[meteorite-list] Ensisehim 2013 news
From: karmaka <karmaka-meteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2013 19:15:25 +0100
Dear Zelimir and list members,
>>>> Main theme: ?METEORITES FROM ANTARCTICA? <<<<<
What an excellent idea!
Follow the Antarctic expedition with Vinciane Debaille and her colleagues here:
Von: "Prof. Zelimir Gabelica Universit? de Haute Alsace ENSCMu," <zelimir.gabelica at uha.fr>
An: meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
Betreff: [meteorite-list] Ensisehim 2013 news
Datum: Sat, 26 Jan 2013 18:21:53 +0100
ENSISHEIM ?METEORITE 2013? NEWS
(January 26, 2013)
Dear meteorite friends & Meteorite-Central List
Please find here the preliminary news concerning the 14th edition of
our meteorite show ?Ensisheim-Meteorite 2013?, expecting this will
reach you in time before you start the next ?Tucson blast? where most
of you who live ?overseas? (and from the vast world as well) will
This info completes the official flyer that will be ready in a couple
of weeks and that I will be glad to forward you individually, upon
Further show details will be also sent to the List in a couple of
months, as every year. Here are just the main changes useful for those
wishing to book tables and foresee specific arrangements.
Saturday June 22 (9:30-18:00) and Sunday June 23 (9:30-16:00), 2012
(the weekend preceding the ?Mineral & Gem? show that is held in Ste
Marie-aux-Mines, relatively nearby (~ 80 km), with Friday June 21 as
the ?dealer?s day?).
Exceptionally this year, THE SHOW LOCATION MUST BE CHANGED!
Indeed, the famous Regency Palace which is the usual and unavoidable
place to set the show, is subject to heavy works that unfortunately
will not be completed by the due date.
While the external buildings are expected to be reconditioned, the
interior halls will by no means be accessible in June: all the rooms
and corridors will be restored and repainted while an elevator (lift)
will be built so as to facilitate the rise and handling of your heavy
meteorite boxes in future. (Hey, never worry, the famous medieval
spiral staircase will stay untouched).
Naturally in 2014, for the 15th Anniversary of the show coinciding
with the 30th Anniversary of the Confraternity of Guardians creation,
a brand renovated Regency Palace will welcome you again!
For 2013 (only) we have obtained another separate building called
?FOYER St MARTIN?, which is located quite close (about 350 m) to the
Regency palace, and just separated from the ?Domaine du Moulin? hotel
by the main street (distance ~150 m).
You can find the place, the building picture and the access map in the
The ?Foyer? consists in one large 18.6 x 12 meter room, resembling the
Regency main hall, though larger.
The usual 160x80 cm tables will be arranged similar to the Regency
arrangement, namely all around the walls and also arranged in a
The daylight basically comes from the glass ceiling, and will provide
a uniform illumination (personal lighting is always allowed). This
means that the characteristics (light etc) of every place in the hall
will be practically the same.
A small bar, dressing room, telephone room, restrooms ? are adjacent
to the main hall.
Opposite the entry is a podium accessible from both hall sides by 2
staircases. The podium will host the genuine Ensisheim meteorite in
its display window, the thematic exhibit (Meteorites from Antarctica ?
see below) and the consignment room, all visible from the main floor.
3 doors on the west side lead to a large terrace (18x8 m) where at
least 4 tents will be erected, each containing 4 dealer tables.
The terrace itself adjoins a large park providing all the usual
facilities (tables for food, leisure, snacks, tent for dinner party,
enthroning ceremonies, Friday friendly drink, every day drinks, music,
beverage bars, dance?).
In fact, all what was set on the Regency main square will be shifted
to that park next to the ?Foyer? terrace.
The other advantage of the park is presence of TREES that could be a
welcome protection against the hot June sunlight.
In summary, the whole show and all its usual accessories are shifted
by 350 m from the Regency palace buildings, totally condemned during
works. The usual restaurants (e.g. ?Boeuf Rouge?) are of course
TABLE RENTING AND RESERVATION
Friday June 21st is the "DEALER?S DAY" devoted for tables/booth set
up. The Foyer room and tents are exclusively open to dealers (14:00 -
18:00), and NOT to the public. Gathering in the park is scheduled for
everybody (dealers & invited) for 18:15 when the enthroning ceremonies
followed by the traditional friendly drink start.
The total number of tables remains limited to about 55. (about 45-50 dealers).
Price is per table, NOT per meter: unchanged since many years
(recalled in the future flyer).
TABLE RESERVATION PROCEDURE.
Just write me! (mail is the most reliable contact, phone being not
My mail remains unchanged:
?Zelimir? <Zelimir.Gabelica at uha.fr>
All former dealers have full priority to reserve their last year
table(s). More precisely, for 2013, this reservation concerns the
NUMBER of tables, not their precise LOCATION.
