Second Announcement April 2007
Lunar and Planetary Institute,
National Aeronautics and
NASA Goddard Space
University of Arizona
University of Illinois
NASA Ames Research Center
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Applied Physics Laboratory,
Johns Hopkins University
Brigham Young University
Lunar and Planetary Institute
WORKSHOP LOCATION AND DATE
||The Workshop on Ices, Oceans, and Fire: Satellites of the Outer
Solar System will be held August 1315, 2007, at the Hotel
Boulderado, 2115 Thirteenth Street, Boulder, Colorado. The historic hotel is located in downtown
Boulder and is a National Register Landmark and a member of the National Trust's Historic Hotels of America.
Date: August 1315, 2007
Location: Boulder, Colorado
PURPOSE AND SCOPE
||Exploration of the outer solar system has revealed the planetary satellites there to be quite
varied. Despite their remarkably diverse surfaces, these bodies undergo many of the
same processes. However, each body experiences key processes to a different extent, and
some have unique processes that add to the phenomenological menu shared by other
satellites. The combination of the unique physical properties and chemical compositions
of the satellites with the varying magnitudes of the processes experienced by them is
largely responsible for their evolution to their currently diverse states.
The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers focused on specific
satellites or mechanisms to share their work in the broader context of common processes
and unique properties shaping the satellites of the outer solar system. Research
characterizing the current state of the satellites is integral in accomplishing this purpose.
The goal of the conference is to promote cross-fertilization of research among
communities focused on specific satellites. There exists a continuing need to reevaluate
ideas and paradigms, especially as new mission data become available, thus bringing to
the forefront new discoveries and adding new highlights to old findings from previous
missions and Earth-based astronomy. This meeting will help meet this need and provide
a fresh process-oriented framework for our evolving understanding.
||The three-day workshop will consist of invited presentations and contributed oral and poster presentations. The
workshop will conclude at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15.
The meeting will be structured with a morning and an afternoon oral session organized around topical themes.
Each oral session will begin with an invited talk to introduce the topic, and the remainder of the session will
consist of contributed talks. Oral presentations will be limited to approximately 8 minutes to allow ample time
for questions and discussion.
Audio-visual equipment available for oral presentations will include one LCD projector and one pc laptop.
Please read carefully the instructions for electronic presentations.
A poster session scheduled for Monday evening, August 13, will reflect a broader scope than the oral sessions.
Posters may be installed on Monday morning and will be left on display through Wednesday noon, August 15,
at which time they must be removed. Authors must be present at the scheduled session to discuss their poster.
Each poster will have a space 44" × 44" (1.1 m × 1.1 m) for display. Posters will be displayed on free-standing
panels that are 4' × 8' (122 cm × 244 cm) (inside frame). Two presenters will share one side of one panel, so it is
important that displays are confined to the specified limit. Posters must be designed to be attached to the panel
with pushpins. Due to space limitations, tables, computers, video equipment, etc., CANNOT be accommodated
as a part of a poster display.
Registration and Special Events
Participants may register from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, in the foyer outside the sales office on the Mezzanine
level of the hotel in the historic section. A welcome reception consisting of a buffet of hors d'oeuvres with an assortment of beverages will be
served from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the Mezzanine. A reception will also be held during the poster session on
SCIENCE ON A SPHERE
||On Tuesday evening, August 14, workshop participants are invited to attend a
Science On a Sphere (SOS) presentation by Steve Albers at the "Planet
Theater" of NOAA's David Skaggs Research Center (DSRC). After starting from planet
Earth, we will be touring the solar system
with a special emphasis on planetary satellites.
See spectacular recent high-resolution imagery of the satellites projected onto a 6-foot
sphere seeming to float in outer space.
Attendees will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to the NOAA site in
Boulder (see note below about bus route). Please read carefully the instructions for NOAA's
visitor check-in procedures
(maps and driving directions are also
provided in that document). Plan to arrive at the security gate by 6:00 p.m. if you wish to
attend the first showing. We will meet between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. in the DSRC (Skaggs
building) main lobby by the security desk. You must bring an ID to show the NOAA
security officer at the entrance gate on Rayleigh road, just west of Broadway. At the
visitor center near the entrance gate the officer will sign you in and give you a visitor
badge. Please allow about 15 minutes for checking through security and subsequent
parking on the west side of the DSRC. There is plenty of parking on the west side of the
DSRC building, and most of the spaces in that lot are nonreserved. Entrance to the
Skaggs building is on the west side in the central portion.
If there is sufficient demand, we will see SOS in two shifts as the Planet Theater holds
about 3540 people. The first show will begin at 6:30 and the second (if necessary) will
begin at 7:15 or 7:30. If you arrive at the DSRC later than 6:30 you will need to wait for
the second showing. Feel free to relax and socialize in the lobby. Please note we'll mostly
be standing (with maybe 3 or 4 seats available) during the actual SOS presentations.
More information about all the NOAA laboratories in the DSRC building in Boulder is
available at the NOAA website.
