International Comet Quarterly

Sixth International Workshop on
Cometary Astronomy

Date: 2017 August 23

Venue: Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

In the planning (and posted here) for decades, an international meeting on cometary astronomy will be held in Saint Louis, Missouri, on 2017 August 23 (Wednesday), two days after the total solar eclipse that will be visible nearby. The meeting will be co-sponsored by the ICQ and by the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University, and the meeting will be held on the Washington University campus.

It is hoped to have a good slate of speakers from both the professional and amateur community, as is the goal for the IWCA series. Potential speakers are encouraged to contact Dan Green as soon as possible with proposed talk title and abstract. Also, if you are interested in attending this meeting, please let us know via email (icqcsc at

It is anticipated that the formal meeting will be held in Rudolph Hall at the university during 10:00 am-5:00 pm on August 23, with informal meetings on the evenings of August 22 and 23 in the area of Washington University. Every effort will be made to keep registration costs low ($25 or less -- hopefully far less). Additional details will be posted here soon.

Here is a map showing the location of Washington University with respect to the greater St. Louis area (the St. Louis airport is at upper left, and the University is at left center in this view). Here is a link to an interactive Google map of the University and surrounding area. Location of the meeting (Rudolph Hall on the main Danforth Campus) at Washington University in St. Louis, on a campus map. A map depicting a larger view of the campus is given here (Rudolph Hall is building number 104). Parking information will be provided here as we learn of it; there will be a charge for parking.

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