Monday October 1, 2018
The Habitable Exoplanet Observatory (HabEx) is one of four concepts currently under study by NASA in preparation for the 2020 Astrophysics Decadal Survey.HabEx is designed to be the next-generation great observatory that has the capability to address physics of the cosmos, cosmic origins, solar system, and exoplanet science. HabEx is a space-based 4-meter diameter telescope with ultraviolet, optical, and near-infrared imaging and spectroscopy capabilities, and at least 50% of the primary 5-year mission will be dedicated to community involvement through a competed and funded Guest Observer (GO) program.
The purpose of this meeting is to invite members of the community to present scientific investigations and observational programs that:
- Will be important and relevant in the 2030’s.
- Can be specifically conducted – or could benefit from synergistic observations – with HabEx.
To apply to give a presentation, abstract submissions are due by September 7th. The registration deadline to attend the meeting is October 1st.
The most comprehensive information on HabEx can be found in the HabEx Interim Report.
The agenda is still under active consideration. The following will be updated after Sep 21st when speakers are confirmed.
Monday October 15
12:30 pm meeting room opens – informal discussions 1:00 pm Welcome and meeting objectives 1:20 pm Ultraviolet Spectrograph (UVS) Instrument capabilities 1:45 pm HabEx Workhorse Camera (HWC) Instrument capabilities 2:15 pm Exoplanet Direct imaging capabilities 2:15 - 2:30 pm Coffee Break 2:30 pm - 6pm Science with HabEx (I) 7:00 pm Conference Dinner
Tuesday October 16
8:00 am meeting room opens – informal discussions 8:30 am Check-in and Breakfast 9am - Noon Science with HabEx (II) Noon - 1pm Lunch Break 1:00 PM - 3:30 pm Science with HabEx (III) 3:30 PM - 3:45 pm Coffee Break 3:45 - 5:30 pm HabEx science whitepapers discussion 5:30 pm Adjourn
Currently confirmed invited speakers:
Speaker Affiliation Science with HabEx Harry Ferguson STScI Galaxy formation and evolution Saavik Ford CUNY Black holes / nearby galaxies Eliza Kempton University of Maryland Exoplanet transit spectroscopy Franck Marchis SETI Institute Solar system science Marc Postman STScI General astrophysics Jason Tumlinson STScI Cosmic origins
Participants should arrange their own hotel accommodations. The following hotels are recommended by the Flatiron institute:
The James Hotel, NOMAD, NYC
22 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016
The Marcel at Gramercy
201 E 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
145 E 39th St, New York, NY 10016
The Redbury New York
29 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016
The Roger New York
131 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
W New York – Union Square
201 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10003
The Scientific Organizing Committee
John Clarke (Boston Univ.)
Shawn Domagal-Goldman (NASA-GSFC)
Scott Gaudi (OSU)
Alina Kiessling (NASA-JPL)
Bertrand Mennesson (NASA-JPL)
Ty Robinson (NAU)
Leslie Rogers (Univ. of Chicago)
Paul Scowen (ASU)
Sara Seager (MIT)
Rachel Somerville (Rutgers Univ./ Flatiron Institute)
Daniel Stern (NASA-JPL)
Keith Warfield (NASA-JPL)
Queries can be sent to:
Bertrand Mennesson (HabEx Study Scientist)
Scott Gaudi (HabEx Science and Technology Definition Team Co-Chair)
Alina Kiessling (HabEx Deputy Study Scientist)
Rachel Somerville (HabEx STDT Member and local Flatiron Institute host)