July 18, 2001

The 3rd Circular and the final request for registration.


                An International Workshop
                          on
               Collaboration and Coordination 
          Among NEO Observers and Orbital Computers

                 Kurashiki City Art Museum
                 Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan

                  October 23 to 26, 2001


   The Japan Spaceguad Association would like to hold a workshop
from October 23 through 26, 2001, at
the Kurashiki City Art Museum (near the Bisei Spaceguard Center).
Following the workshop, we will inaugurate the Bisei Spaceguard Center
on October 27. 

Purpose of the Workshop:
     In these years NEO matters have been discussed at different occasions
and organizations. Number of NEO observers and orbital computers has been
increasing and they have been producing excelent results. However, it seems
that there were not much discussions on collaboration and coordination
among them and some critical debates between those teams were brought.
Therefore, the SOC intends to make this workshop to solve the problems
or at least to start to its solution. Program  of this workshop will be
arranged with some introductory reports by NEO observers and orbital
computers and set aside many hours for discussions.

SOC members: Syuzo Isobe (Co-Chair), Donald K. Yoemans (Co-Chair),
             Tom Morgan, Bob McMillan, Ted Bowell, Andrea Carusi,
             Brian Marsden, Richard Binzel, Karri Muinonen, and
             Mark Bailey

Program.

First day : October 23, Tuesday
        17:00 - 21:00   Reception at Kurashiki City Art Museum (Light
                        meals are prepared)


Second day : October 24, Wednesday
1st Session     Chairman Syuzo Isobe
         9:30 -  9:40   Welcome address by LOC chairman M. Yoshikawa
         9:40 -  9:50   Welcome address by Govener of Okayama Prefecture
                        M. Ishii
         9:50 - 10:00   Welcome address by Assistant Executive Director
                        of NASDA T. Inada

Coffee Break

2nd Session
        10:00 - 10:50   General remarks D. Yeomans
        10:50 - 11:00   Short note      S. Isobe

NEO Detection Observation Teams
        11:00 - 11:30   Space Watch Team        T. Gehrels
        11:30 - 12:00   LONEOS team     E. Bowell
        12:00 - 12:30   NEAT team       E. Helin*

Lunch Break

3rd Session
        14:00 - 14:30   LINEAR Team     G. Stokes*
        14:30 - 15:00   Catalina Team   S. Larson
        15:00 - 15:30   BSGC Team       M. Yoshikawa

Coffee Break

4th Session
NEO Followup Team
        16:00 - 16:20           P. Pravec*
        16:20 - 16:40           L. Ticha
        16:40 - 16:50           M. Ticha
        16:50 - 17:10           G. Tancredi*
        17:10 - 17:30           D. Tholen
        17:30 - 18:00   Discussion

Third day : October 25, Thursday
5th Session :
Organization Activity
         8:30 -  8:45   Spaceguard Foundation   A. Carusi
         8:45 -  9:10   SGF Central Node        A. Boattini
         9:10 -  9:35   NASA NEO Program Office D. Yeomans
         9:35 - 10:00   IAU related view        H. Rickman
        10:00 - 10:30   Discussion

Coffee break

6th Session
        11:00 - 11:30   A review of space mission       J.Kawaguchi
        11:30 - 12:00   Physical property of NEO        M. Greenberg
        12:00 - 12:30   Discussion from the 2nd day

Lunch break

7th Session :
Impact Prediction Team
        14:00 - 14:30   Minor Planet Center     B. Marsden
        14:30 - 15:00   NASA    P. Chodas
        15:00 - 15:30   Finland K. Muinonen
        15:30 - 16:00   Italy   A. Milani*

Coffee break

8th Session
        16:30 - 17:15   Discussion on the 3rd day
        17:15 - 18:00   Discussion cooperative observation efforts

Fourth day : October 26, Friday
9th Session
Contribution by Space Debris Teams
         8:30 -  8:55   NASA - US Air Force teams       J. Africano
         8:55 -  9:20   ESA team        T. Schildneckt
         9:20 -  9:45   NASDA team      K. Nonaka
         9:45 - 10:00   NASDA software development      M. Kameyama

10th Session
        10:30 - 12:00   Discussion on plan and schedule to optimize
                        international discovery and follow-up efforts

Lunch break

11th Session
        13:30 - 15:00   Prepare final conclusion
        15:00 - 15:10   The Final address and announcement      S. Isobe

        18:30 - 21:00   Banquet at Okayama Sanko-So, Okayama city
                All attendances and accompanying persons are invited

Fifth day : October 27, Saturday
         9:00   Departure to the BSGC in front of Kurashiki City Art Museum
        12:00   Arrive at the Bisei town. Lunch
        13:00   Innagulation of the BSGC
        15:00   Visit to BSGC
        17:00   Return to Kurashiki (the first bus)
        20:00   Return to Kurashiki (the second bus)
                after supper and watching observations at BSGC


* Speaker may be changed.

