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Workshop 1: Fireballs and their detection

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August 2022, 09:30-16:30


Convened by:

Günter Kargl (Austrian Academy of Sciences)

Ute Amerstorfer (Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences)

Detlef Koschny (European Space Agency)


In cooperation with Europlanet, a series of four workshops bringing together different networks of fireball observers and machine-learning experts will be arranged over two years. This series is aimed at: i) the development of a common data format and/or common entry point to the observational data of the different fireballs networks, and ii) machine-learning science cases for meteor observations.
This is the fourth and final workshop of the series, and its main topics are:

  • continue discussing and exploring the possibilities of a common entry point to all data, reports on recent activities;

  • continue discussing Lunar impact flashes, observation networks and software;

  • Introduce topics of meteorite recovery, strewn field estimation and dark flight calculation;

  • continue discussing and identifying machine learning science cases for fireball observations.


The workshop venue is five minutes´ walk from the welcome reception of the Meteoritical Society conference, which will be held in the Hunterian Museum of the University of Glasgow, starting at 5pm on Sunday 14th August.


To register, please click here.




Workshop 2: Back to the Future - Major findings in the field of impact cratering and unresolved issues

Sunday, August 14th 2022, 09:30-16:30


List of confirmed keynote talks (as of April 11th, 2022):


Christopher Hamann

Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany

Let’s make some impacts! An overview of impact and shock-wave experiments for planetary scientists


Gordon R. Osinski

Dept. Earth Sciences / Institute for Earth and Space Exploration, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Field studies at terrestrial impact structures


Sanna Holm‑Alwmark

Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Always in style – shocked quartz past, present, and beyond


Steven Goderis

Analytical, Environmental, and Geochemistry, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

Refining the nature of the projectile components preserved within terrestrial impact structures and ejecta, and their link to astronomical events


Gavin Kenny

Department of Geosciences, Swedish Museum of Natural History, SE-104 05 Stockholm, Sweden

The chronological record of impact cratering (crater structures and ejecta) on Earth – what we know and what we don't know


Aaron J. Cavosie

Space Science and Technology Centre, School of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, GPO Box U1987, Western Australia 6845, Australia

TBD [Awaiting a shocking title!]

Convened by:

Ludovic Ferrière, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna, Austria (

Wolf Uwe Reimold, Institute of Geosciences, University of Brasilía, Brasilia, Brazil (


Over the last few decades, the impact cratering field has seen incredible developments – many new impact structures were discovered/confirmed, new shock indicators characterized, and the constraints on their formation conditions improved, and more and more complex computer models now allow a better understanding of some key processes, such as emplacement of impactites.


This workshop is not only to discuss major findings in impact cratering from different perspectives, but also to discuss recent/hot topics or new discoveries, and to connect people with different backgrounds to stimulate cross-domain collaboration. This workshop is particularly aimed at undergraduates, Master and PhD candidates, and post-doctoral researchers to inform and develop new perspectives.


We invite contributions on specific unresolved questions or issues, such as the formation of specific types of impactites, specific diagnostic shock indicators, recent discoveries, results of experiments, and new developments in numerical modeling, inter alia.


We envisage four or five 30-minute invited keynote presentations covering the state-of-the-art of field/petrographic aspects, geochemistry/projectile contamination, modeling, and experimentation.


There should also be space for approximately eight other contributions, abstracts for which can be submitted via the abstract submission page. Note that due to the limited number of available time slots, those that cannot be accommodated at the workshop will, of course, be able to present at the impact session(s) during the main meeting.


There will be no charge for attending the workshop. Lunch will not be provided, but there are several places to purchase food and refreshments within a few minutes´ walk. Some refreshments will be provided by the conveners. The welcome reception for the Meteoritical Society conference will be in the Hunterian Museum of the University of Glasgow. It starts at 5:00pm on Sunday and is just a five-minute walk from the workshop venue.

No registration fee is collected for participation in this workshop. However, anybody planning to attend the impact cratering workshop has to confirm this by email to or before 1 August 2022. That way, the workshop conveners can make the necessary arrangements for refreshments.


For details and to register please contact Ludovic Ferrière ( and

Wolf Uwe Reimold (




Workshop 3: Atom probe tomography and correlative microscopy of meteorites and returned planetary materials

Sunday, August 14th 2022, 09:30-16:30


Convened by:

Luke Daly, University of Glasgow (

James Darling, University of Portsmouth (

Lee White, Open University (


Atom probe tomography is a rapidly developing technology with enormous potential in planetary science. It is used for the identification and 3D spatial reconstruction of atoms and isotopes in sub-micrometre size samples. This data can be correlated with other microscopy techniques (e.g. SEM, EBSD, TEM, SIMS) to resolve the composition, structure and isotopic ratios of nanoscale features, including minerals, inclusions, boundaries, gradients, and more. Because damage to the bulk material is minimal, and the nanoscale chemical-structural information provided by APT is unobtainable in any other way, effective use of this technology can help to maximise the science obtained from precious samples of asteroids, the Moon and Mars that will be returned to Earth within the next decade (e.g. Hayabusa2, MMX, Chang’e 5, OSIRIS-REx and Mars Sample Return). Such samples will help answer questions such as the nature and origin of the first Solar System solids preserved in primitive asteroids, the chronology of Lunar magmatism and impact cratering, and the abundance and nature of water, organic matter and other bioessential compounds in the Martian crust.

This workshop will provide an overview of the latest developments in atom probe tomography (APT), and their application to planetary materials as part of correlative microscopy workflows. The aim is to broaden awareness of the possibilities provided by APT and correlative microscopy, and to connect researchers with different backgrounds to stimulate new collaborations.


The workshop will consist of a series of invited presentations, along with an opportunity for participants to present their research (whether currently using APT or not) in order to develop discussion.


For details and to register please contact Luke Daly (

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