MAKING THE MOST OF THE GREAT OBSERVATORIES
22-24 May 2006
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THIRD ANNOUNCEMENT - 17 April 2006
Making the most of the Great ObservatoriesThe Chandra, HST and Spitzer observatories are sponsoring a workshop to be held at the Pasadena Hilton from May 22-24 2006. The primary goal is to focus the astronomical community's attention on the scientific priorities for the Great Observatories over the next few years. We want to emphasize both joint/multi-mission scientific programs, and programs that lay foundations for the future. Key questions we hope to address are:
The workshop, which is limited to no more than 120 participants, will provide a series review talks, each covering a broad area of astrophysics outlined as follows:
Each review talk will be mirrored in breakout discussion sessions, designed to enable active participation by all attendees. We will also hold panel-led general discussions that will focus on preparing for the science programs that will be undertaken by future ground- and space-based projects, including ALMA, Con-X, JWST, Herschel, GSMT and other future missions and projects. Jeff Hayes, the NASA Program Executive for Chandra, Hubble and Spitzer will provide a 'View from Inside the Beltway' on Wednesday morning.
The meeting will also accommodate poster presentations, with time for brief (1 minute/1 transparency) oral summaries. We encourage posters highlighting current or future use of the 3 Great Observatories and also synergies between current and/or future missions. There will be no plenary contributed talks, although we encourage participants to prepare key arguments for the individual discussion sessions.