Meteoroids 2013

The Meteoroids 2013 Conference will be organized this year in Poznan, just after the IMC 2013 conference. This five day meeting will start on Monday, 26 August. Due to this time coincidence it is very easy to attend both conferences at one place one after the another. The Meteoroids conference is an international meeting that takes place every 3 years. It is widely attended by professional meteor astronomers, but students and amateur astronomers are also invited to participate.

Important Information:

The conference is organized by The Institute Astronomical Observatory of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. The meteoroids 2013 sessions will be organized at Campus of Adam Mickiewicz University. This is several kilometers away from the IMC hotel. IMC participants are recommended to book a hotel after the IMC closer to the Meteoroids sessions. The IMC hotel is not suitable to stay after the IMC if you want to attend Meteoroids because both meetings are at a different side of the city Poznan.

Meteoroids 2013 will be the eighth international conference in a series of meetings on meteors, meteoroids, meteorites and related topics, which have been held since 1992. The last meeting, Meteoroids 2010 was held in Breckenridge, a high altitude resort in Colorado, USA.

The conference will accommodate a broad range of meteoroid research which will include the following scientific topics:

1. Optical observations of meteors (visual, photographic, and video, new techniques, data reduction, results).

2. Radar observations of meteors (classical and large apperture, new techniques, data reduction, results).

3. Other meteor observation techniques and programs (new and future techniques and programs, infra sound, seismic records).

4. Meteoroid data bases ( MDC, database structure, reduction and precision of meteoroid data, data standards).

5. Meteoroid interactions with atmospheres (impacts, ablation, fragmentation, bolides modeling, astrobiology).

6. Meteoroid and dust dynamics (gravitational, non gravitational).

7. Meteoroid relationships with comets and asteroids (meteoroid streams, searching techniques, evolution, activity forecasting).

8. Sporadic meteoroids and dust (origin, meteoroid flux, impact hazard, space debris).

9. Physical properties of meteoroids and meteorites (including dust, astromineralogy).

10. Interstellar Meteors and Dust (observational evidences, origin, astrobiology).

11. Historical records (meteor showers, bolides, meteorites, comets).

12. Outreach and relation with amateur meteor astronomers.

The Scientific organizing committee is


Tadeusz J. Jopek (Poland )

Iwan P. Williams (U.K.),

Jun'Ichi Watanabe (Japan).


Jiri Borovicka (Czech Republic),

Peter Brown (Canada),

Guy J. Consolmagno (Vatican),

William J. Cooke (USA),

Eberhard Gruen (Germany),

Robert Hawkes (Canada),

Diego Janches (USA),

Peter M. Jenniskens (USA),

Detlef Koschny (The Netherlands),

Asta Pellinen-Wannberg (Sweden),

Olga Popova (Russia),

Vladimir Porubcan (Slovakia),

Frans J.M. Rietmeijer (USA),

Pavel Spurny (Czech Republic),

Giovanni B. Valsecchi (Italy).


Program issues: Tadeusz J. Jopek, (

Conference secretariat: Alicja Gasiorowska, (