Thanks to everyone who made FM1 a great meeting. We had an attendance of around 100-150 each each day, and all the talks and posters were well-received.
If you are a talk or poster author, please submit your contributions for the proceedings by the end of Sept. Rules for the proceedings can be found here.
For everyone preparing for FM1, a few items that may be of interest:
We will be meeting in room F1 on Level 0 (Yellow) of the convention center [https://astronomy2018.univie.ac.at/programme/floor-plans/]. The poster session will be in the hallway just outside our room. Posters for FM1 are allowed to be up 28-31 Aug. We has two formal poster sessions scheduled during our meeting time, the afternoon of Tues 28 Aug. There is also a GA-wide poster session on Thursday 30 Aug. For any presenters still around, feel free to use this time to discuss your posters as well.
For those with talks, contributed talks have been given a 10 min slot (8 mins of presentation plus 2 for questions) and invited talks have been given a 20 min slot (17 mins of presentation plus 3 for questions). Please make sure you do not run over your allotted time so that we do not get off-schedule.
I have recently been informed that the computers at the IAU GA *cannot* handle keynote format talks. Please save your talk in ppt/pptx format before arriving to ensure everything goes smoothly.
Proceedings: IAU will publish the proceedings from our meeting in a special issue of Astronomy in Focus. We have an allocation of 40 pages for the printed volume, but can exceed that for the online proceedings. Latex templates for proceedings can be found here [https://www.iau.org/publications/proceedings_rules/]. For an initial guidance, please assume that invited talks will have a 2 page allocation, while contributed talks and posters a 1 page allocation. If you would like to include a longer description of your presentation, noting online-only portions will help the SOC decide which part of your contribution to send for print publication. The IAU is asking for manuscripts to be sent to the FM SOC by the end of September, so please try to meet that deadline, or inform me if you will be contributing but need more time.
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/
We have a new meeting poster, designed by Keith Miller of IPAC/Caltech:
Click to download a big version, if you’d like to print it out and advertise in your department.
See you all in Vienna in August!
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 .