We cordially invite you to attend the 82nd annual meeting of the Meteoritical Society, which will take place 7th-12th of July in 2019 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. It will be held at the Hokkaido University conference hall. The Annual Meeting is organized by Hokkaido University, National Institute of Polar Research, and Institute of Space and Astronautical Science of JAXA.

Oral sessions and Poster sessions will take place at the Hokkaido University Conference Hall [MAP]. Plenary sessions, and the public Barringer Invitational Lecture will take place in the Lecture Hall of Clark Memorial Student Center next to the Hokkaido University Conference Hall.

Scheduled social events include an icebreaker after the registration on Sunday, an award ceremony, an annual banquet on Wednesday, and a choice of several Wednesday afternoon activities, including tours of Sapporo City by bus, Sapporo City on foot, the harbor city Otaru, Yoichi whiskey distillery, volcano and lake in Shikotsu area, Hokkaido Museum, and Arte-Piazza Bibai outdoor sculpture museum. The meeting will be concluded with a farewell party on Friday afternoon. A pre-conference workshop on the Minerals, Organics, and Water in 3D view is being organized, as well as a post-conference field trip to Horoman Ophiolites.

Hokkaido University

Hokkaido University was originally founded in 1876 as Sapporo Agricultural College. It subsequently developed into the Agricultural College of Tohoku Imperial University, Hokkaido Imperial University and then Hokkaido University under Japan's new school educational system, forming the background of the institution as it exists today. Over its history of more than 140 years, Hokkaido University has been upholding a particular set of educational and research principles referred to as the Frontier Spirit, Global Perspectives, All-round Education, and Practical Learning, and has endeavored to implement them. The principles have their origins in ideals proposed by Dr. William S. Clark (the first Vice President of Sapporo Agricultural College) as lofty ambition, equality and freedom, the development of a spirit of independence and an autonomous identity, and the development of field-oriented applied skills.

– From Presidential address (Hokkaido University Guidebook)

Important Dates

  • Call for Abstracts; March 18 (Mon), 2019
    Travel Award Form Available: April 5 (Fri), 2019
  • Early Registration Opened: April 11 (Thu), 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: April 24 (Wed), 2019
    Travel Award Application Deadline: April 25 (Wed), 2019
  • Field Trip, Excursion Registration Opened: April 25 (Wed), 2019
  • Hotel Room Booking Site Opened: April 25 (Wed), 2019
  • Program Online: May 31 (Fri), 2019
  • Early Registration Closes: June 10 (Mon), 2019
  • Registration Cancellation Deadline: June 24 (Mon), 2019
  • Online Registration Closes: June 24 (Mon), 2019
  • On-Site Registration & Welcome Reception: July 7 (Sun), 2019

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