[meteorite-list] 77th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 10:08:30 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <201310301708.r9UH8UgN003734_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>


[Note: website banner says Sep 8-13, 2014, text says Sep 7-12, 2014]

77th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society
September 8-13, 2014
Casablanca, Morocco


You are cordially invited to attend the 77th Annual Meeting of the
Meteoritical Society, to be held September 7-12, 2014, in Casablanca,
Morocco. Casablanca is Morocco's largest city. Located in the North-west
of Morocco on the Atlantic ocean, the city of Casablanca is known all
over the world. Beside to be the economic capital of a fast developing
country, "Casa" is a prestigious centre of art and architecture, showing
a unique blend of traditional Mauresquearchitecture and Art Deco. To be
immersed in this atmosphere, the meeting will be held in the Hyatt
Regency Casablanca in the city centre, within walking distance of
hotels, railway station.

Plenary, oral, and poster sessions will be held in the conference centre
at the Hyatt Regency Casablanca, which will also provide accommodations
for meeting attendees. Scheduled events include an icebreaker during the
registration, a banquet, an award ceremony and several excursions. Two
pre-conference workshops will be held at the Hyatt Regency Casablanca
the weekend before the meeting and a post-conference field trip will be
organized in the South Morocco.

This meeting will be a unique opportunity for researchers from Africa
and Middle East to meet Planetary Sciences experts to trigger off
discussions on the most advanced techniques for studying meteorites,
cosmic dusts, asteroids and comets, and on their implications on the
origin and the evolution of the Solar System. The conference will also
outline the importance of such extra-terrestrial research field in
countries adjacent to Sahara and Arabia, in which meteorites abound and
impact craters exist or have yet to be discovered. Morocco is indeed one
of the most important countries in the world for meteorite finds. It is
the origin of most NWA meteorites and some rare specimen.
Received on Wed 30 Oct 2013 01:08:30 PM PDT

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