International Workshop on Solar System Small Bodies Exploration_Second Announcement

 International Workshop on Solar System Small Bodies Exploration 

  June 25-27, 2017, Lijiang, China 

  Second Announcement 


The international workshop, "Solar System exploration-from Lijiang to the Oort cloud ", will be held in Lijiang, China from June 25 to 27, 2017. Knowledge of small bodies (e. g. asteroids, TNOs and comets), the relic of planet building blocks, directly sheds light on the formation of planets. The physical characteristics of these primitive bodies hold keys to understanding the formation and evolution of our solar system, which is the closest and the only planetary system that can be studied in details.

This three-day workshop aims at promoting the solar system small body studies in Asia and enhancing international collaborations and building observational
networks. In addition, we would like to discuss current and future projects with the state-of-the-art facilities such as FAST, GAIA, ALMA and JWST.


1) Review the highlights of the solar system studies in the past 10 years
2) Current and prospective multi-wavelength observing techniques
3) Laboratory studies of solar system analogue materials
4) Worldwide observational networks and their roles in studying small bodies
5) Mining of space- and ground-based archival data 6) Next generation ground- and
   space-based facilities 7) Future prospects of small system science

 Yunnan ObservatoriesChinese Academy of Science (CAS)
Key Laboratory for the Structure and Evolution of Celestial Objects, CAS
  The Youth Innovation Promotion Association of the CAS
  Jinan University, China
  China Academy of Space Technology (CAST)
  Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, CAS
  National Time Service Center, CAS
  Astrometry Specialized Committe, Chinese Astronomical Society

SOC (in alphabetical order)
JinMing Bai, Jiangchuan Huang, Wing-Huen Ip, Masateru Ishiguro, Jianghui Ji,
  Jianyang Li,
Qingyu Peng, Zhenghong Tang, Bin Yang (Chair), Hao Zhang

Xi-Liang Zhang (Chair), Liang Chang, Xiao-Ping Lu, Chuan-Jun Wang,
  Jian-Guo Wang, Kai-Xing Lu, Xiang-Ming Zheng, Juan Liu


  1) The registration fee is RMB1500 (USD 225) for each participant, and reduced to
RMB1000 for PhD or MSC students, paid by cash or credit card at the reception desk.
  2) The abstract deadline is May 31, and the registration will be closed on June 10.
  3) Please email the registration form to or


    Xi-Liang Zhang:, +86 13388884497, 13888422935 
Bin Yang: 

    Looking forward to seeing you in Lijiang.

Yunnan Observatories, CAS
Key Laboratory for the Structure and Evolution of Celestial Objects, CAS
May 8, 2017

registration form 

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