Sunday, June 16, participants started to arrive at the conference site at Hotel Tatra in Bratislava. Registrations started with a welcome drink that offered excellent circumstances to talk with many people about the latest news and challenges in the meteor world.

A conference is more than just a series of oral and poster presentations, most of the time is spent on informal contacts and private discussions with meteor specialists. In this report we limit the information to the oral presentations with a link to the abstracts delivered.

Monday June 17

Monday June 17 the first lecture sessions were planned. The conference was opened by the dean of Faculty Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University in Bratislava.  The president of IAU commission F1, Diego Janches and Juraj Toth, Head of the LOC welcomed everyone to the 10th meeting of Meteoroids. At this occasion some memories were refreshed with photographs of the very first Meteoroids conference that took place 17 years ago in Smolenice during July 1992, also in Slovakia.

Galina Ryabova announced the publication of a new standard work on meteor astronomy which can be temporary ordered with a 20% reduction. More about this Meteoroids book can be found on MeteorNews.

A short overview of the presentations is given with a link to the abstract concerning the oral presentation.

The first invited lecture was presented by Ian Williams: “Astronomers and Astronomy at the Slovak Institutes of Astronomy”.

First Session

The first session “Meteoroid Sources” was chaired by Maria Hajdukova and Robert Jedicke. The following presentations were given:

Before the lunch everybody was invited to walk in front of the Presidential Palace for the group photo.

The Meteoroids 2019 participants in front of the Presidential Palace (credit LOC).

Second Session

The second session “Future Methods and Techniques” was chaired by Galina Ryabova and Peter Veres.

Thuesday 18 June

Third session

The third session “Meteor Physics and Chemistry” was chaired by Jiří Borovička and Diego Janches.

After lunch the session “Meteor Physics and Chemistry” was continued and chaired Margaret Campbell-Brown and Aswin Sekhar.

Fourth session

The fourth session “Influx of Interplanetary and Interstellar Matter” was chaired by Margaret Campbell-Brown and Aswin Sekhar.

Fifth session

The fifth session “Dynamical Evolution (session chairs” was chaired by Althea Moorhead and Jeremie Vaubaillon.

Sixth session

The sixth session “Planetary Defense” was chaired by Althea Moorhead and Jeremie Vaubaillon

Figure 2 – Socializing during the excursion by ship on the Danube.

 

Figure 3 – Opening of the conference dinner on the tunes of Star Wars.

 

Figure 4 – Socializing in good company.

 

Thursday 20 June

Seventh session

The seventh session “Composition and Physical Properties” was chaired by Olga Popova and Robert Macke.

Eight session

The eight session “Dust Particles and Clouds in the Solar System and Beyond” was chaired by Olga Popova and Robert Macke.

Ninth session

The ninth session “Meteoroid Impact Physics and Meteorite Recoveries” was chaired by Robert Weryk and Shinsuke Abe.

Friday 21 June

Tenth session

Eleventh session

The eleventh session “Future Methods and Techniques” was chaired by Eleanor Sansom and Jiří Šilha.

Twelfth session

The twelfth session “Future Methods and Techniques” was chaired by Danielle Moser and Junichi Watanabe.

A Conference summary was presented and the Conference closed by Diego Janches (SOC) and Juraj Toth (LOC). The participants thanked the organizers with a warm applaus for their great efforts and excellent organization of this most interesting conference.