Additionally to this program, we will hold two public lectures on
       Sunday October 21 and Sunday October 28.

Meeting location: Kurashiki city art museum
       Address              2-6-1 Cyuou Kurashiki City Okayama-ken.
       Telephone            81-86-425-6034
       Facsimile            81-86-426-6036

How to reach:
       Attendees and guests will land at the Kansai International
       airport, take a super-express train with a name of Haruka to Shin-Osaka 
       (about 50 minutes), followed by a bullet train with a name of Hikari
       (rapid) or Kodama (slow) (Shin-Kansen) to Okayama (60 minutes),
       and the a commuter train to Kurashiki (10 minutes).
       You should buy a ticket to Kurashiki station and two supplement tickets
       for super-express and bullet trains. These one way tickets cost
       about 8,000 yen.
 
       The other Attendees and Guests will land at the Narita International
       airport, take a super express train with a name of Narita-Express
       to Tokyo (about 60 minutes), followed by a bullet train with a name
       of Nozomi (much rapid but expensive 3 hours 10 minutes) or Hikari
       (rapid 4 hours) to Okayama, and a commuter train to Kurashiki
       (10 minutes). You should buy a ticket to Kurashiki station and 
       supplement tickets for super-express and bullet trains. These one way
       tickets cost about 20,000 yen.
     
Accomodation:
       There are a few hotels in Kurashiki area. We blocked 30 single rooms
       of Kurashiki Station hotel and 30 single rooms of Toyoko Inn Kurashiki
       Minamiguchi until August 31. You can request the other type hotel room 
       to Isobe and LOC will try to fit its request.

       1 KURASHIKI STATION HOTEL
Address                    2-8-1 Achi Kurashiki City Okayama-ken.
Telephone                  81-86-425-2525
Facsimile                  81-86-426-6702
Guest room                  all 111 rooms
Single bed                 \5,500 - \6,000
Twin beds                  \11,000 - \12,000

2 TOYOKO IN KURASHIKI MINAMIGUCHI
Address                      2-10-20 Achi Kurashiki City Okayama-ken.
Telephone                   81-86-430-1046
Facsimile                   81-86-430-1046
Guest room                   all 154 rooms
Single bed (143 rooms)      \5,800
Twin beds A                 \7,300
Twin beds B                 \7,800
 
Sight seeing:
       There are several good sight seeing areas not far from the Workshop
       hall. We will give you further informations in the next circular.

Weather and the other informations:
       October is one of the best season in Japan. Temperature is usualy
       11 - 17 degree C. In the evening, you may need an additional sweater.
       There is some percent of probability to be rainy as usual in Japan
       and may be occasionally hit by a typhoon. At the Bisei trip, you can
       enjoy a beuariful maple.

       Electricity is 100 V and 60 Hz.

Registration fee: 
       15,000 yen which covers refreshment during meeting, one copy of
       proceeding, and trip to the Bisei Spaceguard Center.

Please send back following informations to the e-mail address of Isobe,
by May 25, 2001.
       Family Name:
       First Name:
       Institute:
       Postal Address:
       Tel. Number:
       Fax. Number:
       e-mail Address:

       O  I will attend the workshop.
       O  I do not decide yet.
       O  I do not attend the workshop.

       O  I am an invited speaker.
       O  I would like to present a paper.
       O  I will not present a paper.
       Title of paper: _________________________________________________
    
       Arrival date to Kurashiki      ___ October, 2001
       Departure date from Kurashiki  ___ October, 2001

       Which hotel will you ask LOC reserve?    1 or 2 
       O Prepare your hotel room by yourself.
       O Request LOC to look for the other hotel room.
            Please write your request: _________________________________.
       If you have any specific request(s), please write below:
            ____________________________________________________________.

       If you need further informations on hotel in Tokyo or Osaka area,
       please contact with Isobe.
    
  
       Kurashiki City is in the Edo period style (17 to 19 century).

Thank you for your coorporation.