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The registration fee covers congress attendance including all social events such as the Wednesday afternoon excursion and the Annual Banquet. No reduced single-day registration fees are offered.

Join the Meteoritical Society?
If you are not a member of the Meteoritical Society, you may want to join it, in order to profit from the reduced meeting registration fee. Dues are US$ 110 (regular members) or US$55 (student members and retired persons) and include a subscription to the Society's monthly journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science.

Once you've submitted the application form, please register for the meeting as member/student member. However, please submit your application form well before the meeting, in order to make sure that your membership has become valid by the starting date of the meeting.

The pre-registration deadline is June 26, 2006

(until June 26, 2006)
(after June 26, 2006)
Meteoritical Society member CHF 420 (EUR 270) CHF 510 (EUR 330)
Non-member CHF 510 (EUR 330) CHF 590 (EUR 380)
Student Member CHF 185 (EUR 120) CHF 265 (EUR 170)
Student Non-member CHF 250 (EUR 160) CHF 310 (EUR 200)
Guest CHF 230 (EUR 150) CHF 310 (EUR 200)


The registration fee does not include abstract fees. Please pay the abstract fee when submitting your abstract at the LPI website.

Visa/Letters of Invitation
Some foreign participants may need a visa for Switzerland. Unfortunately, it seems now very likely that in August 2006 Switzerland will not yet belong to the "Schengen Space". This would mean that a visa issued by countries like Germany, France, Italy, Austria etc. will NOT be valid for Switzerland also, and vice versa. Therefore, if you plan to visit other European countries before or after the meeting, please make sure that – if necessary - you will have a valid visa for these countries in addition to that for Switzerland. For more information, contact a Swiss embassy or visit Upon request, we will provide registrants with official letters to be filed with visa applications. Please contact Beatrice Lüthi at and provide your full name, date of birth, country of citizenship and passport number.

Travel Grants
Thanks to generous contributions from the Barringer Crater Company, the Planetary Studies Foundation, the Swiss Academy of Science and the Swiss National Science Foundation a number of travel grants are available to qualified students and recent PhDs who are members of the Meteoritical Society and a number of scientists from countries with limited financial resources. Meteorite Magazine will sponsor the Brian Mason Travel Award. Applicants must be the solar or first author of an abstract to be presented at the meeting. They must also submit a travel award application form, to be downloaded here:

Student travel grant application form
Travel grant application form for scientists from countries with limited financial resources

Deadline for submission of these forms is May 9, 2006.
Alternatively, for those submitting abstracts by hard copy, travel grant application forms can be requested by fax (+41 44 632 11 79) or e-mail ( Completed forms have to be returned by fax or e-mail. After the very positive experience during the 2005 Meeting in Gatlinburg, we will also ask student grant recipients for some assistance  during the sessions (one half to one day).

No insurance is provided by the Organizers. Participants are strongly advised to insure themselves personally so as to be covered in the event of illness, accidents, loss of luggage, theft, etc.

All best endeavours will be made to present the programme as printed. However, the Organizers reserve the right to alter or cancel, without prior notice, any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly to the programme due to any reasons beyond their reasonable control. The Organizers are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such alterations.

A 15% cancellation fee will be charged on cancellations received until July 24, 2006.  NO refunds will be given after July 24, 2006.

Last update 30.03.06, B. Luethi

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