— SEPTEMBER 2004 —


Conveners —
Alexander Krot,
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Edward Scott,
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Klaus Keil,
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Bo Reipurth,
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

Hosted by —
Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

Sponsored by —
Lunar and Planetary Institute
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Scientific Organizing Committee
Conel Alexander,
Carnegie Institution
Alan Boss,
Carnegie Institution
Nuria Calvet,
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Pat Cassen,
NASA Ames Research Center
Harold Connolly,
Kingsborough Community College
Jeff Cuzzi,
NASA Ames Research Center
Steven Desch,
Arizona State University
Matthieu Gounelle,
University of Paris
Jeff Grossman,
U.S. Geological Survey
Lee Hartmann,
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Roger Hewins,
Rutgers University
Rhian Jones,
University of New Mexico
Klaus Keil,
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Noriko Kita,
Geological Survey of Japan
Alexander Krot,
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Guy Libourel,
Centre Nationale de la Researche Scientifique
Günter Lugmair,
Max-Planck Institut für Cosmochemie
Glenn MacPherson,
Smithsonian Institution
Kevin McKeegan,
University of California, Los Angeles
Hiroko Nagahara,
Tokyo University
Joe Nuth,
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Bo Reipurth,
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Alan Rubin,
University of California, Los Angeles
Sara Russell,
National History Museum, London
Edward Scott,
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
John Wasson,
University of California, Los Angeles
Brigitte Zanda,
Rutgers University
Ernst Zinner,
Washington University

  The Workshop on Chondrites and the Protoplanetary Disk will be held November 8–11, 2004, at the Radisson Kaua‘i Beach Resort Hotel, Lihue, Hawai‘i.

  The goal of this interdisciplinary workshop is to understand how components in primitive chondrites and interplanetary dust particles were formed and thermally processed in the protoplanetary disk by comparing cosmochemical constraints with astronomical observations of young stellar objects, protostellar disks, and astrophysical models for thermal processing of dust by shock waves, disk winds, and asteroidal collisions. The workshop will review the major advances since the 1994 Conference on Chondrules and the Protoplanetary Disk in characterizing and understanding the isotopic, mineralogical, and chemical compositions of chondritic components in diverse kinds of primitive chondrites, constraining their ages and thermal histories, and developing models for their origin and accretion into chondritic planetesimals.

This four-day workshop will focus on understanding the high-temperature processes that formed chondrules, Ca-Al rich inclusions, amoeboid-olivine aggregates, and components in chondritic matrices and interplanetary dust particles and will attempt to relate these to the processes responsible for the formation and evolution of the protoplanetary disk and disks around young stars.

Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the workshop, it is essential that all technical terms in oral presentations, posters, and proceedings papers be explained clearly without use of discipline-specific jargon. Please avoid using acronyms.

  The call for abstracts generated an enthusiastic response of 116 abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations from both meteoriticists and astronomers. From these submissions, the Program Committee organized the four-day workshop to consist of 31 invited talks, 10 contributed oral presentations, 75 posters, organized discussions, and two summary talks at the end of the workshop. In addition, there will be 29 brief oral summaries of poster presentations.

Morning sessions will be scheduled in the Ginger Room from 8:30 a.m. to noon with coffee, tea, and assorted rolls available in the Pakalana Room prior to the beginning of the session. Lunch, included in the registration fee, will be served at the Naupaka Terrace from noon to 1:00 p.m. Afternoon sessions in the Ginger Room will be scheduled from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Poster presentations will consist of two sessions, to be held in the Pakalana Room next to the Ginger Room. Poster Session I is scheduled for Monday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at which time authors of poster presentations must be present to discuss their poster. A buffet of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres with an assortment of beverages will also be served at the Monday session. Poster discussions will continue in Session II, scheduled for Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The workshop will end at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, November 11.

Invited oral presentations have been scheduled to allow 25 minutes for speaking and 10 minutes for discussion and speaker transition. Contributed oral presentations have been scheduled to allow 10 minutes for speaking and 5 minutes for discussion. Poster summaries have been scheduled for 3 minutes in length with very limited time for discussion. In addition, each session except for the General Overview on Monday morning will have 20-50 minutes for general discussion or extended questions to the speakers.

