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2014 DDA Meeting - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The 2014 Meeting of the Division on Dynamical Astronomy will be held from 28 April to 1 May 2014 at the The College of Physicians, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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.

Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO

Press Contact:Rick Fienberg




Ray Duncombe Prize 2014 Winners:
Nicholas Attree (Queen Mary, University of London)
Melissa Dykhuis (University of Arizona)
Natalia Storch (Cornell University)

Abstracts (CLOSED): 11:59 PM EDT, Wednesday, March 26, 2014 (UT-4:00)
To give a presentation at the Philadelphia meeting, you must submit an abstract (2250 character limit) through the AAS Scholar One abstract form. You may present two papers as long as one is oral and the other is a poster.
Click here to see submitted abstracts
Posters should be less than 48 inches x 32 inches

Late Online Registration: 11:59 PM EDT, Sunday, April 20, 2014 (UT-4:00)

Press Registration: Email Tracy Beale

There will be no banquet, other activities are planned.

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Registration Rates
Member Type Early Late / On-site
DDA Members $400 $435
Students and Emeritus members $300 $325
Non-Members: $460 $460

UPDATE (03/11): Area hotels are all very expensive during the DDA meeting. We recommend the attendees to stay at the hotels near Philadelphia airport, which are reasonably priced and a short subway ride from the venue. These include (quotes are averages for 04/27-05/01, obtained from on 03/11)

People looking for roommates should email Matija, mcuk[at]

Meeting Schedule

Meeting Schedule
PDF Program with Abstracts
Online Program with Abstracts

No events on Sunday April 27

Monday, April 28:

  • 9:10-10:30 Evolved Planetary Systems (Chair: Levison)
  • 11:00-12:40 Planet Formation and Structure (Levison)
  • 14:00-16:40 The Solar System [incl. Brouwer lecture] (Cuk)
  • 16:40-18:30 Reception
  • 18:00-20:00 Committee Meeting

Tuesday, April 29:

  • 9:00-12:40 Exoplanets (break 10:40-11:00; Adams)
  • 14:00-15:40 Galaxies and Galactic Structure (Kratter)
  • 16:00-17:00 Other Dynamical Topics (Valluri)

Wednesday, April 30:

  • 9:00-9:40 Classical Topics (Nicholson)
  • 9:40-11:00 Solar System: Titan (Nicholson)
  • 11:20-12:40 Star Clusters (Nicholson)
  • 14:00-16:00 Solar System: Moons (Holley-Bockelmann)
  • 16:00-17:00 Business Meeting (Cuk)
  • 17:00-19:00 Poster Session

Thursday, May 1:

  • 9:00-10:00 Solar System: Early Evolution (Walsh)
  • 10:00-10:40 Solar System: Debris (Walsh)
  • 11:00-13:00 Solar System: Rings (Dones)

Invited Speakers

Joseph A. Burns(Cornell University)
My chaotic trajectory: A brief (personalized) history of solar-system dynamics.(Brouwer Award)

Sourav Chatterjee(University of Florida)
Globular Clusters, the Dynamics Factories of the Milky Way

Kaitlin Kratter (University of Arizona)
Dynamics of Pluto's moons and circumbinary planets

Stephen McMillan (Drexel University)
Modeling the Formation and Evolution of Dense Stellar Systems

Monica Valluri (University of Michigan)
Dynamical processes in barred galaxies with supermassive black holes

Dimitri Veras (Warwick University)
The rich dynamics of planets in post-main-sequence systems

Local Organizing Committee

Hal Levison (SwRI)(chair)
Eugene Fahnestock (JPL)
Diane Miller (SwRI)
William Newman (UCLA)

Program Committee

Fred Adams (U. Michigan) (chair)
Alice Monet (USNO, retired)
Hal Levison (SwRI)