2014 CAASTRO Annual Science Conference

The 2014 CAASTRO Annual Science Conference “Supernovae in the local universe: Celebrating 10,000 days of supernova 1987”was held at

Novatel Pacific Bay Resort, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia.

Conference dates: Monday 11th – Friday 15th August 2014

Topics discussed included:

  • Observations and modelling of individual nearby supernovae
  • Observations and constraints on supernova progenitors
  • Progenitor mass loss, pre-supernova activity and supernova “imposters”
  • Theories of core collapse, thermonuclear supernovae and explosion mechanisms
  • Supernova 1987A at 10,000 days
  • Historical supernovae, young supernova remnants and light echoes
  • Wide-field surveys, automated classifications and new types of transients
  • Future instruments: SKA, LSST, eROSITA