Please note than an important component of the workshop is the discussion after each invited and contributed talk. Session chairs will be asked to enforce the time limit in the program for each invited and contributed talk so that the discussion time will not be compromised.

Audio-visual equipment available for oral presentations will include one LCD projector and two overhead projectors. NOTE: A 35-mm carousel slide projector will NOT be available.

All electronic presentations must be submitted on a CD-ROM or USB drive and verified 24 hours prior to the start of the session in which the presentation is to be made. Contrary to an earlier announcement, participants cannot use their personal laptop computers for oral presentations. See instructions for electronic presentations.

Authors must be present to discuss their poster in the scheduled session on Monday evening, November 8. Poster presentations can be posted after 4:00 p.m. on Sunday and can remain up through noon on Thursday, November 11.

Each poster display space is 44" × 44". Two presenters will share one side of one panel, so it is important that displays are confined to the 44" × 44" limit. Posters will be attached to the panel with pushpins and must be designed accordingly. Due to space limitations, computer demonstrations, VCR players, or tables with handout materials cannot be accommodated as a part of a poster display.

Participants may register from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 7, in the area outside the Ginger Room. A welcome reception consisting of a buffet of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres with an assortment of beverages will be served from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Poolside.

On Wednesday evening, November 10, there will be a poolside reception at 5:30 p.m. honoring John Wood for his outstanding contributions toward bridging meteoritics and astrophysics.

  The abstract volume will be in CD-ROM format and distributed to the participants at the workshop. In addition, the University of Hawaii is providing a hard-copy volume of abstracts that will be available at the meeting. You can also view the program with abstracts or download abstracts in alphabetical order.

  The Astronomical Society of the Pacific will publish the workshop proceedings by October 2005 in their conference series. The proceedings will consist mainly of papers invited by the organizing committee. The deadline for submission of papers is January 31, 2005. Each registered participant to the workshop will receive a free copy of the proceedings. In addition, there will be a special issue of Meteoritics & Planetary Science for contributed papers, for which the submission deadline is also January 31, 2005.

  A fee of $375.00 ($275.00 for students) will be assessed each participant to cover workshop services. This fee includes three receptions, four lunches, and morning and afternoon coffee breaks for all four days. You must preregister and prepay by October 8, 2004, to avoid a $75.00 late fee.

Cancellations with requests for refunds will be accepted through October 22, 2004. Please note that a $25.00 fee will be charged on all cancellations.

NOTE: Only badged attendees may participate in the receptions, lunches, and coffee breaks.

Guest fees are available according to one of the following packages:

  • Three (3) receptions @ $130.00
  • Three (3) receptions plus four (4) lunches @ $220.00

Individual event or lunch tickets for guests will NOT be sold.

  The Radisson Kaua‘i Beach Resort is holding a block of 100 rooms for this meeting. Rooms are available at the following special rates for four days prior to and four days after the meeting.
  • $123.00, mountain/garden view, single/double occupancy plus applicable taxes
  • $140.00, lagoon or pool view, single/double occupancy plus applicable taxes
  • $160.00, ocean view, single/double occupancy plus applicable taxes

Applicable taxes: state excise tax of 4.166% and hotel tax of 7.25% = 11.42% total tax, subject to change without notice.

A fee of $20 per night will be charged for each additional person with a maximum of four people allowed per room. Children 17 years and younger are free when sharing with parent(s) and utilizing existing beds.

** After October 8, 2004, any unsold rooms will be released back to the hotel inventory. **
Guests who register after that date will be charged according to available rates.

Room Deposit:  A one-night’s deposit per room is mandatory to ensure a reservation.

Cancellations:  The deposit is refundable if cancellation is prior to October 8, 2004. Deposit will be forfeited if cancellation is after October 8, 2004.

