Our Century of Asteroid Families Focus Meeting has been assigned room F1, yellow level of the Austria Center Vienna. This should offer us plenty of seating, and the meeting posters will be set up nearby.
We’re only a month away from our meeting, and we on the SOC are all very excited. We have a final program published here on the website.
If you have any questions about our FM, please get in touch. Otherwise, we’re looking forward to seeing everyone in Vienna!
The deadline for poster abstracts for the IAU GA is May 31. Please see the below reminder from the IAU LOC.
Just a reminder that oral abstract submissions close on 28 February. To submit an abstract, first you must register, and then a link will be sent to the abstract submission tool.
Just a reminder that early registration closes on Jan 31. There is a 10% discount if you register before the close of the early deadline. Regular registration runs through June, however please note that abstract submissions close at the end of February, and you must be registered in order to submit an abstract.
IAU grant applicants, please note the instructions on the IAU website for how to register without incurring a fee until after grant decisions are made.
For more information, use the ‘Registration’ menu item above.
In addition to our meeting at IAU, Division F (our parent division) is hosting an event called Planet Days 2018 on August 24 and 27 during the General Assembly. The goal of this “pop-up” meeting is to allow for the IAU GA to cover brand-new topics that might not have been known about when proposals for meetings were due, such as Planet X and 1I/2017 U1 `Oumuamua.
Your registration for the General Assembly for our Focus Meeting will also allow you access to the Planet Days, so I encourage everyone to also consider submitting abstracts to this “pop-up” meeting and attending those talks and poster sessions.
More information is available at the Planet Days webpage: http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/planetsdays2018/
I just wanted to call everyone’s attention to the fact that the IAU provides child care (up to 12 years of age) at the conference venue during the length of the meeting. This is included in participant and guest registration, and carries no extra cost.
For more information see the bottom of the IAU registration page .
If you know a graduate student studying asteroid families, please consider nominating them for an IAU PhD prize. This prize recognizes outstanding scientific achievement in astrophysics around the world. This is an excellent opportunity for young and talented scientists to get some recognition and exposure.
The deadline for nominations is December 15th, 2017.
All information on the application procedure for the PhD Prize can be found on the IAU’s webpage
Registration and abstract submission for the 2018 IAU General Assembly opens tomorrow.
Early Bird registration is available until Jan 31, and abstract submission is open until Feb 28.
Find more info at the IAU 2018 GA website