The 52nd Young European Radio Astronomers Conference (YERAC) will be held in Manchester/Jodrell Bank, UK, from 12-15 September 2023

The Young European Radio Astronomers Conference (YERAC) has been running since 1968, giving early career researchers from across Europe an opportunity to meet and present their research to their peers. The relaxed atmosphere provides a welcoming introduction to conferences and this is the sixth time that the University of Manchester/Jodrell Bank will host YERAC. YERAC promotes an inclusive and diverse environment.


Up to 40 participants will be invited to YERAC 2023 via nomination from their institution director. All of the participants will give a talk of 15 minutes + 5 minutes of questions. The full science and social programme will be released closer to the conference date.

Date and Venue

YERAC 2023 will be held at the Alan Turing Building at the University of Manchester from Tuesday 12 September - Friday 16 September 2023. We plan an excursion to Jodrell Bank Observatory on the Thursday afternoon to see the telescopes and visitor centre.


The link to register is on the right hand side of this page. Registration is now closed.

Fees, Funding, Visas and Travel Support

We expect to waive registration fees, but participants will have to cover their own accommodation and transport fees. To facilitate organising visas, please register and request a visa letter as soon as possible.

Organising Committee

Emmanuel Bempong-Manful (Chair)
Rob Beswick
Geferson Lucatelli
Katie Shaw
Kelvin Wandia
David Williams

Meeting Sponsors

This event has received funding from the e-MERLIN VLBI National Facility and the University of Manchester.

Code of Conduct

The organisers are committed to making this meeting productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

Please follow these guidelines:
  1. Behave professionally. Harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary comments or jokes are not appropriate. Harassment includes sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, sexual attention or innuendo, deliberate intimidation, stalking, and photography or recording of an individual without consent. It also includes offensive comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion.
  2. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual or sexist language and imagery is not appropriate.
  3. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees.

Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the meeting at the sole discretion of the organisers. Any participant who wishes to report a violation of this policy is asked to speak, in confidence, to one of the organisers.

The above code of conduct is based on the SPINS-UK Code of Conduct", which itself is based on the "London Code of Conduct", as originally designed for the conference “Accurate Astrophysics. Correct Cosmology", held in London in July 2015. The London Code was adapted with permission 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. It is released under a CC-Zero licence for reuse. To help track people's improvements and best practice, please retain this acknowledgement, and log your re-use or modification of this policy at

Please also see the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics Code of Conduct too.