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International Workshop on Solar System Small Bodies Exploration
2nd Announcement

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June 25-27, 2017, Lijiang, China


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

SOC (in alphabetical order)
Jin-Ming Bai, Jiang-Chuan Huang, Wing-Huen Ip, Masateru Ishiguro, Jiang-Hui Ji, Jian-Yang Li, Qing-Yu Peng, Zheng-Hong 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

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