The 30th International Meteor Conference will take place in Sibiu, Romania, from 2011 September 15 to
18. The local organization is in the hands of the Romanian Society for Meteors
and Astronomy (SARM). The participation fee including full board is currently
set at 155 EUR.
Registration will be opened around mid-February. By that time, the web pages on
the 2011 IMC at the IMO web site providing all relevant information will be
operational. The current pre-announcement serves to allow all interested
parties to plan for this event.
The 2011 IMC is the second organized by SARM in Romania. The first one was in 2000 in Pucioasa, September 21-24.
Sibiu is an important city in Transylvania (a region of historical intrest in the central part of Romania)
with a population of 150,000. It is located 280 km north-west of Bucharest and is one of the most important
cultural centers of Romania. The old city of Sibiu was ranked as “Europe’s 8th most idyllic place to live” by
Forbes magazine and was designated as European Capital of Culture for the year 2007, in tandem with Luxembourg.
A video presentation of Sibiu and its surrounding area was
posted by SARM on YouTube and a full description of Sibiu city
is available on Wikipedia.
The organizers intend to organize the conference excursion on Transfăgărăşan highway, with lunch at the
Bâlea Restaurant located on Bâlea Lake, a glacier lake situated at 2,034 m altitude in the Făgăraş Mountains.
Contact (for the Local Organizing Committee): Valentin Grigore