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  • 2004 SOFIA UPPER DECK SCIENCE OPPORTUNITIES WORKSHOP
    NASA Ames Research Center, CA
    June 22-23, 2004

    Preliminary Agenda


    Last update: June 08 - this page will contain the full agenda and will be updated after closure of the extended abstract deadline June 15.

    Tuesday June 22


    08:00 - 09:00 On-site Registration ( Moffett Field Training and Conference Center)

    Opening

    09:00 - 09:05 [t.b.d.] Opening
    09:05 - 09:15 Multimedia show of SOFIA telescope integration and current state of upper deck
    09:15-09:30 Jesse Bregman ** The capabilities, limitations and constraints of SOFIA
    09:15-09:30 [t.b.d.] ** NASA roadmap objectives in Space Sciences
    09:30-09:45 [t.b.d.] ** NASA roadmap objectives in Earth Sciences

    09:15 - 12:00 Session on the SOFIA observatory, the Upper Deck, and opportunities for Upper Deck enabled research.

    • SOFIA development update
    • existing facilities
    • safety concerns
    • FAA requirements
    • prior experiences
    • education and public outreach update

    Catered lunch at the site - tour of SOFIA facilities at Ames

    14:00 - 17:00 Science session on opportunities in Astronomy.
    Individual astronomy science themes will address:

    • scientific rationale
    • NASA and DLR roadmap goals
    • current capabilities
    • unique capability of SOFIA Upper Deck enabled research
    • requirements and organization

    17:00 - 18:00 Reception and poster viewing, sponsored by the Bay Area Environmental Research (BAER) Institute.

    18:00 - 21:00 Poster session / Dinner catered at the site


    Wednesday June 23


    08:00 - 09:00 On-site Registration
    09:00 - 12:00 Science session on opportunities in Earth Sciences.
    Individual earth sciences themes will address:

    • scientific rationale
    • NASA and DLR roadmap goals
    • current capabilities
    • unique capability of SOFIA Upper Deck enabled research
    • requirements and organization

    Catered lunch at the site

    14:00 - 16:45 Science session on opportunities in Aeronomy and other fields.
    Individual aeronomy and other science themes will address:
    • scientific rationale
    • NASA and DLR roadmap goals
    • current capabilities
    • unique capability of SOFIA Upper Deck enabled research
    • requirements and organization

    16:45 - 17:00 Closing remarks.

    18:00 - 21:00 Dinner at downtown restaurant.


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