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Photo credit: Dale Cruikshank (NASA/Ames)


Extensive advances in the field of Astrochemistry have been made thanks to simultaneous efforts in astronomical infrared spectroscopy and to dedicated laboratory simulations and theoretical studies aimed at reproducing observed spectra throughout the interstellar medium. The molecular complexity, both organic and mineral, found in inter/proto-stellar and solar system environments have been attributed to primarily grain-surface and bulk chemistry reactions.

This symposium will be comprised of contributions from participants working on dedicated laboratory experiments, theoretical calculations of basic processes and chemical reaction networks, as well as astronomical observations of complex molecules and, more generally solid state materials in space. This gathering is in honor of a major influence to this area of Astrochemistry, Dr. Louis Allamandola, one of the leading spokespersons of the interstellar polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) model.


The program has been updated 4 September
The welcome reception will be held at the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront (80 Compromise Street, Annapolis, MD 21401) on Sunday, September 13, 2015 from 7-9 pm. The reception is on the 2nd floor patio area. Please let us know if you will not be attending the opening reception. 4 September
The conference dinner will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 6PM aboard the Watermark Yacht "Raven". There will be a three hour cruise around the Chesapeake Bay including Dinner and a special presentation. Boarding will begin 15 min prior to departure. Please do not be late. The Annapolis City dock is about 0.5 miles from the conference hotel. The bay may be breezy, so a light jacket or sweater may be advised. Please dress in business attire. Directions and details of the charter can be found Here. 4 September
Points of interest map:  Map 4 September
The full program is now available. Program 10 August
Registration is due and should be paid by 14 August, 2015. Click here. 10 August
The discounted rate for hotels will be available through 14 August, 2015. The rooms are available on a first come first serve basis. Please make your reservation here10 August
Registration is now closed 30 July
Abstract submission is now closed 3 July
Abstract dealine extended until 3 July, 2015 19 June
Registration Open 8 June

Symposium Poster

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