MARAC logo superimposed on beautiful photo of spaceMid-American Regional Astrophysics Conference 2018
3rd Annual Regional Meeting of the American Astronomical Society

Friday/Saturday, April 13/14
48th Mid-American Regional Astrophysics Conference
University of Missouri, KC
Kansas City, MO 64110

General Invitation

All professional scientists involved in teaching and/or research in astronomy/astrophysics/space science are cordially invited to present papers in ANY field of astronomy, astrophysics, or space science. Students are especially welcome. Advanced amateurs are also invited to attend.

The conference presentations are composed of 15-minute contributed talks (including questions) and posters following the same format as AAS meetings.  If you intend to present a talk or a poster, when completing the on-line registration form, please submit your paper title and abstract, with authors and institutions BEFORE


When completing the on-line form, please be sure to note any restrictions on when you can arrive or need to leave. Titles and abstracts will be posted on the MARAC site as they become available.

Meeting Announcement/Poster


All attendees, whether presenting a paper or not, are requested to complete the online registration form.

If you do not intend to present a paper at the meeting, you are free to register online anytime or on-site at the meeting.

REGISTRATION FEES WILL BE COLLECTED ON SITE. If you require a receipt, we will be happy to supply one.

Registration Fee:     $25                      Students: $10

Invited Speaker: Dr. Claudia Scarlata

Dr. Scarlata is an Associate Professor at the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics at the University of Minnesota. Her work is mostly observational in nature, targeting galaxies at different cosmic epochs to directly trace their evolution, while using local galaxies as laboratories to understand their distant analogs. Her recent work has focused on the poorly-understood balance between gas inflow (accretion of gas from the circumgalactic medium), outflow (energetic feedback into the interstellar medium due to stellar winds, supernova explosions, and black-hole activity) and gas consumption rate (star-formation).            




Poster backboards are 48" x 36" and mounted flat on a display easel; they can be oriented either vertically or horizontally.

There will be WiFi Internet access available at the meeting. The login and password will be provided on site.


Questions & Comments

If you have any comments and/or suggestions for MARAC in general, please contact the LOC (email addresses below) or, for meeting specifics, contact Bruce Twarog via email at:


Barbara J. Anthony-Twarog:
Mark Brodwin:
Jim Caffey:
Jason Ferguson:
Bret Lehmer:
Ryan Maderak:
Dan McIntosh: 
Gregory Rudnick:
Angela Speck:
Brian Thomas:
Bruce Twarog:

MARAC organizers abide by the AAS Ethics Statement and have adopted the Anti-Harassment Policy for Meetings and Activities of the American Astronomical Society and Divisions.

Related links

Department Communications

Colloquia         Seminars         Public Events         AAL



Department            Alumni


Mr. Bob Show              Colloquia

Alumni Remembrances          Public Lectures

Departmental Calendar

Paper of the Week

Dorival Gonçalves, Kyoungchul Kong*, Kazuki Sakurai, and Michihisa Takeuchi *KU Authors

See previous papers

Mr. Bob T-Shirts: Lab Support
Home to 50+ departments, centers, and programs, the School of the Arts, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration
KU offers courses in 40 languages
No. 1 ranking in city management and urban policy —U.S. News and World Report
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
KU Today
For one KU senior, the sight of a few thousand fired-up students tearing into his hard work isn’t a nightmare — it’…

Social Media

Find us on Facebook