CURRENT MEETING INFORMATION


PURPOSE AND SCOPE
The purpose of the American Astronomical Society Division on Dynamical Astronomy is the advancement of all aspects of dynamical astronomy, including celestial mechanics, stellar dynamics, galactic dynamics, solar system dynamics, planet formation, and the dynamics of satellites (natural and artificial), planetary rings, and extrasolar planets.

MEETING LOCATION
The 2001 DDA meeting will be held at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, which is housed in the Center for Advanced Space Studies, 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, Texas. Houston's average high temperature for the month of April is 79°F; the average low temperature is 57°F. Average precipitation is 3.21".

Participants should fly into Hobby Airport (30-minute drive from the LPI) or Bush Intercontinental Airport (50-minute drive from the LPI). After leaving either airport, take I-45 South (toward Galveston).

To the LPI:  Exit Bay Area Boulevard and go east (left). The Center for Advanced Space Studies is located at the corner of Middlebrook Drive and Bay Area Boulevard, approximately 3.5 miles from I-45.

To the Nassau Bay Hilton or the Holiday Inn:  Exit NASA Road 1 and go east (left). The Holiday Inn is on the right, approximately 2.5 miles from I-45. The Nassau Bay Hilton is also on the right, approximately 3.25 miles from I-45.

To South Shore Harbour:  Exit at League City (exit #23). Turn left under the freeway on FM 518. After going through League City, stay to the left and the road becomes FM 2094. The hotel will be on the left (approximately 4 miles from I-45).

Some hotels provide shuttle service to and from the airports (contact the hotel for more information). Transportation is also available through Clear Lake Shuttle Bus, Inc. (281-334-3873) or AAA Taxi (281-338-7133).

For more information regarding the location of the LPI and area hotels, please refer to the area map provided.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS
Oral presentations will be scheduled Monday, April 23, through Wednesday, April 25, 2001, and will allow 15 minutes for speaking and 5 minutes for discussion. Two 35-mm slide projectors and two overhead projectors, a single LCD projector with a document camera, and a VCR player and monitor will be available to support oral presentations. Computer equipment provided to support the LCD projector will include a laptop PC with a CD-ROM drive, running Microsoft Windows 98 and Microsoft Powerpoint. Any other equipment needed (e.g., a Mac laptop) will have to be provided by the participant.

Requests for any additional audio-visual equipment should be sent to the LPI meeting coordinator at least two weeks before the start of the meeting.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Each author scheduled for a poster presentation will have a 44" × 44" (112 cm × 112 cm) poster space; posters can be mounted using push pins, which will be available at the LPI. Authors of papers selected and scheduled for poster presentation should plan to be available to display and discuss their results during the designated poster session. Requests for tables, computers, video equipment, etc., cannot be honored due to the limited space available for poster displays. Posters may be put up beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, 2001 and may remain up through Wednesday afternoon, April 25, 2001.

INVITED SPEAKERS
The following individuals are invited speakers who will participate in the meeting. We now have available for your viewing, the meeting program and the program with abstracts.

Pawel Artymowicz, Stockholm Observatory
Edmund Bertschinger, Massachussetts Institute of Technology
David C. Black, Lunar and Planetary Institute
Richard Greenberg, University of Arizona
Keith Grogan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Wang Sang Koon, California Institute of Technology
Philip D. Nicholson, Cornell University
Several of these invited talks will be videotaped and made available through this website. Check this site again after conference time for streaming video from the DDA!

STUDENT STIPEND WINNERS
Eric Barnes of Louisiana State University for "Stellar Orbits in a Rotating, Gaseous Bar"
Britt Scharringhausen of Cornell University for "Astrometry of Prometheus, Janus, and Epimetheus"
For more information on the DDA student stipend, please click here.

PREPARATION OF ABSTRACTS
The deadline for receipt of electronic abstracts is midnight, March 5, 2001. Abstracts are to be submitted to AAS, and NOT to the LPI. To access the AAS abstract submission form, go to http://www.aas.org/~abstract/abstracts.html. Late abstracts are accepted at the discretion of Hal Levison, hal@boulder.swri.edu, DDA Vice-Chair and Program Committee Chair.

PREREGISTRATION
The registration fee for the meeting is $95.00. The deadline for registering at this rate is March 23, 2001. Beginning March 24, 2001, all registrations will be assessed an additional $15.00 late fee. The registration fee includes a reception, daily continental breakfast, afternoon breaks, and conference services. Participants registering must use the downloadable registration form. The only method of payment accepted is by check made payable to Joe Hahn.

RECEPTION
Registraton and a welcome reception will be held at the Lunar and Planetary Institute from 6:00–8:00 p.m., Sunday, April 22. Beer, wine, soda, and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

ONSITE REGISTRATION
Walk-in registration will be allowed at the higher rate ($110.00) beginning on Sunday, April 22, 2001, at 6:00 p.m. in the Great Room of the Lunar and Planetary Institute. The only method of payment accepted is by check made payable to Joe Hahn or cash. Walk-in registration will continue throughout the meeting.

AVAILABLE PARKING AT THE LPI
Participants should be aware that there will be a shortage of parking space while the DDA meets at the LPI. To mitigate this difficulty, we encourage participants to carpool, or else take a taxi, when traveling between the hotels and the LPI.

BANQUET
There will be a dinner banquet on Tuesday, April 24, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the South Shore Harbour Resort. The cost for attending the banquet is $50.00 payable by check to Joe Hahn anytime prior to the evening of the dinner.

The menu will include entrees of either (i) filet mignon and baked chicken with an artichoke and mushroom sauce  or  (ii) pasta primavera. All are served with garden salad, vegetables, breads, and dessert.

The banquet speaker will be John Connolly, an engineer at NASA Johnson Space Center, who will talk about the human exploration of Mars.

BREAKFAST FOR STUDENTS, POSTDOCS, AND RECENT PHD'S
Students and recent PhDs are invited to a free breakfast with the DDA Executive Committee on Tuesday, April 24th, at the LPI between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m.

SCHEDULE AND CONTACT INFORMATION
January 2001
Web site updated to include information regarding abstract submission and meeting registration

Early April 2001
Meeting program available on line

April 22–25, 2001
DDA meeting held at the LPI

For more information, contact one of the following:

Local Host
Joe Hahn
Lunar and Planetary Institute
3600 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston TX 77058-1113
281-486-2113
hahn@lpi.usra.edu
Program Committee Chair
Hal Levison
Southwest Research Institute
1050 Walnut Street, Suite 426
Boulder CO 80302-5166
hal@boulder.swri.edu
LPI Meeting Coordinator
Kimberly Taylor
Lunar and Planetary Institute
3600 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston TX 77058-1113
taylor@lpi.usra.edu

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