Eusja och den holländska föreningen för vetenskapsjournalisitik inbjuder SFVJs medlemmar till astronomisk studieresa 28 september-2 oktober 2008.

Vanliga Eusjaregler gäller. Man betalar själv sin resa till Holland, men är sedan den holländska föreningens gäst.

Ansök före 1 augusti 2008 till Frank Nuijens

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Dear Colleague,

As you know, the Dutch Association of Science Journalists (VWN) organises an international excursion on behalf of the members of the European Union of Science Journalists (EUSJA).

Journalists are invited on a 5-day tour (28 September - 2 October) that will take them from the giant radiotelescopes in Westerbork to the ESA Space Centre Estec in Noordwijk, with many more highlights of Dutch science and technology in between.

Top-ranking astronomers will brief them on the latest news on the expanding cosmos, and they will have close encounters of the third kind with brand new space technology.

From our launch pad in the university town of Leiden, the group will visit locations across the country, including the city of Amsterdam and the famous Deltawerken in Zeeland.

To be eligable for this excursion, the usual EUSJA criteria apply. Journalists with a proven record in reporting on space science, astronomy or physics will be admitted with priority.

Registration closes on 1 August. The number of spaces available on the excursion is limited, so the organising committee will make a selection of the journalists who registered. In principle, we aim to welcome one journalist per EUSJA country. The final selection will be announced on 10 August at the latest, which should allow delegates plenty of time to make travel arrangements.

More information:

As yet, no participants from your country have registered. Some countries will select their participating delegate themselves. If that is the case for your association, please disregard this message and I look forward to receiving the name of your delegate before 1 August. If your association allows delegates to register themselves directly through us, could you please distribute this announcement again within your association?

Thank you very much!

Best regards,

Frank Nuijens
Member of the organising committee of "Starring: Science"