You are cordially invited to attend the 77th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, to be held September 7-12, 2014, in Casablanca, Morocco. Casablanca is Morocco's largest city. Located in the North-west of Morocco on the Atlantic ocean, the city of Casablanca is known all over the world. Beside to be the economic capital of a fast developing country, "Casa" is a prestigious centre of art and architecture, showing a unique blend of traditional Mauresque architecture and Art Deco. To be immersed in this atmosphere, the meeting will be held in the Hyatt Regency Casablanca in the city centre, within walking distance of hotels, railway station. Visit the website for Tourist information: http://www.visitmorocco.com/index.php/eng/content/view/full/2.
Plenary, oral, and poster sessions will be held in the conference centre at the Hyatt Regency Casablanca, which will also provide accommodations for meeting attendees. Scheduled events include an icebreaker during the registration, a banquet, an award ceremony and several excursions. Two pre-conference workshops will be held at the Hyatt Regency Casablanca the weekend before the meeting and a post-conference field trip will be organized in the South Morocco.
This meeting will be a unique opportunity for researchers from Africa and Middle East to meet Planetary Sciences experts to trigger off discussions on the most advanced techniques for studying meteorites, cosmic dusts, asteroids and comets, and on their implications on the origin and the evolution of the Solar System. The conference will also outline the importance of such extra-terrestrial research field in countries adjacent to Sahara and Arabia, in which meteorites abound and impact craters exist or have yet to be discovered. Morocco is indeed one of the most important countries in the world for meteorite finds. It is the origin of most NWA meteorites and some rare specimen.