IAU SYMPOSIUM 318 – “ASTEROIDS: NEW OBSERVATIONS, NEW MODELS”

Please join us for IAUS 318, to be held August 3-7, 2015 in Honolulu, Hawaii, in conjunction with the IAU XXIX General Assembly. We invite abstracts for both oral and poster contributions. Registration and abstract submission information, as well as the list of invited speakers, is available at the symposium website: http://astronomy2015.org/symposium_318

Topics include

* Solar system & main belt evolution
* Asteroid population models
* Collisions and cratering
* Dynamical evolution – Asteroid Families, Binary Systems
* Physical Properties – Rotation, Porosity & Shape
* Activated Asteroids/Main Belt Comets
* Main-belt connections – Meteorites, NEAs, Comets, Trojans
* Near-Earth Asteroids & Impact Hazard
* Surveying and Exploration
* Data-processing challenges

Key Dates

Abstracts deadline:       March 18, 2015 11:59pm UTC
Travel grant application: April 1, 2015
Regular Registration:     May 28, 2015

On behalf of the Scientific Organizing Committee,

Steven Chesley, Alessandro Morbidelli, Robert Jedicke Co-Chairs, IAUS 318

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