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USNC/IAU Home > Beyond the Decade: The Future of International Astronomy Symposium 

 

IYA 2009Beyond the Decade:  The Future of International Astronomy
A Celebration of the International Year of Astronomy
Friday, October 9, 2009
Keck Center of The National Academies, Room 100
 
 
                       
 
AGENDA
                       
9:00-9:15        Welcome
John Huchra (chair of the NAS Astronomy Section, President of the American Astronomical Society, and past chair of the USNC/IAU)
 
9:15-10:15      Keynote Address:
Michael S. Turner (The University of Chicago, Bruce V. & Diana M. Rauner Distinguished Service Professor; former Assistant Director for Mathematical and Physical Sciences for the U.S. National Science Foundation)
 
Questions to be addressed: 
What are the contributions of international astronomy?
What objectives make sense for multi-national cooperation?
What are the implications for future large-scale international projects in astronomy?
 
10:15-10:30    Break
 
 10:30-12:30    Panel I: Contributions of International Astronomy
Task: Discuss major programs and activities in respective countries/regions.
Structure of panel: 15 minutes each followed by 30-minute Q&A
 
Moderator: John Huchra  
 
China: Dr. Jian-Sheng Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Japan: Dr. Hajime Inoue, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
India: Dr. Kasturirangan Krishnaswamy, National Inst. Of Advanced Studies, Bangalore
Europe: Dr. Bruno Leibundgut, European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Chile: Dr. Maria Teresa Ruiz, Universidad de Chile
Australia: Dr. Brian Boyle, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization-Square
                  Kilometre Array (CSIRO-SKA)
 
12:30-1:25      Lunch
 
 1:25-2:55        Panel II: Case Studies of Multi-National Cooperation
Task: Case studies of multi-national cooperation
Structure of panel: 15-20 minutes each followed by 30-minute Q&A
 
Moderator: Adam Burrows
 
The James Webb Space Telescopes (JWST): Dr. Matt Mountain, Space Telescope Science Institute
Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA): Dr. Martha Haynes, Cornell University  
The GEMINI Telescopes: Dr. Eileen Friel, Lowell Observatory
Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA): Dr. Donald Kniffen, Universities Space Research Association
 
2:55-3:10        Break
 
3:10-4:50        Panel III: Implications for the Future in…
Task: Discuss implications for future from perspective of each discipline
Structure of panel: 5 talks of 15 minutes each followed by 25-minute Q&A
 
Moderator: John Huchra  
 
Planetary Science: Dr. Eugene Levy, Rice University
Optical & Infrared Astronomy: Dr. John C. Mather, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Radio Astronomy: Dr. Fred Lo, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
Cosmology & Astrophysics: Dr. Saul Perlmutter, University of California, Berkeley
X-ray Astronomy: Dr. Harvey Tananbaum, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory 
 
4:50-5:00        Closing Remarks
Adam Burrows, Vice-Chair of the Board on Physics and Astronomy
 
 
 
 

 
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PLANNING COMMITTEE:
John Huchra, Adam Burrows and Charles Kennel

This event was co-sponsored by the Board on International Scientific Organizations,
the Board on Physics and Astronomy, and the Space Studies Board.

  

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