Welcome Message







You are cordially invited to attend the 85th Annual Meeting of The Meteoritical Society, which will take place between the 14th and the 19th of August 2022, at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, Scotland. It has been a long time coming, so we hope to make this a MetSoc to remember!

The meeting is hosted by the University of Glasgow planetary science research group.


Some people may require a visa to visit the United Kingdom. To find out whether you need a visa, and how to apply, see the UK Visas and Immigration website: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa


Oral and poster sessions, plenary sessions, and the Barringer Invitational Lecture, will take place within the Loch Suite of the Scottish Event Campus: https://www.sec.co.uk/organise-an-event/event-spaces/loch-suite


Meeting Social Events  

  • Conference registration and welcome reception begins at 5 pm on Sunday the 14th of August 2022, at the Hunterian Museum (https://www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian) - housed within the historic main building of the University of Glasgow.

  • On Monday night, the City of Glasgow offers you all a warm welcome. The City are providing a free welcome drinks reception for all of the MetSoc delegates where a representative of the city’s Lord Provost (Mayor) will personally attend to welcome us. This will be hosted in the Glasgow City Chambers, Glasgow’s finest example of 19th Century architecture, located in the heart of George Square in the City Centre.

  • On Wednesday (12th of August 2020) excursions will be offered both within the city and exploring the neighbouring countryside (including whisky tasting at one of Scotland’s most scenic distilleries).

  • The Conference Banquet with ceilidh will be held on Wednesday night at the magnificent Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum: https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/venues/kelvingrove-art-gallery-and-museum


Excursions and Fieldtrips

Several multi-day excursions will be offered, including:

  • The Isle of Arran, with world class geology, hiking, beer and whisky.

  • Edinburgh and St Andrews, for geology, castles, cathedrals, golf (and probably beer and whisky). 

  • NW Scotland, including the Stac Fada and Skye impact members, a boat trip to see Loch Coruisk and the Small Isles, and whisky!


More information, including dates and pricing, coming soon.



Rooms will be reserved in multiple hotels, offering a range of prices. As the Scottish Event Campus is located in the centre of Glasgow there are six hotels within easy walking distance, and many more a stroll away. For hotels a little further away, public transport in Glasgow is generally frequent and reliable, and the Scottish Event Campus has its own train station, bus stops and taxi ranks.  


We are looking forward to welcoming you to Glasgow!


Lydia Hallis (email: metsoc2020@glasgow.ac.uk)

Key Dates

Registration & Abstract Submission will open in March 2022