Final Programme

ESO Workshop on Minor Bodies in the Outer Solar System

ESO Headquarters, D-85748 Garching near Munich, Germany

November 2 - 5, 1998

Final Programme

Following is the programme of the workshop. Invited talks will last 30 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions. Contributed talks will last 20 minutes with 5 minutes for questions.

The daily sessions on Monday- Wednesday will start at 09:00 pm, and commence after lunch at 2:00 pm. The Thursday session will start slightly later at 09:30 to allow participants extra time to check out. Please note that times of coffee breaks vary slightly from day to day.

One hour has been formally set aside for poster papers on Wednesday afternoon; however the posters will be available throughout the workshop. We encourage the participants to view the posters and discuss them with the authors during coffee-breaks, lunch etc. in the spirit of a `true' workshop.

The scheduled discussion sessions will form an important part of this workshop. Each discussion session will be moderated by a member of the SOC. The key questions that we hope will be addressed are listed, but of course the workshop as a whole may decide that other questions are just as important!


Sunday 1st November 1998

12:00 - 17:00 Registration

Monday 2nd November 1998

08:30 - 09:00 Registration

1. Introduction

09:00 - 09:10 Welcoming remarks LOC and ESO
09:10 - 09:50 The Outer Solar System D. Jewitt (Institute for Astronomy, Hawaii, USA)

2. Surveys

09:50 - 10:30 Surveys of the Distant Solar System A.Fitzsimmons (Queen's University of Belfast, UK)
10:30 - 10:55 Pencil-Beam surveys for faint Trans-Neptunian Objects B. Gladman (Observatoire de Nice, France)
10:55 - 11:20 Coffee
11:20 - 11:45 Pencil-Beam Search for Distant TNOs H. Boehnhardt et al. (European Southern Observatory, Chile)
11:45 - 12:10 Simulations of the Bias Effects in Kuiper Belt Surveys C. Trujillo (Institute for Astronomy, Hawaii, USA)
12:10 - 13:00 Discussion
What is the true magnitude distribution of TNOs, and what can be learned from it?
Is there a real edge to the Kuiper-belt at around 50 AU?
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

3. Physical Characteristics of TNOs and Centaurs

14:00 - 14:40 Physical Characteristics of TNOs and Centaurs J. K. Davies (Joint Astronomy Centre, Hilo, Hawaii, USA)
14:40 - 15:05 Spectrophotometric observations of Edgeworth-Kuiper belt (EKB) objects M.A. Barucci et al. (Observatoire de Paris, France)
15:05 - 15:30 TNO Colour survey: First results of the VLT O. Hainaut (European Southern Observatory, Chile)
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee
16:00 - 16:25 A Portrait of 1996 TO66 C. Delahodde et al. (European Southern Observatory, Chile)
16:25 - 16:50 HST Observations of the Kuiper belt E. Fletcher et al. (Queen's University of Belfast, UK)
17:00 - 19:00 Workshop Reception

Tuesday 3rd November 1998

3. Physical Characteristics of TNOs and Centaurs (Continued)

09:00 - 09:25 Thermal IR observations of 1993 SC and 1996 TL66 using ISO N. Thomas et al. (MPAE, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany)
09:25 - 09:50 Ion irradiation of minor bodies in the outer Solar system G. Strazzulla (Osservatorio Astrofisico, Catania, Italy)

4. Physical Characteristics of Distant Comets

09:50 - 10:30 Physical characteristics of distant comets D. Prialnik (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee
11:00 - 11:25 Size Distributions and Activity in Distant Comets K.J. Meech et al. (Institute for Astronomy, Hawaii, USA)
11:25 - 11:50 Possible mechanisms of cometary outbursts S. Ibadov (Institute of Astrophysics, Dushanbe, Tajikistan)
11:50 - 13:00 Discussion
What can be learned from the surfaces of comets?
What is known with confidence about the surfaces of TNOs and Centaurs?
How did any differences in the populations arise?
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

5. Trojans, satellites and Pluto

14:00 - 14:40 Properties of Trojan Asteroids and The Uppsala-DLR Trojan Survey of the preceding Lagrangian cloud C.-I. Lagerkvist et al. (Astronomiska Observatoriet, Uppsala, Sweden)
14:40 - 15:20 Pluto and Planetary Satellites A. Stern (Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado, USA)
15:20 - 15:50 Coffee
15:50 - 16:15 The ices on Pluto C. de Bergh et al. (Observatoire de Paris, France)
16:15 - 16:40 Recognition of irregular satellites of Uranus and other giant planets B.G. Marsden et al. (Harvard-Smithsonian center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, USA)
16:40 - 17:30 Discussion
What is the origin of the `irregular' satellites in the distant Solar system?
Are Trojans good analogues of cometary nuclei/Centaurs/TNOs?
Does Pluto tell us anything about the smaller TNOs?

