Meetings/Workshops on Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology in the United States (USA)

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1.
 
COLDUNIV16 — The Cold Universe
ID
661873
Dates
25 Apr 2016 - 15 Jul 2016
Location
Santa Barbara, United States
Abstract
The goal of this program is to understand the role of molecules, heavy elements and dust for star formation, and how these species affect the properties and evolution of early galaxies. Possible approaches to answer these questions will be discussed by a diverse group of astrophysicists working on star formation, galaxy formation and evolution, star bursts in extreme environments, both locally and at the highest redshifts. The timeliness of the topic is evidenced by the unprecedented millimeter/submillimeter data that is constraining key physical processes governing star formation and metal and dust enrichment in the first billion years of cosmic history. Observations of local and distant starburst galaxies indicate the existence of a tight connection between the star formation rate and molecular gas fraction, which is primarily controlled by the abundance of dust and by the intensity of interstellar far-ultraviolet radiation field. We are thus likely to witness a major breakthrough in this field during the next couple of years, as the sensitivity of the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) will provide an unrivaled probe of the first stars and galaxies emerging from the cosmic Dark Ages.
Contact
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4030;     Phone: +1 805-893-6332;     Email: progmgr@kitp.ucsb.edu
2.
 
Neutrino 2016 — XXVII International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics
ID
795377
Dates
04 Jul 2016 - 06 Jul 2016
Location
London, UK, United States
3.
 
Forging Connections: From Nuclei to the Cosmic Web
ID
794057
Start date
11 Jul 2016
Location
East Lansing, MI, United States
4.
 
WiSE 2016 — Workshops in Space Exploration
ID
820716
Dates
11 Jul 2016 - 29 Jul 2016
Location
Medford, MA, United States
Abstract
Adult science educators, students, and enthusiasts are invited to participate in this series of three Workshops in Space Exploration (WiSE) that will occur in July at Tufts University in Medford, MA. These activity-rich workshops consist of (1.) Exploring the Solar System -- An Earthling's Guide [July 11, 12, 14, 15], (2.) Exploring the Milky Way -- An Insider's Guide [July 18, 19, 21, 22], and (3.) Exploring the Cosmos -- A Spacetime Traveler's Guide [July 25, 26, 28, 29]. Partipants will receive official certificates of completion. Formal educators will receive professional development points (PDPs) corresponding to 16 hours/workshop. The cost is $300 per workshop, with partial scholarships available to K-12 educators in Massachusetts.
Contact
Dr. William H. Waller;     Phone: [978-546-2096];     Email: williamhwaller@gmail.com
Topics
Astronomy, Education, Teaching, Solar System, Milky Way, Universe
5.
 
Intermediate Palomar Transient Factory Summer School
ID
799589
Dates
17 Jul 2016 - 20 Jul 2016
Location
Caltech, Pasadena, California, United States
6.
 
Prospects in Theoretical Physics 2016: Computational Plasma Astrophysics
ID
794181
Start date
18 Jul 2016
Location
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jerse, United States
Event website
7.
 
2016 Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshop
ID
757664
Start date
25 Jul 2016
Location
Pasadena, United States
8.
 
NCAD 6
ID
807381
Start date
26 Jul 2016
Location
Carnegie Institution for Science Dept. of Terrestr, United States
Abstract
The sixth National Capital Area Disks meeting (NCAD 6) will be held at Carnegie DTM on July 26-27, 2016. We look forward to hearing about your latest disk and exoplanet research.

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9.
 
