Symposium in Honor of Giovanni Fazio

May 27 & 28, 2009

 

 

May 27:

 

      9:00 AM      Welcome

      9:10 AM      Director’s Comments

 

Infrared Astronomy’s Contributions to our Understanding of the Universe

 

      9:20 AM      Martin Harwit – Growth of Astrophysical Understanding

      10:05 AM      Owen Gingerich – From Herschel to Betelgeuse

 

      10:50 AM      Coffee Break / Posters

 

The Early Years of Infrared Astronomy

 

      11:10 AM      William Hoffmann – Early Ballooning: Cool Heat from the Galactic Center

      11:35 AM      Ned Wright – Pilgrim in Palestine: A Beginning in Ballooning

 

      Noon      Group Photo followed by Lunch at Pforzheimer House Dining Hall

 

      1:15 PM      Eric Becklin – Giovanni and the Early Years of Ground-Based Infrared      

                              Astronomy

      1:40 PM      Steve Price – 45 Years of Infrared Astronomy at the Air Force Laboratory

 

Infrared Astronomy in the Present Epoch – Space

 

      2:05 PM      Michael Werner – Going Wide and Deep with IRAC: The ‘Shallow’ Survey

                                    and SDWFS

      2:30 PM      Judy Pipher – IRAC from Conception to Successful Maturity

      2:55 PM      Thomas Roellig – Brown Dwarfs with Spitzer – an IRS/IRAC Partnership

 

      3:20 PM      Coffee Break / Posters

 

      3:45 PM      George Rieke – Debris Disks and Planetary System Evolution

      4:10 PM      David Charbonneau – The Direct Study of Exoplanet Atmospheres

      4:35 PM      Ed Churchwell – Unveiling the Unseen

      4:50 PM      Margaret Meixner – Spitzer Survey of the LMC: Surveying the Agents

                                    of a Galaxy’s Evolution

 

      5:05 PM      Adjourn Day 1

 

      7:00 PM      Banquet at The Charles Hotel (Harvard Square)

                  After-Dinner Speaker:  Jeffrey Hoffman, Hubble Astronaut

 

 

May 28:

 

           9:00 AM           George Nystrom/Frank Licata – Flying Blind But With Determination

 

Ground-Based Infrared Astronomy

 

           9:20 AM           Steve Strom – The Past and Future of Ground-Based IR Galactic Astronomy

           10:05 AM           Harvey Moseley – Advances in Infrared Detectors

 

           10:30 AM           Coffee Break / Posters / Demonstration     Alyssa Goodman – Spitzer in

                          Context: A View of the Infrared Universe Inside the Worldwide Telescope

 

           11:05 AM           Daniel Jaffe – Advances in Infrared Instrumentation

 

Other Research Areas Advanced by Giovanni’s Students and Postdocs

 

           11:30 AM           Trevor Weekes – Giovanni and the Gamma-Ray Program at SAO 

 

           11:45 AM           Lunch – Pforzheimer House Dining Hall

 

           1:00 PM           Floyd Stecker – Stellar Photon Archaeology with Gamma-Rays                        

           1:25 PM           Josh Grindlay – Near Infrared Spectra of GRBs and the First Stars to EXIST

           1:50 PM           Wes Traub – How Giovanni’s Balloon-Borne Telescope Contributed to

                                                         Today’s Search for Life on Exoplanets

           2:15 PM           David Koch – Kepler Overview, Commissioning, and Prospectus

           2:40 PM           Richard Tresch Fienberg – Communicating Astronomy: From Sideline to

                                                                                Profession

 

           3:05 PM           Coffee Break / Posters

 

Near-Future Infrared Astronomy Projects

 

           3:25 PM           Paul Goldsmith – Herschel Space Observatory

           3:50 PM           Peter Eisenhardt – Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer

           4:15 PM           Erick Young – Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy

           4:40 PM           Mark Clampin - Development of the James Webb Space Telescope

           5:05 PM           Marcia Rieke – Science Frontiers and the James Webb Space Telescope

 

           5:30 PM           Concluding Remarks

 

           5:40 PM           Adjourn