[meteorite-list] Meteoroids 2004 Conference

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:32:53 2004
Message-ID: <200403250045.QAA16440_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>


Meteoroids 2004
August 16 - 20, 2004

A Conference to be held at the University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada

Second Announcement

Abstract Submission Deadline : May 24, 2004
Early Registration Deadline : May 24, 2004

This conference will be the fifth in a series of meteoroid meetings which
have been held every few years since 1993, the last being in held in Kiruna,
Sweden in 2001. It will cover a broad range of meteoroid research:


The following scientific areas are covered in this meeting:
* Dynamics, sources and spatial distribution of meteoroids including
sporadic, shower and interstellar meteoroids
* Physics and chemistry of meteoroids and their interaction processes in the
atmosphere including ablation studies and radar head echo and trail effects
* Fireball and bolide phenomenology from modeling and observational studies
and connection with meteorites
* Astromineralogy and interplanetary dust studies in the laboratory
* Impacts of meteoric constituents on atmospheric phenomena
* Hypervelocity impact effects on spacecraft
* Space Debris and Meteoroid models and flux - defining the natural
particulate environment in space.
with observations carried out using the following methods:
* Optical observations of meteors including ground-based visual,
photographic, video, and telescopic.
* Satellite measurements and lidars
* Acoustic measurements using infrasound and seismic detection techniques
* Radar observations with meteor and large aperture radars
* In-situ measurements of meteoroids


Prof. W.J. Baggaley, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Prof. Martin Beech, Campion College, Regina, Canada
Prof. Peter Brown, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
Dr. Addi Bischoff, The University of Muenster, Germany
Dr. Jiri Borovica, Ondrejov Observatory, Czech Republic
Prof. Eberhard Grun, Max-Planck-Institut fur Kernphysik, Germany
Prof. Robert Hawkes, Mount Allison University, Canada
Dr. Peter Jenniskens, SETI Institute, United States of America
Dr. F. Rietmeir, University of New Mexico, United States of America
Dr. Ingrid Mann (Chair), European Space Agency, Netherlands and
The University of Muenster, Germany
Prof. Tadashi Mukai, Kobe University, Japan
Dr. Olga Popova, Inst. for Dynamics of Geospheres RAS, Russia
Dr. Douglas O. ReVelle, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
Prof. Frans Rietmeijer, University of New Mexico, United States
Dr. Vladimir Porubcan, Astronomical Institute SAV, Slovakia
Dr. Junichi Watanabe, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Japan
Prof. Iwan Williams, University of London, UK


Peter Brown, Margaret Campbell-Brown, Peter Jedicke, Alan Webster
(University of Western Ontario)
 Robert Hawkes (Mount Allison University) (co-chairs)

The following is a list of confirmed invited speakers. This list will be
updated on the Meteoroids 2004 webpage as more speakers are confirmed.
Prof. W.J. Baggaley, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Dr. M. Campbell-Brown, University of Calgary, Canada
Dr. W. Cooke, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, USA
Dr. V. Dikarev, European Space Agency, Germany
Dr. P. Jenniskens, SETI Institute, USA
Prof. J. Jones, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Dr. M. Matney, NASA Johnson Space Flight Center, USA
Dr. A. Pellinen-Wannberg, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Sweden
Dr. O. Popova, Institute for Dynamics of Geospheres, Russia
Dr. V. Porubcan, Astronomical Institute SAV, Slovakia
Dr. D.O. ReVelle, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

We wish to thank the following for their support of this conference:
The Canadian Space Agency
NASA - Space Environments and Effects (SEE) Program
NASA- Orbital Debris Program Office
The University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Engineering
The University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Science
The University of Western Ontario, Office of Research
The University of Western Ontario, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Please complete the registration form which can be accessed securely on the
web via the conference website at http://www.uwo.ca/meteoroids2004

The early registration deadline is May 24, 2004. The conference fee is $425
Canadian Dollars (including taxes) (CAD) ($300 CAD incl. taxes for
accompanying adults) before the deadline, and $475 CAD if paid after May 24.
This price covers the abstract book, conference bag, refreshments and snacks
during breaks, lunch on all conference days, the wine and cheese reception,
the conference banquet and two evening meals throughout the week.

Links related to how best to get to London can also be found via the
conference webpage.



Two conference excursions are planned. One will be a theatre outing on
Thursday evening (August 19) to Stratford-on-Avon (45 min bus ride from
London). The other is a day-long trip to Niagara Falls on Saturday (August
21). You may pay for either or both of these trips if you are interested in
attending on the secure web-site at the same time you register for the
conference. Space for these trips is very limited. Once all available spaces
are filled, this option will be removed from the webserver. More details of
these trips, including costs can be found on the Meteoroids 2004 website..

Please submit the abstracts as plain text in an e-mail to
meteoroids2004_at_uwo.ca including the following information by May 24, 2004:
1. Title
2. Author / authors (affiliation 1)
3. More authors (affiliation 2) etc
4. Text up to 200 words, no equations, no references, no tables, no
Abstracts received after this date may still be accepted for Oral
presentations if room permits.
We will do the formatting of the abstracts. If there are some unusual
characters or Greek letters that can be ambiguous in the plain text form,
send also an attachment in Microsoft Word format or by fax to:
Please include the following information:
The paper will be presented by: (name)
The preferred presentation form:
1. Oral
2. Poster
3. Oral or poster

We have the following equipment in our lecture hall. Please inform us of
what you need for your presentation:
slide projectors
overhead projectors
computer projection
Instructions for the proceedings format will be sent in the 3rd

Rooms in the new Perth Hall student residence have been reserved for
conference attendees. This is the most economical option for accommodation
and is the closest option to the conference venue (less than five minutes
walk) on the campus of UWO. Details of the residence rooms, prices and
bookings can be viewed on the registration website which can be accessed
from the conference website.
Two other hotels have block bookings for the conference. These are Windemere
manor (http://www.windermeremanor.com) and the Station Park Inn
(http://www.stationparkinn.ca/). Windemere manor is a 20 minute walk from
the conference site, while the StationPpark Inn is located downtown. There
is local bus service which provides a connection between the hotel and the
conference site.
Please mention meteoroids2004 to access the group rates and block booking
when making your reservation. Note that rooms not booked by July 15 will be
released from this block reservation.
Travel Grants
Those wishing to apply for the very limited number of available travel grant
are asked to contact the LOC (meteoroids2004_at_uwo.ca) for instructions.

May 24, 2004 : Abstract and early Registration Deadline
June 25, 2004: Third and Final Announcement (including tentative program)
July 15, 2004: Last deadline for on-site accomadation, block reservations at
area hotels
August 16-20, 2004: Meteoroids 2004 conference

Further announcements in connection with this conference will be emailed to
all registered participants at the end of June, 2004.
Received on Wed 24 Mar 2004 07:45:45 PM PST

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