Oral and poster contributions on any aspect of meteoritics and planetary science are invited. Abstracts should be submitted using the instructions below. First authors are limited to TWO submissions but ONLY ONE will be considered for oral presentation, except for special session requests. The deadline for abstracts is April 24, 2019, 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time (GMT -5).

NOTE: The format for the electronic supplement to Meteoritics & Planetary Science changed recently. Abstracts are still limited to one page, but the new format allows a full page of data. The new template is one page with text dimensions of 6.5 inches (~16.5 cm) wide by 9 inches (~23 cm) long. Due to the still relatively small size of the abstracts, figures and tables should only be included when they provide important critical information in support of the text.

Abstracts will be published in electronic format as a supplement to Meteoritics & Planetary Science.

Contributions to the Sunday workshop will not count toward the two abstract submission rule; these are included as a choice in the topic menu.

Contributors are requested to indicate which one of the following topics most closely describes their work:


Presolar Grains and Isotopic Anomalies

Refractory Inclusions
Chondrules and Chondrites
Dynamical Evolution and Processes in the Solar Nebula
Volatiles in the Solar System
Non-Carbonaceous Chondrites: Components, Post-Accretion Histories, and Classification
Carbonaceous Chondrites: Components, Post-Accretion Histories, and Classification
Achondrites: Early Planetary Processes and Classification
Stony-Irons and Irons
Martian Meteorites and Mars
Impact Cratering: Impact and Shock Processes on the Earth
Impact Cratering: Impact on Planetary Bodies
Meteorite Exposure History and Delivery from Asteroids, Mars, and Moon
Meteorite Falls, Finds, and Recovery
Organic Matter in Extraterrestrial Materials
Micro Sample Analysis: IDPs, Micrometeorites, Stardust, and Hayabusa
Asteroids and Comets: A Continuum? From Rosetta to Ceres
Developments in Advanced Techniques for Meteorite and Returned Sample Analysis
Space Weathering
Special Session: 50-Year from Japanese Antarctic Meteorites
Special Session: 50-Year from Allende and Murchison
Special Session: Analysis of Lunar Samples: A celebration of 50 Years Since Apollo 11
Special Session: Asteroids Ryugu and Bennu

Workshop: Minerals, Organics, and Water in 3D View

Submission Policies

  • No late abstracts will be accepted, regardless of the reason.
  • Abstracts sent by e-mail will NOT be considered.
  • NOTE Abstracts are limited to one page with text dimensions of 6.5 inches (~16.5 cm) wide by 9 inches (~23 cm) long.
  • All abstracts must be submitted in PDF format.
  • The page size for all abstract files must be U.S. letter size (8.5" × 11"); A4 submissions are automatically rejected by the system.
  • Abstract file sizes must be no larger than 3 MB; larger files will be automatically rejected by the system.

Use of Meteorite Names

All meteorites that are cited in abstracts must have official names approved by the Nomenclature Committee. Authors can use the Meteoritical Bulletin Database to check the status of a meteorite name. Meteorite names must to be approved by the Nomenclature committee, not pending, and not provisional names.

The full names of meteorites should be used in titles, subheadings, and at first mention in the text. Abbreviations, including those published in the Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter and the Meteoritical Bulletin, may be used in tables and elsewhere. Note that in the abbreviated form, there should be a space between the place name and the number. In addition, Antarctic meteorites recovered prior to 1981 may have an A after the blank space.

All meteorite names included in Meteoritical abstracts must be listed on the abstract submission form. A representative of the Meteorite Nomenclature Committee will be reviewing the abstracts to make certain that all authors are in compliance with the policies stated above. The program committee reserves the right to reject any abstract found to be in violation of these rules.

Unable to Produce PDF Files?

Authors who are unable to produce a PDF file may send their source files (must be in Word or PostScript format) to the LPI no later than April 17, 2019. A PDF file will be created and returned to the author, but it is the author's responsibility to submit that PDF file by the time of the abstract deadline. Source files should be sent to

Authors are encouraged to start the submission process early so the LPI staff will have time to provide assistance in the event of technical problems. For technical assistance, call Linda Garcia (281-486-2142), or send an e-mail message to

Preparation and Submission of Abstracts

Step 1: Download the appropriate template

Step 2: Write the abstract (no more than one page) using the format shown in the template

Step 3: Create a PDF file (no larger than 3 MB)

Step 4: Fill out the electronic abstract submission form and upload the abstract file

Abstract Fee

You will have an opportunity to pay the abstract fee ($35.00) immediately after submitting your abstract. A link will be provided directly to the Meteoritical Society webpage in your confirmation
e-mail. If you are unable to pay via credit card, your fee will be collected in cash at the meeting.