Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited or keynote talk at national or international conference
Over 700,000 minor bodies discovered orbiting our Sun. Only a small fraction have spectra. Optical spectroscopy by 2-m class telescopes is able to provide mineralogy of many interesting populations of asteroids that are still relatively poorly studied. The composition of active comets is also an area of research giving clues to the formation of these bodies. Finally, the growing number of transient or active objects, including asteroid collisions and outbursting centaurs, require rapid observations. I will give an overview on what is possible with facilities such as the Yunnan Observatory 2.4-m, and indicate some potential areas of high-impact research.
25 Jun 2017 → 27 Jun 2017
From Lijiang to the Oort Cloud: International workshop on Solar system small bodies exploration