Astrochemistry: From Laboratory Studies to Astronomical Observations; Honolulu, Hawaii, 18-20 December 2005

The physical and chemical processes leading to the formation of molecules in the interstellar medium, as well as in solar system planetary and satellite atmospheres, has fascinated scientists for many years. This conference set out to shed light on the basic question How are these molecules actually formed in these extraterrestrial environments? Topics included are: Gas phase laboratory experiments; solid state laboratory experiments; observations and spectroscopy, as well as modeling and theory.