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Final Announcement

2010 Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshop

Stars as Homes for Habitable Planetary Systems

images courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech, NASA/JPL-Caltech, ESO

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

The 2010 workshop will take place July 26-30, 2010 at the Beckman Institute Auditorium
on the Caltech Campus, Pasadena, CA

Agenda Group Project Information
Talk Submission Info Registration
Local Information Financial Support Information
Important Dates Participant List
Useful Links Organizing Committees

The workshop will consist of a series of tutorial discussions covering theory and observations associated with the topics below. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience characterizing variable stars, finding planets, etc., through working with Kepler and CoRoT data. Attendees will also have the opportunity to present brief summaries of their current research. Financial assistance for travel and accommodations will be available for successful applicants.

Workshop Agenda - updated with workshop presentations

Please click here for the final agenda along with speaker names.

Please click here to see the POP schedule and posted presentations.

Please click here to see the electronic poster presentations.

Click Here for Pictures from the Workshop

Talk Submission Link - click here to submit your talk, POP, or poster

The deadline for POP and poster submissions by workshop attendees is Friday, July 9.

The deadline for talk submissions by workshop speakers is Friday, July 16.

Workshop speakers and registered attendees may submit their presentations here. Workshop attendees may submit two kinds of presentations: POPs and electronic posters, submitted separately. Both are intended to spark discussion throughout the week.

Research POPs are short (2 minute) presentations that will be presented on Monday and Tuesday during the workshop. The file should contain no more than 2 slides. The POP schedule will be published roughly two weeks before the workshop.

Electronic posters will be shown throughout the workshop on a 42 inch flat screen in the lobby outside the auditorium. The file should contain one slide (which can be taken from your POP presentation or prepared separately). For best display of the electronic posters, please submit them as PDF files, in landscape format with a ~16:9 aspect ratio and a display resolution of at least 1280 x 960. We encourage you to include a picture of yourself in your electronic poster so that other attendees who are interested in your work can find you.

Group Project Information

The group projects will focus on the newly-released Kepler and CoRoT data, learning how to characterize stellar variability, identify transits, and measure binary system parameters from the light curves. We anticipate having 5 groups, each led by an expert in the field, who will introduce the projects and advise their group throughout the week. Group working sessions are on the schedule, but some time may be needed after-hours and/or during lunch breaks to complete the projects. The projects will culminate in group presentations on Friday. The projects are as follows:

Sign-up sheets will be available on Monday, July 26. Participation is not mandatory, however we urge you to sign-up since this is a great opportunity to work closely with experts in the field, dealing with cutting-edge science using newly-released datasets. Financially-supported attendees are strongly urged to participate. Prizes will be given out in a number of categories!

Workshop Registration

Registration Fee includes:

Participant List - updated July 23, 2010

2010 Summer Workshop Attendees

Local Information - updated June 28!

As of June 25, the room block at the Pasadena Hilton is full! We have secured additional rooms at the Westin hotel which is 0.5 miles north of the Hilton at 191 North Los Robles Ave. To make room reservations at the Westin please call the hotel directly at: (626) 792-2727. Tell the reservation agent that you are part of the Sagan Summer Workshop group; the rate here is $135 per night, the maximum lodging per diem available. Note that the workshop bus will not make a stop at the Westin and you'll have to walk down to the Hilton to catch the bus if you want a ride.

Financial Support - the application period is now closed

Attendees may apply for financial support to attend the workshop. Applications are due March 5, 2010 and decisions will be announced by March 26, 2010. If you are awarded travel and/or lodging support for the workshop, you must abide by all rules in the travel guidelines (see links below) and stay at the Pasadena Hilton, the workshop hotel.

Important Dates

Scientific Organizing Committee

Local Organizing Committee

Annie Baglin (Paris Observatory, CoRoT)

Dawn Gelino (NExScI)

Sarbani Basu (Yale University)

Carolyn Brinkworth (NExScI)

Chas Beichman (NExScI)

Kathy Golden (NExScI)

Debra Fischer (Yale University)

Irene Loera (NExScI)

Dawn Gelino (NExScI)

Ellen O'Leary (NExScI)

Ron Gilliland (STScI, Kepler)

Helga Mycroft (NExScI)

Vicki Meadows (University of Washington)

John Stauffer (IPAC/Caltech)

Ignasi Ribas (Institut de Ciencies de l'Espai)

Useful Links

last modified August 2, 2010