Uttarakhand, Nainital

Young Astronomers' Meet 2022

9th-13th November, ARIES, Nainital, India

  • List of selected participants
  • About the Meeting
  • Topics Covered
YAM2022 | Young Astronomers' Meet

About the Meeting

Young Astronomers' Meet is an annual gathering of Ph.D. students working on astronomy and astrophysics at various institutes and universities around the country. YAM has been a popular event ever since its inaugural edition, which took place at IUCAA/NCRA Pune 30 years ago. Unfortunately, YAM could not be organised in the previous two years (2020 and 2021) due to COVID-related restrictions. We are pleased to announce that the Aryabhatta Research Institute of observational sciencES (ARIES), located near the picturesque hill city of Nainital, will host the 2022 edition of YAM. You are cordially invited to participate in YAM-2022. The event will be for 5 days (9-13 November 2022), with the conference taking up 4 of those days, and one day for a visit to the Devasthal observatory, which contains Asia's largest telescopes: the 3.6m DOT and the 4m ILMT.

ARIES Hostel

Topics Covered

The following topics will be covered in this meeting:

  • Astronomical Instrumentation
  • Sun and Planetary Science
  • Exoplanets
  • Stellar Astrophysics
  • Extragalactic Astrophysics and IGM
  • Galactic Physics and ISM
  • Cosmology
  • General Relativity and Gravitational Waves
  • High Energy Astrophysics

Milkyway view from ARIES

Eligibility Criteria

All Ph.D. students pursuing research in the disciplines of Astronomy, Astrophysics, and related domains in India can register for YAM-2022. There is no fee for the conference. Participants who register will be notified about the decision of the SOC within September, 15.

Only students who are in or above the second year of Ph.D. program and those who would not have defended their thesis until August, 2022 are eligible to apply.

ARIES, Manora Peak, Nainital

Important Dates

Opens01 August, 2022
Abstract Submission Deadline31 August, 2022
Announcement of Participants15 September, 2022
Meeting Dates09-13 November, 2022
ARIES, Manora Peak, Nainital


  • Registration is open for all Ph.D. students (in or above the second year) registered in Indian Universities .
  • There is no registration fee.
  • Kindly fill the below linked form to register for the meeting.
Registration Closed
ARIES, Manora Peak

Accommodation and Travel support

Outstation participants will be provided shared accommodation in the ARIES campus. Candidates also have the option to arrange accomodation in Hotels/Guest Houses in Nainital.
Travel support up to return 3AC train fare will be provided to Ph.D. students enrolled in the Universities upon providing valid journey tickets. Participants belonging to research institutes are requested to arrange support form their parent institute.

How to reach?

ARIES, Manora Peak


YAM2022 Poster