Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors 1999

Amara Graps (
Thu, 17 Jun 1999 17:12:38 +0100


I've seen some other conference announcements posted here, so I'll post this as well, in case this conference might appeal to some of you astronomy enthusiasts. The astronomy subjects studied in this conference are in our own solar system, after all ...

At the end of this message, I attach a press announcement from Cornell.

Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors 1999

              Ithaca, New York
              26 to 30 July 1999

The Asteroid, Comets and Meteors Conference is held every three years in different international locations, and this year it is held in Ithaca, New York. The registration fee is $270 (guests and students $135). One guest is allowed per person registering under the standard fee.


P.S. I'll be giving a short talk that Friday morning and co-chairing my session as well ("Asteroid & Dust Dynamics"). .

-----------Cornell Press Announcement

Asteroid, Comet And Meteor Conference Set For July

The seventh International Conference on Asteroids, Comets and Meteors (ACM) will be held at Cornell University July 26-30. The conference is sponsored by NASA, the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Cornell.

A broad range of scientific sessions will present the latest developments in all aspects of studies on asteroids, comets and meteors, including observations, theories of origin and evolution, discoveries and astrometry.

Scientific sessions

The 450 abstracts submitted have been organized into 28 different sessions, for approximately 18 hours of plenary talks and 18 hours of parallel sessions. In the past, the organization of the ACM scientific program has tended to split sessions along the asteroid, comet, meteor subcategories, resulting in a conference of three parallel topics with few opportunities for cross-disciplinary discussion.

This year, an effort was made to organize the plenary sessions to be cross-disciplinary. Session titles will be broad, including such subjects as "Composition," "Spins and Sizes," "Collisional Processes" and "Transitional Objects."

Sessions will include speakers from each of the asteroid, comet, and meteor categories. In addition, poster sessions will draw participation from all categories of ACM subjects.

The ACM '99 conference's invited speakers are at the forefront of their fields and will be reporting on recent research in their areas of expertise. They were chosen because the recent advances in these areas are particularly exciting and newsworthy.

Invited speakers and their topics will include:

(Editor's Note: For a complete list of abstracts, visit the ACM website: http:// )

History of the ACM

The first ACM conference was held in 1983 in Uppsala, Sweden. Follow-up meetings were held in Uppsala in 1985 and 1989; in Flagstaff, Ariz., in 1991; in Belgirate, Italy, in 1993; and in Versailles, France, in 1996. The number of participants has grown steadily, from 76 in 1983 to about 500 in 1996. Attendees are drawn from all over Europe, from Australia, New Zealand, North and South America, India, Central Asia and Japan.

The spirit of the ACM conference has been to welcome scientists and enthusiasts of asteroid, comet and meteor studies of all ages and from all nations to a gathering where ideas can be openly shared and discussed. ACM '99 at Cornell will continue this tradition.

[Contact: David Brand (]


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