Our program includes a range of topics spanning asteroid family research, from a look back at the history of the last century, to current topics of research, to a look forward to the future of family science in the era of new surveys and methods.

Our seven over-arching sessions are:

  • A Look Back: The History of Asteroid Families (before Yarkovsky)
  • Families in the Era of the Yarkovsky Effect
  • Families as a Probe of Catastrophic Collisions
  • Families beyond the Main Belt
  • New Results in Asteroid Family Science – Identification, Properties
  • New Results in Asteroid Family Science – Formation Physics, Ages & Evolution
  • A Look Forward: Predictions for the Future