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About Cool Stars

The Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems, and the Sun (better known as "Cool Stars") is the longest running independent astronomy workshop series, with the first workshop held in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1980. Since then, Cool Stars has occurred largely biennially, bouncing between North America and Europe since 1993. Previous hosts include Santa Fe, NM; Boulder, CO; Seattle, WA; Tucson, AZ; Athens, GA; Florence, Italy; Tenerife, Spain; Hamburg, Germany; Pasadena, CA; St. Andrews, Scotland; Barcelona, Spain; and Flagstaff, AZ. We are delighted to add Uppsala to this list.

Cool Stars gathers approximately 400 international experts on brown dwarfs, low-mass stars (from the pre-main-sequence through the asymptotic giant branch), solar physics, circumstellar environments, extrasolar planets, and astrobiology. Ultimately, the workshop creates a stimulating environment for a cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas and results. Cool Stars meetings have a long tradition of presenting cutting-edge science, demonstrated by the presentation of outstanding results, such as the discovery of the first extrasolar planet around a Sun-like star and the first confirmed brown dwarf, which were both first announced at Cool Stars 9 in Florence, Italy in 1995.

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Code of Conduct

The Cool Stars 19 organizers are committed to making this meeting productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Please follow these guidelines:

Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the event at the sole discretion of the organizers without a refund of any charge.

Any participant who wishes to report a violation of this policy is asked to speak, in confidence, to Sofia Ramstedt sofia.ramstedt@physics.uu.se or Paul Barklem paul.barklem@physics.uu.se.

This code of conduct was originally designed for an astronomy conference in London, adapted by Andrew Pontzen and Hiranya Peiris from a document by Software Carpentry, which itself derives from original Creative Commons documents by PyCon and Geek Feminism.

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