Indeed, you guess that the table allocation, as set in the Regency
palace, will be substantially perturbed (though I?ll try to roughly
follow their traditional array).
The main hall will now contain more tables than the Regency main hall,
while some of the dealers previously located in the adjacent Regency
rooms will be relocated either within the main room or in the terrace
For now, I recommend EVERYBODY reserves again ASAP their tables
(please specify the total number of tables and the names of ALL
persons occupying the said table (ideally max. 2 persons per table).
For now, thus before we arrange the floor plan, just specify where you
prefer to be located: MAIN HALL or TENTS.
Bear in mind that a tent contains 4 tables so it is preferred you
arrange in advance with other people wishing to share with you the
same tent so as to reserve in total 4 tables, not more, not less.
Without such arrangements the organizers reserve the right to
attribute the layout of places (in tents and in the hall) in the most
convenient way so as to meet as many wishes as possible.
Important for table attribution: as always, ?first come, first served?.
IMPORTANT CALL TO OUR FORMER GUESTS:
Those who did not yet send their traditional "hello, please can you
reserve my ?x? tables", are urgently encouraged to confirm (or cancel)
As per today, nothing is reserved so far for anyone so from now on,
the reservations can start!
It is also better to hurry to reserve if you want to come again, as we
already have newcomers on a waiting list!
FOOD AND DINNER PARTIES
The traditional FRIDAY DINNER PARTY starts at 20:00 inside the large
tent set in the park.
This party is now becoming UNAVOIDABLE (meaning it is more than recommended).
It is there that folks from all around the vast world meet, eat and
drink (more info to be forwarded later) but also make friends, set
business, start deals?.
Needless to say, everybody is warmly welcome!
If you want to attend let me just know in due time the total number of
guests attending so that we can fully meet all your commitments, needs
and comfort. This reservation being a must, I will recall you this in
The SATURDAY DINNER (not official but strongly recommended to all
participants) can either take part inside the large tent set in the
park or ?anywhere else?.
- In the park, either inside the tent or around the umbrella (or
tree)-covered tables (about 6 chairs per table), you may order the
current meals also served during the day, thus "tarte flamb?e",
various snacks, cakes + "selected liquids", but also special show
menus to be specified later.
- Regarding ?anywhere else?, we specifically recommend the option that
had met a significant success since some time: go to the restaurant
"Le Boeuf Rouge" located ~250 m from the park where the meals are
proposed as always "? la carte" at very friendly prices.
Main theme: ?METEORITES FROM ANTARCTICA?
Side theme: to be specified later.
Then main theme implies an exhibit of meteorites from Antarctica.
Should you have in collection some (yes, really?), this is a call for
Anyway, the main exhibit will involve original Antarctica meteorite
samples coming from the ?Free Brussels University? (ULB) collections,
curated by Miss Vincianne DEBIENNE.
Vincianne DEBIENNE, professor in geology in ULB, is right now heading
an international expedition in Antarctica with the aim of, among other
activities, collect meteorites!
She will stay there for 2+ full months.
From the news we currently receive from her ?life?, their collecting
proved extremely fruitful. Most of the samples collected are being
preliminary analyzed on site and will be further stored in Brussels on
the return of the expedition, scheduled for mid February.
Vincianne not only promised to exhibit in Ensisheim in premium the
most interesting meteorite samples collected during the expedition
team but kindly accepted to give us an extremely stimulating talk
?Search for Meteorites in Antarctica: an Expedition to the Ends of the Earth?
The 4 traditional hotels will be mentioned in the flyer with full
contact data. You can also browse through the Ensisheim web site:
You can also use ?Ensisheim + meteorite? as keywords on ?Google? or alike.
For memory, the nearest hotel is still the "Domaine du Moulin", the
other options being ?Les Loges de l?Ecomus?e ?, the "Niemerich" hotel
in Pulversheim and the "Cheval Blanc" in Baldersheim.
Everybody must arrange for his own accommodation! If you call, they
all do speak English and German
All hotel data (phone, fax, e-mail, web sites) will be available on
the flyer or are on the web. You can also contact me any time for
With welcoming everybody to attend again (or for the first time) the
14th in a row meteorite show in Ensisheim, the mythic world meteorite
place, I am now looking forward to having news from many of you and
remain at your disposal to provide you with any kind of additional
My ever friendly wishes to everybody,
Prof. Zelimir Gabelica
Universit? de Haute Alsace
ENSCMu, Lab. LPI-GSEC,
3, Rue A. Werner,
F-68093 Mulhouse Cedex, France
Tel: +33 (0)3 89 33 68 94
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