Guests may reserve a room by one of three ways:

  • Toll-free number: Call 1-888-805-3843. Refer to Promotional Code LPI04.
  • Web registration: Go to Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Make a Reservation.” Select dates for room reservation. Enter Promotional Code LPI04. Select room rate, and complete form.
  • Downloadable reservation form: A downloadable hotel reservation form is provided and may be faxed to the hotel when completed. The fax number for the hotel, as shown on the form, is 808-246-9085.

Porterage/baggage handling charge:  A one-time porterage/baggage handling charge of $4.90 (inclusive) per person is assessed for round-trip baggage handling. The charge will be indicated at checkout on each guest’s bill and is in addition to (not in lieu of) the usual gratuities for baggage handling.

Parking:  There will be a $6.00 plus 4.166% state tax (or $6.25) valet parking fee assessed per car per day with unlimited “in-out” privileges (even though the hotel’s Web site refers to complimentary valet parking). Free self-parking, however, is available in a lot located approximately 250 yards from the hotel.

Childcare:  Childcare is available via private arrangements with Babysitters of Kaua‘i, 808-632-2252. For those interested in sharing a babysitter with another family, please contact Rhian Jones at 505-255-1643 or

Children under the age of 5 may eat free at the Radisson Beach Resort Hotel.

For information regarding the Radisson Kaua‘i Beach Hotel go to For information on the island of Kaua‘i, go to

Roommates:  Participants seeking roommates should contact Sasha Krot ( as soon as possible.

Transportation:  There are frequent flights between Lihue and Honolulu on Aloha and Hawaiian Airlines, and direct flights to Lihue from Los Angeles and San Francisco and other major cities on the mainland. The Radisson Kaua‘i Beach Resort Hotel is located approximately four miles from the Lihue airport and can be easily reached from the airport by courtesy shuttle bus. A courtesy phone for the Radisson shuttle bus is located on the side of the Hawai‘i Visitors Bureau kiosk outside the Hawaiian Airlines baggage claim area.

Thrifty car rental can be arranged through the hotel at an approximate cost of $35 plus applicable taxes per day per car. (Rates are subject to change.)

Note that the meeting site is quite isolated, and there are only very limited buses on Kaua‘i. Most visitors will find a rental car essential if they wish to explore the island without taking organized tours. The nearest shopping centers and supermarkets are in Kapa‘a (5 miles north of the hotel) and Lihue (3 miles south of the hotel). Major resort developments are located at Princeville (30 minutes) and Poipu (40 minutes). Waimea Canyon is 45 miles away (75 minutes). Note that there may be traffic delays in Kapa‘a and that there is a contraflow lane between between Lihue and Kapa‘a during rush hours.

Swimming Beaches: Kaua‘i is famous for its fine beaches, but swimming at many beaches can be dangerous. On the average, 12 people drown each year on Kaua‘i alone. Often the drowning victims are strong swimmers who underestimate the power of the local ocean current. Use wisdom in choosing time and place before jumping into the Hawaiian waters. Never depend on floatation devices.

The beach is front of the hotel is not recommended for swimming because of currents and high surf, but Lydgate State Beach (about 2 miles north of the hotel) is great for swimming, especially for families. The reef-sheltered bays of South Kaua‘i are generally safe spots for casual swimmers to enjoy the pleasures of ocean swimming and frolicking.

Also, for those unaccustomed to intense sun, remember that sunbathing can cause severe burns.

Click here for a list of good swimming beaches, Hawaiian water safety tips,and sun and surf safety.

Kaua‘i Weather: The average temperatures for Kaua‘i in November are a high of 81°F and a low of 70°F. To check on current temperature, see weather on Kaua‘i, and to check the weekly forecast, see the weekly forecast.

  For further information regarding the format and scientific objectives of the meeting, contact
    Alexander Krot
    University of Hawai‘i
    phone: 808-956-3900
    fax: 808-956-6322

For quesions regarding meeting logistics, contact
    Mary Cloud
    Lunar and Planetary Institute
    phone: 281-486-2143
    fax: 281-486-2125

October 8, 2004 Preregistration deadline
November 8–11, 2004 Workshop on Chondrites and
the Protoplanetary Disk
January 31, 2005 Submission deadline for Proceedings papers
and articles for Meteoritics & Planetary Science

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