Registration (deadline: June 1, 2017)

For general information about the Dark Universe meeting in Lanzhou ( conference goals, travel advice, visa help, etc.) click this link. To register, please fill out the form below.

Registration for the conference "Shedding Light on the Dark Universe with Extremely Large Telescopes," to be held in Lanzhou, China from August 30-September 2, 2017, is now open until June 1, 2017.

We will need your full name, university or affiliation, and email address.

Please indicate whether you want to present a talk or a poster.

Include your talk/poster title and paste in your abstract.

If you need a visa invitation letter, we'll need your passport information included in the form below:

  • Your full name as it appears on your passport
  • Your passport number
  • Your nationality
  • The dates you expect to arrive and depart China
  • Name of the city where you will apply to for a Chinese visa
Provide the same information for any guests who may accompany you. If you do not need a visa invitation letter, type "N/A" in the space provided.

We will need a list of any food allergies and/or whether you are vegetarian. If none of these issues apply, type "None."

We will need your choice of hotel. There are two conference hotels:

  • NingWoZhuang Hotel. Newly built, only open to the general public recently, for 480 rmb (about $70) per night, while some rooms with no windows are available for 360 rmb. The staff speaks English.
  • HuaYu Hotel. A decent budget hotel (with some rooms permitting smokers), minimal daily room cleaning, for 240 rmb/night ($35).

We will offer two optional excursions:

  • Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Region to see Labrang Temple (2000 monks, yak butter statue museum, etc.) and the Sangke Grasslands (yaks, Edelweiss, hiking, some wild dogs). This would be an overnight trip from the late afternoon of Sept 1 to Sept 2. The price would be about $100 each, depending on accommodations there (there is a very nice hotel and also cheaper ones).
  • BingLingSi Buddha caves. This is an all day car ride and boat trip on the yellow river to a place with spectacular scenery and some very big and many reasonably big Buddhas, some of the oldest in China. It costs about $50 each. The downside is that with a day trip you only get about one to one-and-a-half hours at the site.

Indicate on the form which tour you would prefer or type None.