Wednesday 4th November 1998

6. Dynamical and physical evolution in the Outer Solar System

09:00 - 09:40 Dynamics of distant minor bodies M. Duncan (Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada)
09:40 - 10:05 Migration of Edgeworth Kuiper belt objects to the Earth S.I. Ipatov (Institute of Applied Mathematics, Moscow, Russia)
10:05 - 10:30 Collisional and cratering rates in the Kuiper-belt: Applications to Surface activation and modification D. Durda et al. (Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, USA)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee
11:30-11:55 Coagulation and fragmentation in the Kuiper-belt J. Luu (University of Leiden, Netherlands)
11:55 - 13:00 Discussion
What do the relative populations of TNO resonances tell us?
What do we really know about the ancient Kuiper-belt?
How many Plutos should there be?
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

7. Dust in planetary systems

14:00 - 14:40 Dust measurements in the outer Solar system E. Gruen (Max-Planck-Institut fur Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany)
14:40 - 15:20 Beta Pictoris systems and their relevance to the Solar System P. Artymowicz (Stockholm Observatory, Saltsjobaden, Sweden)
15:20 - 16:00 Discussion
What observational links can be made between Beta-Pic systems and our own?
16:00 - 17:00 Poster paper viewing
Evening - Workshop Dinner (Garching)

Thursday 5th November 1998

8. Future Work.

09:30 - 10:10 Future investigations with new facilities H. Boehnhardt (European Southern Observatory, La Silla, Chile)
10:10 - 10:35 The detection of small Kuiper-belt objects with the COROT mission F. Roques (Observatoire de Paris, France)
10:35 - 11:05 Coffee
11:05 - 11:30 The PICOCAM project at Pic du Midi F. Colas (Bureau des Longitudes, France)
11:30 - 11:55 The SUBARU survey project with Suprme-Cam J.-I. Watanabe (National Astronomical Observatory, Japan)  
11:55 - 13:00 Discussion
What could be observed with present/planned technology in the next decade?
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

9. Workshop Close

14:00 - 14:40 Conference Summary - What have we learned? M. Bailey (Armagh Observatory, UK)
14:40 - 14:50 Closing Remarks Conference Organisers

Poster Presentations

Surveys from Siding Spring for Bright Kuiper Belt Objects Michael Brown and Rachel Webster (University of Melbourne, Australia)
The light curves of the Trans-Neptunian Objects 1996 TP66 and 1994 VK8 Simon Collander-Brown et al. (Queen's University of Belfast, UK)
Numerical Modeling of Kuiper Belt Objects' Dynamics - Limitations Ryszard Gabryszewski (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)
Kiso EKBOs & Centaurs Survey and the Design and Implementation of the Yet Another Moving Object Detection Software Daisuke Kinoshita et al. (Science University of Tokyo, Japan)
Kuiper-Belt Objects: Distribution of Orbital Elements and Observational Selection Effects J. Klacka and S.Gajdos (Comenius University, Slovak Republic)
Colours of Distant Solar System Bodies C.-I. Lagerkvist et al. (Uppsala Observatory, Sweden)
The Centaurs M. Lazzarin and M. A. Barucci (Dipartimento di Astronomia, Padova, Italy)
Annual fluctuations of fern - snow cover in meteorite moraine; implications for meteorite recovery A.A. Mardon (Antarctic Institute of Canada)
Means of cooperation between japanese antarctic meteorite recovery program and potential russian antarctic meteorite recovery program A.A. Mardon (Antarctic Institute of Canada)
The follow-up observations of the TNOs by Saji Observatory Atsushi Miyamoto (Saji Observatory, Japan)
Search for Trans-Neptunian Objects: a new MIDAS context confronted with some results obtained with the UH 8k CCD Mosaic Camera P. Rousselot et al. (Observatoire de Besancon, France)
Millimetric Observation of CO(J=1--0) in (2060) P/Chiron at the NRO 45m Radio Telescope Tomohiko Sekiguchi et al. (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)
Astrometry of Outer Solar System Bodies -- Experience with Small Telescope and Future Plans J. Ticha et al. (Klet Observatory, Czech Republic)
The SUBARU survey project with Suprime-Cam J.-I. Watanabe (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)

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