The 9th Southeast Asia Astronomy Network (SEAAN) Meeting 2017

The 9th Southeast Asia Astronomy Network (SEAAN) Meeting 2017


In 2007, NARIT initiated the Southeast Asia Astronomical Network (SEAAN) with its aim to strengthen the research work and education activities among the ten member countries in Southeast Asia, namely, the State of Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, the Union of Myanmar, the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The mentioned parties have agreed to cooperate in the field of astronomy and science education. This cooperation will take place on the basis of equal footing and mutual benefit. The collaborative efforts will contribute to an enduring international linkage of aforementioned institutions for both scientific cooperation and assistance.

The SEAAN organises its annual meeting whose purpose is to bring together people working in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics research and education from the entire SEA region and certain parts of the world to enable them to share research results and exchange their experience. The 9th SEAAN Meeting 2017 is jointly organised by the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) and the University of Mandalay, held between November 29 and November 30 in Mandalay, Myanmar.

  • First announcement / Registration starts: 4th September 2017
  • Second announcement : 25th September 2017
  • Abstract submission deadline : 20th October 2017
  • Announcement of paper acceptance: 26th October 2017
  • Confirmation from selected applicants: 2nd November 2017
Invited speakers
(1) Myanmar Education Policy (Tentative)

Dr Thein Win
Director General of Department of Higher Education
Ministry of Education, Myanmar

(2) OAO Roles in the Global Arena

Sze-leung Cheung
IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach


Please fill up the linked registration form (free registration) for your participation. Registration form here.

The last date for registration and paper acceptance is 20th October, 2017.

Oral Presentation

When submitting for an oral presentation, register through the form first then you will be required to submit an abstract PDF to:
Presentation type: oral presentation only.
Depending on the format and type of proposal, it will be reviewed by the members of the SOC of the meeting according to the criteria described as follows. The decision about the acceptance will be announced by 19th October, 2017.

Review criteria for an oral presentation

Some necessary information should be included in the abstract for easing the review process:
The abstract (maximum 300 words) should:

  1. Briefly explain the theoretical/conceptual framework.
  2. Clearly explain the rationale and the need for the study (i.e. describes the status of current literature and the contributions of the paper).
  3. Explain the aim and the research problem/question.
  4. Explain the methods used.
  5. Present main findings and results.
  6. Give a conclusion.
  7. Give discussion and implications.
  8. Presentation on international/national/regional projects or practical ideas are welcomed.
List of Accepted Applicants for Oral Presentation
  1. Supachai Awichan (NARIT)
    Transit timing variation and transmission spectroscopy studies of transiting exoplanets with Thai telescopes –
  2. Nahathai Tanakul and Ata Sarajedini (NARIT, University of Florida)
    An analysis of the M31 galaxy’s population through RR Lyrae variables – Abstract
  3. Dr. Phrudth Jaroenjittichai (NARIT)
    Status of the RANGD project – Abstract
  4. Dr. Thant Htoo Aung (The Space and Universe Company)
    Promoting Public Outreach: Awareness of Astronomy in Myanmar – Abstract
  5. Gopal Niraula (Tribhuvan University)
    Astronomy Activities and Education Status in Nepal – Abstract
  6. Zaw Shin (Mandalar College)
    Simple Astrophysical Simulations for Collisionless Stellar Systems – Abstract
  7. Hla Win (University of Sagaing)
    An Analysis of Numerical Hydrodynamics for Spherical Symmetric Spacetimes – Abstract
  8. Htwe Nwe Oo (Yangon University of Education)
    Gravitational Collapse in Self-Similar Spacetimes – Abstract
  9. Naing Naing Wint Htoon (University of Yangon)
    Simple Simulations of Massless Scalar Field Minimally Coupled to Gravitational Field – Abstract
  10. Hla Hla Maw (University of Yangon)
    Dynamical Systems Approach to FRW Models – Abstract
  11. Aatma Ram Tiwari (Nepal)
    A study of a pulsar pumped cavity at longitude +36° – Abstract
  12. Jeffrey Abanto (Philippines)
    On the Signicant Role of Private Education Institutions on Philippine Astronomy Education – Abstract

University Research Center, University of Mandalay, Myanmar – Map


Great Wall Hotel – Map
Block (901), 78th Street
Between 42th and Theik Pan Street- Yangon High-way,
Mandalay, Myanmar
Phone +93-2-68460, 68461, 68464
Fax +95-2-68462

Scientific Organizing Committee

Prof. Boonrucksar Soonthornthum (Chair) – NARIT, Thailand
Dr. Utane Sawangwit – NARIT, Thailand
Dr. Puji Irawati – NARIT, Thailand
Dr. Cynthia Celebre – PAGASA, Philippines
Prof. Dr. Dinh Van Trung – IOP, Vietnam
Dr. Pham Ngoc Diep – VNSC, Vietnam
Prof. Hasan Abu Kassim – UM, Malaysia
Dr. Abel Yang – NUS, Singapore
Dr. Hakim L. Malasan – ITB, Indonesia
Prof. Khin Swe Myint –University of Mandalay, Myanmar
Prof. Yee Yee Oo –University of Mandalay, Myanmar

Local Organizing Committee

Prof. Lei Lei Win – Head of Physics Department, University of Mandalay, Myanmar
Prof. Kalyar Thwe – Physics Department, University of Mandalay, Myanmar
Prof. Yee Yee Oo – Physics Department , University of Mandalay, Myanmar
Ms. Supaluck Chanthawan (NARIT)
Ms. Sulisa Chariyalertsak (NARIT)
Mr. Wichan Insiri (NARIT)
Mr. Setthawut Thongmee (NARIT)


For further information, please contact:
Prof. Boonrucksar Soonthornthum (SOC Chair)
Address: National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailan (NARIT), Chiangmai, Thailand

Prof. Yee Yee Oo
Address: University of Mandalay, Mandalay, Myanmar
E-mail: and


National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT)
University of Mandalay, Myanmar