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Building the SOFIA Instrument Roadmap Workshop II
The SOFIA Science Center invites the astronomy and astronomy instrument building communities to a virtual workshop July 27-29, 2020. This will be the second of two workshops in the summer of 2020 to help create a plan and timeline, or a “roadmap,” for SOFIA’s instrument development, upgrades and capabilities during 2020-2025. These workshops are organized in response to a request from NASA to develop such a roadmap by September 1, 2020.
The first workshop, focused on science cases, took place on June 22-24. and was a successful event with more than 200 attendees, vibrant discussions and engaging talks by more than 20 invited speakers. The outcome of that workshop will be a prioritized list of science cases based on the community input.
The second workshop will focus on concepts and feasibilities for instrument upgrades and new instruments, which could address these science cases. The workshop format includes invited and contributed talks as well as ample time for discussion. For inquiries about contributing talks, please e-mail B-G Andersson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Confirmed invited speakers: Chris Packham (UTSA), Judy Pipher (U Rochester), Leslie Looney (U Illiniois), Paul Goldsmith (JPL), Chris Walker (U Arizona), Mike Person (MIT), Bernd Klein (MPIfR), Urs Graf (Cologne), Pat Knezek (NASA HQ), Erin Smith (NASA GSFC), Matt Bradford (JPL), Darren Dowell (JPL), Thomas Goyette (UMass-Lowell), Matt Greenhouse (NASA GSFC), Alexander Kutyrev (UMD), Matt Richter (UC Davis), Johannes Staguhn (JHU), Erick Young (USRA)
The workshop will be all virtual between July 27-29, 2020. We are still finalizing the connection details. We will e-mail all registrants this information a few days before the event.
Scientific Organizing Committee
B-G Andersson (SOFIA/USRA) Chair
Margaret Meixner (SOFIA/USRA)
James Jackson (SOFIA/USRA)
Bill Vacca (SOFIA/USRA)
Arielle Moullet (SOFIA/USRA)
Naseem Rangwala (NASA Ames)
Bernhard Schulz (SOFIA/DSI)
Sebastian Wolf (Kiel University)
Next Generation call for proposals charts
2018 Science Instrument Development Library
2018 Next Generation Science Instrument Pre-proposal Workshops
Instrumentation Overview and Science Cases
SOFIA Science Vision
Asilomar SOFIA Science Conference Proceedings, 2010