Impact Workshop during the total solar eclipse in Rochester NY, USA

We will host a small in-person workshop (45-60 attendees) focused on planetary impacts in Rochester NY on April 8-11, 2024 with an optional excursion to Niagara Falls on April 12, 2024. The main focus of the workshop is planetary impacts, but we will also welcome contributions from related fields. We hope that this workshop will be a unique place to exchange ideas across the continents. Rochester NY is within the path of the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. We will have an eclipse viewing session then (weather permitting).


April 8-11, 2024 with an optional excursion to Niagara Falls on April 12, 2024.

Workshop Details

The workshop details, including the schedule, proceedings, and the list of participants, can be found in the Impact Workshop booklet (pdf).


University of Rochester
Rochester, NY USA

Information on traveling to the University of Rochester can be found here.


Registration is now closed.


Written notifications must be emailed to j.tschirhart@rochester.edu. Registration and hotel room cancellation received by November 15, 2023 will receive a complete refund. Cancellations received after November 15, 2023 but prior to February 15, 2024 will have a processing fee deducted from their refund ($60 USD for the registration and $100 USD for the hotel room). No refunds will be issued for cancelled registrations or ticketed events after February 15, 2024.


A rooming block has been reserved with the Hilton Garden Inn, 30 Celebration Dr, Rochester, NY 14620, consisting of 30 rooms in total. The 30 rooms consist of 15 one King Bed rooms and 15 two Queen Bed rooms. If you plan not to share your room, we would appreciate it if you could book a King Bed room, so that Queen Bed rooms can be used by others sharing. You are of course welcome to stay at a different hotel, but please be aware that room rates at other hotels around April 7-9 may be expensive due to the eclipse.

MetSoc Travel Award

If you are a student/early career scientist/scientist from low-income countries, you are eligible to apply for a travel award (maximum $1,000). This generous support is provided by the Meteoritical Society (MetSoc). If you would like to apply, please describe why you would be a great candidate for the award when submitting an application prior to November 15, 2023. Applications for this award will be reviewed after that date to select the recipients.

NASA logo.Meteoritical Society logo.

A group photo of the organizers standing on the steps of Rush Rhees Library.


Scientific Oversight Committee (SOC):

  • Doris Breuer (Institut für Planetenforschung)
  • Gregor Golabek (University of Bayreuth)
  • Miki Nakajima (University of Rochester)
  • Kai Wünnemann (Museum für Naturkunde)

Local Organization Committee (LOC):

  • Laetitia Allibert (Museum für Naturkunde)
  • Alice Chau (University of Rochester)
  • Kim Cone (University of Rochester)
  • Jérémy Couturier (University of Rochester)
  • Scott Hull (University of Rochester)
  • Alex Jasko (University of Rochester)
  • Victor Lherm (University of Rochester)
  • Nic Litza (University of Rochester)