As part of the Solar and Space Science Decadal Survey, a one-day Town Hall Meeting will be held in the Hoff Theater at the University of Maryland on Friday October 22. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the community to discuss the Decadal Survey Process with members of the Survey Steering Committee and Panels, and to present ideas for concept papers (white papers).
The meeting will begin with an overview presentation of the Survey Process followed by a question and answer session between attendees and Survey Steering Committee and Panel members.
This session will be followed by presentations from community members on ideas for concept papers. Please note that the Decadal Survey encompasses all aspects of our science. Therefore, the concept papers are not limited to mission proposals, but include theory, observation, and modeling programs. Furthermore, the Decadal Survey will set science priorities for both NASA and NSF. Concepts for ground-based capabilities, including laboratory experiments, are also encouraged. Consult the NAS website above for details on the concept papers. The deadline for the submission of concept papers to the Survey is Nov 12, 2010.
The goal of this Town Hall Meeting is for preparers of concept papers to receive feedback from the community on their ideas and to facilitate collaborations that will lead to stronger papers. Since the concept papers will be the foundation for the Survey Report, which will set the science priorities for our field, it is essential that these community-produced papers address the most important science issues of our field in a compelling manner. Our hope is that this meeting will help facilitate production of the best possible concept papers.
If you plan to attend the Town Hall Meeting please send an e-mail to one of the orgaizers listed below on or before October 15. If you would like to present a concept paper at the meeting, include a brief abstract. For both include in the subject line:
DC Town Hall
We plan to allocate approximately 10 minutes per community presentation, but of course, this is contingent on the number of requests received. Due to the short time fuse, we expect that this meeting will be attended primarily by colleagues in the DC area, but broader participation is welcome. Discussion of regional or national collaborations is certainly encouraged.
We look forward to an interesting and productive Town Hall Meeting
(Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory)