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2012 DDA Meeting - Mr. Hood, Oregon

The 2012 Meeting of the Division on Dynamical Astronomy will be held 6–10 May 2012 at the Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood, Oregon.

The annual DDA Meeting brings together top researchers in astronomy, astrophysics, planetary science, and astrodynamics for in-depth and stimulating discussions and talks on all aspects of dynamics in the space sciences. The DDA meeting features invited talks on a range of topics, contributed talks (with no parallel sessions), and posters that can be displayed throughout the entire meeting.


Sponsors: Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research & Celestial and Spaceflight Mechanics Laboratory

Press Contact: Rick Fienberg


Wayne Hayes has set up lists of people interested in carpooling to or room-sharing at the Mt. Hood Meeting. E-mail him to be added.

Al Harris reports that the room block at Timberline is closed, and also filled. The next best hotel lodging I have located is Best Western Mt. Hood. This URL takes you directly to the Best Western reservation page for that property As of April 23, they have rooms available at $109/night. The town of Government Camp, where it is located, is ~5 miles from the Lodge, so a car or carpooling will be needed. There are a number of other lodgings in Government Camp.


Student stipend applications: Midnight EST, Friday, March 9, 2012 (UT-5:00) (Winners)

Abstracts: 11:59 PM EDT, Monday, March 26, 2012 (UT-4:00)
To give a presentation at the Mt. Hood Meeting, you must submit an abstract (300 word limit) through the AAS/OASIS abstract form. You may present two papers as long as one is oral and the other is a poster.
Submit the abstract(s) to AAS through this web page.
Click on "Access DDA abstract form".
Posters should be less than 48 inches x 32 inches

Early Online Registration: 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, April 6, 2012 (UT-4:00)
Press Registration: Email Debbie Kovalsky

Registration Rates
Member Type Early Late/On-site
DDA Members $375 $400
Students and Emeritusmembers $275 $300
Non-Members $400 $425

Conference Banquet on Tuesday, May 8: $65 per person
Click here to find out how to register.

Hotel registration at our discounted rate: 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, April 6, 2012 (UT - 4:00) *FILLED* (see above)
(Discounted rooms available for the evenings of Sunday May 6 through Thursday May 10.)

Discounted Room Rates
Chalet Room $85.00 (plus 7% county tax)
Twin Room $105.00 (plus 7% county tax)
Queen/Twin Rooms $134.00 (plus 7% county tax)

To access these special rates call the Timberline Lodge at 1-800-547-1406 (between 9-5 PDT) and refer to the "American Astronomical Society".

Meeting Schedule

Schedule; Abstracts

Sunday, May 6:

  • 4:00-6:00 pm, DDA Committee Meeting
  • 6:00-8:00 pm, Welcome Reception

Monday, May 7:

  • 8:00 am-Noon, Exoplanet Session
  • 1:40-4:00 pm, Planetary Formation Session
  • 4:00-5:00 pm, Brouwer Award Lecture
  • 5:00-6:00 pm, Brouwer Lecture Reception
  • 6:00-7:30 pm, DDA Business Meeting

Tuesday, May 8:

  • 8:00 am-Noon, Rings Session
  • 1:40-4:20 pm, Planetary Formation Session
  • 4:20-6:00 pm, Poster Session
  • 6:00-8:00 pm, Banquet (additional charge)

Wednesday, May 9:

  • 8:00 am-Noon, Galaxies Session
  • 2:00-6:00 pm, Asteroids Session
  • Free Evening

Thursday, May 10:

  • 8:00 am-Noon, Satellites and Obliquities Session

Invited Speakers

Lia Athanassoula (Observatoire astronomique de Marseille-Provence)
Galactic Dynamics (Brouwer Award)

Matija Cuk(SETI Inst.)
Dynamics of Multiple Moon Systems

Matthew Hedman (Cornell U.)
Dynamics of Dusty Rings

Soko Matsumura (U. Maryland)
Dynamics of Exoplanets

Rachel Kuzio de Naray (Royal Military College of Canada)
Velocity Fields and Dark Matter Halos

Student Stipend Award Winners

Christa L. Van Laerhoven (Advisor: Rick Greenberg) - University of Arizona
Secular Dynamics of the Kepler-11 System

Erika Nesvold (Advisor: Marc Kuchner) - University of Maryland, Baltimore County
A New Method for Modeling Collisions in Debris Disks

Nathaniel Hamlin (Advisor: Bill Newman) - University of California, Los Angeles
The Role of Magnetic Fields in Relativistic Astrophysical Jets

Local Organizing Committee

Daniel J. Scheeres (University of Colorado Boulder)(chair)
Alan W. Harris (Space Science Institute, chair)
Douglas P. Hamilton, University of Maryland

Program Committee

Douglas P. Hamilton, University of Maryland (chair)
Alice Monet, US Naval Observatory (retired)