You are cordially invited to attend the 78th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, which will take place July 27-31, 2015, in Berkeley, California, across the bay from San Francisco. The meeting will be held on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, one of the preeminent universities in the world. Oral sessions will be held in state-of-the art auditoria of Stanley and Sibley Halls and the poster session(s) in the historic Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Scheduled social events include an icebreaker after the registration on Sunday, an award ceremony, an annual banquet on Wednesday, and a choice of several Wednesday afternoon activities to San Francisco tour, a SF Giants baseball game, MetSoc soccer game, and mini-Lab tour. The meeting will be concluded with a farewell party on Friday afternoon. Pre-conference workshops on the Stardust mission and the first 1 Ga of impact records are being organized, as well as a post-conference “field trip” to Napa Valley wine country. Details located in the Workshops page and Activities page.
First Announcement: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Second Announcement: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Third Announcement: Friday, June 26, 2015
Fourth Announcement: Friday, July 24, 2015 NEW
Program: Now on-line, click Program New
Schedule of meeting Green Version or Full version NEW
Napa Wineries Tour reservation: (Closed acceptance)
Abstract deadline: Thursday, May 14, 2015 (Closed acceptance)
Early-registration deadline: June 29, 2015 Closed
Housing reservations for Foothill and Stern Residence Hall: Closed
Late-registration deadline: July 13, 2015 Closed
On-site registration: July 26, 2015
Meeting: July 27 – 31, 2015
We have reserved 100 rooms (150 beds) in the Foothill and Stern Residence Halls (both FULL), 15 rooms in the Faculty Club (Faculty Club, FULL), and 15 rooms in the Women’s Faculty Club (Women’s Faculty Club, FULL). In addition, several local hotels are within walking distance of the meeting location (see Accommodations.) The campus is within walking distance of many coffee shops, bars and restaurants, ranging from very affordable to Alice Water’s world famous Chez Panisse. The typical weather in July has warm days, no rain and cool evenings, so bring a sweater, but leave the umbrella at home.
The UC Berkeley campus can be reached by public transport, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) within 30 minutes from Oakland International Airport and 50-60 minutes from San Francisco International Airport. San Francisco is, of course, a major tourist destination and is only a 20 minute ride on BART from the UC Berkeley campus (see Visitor Information.) Day trips to Muir Woods National Monument (Monday) and to Sausalito (Thursday) have been arranged for guests.