Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) Call for Abstracts Submission Deadline Extended

Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) Call for Abstracts
Submission Deadline 19 February 2016 Extended to 4 March 2016

We invite submissions to the following two sessions at the 2016 AOGS meeting, to be held in Beijing, China, from 31 July to 5 August 2016. Each author is allowed a maximum of two (2) abstracts with each registration. Each abstract is subject to fee of SD $35.00. We encourage you to share this information with colleagues and students.

PS03: Polarization of the Solar System and Beyond

Polarimetry is a currently enjoying a rejuvenation in various astronomical applications. As a complementary techinque to imaging and spectroscopy, polarization allows the investigation of scatttering properties of variety of media ranging from planetary atmospheres, comets, small bodies (planetary satellites, asteroids, Kuiper Belt objects, etc.) to detection and characterization of exoplanets, brown dwarfs, star and planet forming regions; characterization of magnetic fields and search for optically active molecules in a search for habitability elsewhere than our earth. We invite contributions from observers, modellers, laboratory measurements, instrument designers and missions. We anticipate half to one day of presentations including oral and poster contributions.


*Dr. Padma A Yanamandra-Fisher ([email protected])
Dr. Ludmilla Kolokolova ([email protected])
Dr. Herve Lamy ([email protected])
Dr. Zhibo Jiang ¬†([email protected])

Dr. Anny-Chantal Levvaseur-Regourd¬† ([email protected])

PS15: Role of Small Bodies in the Formation of the Solar System: From Interplanetary Dust to Planetary Moons

Solar System Small bodies, ranging from dust particles to primitive bodies (asteroids, comets, minor planets, KBOs) and planetary moons and ring systems present a spectrum of targets for future exploration. Results from recent missions in 2015 such as NASA/New Horizons to the Pluto System and now enroute to a KBO, ESA/Rosetta mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, NASA/DAWN mission of Vesta and Ceres, ESA/Gaia, and new missions such as JAXA/Hyabusa2 mission to an asteroid; NASA/Europa Clipper mission,etc. illustrate the importance of studying these objects and their role in the formation and evolution of the solar system. The rich diversity of these objects is now being understood as unique building blocks of the solar system. Given their location in the solar system, composition and evolution, we have windows into the inventory of the early solar system. The asteroid-comet spectrum blurs the line between these objects; discovery of rings around Centaurs; jets from planetary satellites are examples of large diversity that exists in our solar system. We invite presentations (oral and poster; invited, reviews and contributed) covering the broad themes of observations, models, laboratory measurements, instrumentation, missions, and related outreach and Citizen Science activities.


*Dr. Padma A Yanamandra-Fisher ([email protected])
Dr. Ludmilla Kolokolova ([email protected])
Dr. Aigen Li (University of Missouri-Columbia, United States)

Dr. Jian Yang Li ([email protected])

Dr. Anny-Chantal Levvaseur-Regourd ([email protected])