Faculty of Mathematics, Physics
and Informatics
Comenius University in Bratislava

Abstract submission

Sessions as defined by SOC

The SOC defined the following sessions:

Special invited talk: Astronomers and Astronomy at the Slovak Institutes of Astronomy
Iwan Williams

1. Meteoroid Sources
This session focuses on the study of meteoroid parent bodies and mechanisms by which they produce and release meteoroids.
Possible talk topics: parent body identifications or searches, ground or space-based observations of meteoroid parent bodies, and ejection phenomena such as cometary jets and asteroid spin-up.
Invited talk: Jessica Agarwal (Meteoroid production by Asteroids)

2. Composition and Physical Properties
This session focuses on measurements and models of the physical properties of meteoroids, meteorites, micrometeorites and dust particles.
Possible talk topics: measurements or constraints on meteoroid composition, density, and porosity.
Invited talk: Mathew Genge (Properties of Micrometeorites)


3. Dynamical Evolution
This session focuses on the dynamical evolution of meteoroids and meteoroid streams in space.
Possible talk topics: numerical simulations of meteoroid streams or sporadic sources; studies of radiative forces, collisions, and other dynamical processes; and observational confirmations or contradictions of model predictions.
Invited talk: Auriane Egal (Draconid modeling and forecasting)


4. Dust Particles and Clouds in the Solar System and Beyond
This session focuses on dust particles in the Solar System and stellar systems.
Possible talk topics: observations and simulations (numerical or experimental) of the zodiacal cloud, cometary comae, exo-zodiacal clouds, debris disks, and interstellar dust.
Invited talk: Jérémie Lasue (Zodiacal dust properties inferred from observations)


5. Meteor Physics and Chemistry
This session focuses on the physics of meteoroid flight in the atmosphere, including the delivery or formation of organic material, formation of metallic layers and meteoric smoke.
Possible talk topics: ablation and ionization models or laboratory experiments, the dynamics, fragmentation, and radiation of meteoroids in the atmosphere, and studies of secondary meteor phenomena such as sounds or persistent trains.
Invited talk: Stefan Loehle (Laboratory ablation experiments)


6. Influx of Interplanetary and Interstellar Matter
This session focuses on models, observations, and constraints on shower, sporadic, and interstellar meteoroids and dust.
Possible talk topics:  shower and sporadic flux measurements, shower discoveries, shower outbursts, interstellar meteors, and meteors on other planets.
Invited talk: Maria Hajdukova (Interstellar Meteors)

7. Meteorite Recoveries
This session focuses on bolide detection, meteorite falls, and meteorite recovery.
Possible talk topics: individual meteorite falls, bolide observations, meteorite rates or population studies, and networks and algorithms created to recover meteorites.
Invited talk: Hadrien Devillepoix (Meteorite Recovery with the DFN)


8. Planetary Defense
This session focuses on superbolides, airbursts, craters, and impact hazard mitigation.
Possible talk topics: surveys of superbolides and potentially hazardous asteroids, infrasound or seismic signatures of superbolides, craters produced by large impacts, and effects on the atmosphere.
Invited talk: Lorien Wheeler (Bolide Models)


9. In-situ Experiments and Spacecraft Anomalies
This session focuses on meteoroids striking spacecraft.
Possible talk topics: meteoroid-induced spacecraft anomalies, in-situ experiments, and hypervelocity impact studies on manmade materials.
Invited talk: Althea V. Moorhead (In-situ data and models)


10. Meteoroid Impact Physics
This session focuses on meteoroids striking natural objects.
Possible talk topics: craters, impact flashes, production of secondary debris, and space weathering of airless bodies due to meteoroid activity.
Invited talk: Tomoko Arai (Destiny +)


11. Future Methods and Techniques
This session focuses on recent or planned improvements in meteor measurements, including instrumentation, observations, and data analysis.
Possible talk topics: the establishment of new observational networks, new tools or databases, improvements in trajectory determination algorithms, and novel observational techniques.
Invited talk: Pierre Kokou (Lightning Imager for observing meteors and fireballs)