“The Sharpest Eyes on the Sky” is intended as a conference for the high angular resolution astronomical community. We, the Local Organising Committee (LOC), value the participation of each member of the community and wish all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the conference (including excursions and other conference-related events).
As the conference will be held on University of Exeter premises, all conference participants are expected to show the same respect and courtesy to university staff and students and conform to the following Code of Conduct. This is aligned with the Royal Astronomical Society Code of Conduct. The LOC will enforce this code throughout the event.
“The Sharpest Eyes on the Sky” LOC are dedicated to providing a harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of marital or parental status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, race, nationality, religion, physical appearance or body size. We will not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.
- All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds.
- Sexual language and imagery of any form are not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks.
- Be kind to others.
- Do not insult or put down other attendees.
- Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist or other exclusionary jokes are not appropriate at the conference.
Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the conference, without a refund, at the sole discretion of the LOC.
The LOC considers harassment to include offensive comments, gestures and behaviour related to marital or parental status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, race, nationality, religion, physical appearance or body size; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking, following, harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Conduct can be harassment even if it was not intended to violate the recipient’s dignity, if it had that effect. A single incident may amount to harassment if it is sufficiently serious. Conduct normally becomes harassment if it persists once it has been made clear that the behaviour is regarded as offensive. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.
Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, respectful conference for everyone.