Asteroid Spectroscopy in Support of Gaia

Nice, France
June 6 - June 7, 2013

[Image Credit: ESA, C.Carreau]

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Workshop Goals

This workshop will focus on optimizing ground-based spectroscopic observations of asteroids in support of ESA's Gaia mission, by gathering active researchers from around the world. Our primary aim is to develop a coordinated program of asteroid spectroscopy complementary to Gaia's observations.

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The workshop will be held at "La maison du Séminaire" hotel in Nice, France, on June 6 & 7, 2013, and hosted by the Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur. This workshop is sponsored by the European Science Foundation's GREAT program, the Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur and the University of Central Florida. More local information can be found at the following URL:

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Preliminary Program

Day 1

Day 2

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Organizing Committee (both LOC and SOC)

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Important Deadlines and Contact Information

  1. Please preregister on this website ( with a "YES" or "YES?" by January 31, 2013.
  2. If you have not preregistered by January 31, 2013, there will be a registration fee, which you can pay online.
  3. The abstract submission deadline is also January 31, 2013. Abstracts must be no more than 300 words, must not contain figures, and must be in ASCII/text format. Please e-mail abstracts to
  4. The meeting program will be available in late March or early April 2013.
  5. For any questions (either scientific or related to local organizing), please contact the Organizing Committee at the following email:
  6. If you know of someone else who would be interested in participating, please send them this information.

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