helsinki/Luleå)
Tuomas Savolainen (Aalto/Metsähovi)
Elina Lindfors (Turku)
Panagiotis Charalampopoulos (Turku)

Local Organising Committee

Riku Rautio (Oulu), chair
Karri Koljonen (Norwegian Univ. of Science and Tech.)
Emma Mannfors (Helsinki)
Anne Virkki (Helsinki)
Pouya M. Kouch (Turku/Metsähovi)
Quentin Salomé (Aalto/FINCA)


FINCA, Suomen ESO-keskus
FINCA, Finnish Centre for Astronomy with ESO
Vaisala Oy
Tieteellisten seurain valtuuskunta
Federation of Finnish Learned Societies
Magnus Ehrnroothin säätiö
Magnus Ehrnrooth Foundation