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EUVE End-of-mission conference

From: Jennifer Cullison <jennifer@cea.berkeley.edu>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 17:51:04 -0800 (PST)

Conference Announcement

"Continuing the Challenge of EUV Astronomy: Current Analysis and 
Prospects for the Future"
22-24 July 2001, Jenner Inn, Jenner, California

All those interested in EUV astronomy including former and current 
Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) Guest Observers and users of 
the EUVE archive are invited to a three-day conference to 
celebrate the many accomplishments of the EUVE mission.  The 
conference will be held 22-24 July 2001 in Jenner, CA. 

The complete announcement and call for papers can be found on the 
conference web page at: http://ssl.berkeley.edu/~euve/conference

This conference will include presentations of a number of new 
research results as well as review papers.  We encourage papers 
specifically addressing EUVE science results as well as papers 
relating EUVE science to the rest of astrophysics.  We will have 
invited speakers give talks on the main areas of EUV astrophysics, 
highlights of which will be in response to the conference theme 
"continuing the challenge of EUV astronomy: current analysis and 
prospects for the future."   

The EUVE satellite was launched in 1992 and carried out the first 
comprehensive all sky EUV survey. Staff The EUVE team, including 
its base of Guest Observers, accomplished all of the EUVE 
scientific, technological, and outreach goals and has paved the 
way for follow up missions.  A catalogue of over 1500 point 
sources was produced as were diffuse sky maps. Results from 
the brightest EUV sources, observed spectroscopically through a 
Guest Observer Program, will be summarized and reviewed in this 
conference. The EUVE mission pioneered a number of approaches to 
reduce dramatically the cost of observatory operations including 
transition to automated "lights out" operation and outsourcing of 
the mission by NASA to a University run operations center. The 
EUVE Project also forged strong national partnerships in the 
process of implementing long-term interface between the scientific 
and educational communities in its Public Outreach Program (E/PO). 
Presentations at the conference may address the technological as 
well as E/PO achievements of EUVE and their relationship to the 
future of EUV astronomy.  

The meeting will provide an opportunity to summarize the greater 
impact of the eight-year mission. Most sessions will include 
reviews of the scientific achievements of the EUVE mission as 
other missions including the ROSAT WFC, and results from the 
Chandra mission. It is expected that talks will address 
new discoveries made by EUVE, continuing work on EUVE 
observations, multi-wavelength results in which EUVE played a role 
with other satellites, and the outgrowth of EUVE discoveries in 
the life of other missions.  Thematic sessions will address the 
legacy of EUVE in key science areas including cool star physics 
from EUV observations, accretion physics in cataclysmic variables, 
processes and conditions in the local interstellar medium, 
extragalactic observations in clusters and AGN, observations of 
solar system objects, EUV emission from compact objects including 
hot white dwarfs and neutron stars. In addition a session will 
address motivation for future scheduled and planned EUV missions, 
currently approved EUVE-related missions, as well as new 
technologies that are becoming available.

The invited review papers will be submitted for publication in the 
refereed literature.

Confirmed invited speakers include:

Martin Barstow, University of Leicester
Stu Bowyer, University of California, Berkeley
Nancy Brickhouse, Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Matt Burleigh, University of Leicester
Jerry Edelstein, University of California, Berkeley
Randy Gladstone, Southwest Research Institute
Aaron Golden, The National University of Ireland at Galway
Ed Guinan, Villanova University
Suzanne Hawley, University of Washington
Mike Lampton, University of California, Berkeley
Chris Mauche, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Warren Moos, The Johns Hopkins University
Paula Szkody, University of Washington

The Scientific Organizing Committee is:

Steve Howell (Chair), Planetary Science Institute
Andrea Dupree, Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Dan Golombek, NASA Headquarters
Jay Holberg, University of Arizona
Roger Malina, Laboratoire d'Astronomie Spatiale
John Vallerga, University of California, Berkeley
Fred Walter, SUNY, Stony Brook

A service of the
High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC)

Questions or comments should go to request@athena.gsfc.nasa.gov