IAU Colloquium 156 : The Collision of Comet
P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 and Jupiter
Welcome to the WWW homepage for the spring 1995 meeting entitled
The Collision of Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 and Jupiter hosted
by the Space Telescope Science Institute and The Johns Hopkins
University. The meeting dates are 9-12 May 1995 in Baltimore,
Maryland, USA. This meeting is also sponsored by the IAU as IAU
We will use this WWW page to provide participants with information
on the meeting and late-breaking news.
- Since our facilities cannot accomodate more than 325 people, attendance
at this meeting is by invitation only. You can request an
invitation by contacting Cheryl Schmidt. The
registration fee is $120 if received before 1 April 1995 and is $140
if received after that date.
- Here is the official meeting announcement in either
- Here is the official meeting program in either
- INVITED TALKS
- The mornings will be devoted to invited talks, and here are the
abstracts for these special presentations.
The invited talks will appear in a book published by Cambridge
University Press (CUP). This book is part of a continuing series
produced every year by the Space Telescope Science Institute. The
series editor is Michael Fall of the STScI. The chief editor for the
SL9 book is Keith Noll, and the co-editors are Paul Feldman and Hal
Weaver. We will attempt to have the book on the street by early 1996.
Meeting participants may be entitled to a discount on the
price of the book from CUP, but we're not yet sure about that.
- CONTRIBUTED PAPERS
- Contributed papers will be displayed as posters at the meeting.
The poster session Table of Contents can be found here, either in
(The ASCII version is simply the LaTex file used to produce the
Postscript version of the Table of Contents.)
Poster space dimensions are 24 inches horizontally (61 cm) by 64 inches
(163 cm) vertically. Posters can remain on display for the entire
meeting. We ask that you remove your poster by 3:00 pm on Friday, May
12; posters not removed by this time will be discarded.
We will distribute a book of abstracts to participants at
the meeting. Look here for the on-line version of the abstracts in
either ASCII or
(Again, the ASCII version is simply the LaTex file used to produce the
Postscript version of the abstracts.)
Both the abstract book and the poster session itself are organized
according to the surname (last name) of the first author. Thus,
the page number listed in the Table of Contents is also the display
number assigned to your poster.
We will be able to display some LATE abstracts. If you want to display
a late abstract, please send your abstract electronically to Hal Weaver
(email@example.com) who will assign it a number (assuming that we still
have room at the time of submission).
- SPECIAL ISSUE OF ICARUS
- Authors of contributed papers are encouraged to submit suitably prepared
versions of their papers for possible publication in a special issue of
Icarus. Here is link to the Icarus WWW homepage for author
information and submission guidelines. The deadline for submission
of papers to Icarus has been tentatively set for August
1st (1995), so that publication of the results can be achieved
in a timely fashion.
- There will be workshops on a variety of topics in the afternoons.
Look here for workshop information. We hope
that all meeting attendees will participate in at least a few of these
workshops. There will be no parallel sessions, so you
can participate in as many workshops as you wish.
- Here are the members of the Scientific
Organizing Committee for IAU Colloquium 156. Questions and comments
regarding the scientific program should be addressed to the Chair,
Mike A'Hearn (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Here are the members of the Local
Organizing Committee for IAU Colloquium 156. The Chair is
Alex Storrs (email@example.com) but general questions regarding
the local arrangements should usually be addressed to
- Here is our current list of registrants
for the meeting. The registration deadline is May 1st. .
If you think that you have registered but your name
is not on this list, then you should contact
Cheryl Schmidt immediately.
- UMD SL9 NEWS
- Since 1993 the University of Maryland at College Park has operated
an electronic news service in support of the SL9-Jupiter observing
campaign. A wealth of information about the impacts can be obtained
from the UMD SL9 Homepage.
- ESO SL9 WORKSHOP
- A European workshop on the SL9-Jupiter campaign was held 13-15 February
1995 in Garching, Germany. If you are interested in finding out more
about this meeting, you can connect to the
- ABOUT THE IMAGES ON THIS PAGE
- The comet SL9 image across the top is a mosaic of HST images taken on
27 January 1994 through a red filter (approximately R-band) (credit: H. A. Weaver, T. E. Smith, the HST Comet
Science Team, and NASA). The plume sequence was taken with HST 2, 11,
and 18 minutes, respectively, after the G impact (credit: H. Hammel,
the HST Comet Science Team, and NASA). The infrared image (2.34
microns) at the lower left was taken 12 minutes after the G impact
(credit: P. McGregor, using CASPIR at the Mount Stromlo Siding Spring
Observatory in Australia). The large image of Jupiter was taken by HST
on 22 July 1994 and is a 3-color composite using images taken through
red, green, and blue filters (credit: R. Evans, J. Trauger, H. Hammel,
the HST Comet Science Team, and NASA). This latter image might be
severely degraded in quality relative to the original because of the
lack of colors available for displaying this WWW page.
Comments on this WWW page should be sent to Hal Weaver (firstname.lastname@example.org) ; General inquiries on the meeting should
be sent to Cheryl Schmidt (email@example.com)