The Summer School for Planetary Science and Exploration in East Asia (SSPSEEA 2016), which will serve as an educational communication meeting for students and early career scientists in planetary science, will be held at the Kingdom Hotel at the Optical Valley of Wuhan during 6 – 8 June 2016 (http://www.whkingdom.com/).
The growing interest on deep space exploration among east Asia counties greatly promote the development of planetary science worldwide. Education of planetary sciences as well as an international communication among young students and scientists is critically important for the further development of planetary science in Asian countries. Expert faculties will direct a comprehensive 3-day short course of lectures, presentations, and discussions in the new modern city Wuhan.
During the course, students are required to attend the joint symposium: the International Symposium on Lunar and Planetary Science (ISLPS 2016; www.must.edu.mo/ISLPS2016/), which will also be held at the Kingdom Hotel.
No formal course credits will be given, but certification of satisfactory completion of the course will be supplied.
Below is a preliminary scheme of the program. Note that the sessions with oral presentations will contain only solicited talks (the speakers and presentation titles will be indicated in the formal version of the program, which will be provided on redistribution), but the program is organized such that there will be ample time for discussions and working sessions, allowing all summer school participants to contribute actively.
June 5 (Sunday)
14:00 – 19:00
Registration at the front desk of the Kingdom Hotel
19:00 – 21:00
Welcome reception dinner at the Kingdom Hotel
June 6th (Monday):
-Head: “History of Lunar Exploration and landing sites.”
-Neal: “Moon Formation and Lunar Magma Ocean.”
-Head: “Lunar Volcanism: Generation, Ascent and Eruption of Magma.”
-Neal: “Lunar Samples (Lunar petrology, mineralogy, space weathering).”
June 7th (Tuesday):
-Head: “Lunar Impact Craters and Basins: Formation, Sequence, and Evolution.”
-Neal: “Petrology of impact breccias and melts.”
-Head: “Lunar thermal history: Comparison to Mercury and Mars.”
-Neal: “Lunar Interiors, Tectonics and Geophysics.”
- Head, Neal, Xiao, Namiki, Choi, Li, etc: “Future lunar exploration plans panel presentation”
June 8th (Wednesday):
-Lecture by Jianjang Li on data handling; we will lead into this with questions about getting the data to answer the questions.
-Joint discussion by three and all participants.
June 8 (Wednesday)
15：30 – 18:：00
-Visit the Geological Museum at CUG
June 9 (Thursday) – 10 (Friday):
-The ISPLS 2016
Japanese Students email to Prof. Noriyuki Namiki: email@example.com
Korean Students email to Prof. Young-Jun Choi: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chinese and other countries students email to Prof. Long Xiao: email@example.com
For formal students, the registration fee is 500US$ or 3000RMB. Credit card or cash in Chinese RMB Yuan are acceptable. The registration fee includes all the meals and hotel accommodation all through SSPSEEA and ISLPS.
For observers (i.e., guest students), the redistribution fee is 100US$ or 600RMB. Credit card or cash in Chinese RMB Yuan are acceptable. Please note that the group discussion at June 8th will be ONLY OPEN for formal students. Meals and hotel rooms are ONLY arranged for the formal students.
SSPSEEA 2016 will take place at the Kingdom Hotel (http://www.whkingdom.com/) at the Optical Valley, which is adjacent to the beautiful East Lake.
Address: Luoyu Rd, Hongshan, Wuhan, Hubei, China.
The venue can be easily connected to other famous tourist site at Wuhan by public bus, taxi, and walk, such as the Optical Valley, East Lake, the Wuhan University, The Hubei Provincial Museum, the Yellow Crane Tower, and the Guiyuan Temple.
Due to the vast construction in the city, we encourage the attendees to take taxis to and from the airport, which normally takes more than 1 hour and ~150 RMB Yuan.
LOC has booked double-bed rooms for the FORMAL students. Two students will share a room during both SSPSSEA and ISLPS2016. Please contact and choose your roommate from the list of formal students, or we would arrange the roommates for you (by gender). Students who wish to live alone need to pay an extra of 250 RMB Yuan/night onsite.
We encourage the observers to book the hotel room as soon as possible. June 6-8th will also be the days for the Gaokao 2016 (National College Entrance Examination), which will be the busy time for hotels. Also, we have highly competitive contract price with the hotel for both this short course and the meeting.