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Astrochemical Complexity in Planetary Systems – Symposium at the Spring 2020 Meeting in Philadelphia, PA – 259th ACS National Meeting, 22-26 March 2020
Misconceptions in Astrochemistry: A Chemist's Guide – Symposium at Pacifichem 2020 in Honolulu, HI – 15-20 December 2020
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New Detections

The detection of propadiene in the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan was reported recently by Lombardo et al. in ApJL. The first known interstellar calcium-bearing compound, CaNC, was discovered toward IRC +10216 by Cernicharo et al.

Objectives of the Astrochemistry Subdivision

Astrochemistry is one of the most interdisciplinary fields of modern science. The purpose of this subdivision is to promote work in this field.

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Upcoming Astrochemistry Symposia & Workshops

No additional symposia/workshops at this time.

Astrochemistry Dissertation Award

Each year the subdivision recognizes an outstanding Ph.D. thesis from within the preceding two calendar years. Applications are due around March 1. The winner will receive a $500 prize, an invitation to give a talk at the Fall ACS meeting, and a $500 travel award provided by ACS Earth and Space Chemistry to attend the Fall ACS meeting. The recipient and nominators must be members of the Astrochemistry Subdivision, and the Ph.D. must be conferred by the deadline. The 2019 recipient of the award is Dr. Cameron Mackie, currently at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

Astrochemistry Student Opportunities

For students interested in contacting astrochemistry practitioners, this is a (ever-changing) listing of academic faculty and NASA researchers who work in the field.