IAU Joint Discussions (GA)

JD5: From meteors and meteorites to their parent bodies: Current status and future developments

Start date/time

August 22, 2012

End date/time

August 24, 2012


China Nanjing


Junichi Watanabe

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Coordinating Division

Division III Planetary Systems Sciences

SOC Co-Chairs: Peter Jenniskens (United States), Junichi Watanabe (Japan) Jin Zhu (China Nanjing), Iwan Williams (United Kingdom)

SOC Members: Michael A’Hearn (United States), Peter Brown (Canada), Tadeusz Jopek (Poland), Karen Meech (United States), Sho Sasaki (Japan), Caroline Smith (United Kingdom), Mitsuru Soma (Japan), Pavel Spurny (Czech Republic), Jérémie Vaubaillon (France), Hitoshi Yamaoka (Japan), Makoto Yoshikawa (Japan), Hajime Yano (Japan), Masateru Ishiguro (Republic of Korea), Daisuke Kinoshita (China Taipei)

Editor of Proceedings: Junichi Watanabe (Japan)


  • Source of meteorites, meteors, & IDPs
  • Parent bodies & thier interrelations
  • Historic records of comets, meteors & meteorite falls
  • Meteoroid streams & NEOs
  • Results from Hayabusa, EPOXI, DAWN etc.
  • Meteorite types & asteroid classes
  • Volatiles in the asteroid belt comets
  • Future space mission and ground-based survey
  • Recovery of meteorites of 2008TC8 etc.
  • Role of CBAT & Outreach activities

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