There is no charge for this event, but anyone planning to attend MUST register in
advance using the electronic form provided.
Note about transportation: The "SKIP" bus route provides service from the Boulderado
near Broadway to NOAA (using either the 27th Way or Rayleigh Road stops). For more information,
the SKIP on Broadway website.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
||Researchers are invited to submit extended abstracts that address topics of broad interest to the satellites
community. Abstracts may not exceed TWO pages, including graphics, tables, and references. File sizes are
restricted to 1.5 MB. The organizing committee will establish the workshop program based on the
appropriateness of the abstract submissions.
Contributors are specifically encouraged to address the following topics:
All abstracts, whether invited or contributed, must be submitted electronically to the Lunar and Planetary
Institute via the electronic submission form
by 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time on Thursday, May 17, 2007. Templates
and detailed instructions for formatting and submitting your abstract are provided.
- Origin and early evolution
- Oceans and interiors
- Impacts and ages
- Plumes and volcanism (hot and cold)
- Tidal and thermal evolution
- Magnetic and particle interactions
- Terrestrial analogs
- Erosion and volatile processes
- Cross-discipline synthesis
The abstracts and preliminary program will be available in electronic format and accessible via the workshop
website on July 3, 2007. These files will be in PDF format. Author notification letters will not be mailed, so
authors should check the online program to find out where their abstract has been scheduled.
||A fee of $125.00 will be assessed each participant to cover workshop
expenses. This fee includes two receptions and morning and afternoon coffee breaks for three days. You must
preregister and prepay by July 12, 2007, to avoid a $100.00 late fee.
Participants registering by credit card MUST use the secure electronic registration form;
those registering using any other method of payment (check, money order, or traveler's check) MUST use
the downloadable registration form. Requests for cancellation with a fee refund
(less a $25.00 processing fee) will only be accepted through July 27, 2007. After that date, the registration fee will be forfeited.
Please note that only badged attendees may participate in the receptions and coffee breaks.
A guest fee for the two receptions is available at $75.00 per person.
July 12, 2007
||The Hotel Boulderado is holding a room block of 75 guest rooms at the special discounted daily rate of
$134.00 plus applicable tax (10.25%), single or double occupancy, for a Traditional Queen room. The
special rate will be available for three days prior to and three days after the meeting dates.
Boulderado King rooms are available for $174.00 plus tax.
An optional guest room configuration is the deluxe room with two queen beds,
which is $154.00 plus tax. There will be an
additional charge of $15.00 for a third or fourth adult (18 years or older) in a room. A maximum of four
adults is allowed per room. Participants looking for a roommate to share housing expenses can post a message
using the roommate search form.
The daily rates include wireless Internet, local and toll-free telephone calls, lobby newspapers, access to
the 24-hour Business Center, and access to the One Boulder Fitness Center.
Valet parking is available for $8.00 per day.
Check-in time is 4:00 p.m.; check-out time is 11:00 a.m. Any requests for early arrivals or late check-outs
are subject to availability and are not guaranteed. The hotel charges 50% of the room rate for
check-outs between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., and a full night's rate for check-outs after 1:00 p.m.
To ensure a room at the special rate, reservations MUST be made by July 12, 2007.
** Note! ** After July 12, 2007, any unsold rooms will be released back to the hotel inventory, and guests
who register after that date will be charged according to available rates. **
Room Reservations: Room reservations may be made by referencing "LPI Group".
Toll-free Reservations Line: 800-433-4344
||Boulder is located approximately 45 miles (~48 minutes) northwest of
the Denver International Airport (DIA). For driving directions to the Hotel Boulderado from DIA,
||NASA Headquarters has announced that travel funding will be made available for approximately 25 students
and early career (within seven years of the completion of a Ph.D) researchers with satellite-related interests. To
be considered for this funding, an application must be submitted. NASA Headquarters will
make the selections and notify recipients.
Travel grants will not exceed $1500.00. Reimbusable costs can include transportation (airfare, mileage to/from
airport, parking, rental car) and lodging/per diem.
Recipients must be U.S. citizens
Recipients must be enrolled in a university or
be employed by an institution in the United States
at the time of the workshop.
Individuals wishing to apply for this assistance must submit the electronic
travel funding application form.
Interested individuals with questions are encouraged to contact Curt Neibur at
email@example.com or 202-358-0390.
||For further information regarding the format and scientific objectives of the workshop, please contact the convener:|
Questions concerning meeting logistics should be addressed to the LPI meeting
Lunar and Planetary Institute
|Thursday, May 17, 2007, 5:00 p.m. CDT||Deadline for abstract submission|
|July 3, 2007 ||Final announcement with program and|
abstracts posted on this website
|July 12, 2007 ||Deadline for registration at reduced rate|
Deadline for hotel reservations at reduced rate
|August 12, 2007 ||Welcome reception and registration at hotel|
|August 1315, 2007 ||Workshop on Ices, Oceans, and Fire:|
Satellites of the Outer Planets
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