AUGUST 15-21, 2021


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UPDATE August 27, 2021:

Thank you for all participants of the hybrid 84th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society. All talks were recorded and are available to registered participants. An e-mail from LPI on behalf of the organizers has been sent to your e-mail address that you used to register for the meeting. The program and overview is posted, the program booklet is available for download. We thank our sponsors for their generous support!

You can still purchase a Metsoc 2021 T-Shirt.

News: The New York Times and Eos reported on results from the meeting. 

Important Dates


May 7, 2021                 Indication of interest deadline

June 3, 2021                Abstract deadline

June 4, 2021                Travel award deadline                                                     

June 15, 2021              Early registration deadline at a reduced rate

July 2, 2021                 Program posted online

July 30, 2021               Online registration closes

August 6, 2021            Final program posted

August 11, 2021          Virtual poster session

August 15–21, 2021    84th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society in Chicago

August 26, 2021          Availability of recorded sessions to registered participants

The meeting venue was the Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue, located downtown with views overlooking Grant Park, Lake Michigan, and the Museum Campus. The venue is within walking distance of many major attractions. Chicago is a top tourist destination in the U.S., as it is a world-class, cosmopolitan city with two frequently served international airports.


COVID-19 precautions for the in-person meeting:  All attendees, regardless of vaccination status, must wear masks indoors in the meeting space. The event organizers and venue staff will make every possible effort to minimize the risk of attendee exposure to COVID-19. The hotel has implemented industry-leading cleaning procedures to reduce the risk of exposure. Chicago has reopened cautiously and has implemented comprehensive guidelines to minimize the spread of COVID-19. The organizers and the hotel will provide the safest and most enjoyable meeting possible. More information about COVID-19 precautions and other information are posted in the COVID-19 section.

The vaccination rate of in-person participants is currently at 98% (as of August 6, 2021) based on the anonymous vaccination survey in the letter by the Meteoritical Society.

All participants of the Metsoc 2021 have to agree to the code of conduct.

The MetSoc 2021 meeting was organized by the Field Museum of Natural History, the University of Chicago and the Lunar and Planetary Institute. Chicago is the birthplace of The Meteoritical Society, which was founded at the Field Museum in 1933 as the Society for Research on Meteorites. Chicago has a long history of pioneering work in meteoritics, cosmochemistry, and planetary science. Local Chicago organizers and several international colleagues served on the program committee.  


We enjoyed the stimulating interactions that The Meteoritical Society enabled.

Meteoritical Society Survey: The Meteoritical Society is conducting a survey directed to our members to better understand who its members are and what their needs and feedback about the Society are. The Society is also interested to hear from non-members. Filling out this survey should only take you a few minutes, and we hope the collective contribution of many will allow us to better meet your expectations in our Society.