Community:Email 19mar12

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 16 March 2012. Meetings and jobs are listed at under 'Community' as 'Calendar of Meetings' and 'CEDAR related opportunities'. CEDAR email messages are under 'Community' as 'CEDAR email Newsletters'. All are in 'Quick Links' on the main page.

(1) ESLAB Symposium on “Formation and Evolution of Moons,” ESTEC, The Netherlands, 25-29 June 2012

Please find in this message the second announcement and call for papers of the symposium

“Formation and Evolution of Moons”

that will take place in ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, on 25-29 June 2012. ESLAB is an annual meeting organised by the European Space Agency’s Directorate of Science and Robotic Exploration Research and Scientific Support Department.

Understanding the formation and evolution of the natural satellites of the planets is important, as a piece of the wider puzzle concerning the formation and evolution of the solar system as a whole. Significant progress has been achieved recently on the formation of the Moon and of the regular satellites of the giant planets. However, many questions regarding the different formation mechanisms are still unanswered.

The goal of the symposium is to review all possible scientific mechanisms for forming the moons, and for driving their subsequent evolutions, and their consequences on our current understanding of solar system formation and evolution.

Topics will include the Earth-Moon system, Mars’ Phobos and Deimos, the natural satellites of the giant planets and of Pluto and dwarf planets, ring-moon interactions, and the absence of moons around Mercury and Venus. Discussions will address the contributions of past and current missions, and ground-based observations, on future science mission goals.


The web page has been updated with the poster, list of invited speakers, registration page and student support.

Reminder: Deadline for abstract: 2nd April 2012 Abstract submission:

Deadline for student support: 7 May 2012

Best Regards Olivier Witasse, on behalf of the organising committee

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