Image credit:NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC)
Image credit:NAOJ (modified)
Image: Bankoku Shinryokan (Venue)
The space telescope TESS was launched last year to conduct an extensive survey of exoplanets orbiting nearby bright stars, which will be followed by precise measurements with CHEOPS launched this autumn. Furthermore, spectroscopic observations of those transiting planets will be extensively conducted by scheduled missions such as JWST, ARIEL, and WSO-UV. We are about to enter the age of characterization of exoplanet atmospheres, which is a crucial milestone also in habitable planet science. Also recent solar-system missions have brought much new knowledge of the solar-system planets and small bodies. Against this background, we will hold a symposium that brings together scientists from a broad range of research topics such as planetary atmospheres, habitability, and planet formation and evolution, aiming for the participants to share current understanding regarding such important topics for the extra-solar and solar-system planets. We hope that you will actively join this exciting symposium and look forward very much to seeing you in Okinawa.
Date 14-18 October 2019
Please register and submit abstract here.
Please note that no refunds are available for cancellations. Thank you for your understanding.
If you need a visa to visit Japan, please fill out and send this document to us by email after registration no later than 31st July.
Please note that only a pdf file (not a MS-Word file) is accepted for a security reason. Thank you for your understanding.
If you need an invitation letter, please let us know by email by 30 August.
Here is a tentative program:
|Monday 14 Oct.|
|Reception and Welcom drink|
|Tuesday 15 Oct.||Morning|
|Climate and habitability|
|Poster session with wine|
|Wednesday 16 Oct.||Morning|
|Solar system planet atmospheres|
|Evolution of planetary atmosphere and interior||Afternoon/Evening|
|Free time or Excursion|
|Thursday 17 Oct.||Morning|
|Protoplanetary Disks and Volatile delivery||Afternoon|
|Formation and evolution of planetary systems|
|Friday 18 Oct.||Morning|
|Future Prospects and Summary|
The conference will be held at the Bankoku Shinryokan Okinawa Resort Mice Facility in Okinawa, Japan.
There are two lines to go to the venue: (Locations of the bus stops at the airport : Please check out here.)
Aiport Shuttle Bus (Area D) : It takes about 2 hours, the cost is 2,000 JPY. Taking a bus at the airport bus stop #1 and getting off at the Busena Terrace Hotel. It is about a 3-minute walk to the hotel. A timetable is here (Area D or DC or DE).
Local Bus (Number 120) : It takes about 2.5 hours and the cost is 1,720 JPY. Taking a bus at the airport bus stop #3 and getting off at the Busena Resort Mae. It is an 15-minute walk to the hotel. A timetable is here.
The distance from Naha airport to the hotel is about 60 km, the fare is about 16,000 JPY. A duration is about 75 - 90 minutes.
The hotel Busena Terrace offers special rates for participants to this conference. Please make a reservation here . The following prices include daily breakfast, service charge, and government tax.
If you need a roommate to stay in The Busena Terrace, please contact the LOC via email by 15th August.
|Room type||Number of Guests||Price per room per night|
|Standard room with Gardenview||One||24,200 JPY|
|Standard room with Oceanview||One||28,600 JPY|
Just for your information, there are some relatively cheaper hotels around the venue. From those hotels, however, it will take at least 20 minutes to walk to the venue.
There will be no talks on the afternoon of Wednesday 16th.
We will organize a trip to Nakijin Castle Ruins (World Heritage) and Kouri Island.
The prepayment fee of the excursion is 3,000 JPY (includes the cost of the bus, admission fees for each place).
If it rains, we will go to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium , instead of Nakijin Castle Ruins and Kouri Island.
|13:00||Departure from the conference hotel|
|13:50 - 14:20||Biseno Fukugi Namiki|
|15:00 - 16:00||Nakijin Castle Ruins|
|16:30 - 18:00||Kouri Island|
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