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Final Announcement

2009 Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshop

Exoplanetary Atmospheres

Hosted by the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

The 2009 workshop will take place July 20-24, 2009 at the Beckman Institute Auditorium
on the Caltech Campus, Pasadena, CA, USA

The workshop will consist of a series of tutorial discussions covering theory and observations of exoplanetary atmospheres. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to present brief summaries of their research during 2-minute research POPs. Financial assistance for travel and accommodations will be available for successful applicants.

Final Workshop Agenda - updated July 28, 2009 with speaker presentations

Click Here for Pictures from the Workshop

Design Your Own Mission!

This year, in addition to our new research-pop opportunity, we are going to have the opportunity to learn the basics of designing a space or ground-based mission. There will be 5 different types of missions that you can sign-up to design:

  1. Combined Light
  2. Coronography
  3. Interferometry
  4. Ground-based
  5. Transit

You will hear about the science drivers for each type of mission, as well as the technical aspects to consider. Experts in each area will advise the groups throughout the week, culminating in presentations on Friday afternoon. Sign-up sheets will be available on-site starting Monday morning, July 20. All workshop participants are encouraged to sign-up for a mission project. Financially supported attendees are strongly encouraged to sign up. Prizes will be given out in a number of categories!

Mission Group Project Worksheets

Mission Design Worksheets (excel file)

NASA's Roadmap for Astrophysics

Research POPs - click here for schedule and posted presentations

Registered attendees are invited to submit short presentations (pops) on their research. These presentations should be submitted by July 6 and will be presented Monday and Tuesday of the workshop. The schedule of submitted research pops will be released about 2 weeks prior to the workshop. Click here to submit a presentation.

Workshop Registration

Registration Fee will include:

Local Information - updated July 15, 2009

includes information on:

Participant List - updated July 24, 2009

2009 Summer Workshop Attendees

Financial Support

The financial support application period is now closed and decisions have been announced. If you have been awarded support for the workshop, you must abide by all rules in the travel guidelines:

Important Dates

Scientific Organizing Committee

Chas Beichman (NExScI)
Dawn Gelino (NExScI)
Glenn Orton (JPL)
Sara Seager (MIT)
Mark Swain (JPL)
Wes Traub (JPL)

Local Organizing Committee

Dawn Gelino (NExScI)
Kathy Golden (NExScI)
Irene Loera (NExScI)
Ellen O'Leary (NExScI)
Helga Mycroft (NExScI)

Useful Links

last modified July 28, 2009