MARAC logo superimposed on beautiful photo of spaceMidAmerican Regional Astrophysics Conference 2016
Regional Meeting of the American Astronomical Society

Friday and Saturday, April 8 - 9
46th Mid-American Regional Astrophysics Conference
University of Missouri, Kansas City
Kansas City, MO 64110

Please note: the meeting on Friday, April 8 begins at 12 PM for registration and posters, 1 PM for talks.

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.


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.

If you intend to present a paper, presentations can be in the form of posters or as oral talks. The oral presentations are composed of 15-minute talks (including time for questions). When completing the on-line registration, please submit your title and abstract, with authors and institutions, before Wednesday, March 23. 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 as they become available.


Invited Speaker


FINAL PROGRAM: APR. 17/18, 2015

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: If you have questions about the site of the meeting, please feel free to contact Dr. Mark Brodwin via email at:brodwinm@umkc.


Barbara J. Anthony-Twarog:
Mark Brodwin:
Jim Caffey:
Jason Ferguson:
Dick Henry: 
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.

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