In 2022, we will honor the bicentennial of the death of the most famous French mineralogist René Just Haüy. The French Society for Mineralogy and Crystallography wishes to associate the International Mineralogical Association in this celebration by hosting the 23rd IMA General Meeting in France.

In 2022, the last two main Mars exploration programs, ExoMars and Mars2020, the two asteroid exploration missions, Hayabusa 2 (JAXA, Japan) and OSIRIS-REx (NASA, USA), will just have had enough time for science return and post-processing. Some scientific French partners of these space programs think it will be a ripe year for assessing the advances that mineralogy has made as a science in planetary exploration.

In 2022, in Lyon, we will host the 23rd International Mineralogical Association General Meeting with these two colours of space exploration and celebrations of two centuries of mineralogy.

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