Upcoming Meetings

See also: PLANETARY MEETING CALENDAR ADDITIONS

Posted at http://planetarynews.org/meetings.html

A) CHARACTERISING EXOPLANETS: DETECTION, FORMATION, INTERIORS, ATMOSPHERES AND HABITABILITY
Scientific discussion meeting Monday 11 March - Tuesday 12 March 2013
at The Royal Society, London

organised by A. Coustenis, S. Miller, P. Read and J. Tennyson

See : http://royalsociety.org/events/2013/exoplanets/

This meeting aims to set the agenda for the next decade in this rapidly expanding field of extra-solar planet science. Some 800 planets orbiting stars outside of our solar system have now been detected, with varying masses and orbital parameters. The challenge now is to move from detection to understanding these planets as bodies in their own right.

If you’re interested, there is still room for attendance, you can register at:

https://secure.royalsociety.org/eventregistration/account/login.aspx

B) DIVISION ON DYNAMICAL ASTRONOMY - AMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
44th Annual Meeting
Paraty (Brasil) 5-9 May 2013

DEADLINES:
ABSTRACTS and EARLY REGISTRATION: 15 FEBRUARY 2013 9:00 pm ET

The annual DDA Meeting brings together top researchers in astronomy, astrophysics, planetary science, and astrodynamics for in-depth and stimulating discussions and talks on all aspects of dynamics in the space sciences.

For more information see:
http://dda.harvard.edu/meetings/2013/

The 44th Annual Meeting of the AAS/DDA is organized by Observatório Nacional
(Rio de Janeiro)

C) HABITABLE WORLDS ACROSS SPACE AND TIME
The 2013 STScI Spring Symposium
April 29 - May 2, 2013

Abstract submission deadline: March 15, 2013
On-line registration deadline: March 29, 2013

Within a matter of years, humanity will know for the first time the frequency of terrestrial planets in orbit around other stars. In this four-day symposium, scientists from diverse fields will discuss the formation and long-term evolution of terrestrial bodies throughout the various phases of stellar and Galactic evolution. A particular focus will be in how the specific conditions and challenges for habitability on Earth extend to other bodies in the Solar System and beyond. The existence of these overlooked environments may provide motivation for novel astronomical observations with existing and next generation ground and space-based observatories.

Registration for this Symposium is now open and there are a limited number of spots. Please go to:
http://www.stsci.edu/institute/conference/habitable-worlds
and click on the “Register” link. We also invite contributions in the form of talks and posters, which can be submitted during the registration process or after one has registered. Only a small number of contributed talks are available.

D) 10TH INTERNATIONAL PLANETARY PROBE WORKSHOP
17 – 21 June, 2013,
San Jose State University, San Jose, California
Short Course: Entry, Descent, and Landing Systems 15 - 16 June 2013

http://ippw10.com

Join us for the 10 International Planetary Probe
Workshop (IPPW-10), hosted by San Jose State University, June 17 - 21, 2013. The 10th Probe Workshop brings together engineers, technologists, scientists, mission designers, space agency leaders, and students from around the world for a week-long collaboration focused on exploration of Solar System atmospheres and surfaces using atmospheric entry and descent probes and aerial vehicles. Preceding the workshop, a 2-day short course on Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL) Systems is offered on June 15-16.

E) AOGS 2013 ANNUAL MEETING
24-28 June 2013,
Brisbane, Australia

http://asiaoceania.org/aogs2013/public.asp?page=home.htm

Abstract deadline extended and coming up soon : 8 February 2013.

F) AGU CHAPMAN CONFERENCE ON CROSSING THE BOUNDARIES IN PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES:
FROM EARTH TO EXOPLANETS
June 24–28, 2013
Annapolis, Maryland

Abstracts are now being accepted, through February 25, for this AGU Chapman Conference.

We welcome submissions of posters or contributed talks (slots limited) that address the current state of knowledge of terrestrial and planetary climate systems, including their atmospheric chemistry, composition, and dynamics, plus atmospheric modeling, observational techniques, and data analysis methods. Preference will be given to those with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary science and techniques that can be applied to objects as diverse as the Earth, planets in our solar system, and exoplanets. You do not need to be an AGU member to post an abstract. The preliminary program will be posted shortly, and we expect registration to open soon. To receive all future notices, you may also join the conference mailing list from our webpage, General Information link:

http://chapman.agu.org/planetaryatmospheres/

Co-conveners: Amy Simon-Miller and Anthony Del Genio

G) DAVOS ATMOSPHERE AND CRYOSPHERE ASSEMBLY (DACA-13)
8-12 July 2013,
Davos, Switzerland

http://www.daca-13.org/index_EN

Last chance for abstract submission : now !

DACA-13 will be held from July 8 – 12 in the mountain resort of Davos, where the exciting outdoors join culture, lifestyle and an invigorating climate in the middle of the magnificent alpine landscape.

H) COMETS AS TRACERS OF SOLAR SYSTEM FORMATION AND EVOLUTION
July 9-11, 2013,
Toulouse, France

Abstract submission deadline: March 31, 2013
On-line registration deadline: April 30, 2013

http://icw.space.swri.edu

I) THE PLUTO SYSTEM ON THE EVE OF EXPLORATION BY NEW HORIZONS:
PERSPECTIVES AND PREDICTIONS
Meeting Dates: July 22-26
Abstract Deadline: April 15
Early Bird Registration Deadline: May 31

The meeting is being held at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, USA.

Both registration and abstract submission are now open for the Pluto-2013 conference at: http://plutoscience.jhuapl.edu

Abstracts are solicited on all facets of the Pluto system—including origins, interiors, surfaces, compositions, atmospheres, satellites, plasma, and context in the Kuiper Belt.
Special issues of both Icarus and JGR-Planets are planned to publish new results and prediction papers in 2014.

Alan Stern (Program Committee Chair)
Hal Weaver (Local Organizing Committee Chair)