EPSC 2010 – 19-24 September, Rome: 1st media announcement for European Planetary Science Congress 2010
The European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2010 will take place at the Angelicum Centre – Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Rome, Italy from Sunday 19 September to Friday 24 September 2010.
The EPSC is the major European meeting on planetary science and attracts scientists from Europe and around the World. The 2010 programme will cover a wide range of planetary topics, including new results from Mars, impact processes in the Solar System, chemical evolution and early planetary life, probing the atmospheres of extrasolar worlds, comparative planetology beyond the Solar System, exploring Martian moons and the Rosetta flybys of asteroids 2867 Steins and 21 Lutetia. More than 900 abstracts for oral presentations and posters have been submitted.
Details of the congress can be found at the official website:
The EPSC has a distinctively interactive style, with a mix of talks, workshops and posters, intended to provide a stimulating environment for discussion. A draft programme can be found at: http://www.europlanet-eu.org/outreach/images/epsc2010_draft_programme.pdf .
A full schedule of EPSC 2010 scientific sessions and events will be released by the end of July. Further information will be circulated a few weeks before the meeting, including press notices on presentations that may be of special interest (subject to embargo).
EPSC 2010 is organised by Europlanet, a Research Infrastructure funded under the European Commission’s Framework 7 Programme, in association with the European Geosciences Union, with the support of the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) and the INAF Institute of Physics of Interplanetary Space (IFSI) in Rome.
EPSC also promotes dissemination of Planetary Science through a chain of events for general public: INAF is organising three public conferences in the cloister of San Pietro in Vincoli, the historical building of Engineering Faculty of the I° University of Rome, “La Sapienza”.
INAF is also arranging an open air exhibition to be located beside the historical and artistic monuments of Rome.
On the evening of September 18th, to celebrate the beginning of EPSC 2010, a Moon Watch Party will take place in the historical centre of Rome. The event, promoted by NASA, will be realized in Italy by INAF with the support of Italian Union of Amateurs Astronomers (UAI).