The first NPA conference in January 2001 was planned and organized in Israel. It returns to its originally envisioned site 10 years later, as the fifth Edition of this series of conferences.

The Israeli scientific scene exhibits a wide variety of research activities in various areas of nuclear physics and astrophysics. In particular, the new SARAF accelerator at Soreq Nuclear Research Center, presently undergoing final acceptance tests of its Phase-I, will serve as a platform for production of radioactive ion beams and nuclear -astrophysics research in Israel.
The scientific program will follow the general outline of previous Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics conferences, with the main focus being on the inter-fertilization of nuclear physics and astrophysics.

The topics to be covered at NPA5 include: