Public Lectures of the DPS Mtg 2001

From: Amara Graps (
Date: Mon Nov 19 2001 - 07:39:04 MST


I hope that you liked the Leonids show.

Next week :

Division for Planetary Sciences
33rd Annual Meeting
27 November - 1 December 2001
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

The Division of Planetary Sciences (DPS) of the American
Astronomical Society meeting begins in New Orleans, Louisiana. This
meeting is the largest gathering of planetary scientists (~700 people)
in the world: it's held every year in a different location (every 5th year
in Europe). I'll be there along with half my Heidelberg dust group.

The DPS will hold several Public Talks, and I list them below. You
can go to the URL for more information.

Planetary Society Public Night and Education

The "Public Night" is scheduled for Tuesday 27 at 8 pm. During this
evening, a teleconference will be established that will allow
Arthur C. Clarke to present his "Worlds of Sol". Education posters
will be displayed from Tuesday 27, 9 am until Saturday 1, 3 pm.

The Ponchartrain Astronomical Society and The Kenner Planetarium and
Observatory announce a public evening. Kenner Planetarium and
Observatory, Wednesday, November 28, 2001, 7:30 pm. David H. Levy
will present the following talk "Why study other worlds? Now more
than ever" and AndrČ Brahic will give a lecture and will be presented
the Carl Sagan prize (title: The "Story of our Origins", but it's a
very tentative title).

Two other 'big lectures' are being given during the week (besides
the ~500 talks by the participants :-)), but I don't know if they
are Public, or if people need to pay to listen in ::

The two prize lectures given by the awardees of the Urey (Dr. M.E.
Brown: "What Happened in the Outer Solar System") and Kuiper (Dr.
B.W. Hapke: "Space Weathering - Surfing the Shifting Paradigm")
prizes are scheduled for Wednesday 28th, 2-3 pm and Friday 30th at
2-3 pm, respectively.

If you are in the area, you might enjoy this.


Amara Graps, PhD | Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik
Heidelberg Cosmic Dust Group | Saupfercheckweg 1
+49-6221-516-543 | 69117 Heidelberg, GERMANY *
"We came whirling out of Nothingness scattering stars like dust." --Rumi

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