Conference on Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn
ID
772796
Dates
26 Jul 2016 - 29 Jul 2016
Location
Boulder, United States
Abstract
The planetary community is invited to the first major international conference devoted specifically to Enceladus and the Mid-Sized Icy Satellites of Saturn. Through its array of instruments and global mapping opportunities, the Cassini mission has revolutionized our understanding of the Saturn system, and the surprisingly complex icy moons are no exception. The active jets of Enceladus are chief among the new discoveries. Others include color/thermal anomalies, equatorial ridges, satellite-derived rings, resurfacing and thermal relaxation, librations, and global fracture network surprises, to name just a few. The conference will be open to all scientific aspects of Enceladus and its neighboring moons. Topics include (but are not limited to) geology, geophysics, geochemistry and mineralogy, active jets and their properties and origins, formation and evolution, astrobiology, and future investigations of these bodies. Comparative planetology is encouraged! A major focus will be the new results from the 2015 Cassini encounters with Enceladus and the other icy moons. Contributions from Cassini, Voyager, and groundbased studies are welcome, as are suggestions for additional topics. The conference, in planning for almost two years, will feature invited speakers, contributed talks, and contributed posters; major reviews of key topics will also be presented. The conference will also lead to the production of a printed volume summarizing the findings of the conference, and encompassing the state of the art in our knowledge and wisdom concerning these amazing icy worlds.
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10.
 
2016 Astronomy Teaching Summit
ID
807350
Start date
01 Aug 2016
Location
City College of San Francisco-North Beach ChinaTow, United States
11.
 
COSMO-16 — 20th annual International Conference on Particle Physics and Cosmology
ID
794265
Start date
08 Aug 2016
Location
Ann Arbor, United States
12.
 
5th Annual MESA Summer School
ID
795093
Dates
15 Aug 2016 - 19 Aug 2016
Location
Santa Barbara, United States
Abstract
The 5th Annual MESA Summer School will be held August 15-19, 2016 at

UC Santa Barbara. Though extensive hands-on labs, participants will gain familiarity with MESA and learn how to make better use of MESA in their own work. Featured science topics include gravity-mode oscillations of massive stars (Connie Aerts), transport by waves (Jim Fuller), pulsations (Alfred Gautschy),

massive stars (Norbert Langer), and much more.

13.
 
Chandra Science for the next Decade
ID
794211
Start date
17 Aug 2016
Location
Harvard College Student Organization Center at Hil, United States
14.
 
Optical Engineering + Applications 2016 - Part of SPIE Optics + Photonics
ID
771801
Start date
28 Aug 2016
Location
San Diego, California, United States
15.
 
Fellows at the Frontiers 2016
ID
780794
Start date
31 Aug 2016
Location
CIERA, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, United States
16.
 
MODEST-16 NYC: The Interplay Between Gas and Gravitational Dynamics
ID
812688
Dates
06 Sep 2016 - 09 Sep 2016
Location
American Museum of Natural History, United States
Abstract
The American Museum of Natural History is going to host the MODEST-16 NYC meeting from September 6-9, 2016. MODEST-16 NYC is a conference on the interplay between gas and stars in dense stellar systems (star clusters, dwarf galaxies, UCDs, galactic nuclei) and related processes (such as star formation, galaxy formation/evolution, black hole growth/accretion/dynamics, etc.) with an emphasis on the development of theoretical models, in particular numerical techniques.
17.
 
Exoplanets in the Era of Extremely Large Telescopes
ID
803824
Start date
25 Sep 2016
Location
Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA, United States
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18.
 
Exoplanets in the Era of Extremely Large Telescopes
ID
803044
Dates
25 Sep 2016 - 28 Sep 2016
Location
Pacific Grove, CA, United States
Abstract
Scientists from around the world will gather on California’s Monterey Peninsula to discuss the current and future status of research on exoplanet detection techniques, characterization, system dynamics, and formation mechanisms and time scales, with a view towards the roles of future observatories and instrumentation in these areas. The conference will include a gala banquet held at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Topics
exoplanets, extremely large telescopes, ELTs, GMT
19.
 
Hot-wiring the Transient Universe V
ID
757688
Start date
10 Oct 2016
Location
Villanova University, Pennsylvania, United States
20.
 
