Meeting on Asteroids and Comets in Europe

May 12-14 - Vienna, Austria

The "Meeting on Asteroids and Comets in Europe", MACE 2006, was held from Friday, May 12 to Sunday, May 14, 2006, in Vienna, Austria. MACE is a am-pro-meeting, open to anyone interested in the exploration of the minor bodies of the solar system.

The meeting venue was the charming, historic Kuffner Observatory in Vienna, Austria. Excursions to the Vienna University Observatory (where Johann Palisa used the big refractor, then the largest telescope in the world, to discover numerous asteroids visually), and to the famous meteorite collection of the Natural History Museum (the largest display of it's kind in the world) were organized.

Topics covered by the scientific program include included astrometry, photometry, celestial mechanics, impacts, and remote observing. The program was be loosened up with breaks, and a visit to a typical Viennese "Heurigen" (typical Viennese vine tavern) gave plenty of opportunity for informal chats between the participants. For most contributions, pdf- or PowerPoint files are linked trought the abstracts page. A list of all available files can be found here.

Photo by Daniel Korbel, Verein Kuffner Sternwarte. Click for more images.

Supporting Organisations

Institute of Astronomy, University of Vienna Observatori Astroṇmic de Mallorca

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