KECK INSTITUTE FOR SPACE STUDIES

       

June
28

Lecture: Heliophysics and the Great American Total Solar Eclipse of 2017

Prof. Jay Pasachoff will analyze scientific work at the last few total solar eclipses and how the ground-based coronal work links with the latest spacecraft observations to give the complete views of the solar atmosphere that are available only on the days of total eclipses.



July
11 - 13

Workshop: Space Science Opportunities Augmented by Exploration Telepresence - Part II

This workshop will analyze how rapid progress in telerobotic technology might change the face of space exploration on the timescale foreseen for sending humans to Mars.



August
8 - 11

Workshop: Unlocking the Climate Record Stored within Mars' Polar Layered Deposits

This workshop will establish a core group of researchers and technologists that will be likely to propose a future mission to the Martian polar regions.



September
18 - 22

Workshop: Next-Generation Approach for Detecting Climate-Carbon Feedbacks: Space-Based Integration of Carbonyl Sulfide (OCS), CO2, and Solar Induced Fluorescence (SIF)

The KISS workshop will be used to articulate a vision for coupled analysis of carbonyl sulfide (OCS) retrievals with satellite-based SIF and CO2 data, providing a new window into the carbon cycle and a revolution in our understanding of carbon-climate feedbacks and crop monitoring.


October
9 - 12

Workshop: Accessing the Subsurface Oceans of Icy Worlds

This KISS study is devoted to the question of accessing the subsurface oceans of icy worlds in order to explore these water oceans and to discover the presence of alien extant life. Two of those icy worlds, Europa and Enceladus, are believed to be the most likely places in the solar system where extraterrestrial life may be discovered.