Hot-wiring the Transient Universe V
ID
781651
Dates
10 Oct 2016 - 14 Oct 2016
Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Abstract
Hot-wiring the Transient Universe 5 will explore opportunities and challenges of massively parallel time domain surveys coupled with rapid coordinated multi-wavelength follow-up observations. The interdisciplinary agenda includes future and ongoing science investigations, information infrastructure for publishing observations in real time, as well as novel data science to classify events and systems to optimize follow-up campaigns. Time domain astronomy is at the fore of modern astrophysics and crosses fields from solar physics and solar system objects, through stellar variability, to explosive phenomena at galactic and cosmological distances. Recent rapid progress by instruments in space and on the ground has been toward a continuous record of the electromagnetic sky with ever increasing coverage, sensitivity, and temporal resolution. With the advent of gravitational wave and neutrino observatories we are witnessing the birth of multi-messenger astronomy.
21.
 
The Local Truth: Galactic Star-formation and Feed-back in the SOFIA Era - Celebrating 50 years of airborne astronomy
ID
780760
Start date
16 Oct 2016
Location
Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA, United States
22.
 
DPS 2016 — 48th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences
ID
651579
Dates
16 Oct 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
Location
Pasadena, United States
Abstract
The mission of the American Astronomical Society is to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the Universe. The Society, through its publications, disseminates and archives the results of astronomical research. The Society also communicates and explains our understanding of the universe to the public., The Society facilitates and strengthens the interactions among members through professional meetings and other means. The Society supports member divisions representing specialized research and astronomical interests., The Society represents the goals of its community of members to the nation and the world. The Society also works with other scientific and educational societies to promote the advancement of science., The Society, through its members, trains, mentors and supports the next generation of astronomers. The Society supports and promotes increased participation of historically underrepresented groups in astronomy., The Society assists its members to develop their skills in the fields of education and public outreach at all levels. The Society promotes broad interest in astronomy, which enhances science literacy and leads many to careers in science and engineering.,
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23.
 
New York City Gaia Sprint
ID
794284
Start date
17 Oct 2016
Location
Simons Center for Computational Astrophysics, NYC, United States
Event website
24.
 
229th American Astronomical Society
ID
803827
Start date
03 Jan 2017
Location
Grapevine, TX, United States
25.
 
Confronting MHD Theories of Accretion Disks with Observations
ID
757617
Start date
09 Jan 2017
Location
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Bar, United States
26.
 
Ushering in the New Age of Microlensing from Space: 21st International Microlensing Conference
ID
803848
Start date
01 Feb 2017
Location
Pasadena, California, United States
Abstract
We happily invite the exoplanet community to the 21st International Microlensing Conference entitled "Ushering in the New Age of Microlensing from Space". The field of gravitational microlensing is burgeoning, in particular due to the success of several space-spaced missions. We will highlight breaking results from K2's Campaign 9 ( K2C9 ), which constitutes the first combined ground- and space-based microlensing survey, as well as progress in Spitzer's program of obtaining "satellite parallaxes." Talks on ground-based surveys and advances in theory will also be featured prominently. Finally, we will have a number of talks on the revolutionary promise of the WFIRST mission for exoplanet science, which was recently approved to enter Phase A. Together these endeavors provide invaluable insight into topics such as the Galactic distribution of exoplanets, the abundance of free-floating planets, and the demographics of cold exoplanets.
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27.
 
The Mysteries and Inner Workings of Massive Stars
ID
734609
Start date
27 Feb 2017
Location
KITP, Santa Barbara, United States
28.
 
FORMATION AND DYNAMICAL EVOLUTION OF EXOPLANETS
ID
807356
Start date
26 Mar 2017
Location
Aspen, Colorado, United States
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29.
 
The Galaxy-Halo Connection Across Cosmic Time
ID
772018
Start date
24 Apr 2017
Location
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Bar, United States
30.
 
16th Divisional Meeting of the High Energy Astrophysics Division (HEAD) of the AAS
ID
632149
Start date
16 Aug 2017
Location
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, United States
31.
 
231st American Astronomical Society Meeting
ID
651245
Dates
07 Jan 2018 - 11 Jan 2018
Location
National Harbor, United States
Abstract
American Astronomical Society 231st Meeting

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