Saturn Science Conference: Saturn in the 21st Century

Call for Papers

Saturn Science Conference: 4-7 August 2014.

Proposed book jacket

In preparation for the publication of the Cambridge University Book “Saturn in the 21st Century”, this conference brings together international experts on the planet Saturn to discuss the latest findings from the Cassini Mission and Earth-based observations. All aspects of the planet – from its deep interior to the magnetosphere – will be discussed and reviewed. This conference gives an opportunity for lead authors to present overviews of their chapters, coordinate with their co-authors and other chapter leads, and to learn about the very latest findings from the Saturn science community. Members of the Saturn community will be given opportunities to interact with the authors and other attendees, particularly through poster presentations.

Meeting Organizer: Kevin Baines (University of Wisconsin-Madison and JPL-CalTech)


Special Events

Wednesday afternoon's special events may include a Highlights Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin (limited to 15-21 participants) or a boat cruise around Lake Mendota (20-42 participants) on Wednesday afternoon. The opportunity to express interest in one of these is part of the conference registration; however, prices can only be determined after the number of participants for sharing cost of transportation is known. Payment will be in cash or check at the beginning of the conference. Current estimates are $76-91 for the Taliesin tour (motor coach bus) and $45-47 for the boat cruise (school bus), depending on number of participants. Events will run rain or shine, but may be canceled if not enough participants sign up.


Please register using the link above to provide your contact information. You will receive an email that allows your information to be edited until 1 June 2014. Abstracts are submitted as the next step in the registration process, either at the end of the contact information section of your registration or by using the link provided in the email that confirmed your registration. (If you cannot find that email, please contact Maria Vasys, and it will be resent to you.) Finally, a registration fee can be paid as the third step. The draft program will be available by the end of June.

Meeting begins at 9:00 AM on the 4th and ends at 5:00 PM on the 7th. Registration will be available at 8:00 AM on the 4th outside the meeting room. Please confirm the exact location of the meeting on the electronic schedule in the lobby of the Pyle Center. The banquet on Tuesday is included in the conference fee. Guests are welcome (an additional $37US upon registration).

Posters will be collected at registration and available for viewing during the entire conference. There will be a Poster Reception on Monday to focus on Day 1 and Day 2 topics, and the Tuesday afternoon break will feature Day 3 and Day 4 topics. Poster size should not exceed 48 inches wide x 48 inches tall.


The Pyle Center

As the premier conference facility operated by the University of Wisconsin Extension Service, The Pyle Center includes a 58-seat tiered room, dining rooms, and the poster area. Free wireless Internet access is provided. Space is limited in room 235, and registration may be terminated early.

Parking is scarce on campus; renting a car is not recommended.

During the Saturn Science Conference, morning and afternoon breaks, poster receptions, and conference banquet are included at the Pyle Center to allow the maximum opportunity to network with other scientists. Lunches and other dinners will be on own.

702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608.262.1122