The Conference Cometary Science: from Rosetta to Comet Interceptor and beyond will be held in Nice, France, in the heart of the French Riviera, from 6th to 10th September 2021 to 2022 (date TBD). The conference is aimed at sharing state-of-the-art research on cometary science by bringing together members of the scientific community:

  • involved with the ESA Rosetta mission during past years or aiming at using the Rosetta data in the future;
  • preparing the new Comet Interceptor mission;
  • involved in studies related to the composition and structure of small solar system bodies, in particular comets;
  • involved in the studies of the interaction between the Sun and small bodies of the solar system;
  • involved in research related to the formation and evolution of the Solar System.

The Conference Cometary Science: from Rosetta to Comet Interceptor and beyond will also hold various splinter meetings, including hand-on sessions on how to use Rosetta data available on ESA's Planetary Science Archive.

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Registration and Abstract submission will both open January 1st 2022.

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Comet CG/67P [ESA/Rosetta/Navcam]

Comet CG/67P [ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM]



Scientific Organising Comittee

The conference SOC is organized as follows:

  • Pierre Henri (Lagrange, OCA, UCA, CNRS, Nice, France & LPC2E, CNRS, Orléans, France),
  • Christelle Briois (LPC2E, Univ. Orléans, Orléans, France)
  • Marco Delbo (Lagrange, OCA, UCA, CNRS, Nice, France),
  • Aurélie Guilbert-Lepoutre (LGL-TPE, ENS Lyon, CNRS, Lyon, France)
  • Uwe Meierhenrich (ICN, UCA, Nice, France),
  • Patrick Michel (Lagrange, OCA, UCA, CNRS, Nice, France),
  • Alessandro Morbidelli (Lagrange, OCA, UCA, CNRS, Nice, France),
  • Colin Snodgrass (Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, United Kingdom).
  • Matt Taylor (ESTEC, ESA, The Netherlands),
  • Cecilia Tubiana (MPG, Göttingen, Germany).


Local Organising Comittee

The conference LOC is organized as follows:

  • Pierre Henri (Lagrange, UCA, CNRS, OCA, Nice)
  • Uwe Meierhenrich (ICN, UCA, Nice)
  • Christine Delobelle (Lagrange, UCA, CNRS, OCA, Nice)
  • Alessandro Morbidelli (Lagrange, UCA, CNRS, OCA, Nice)
  • Patrick Michel (Lagrange, UCA, CNRS, OCA, Nice)
  • Marco Delbo (Lagrange, UCA, CNRS, OCA, Nice)
  • Etienne Béhar (Lagrange, UCA, CNRS, OCA, Nice)
  • Federico Lavorenti (Lagrange, UCA, CNRS, OCA, Nice)
  • Giulio Ballerini (Lagrange, UCA, CNRS, OCA, Nice)



We thank the following sponsors that enable to make this conference registration-free:


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