KECK INSTITUTE FOR SPACE STUDIES

       

August
3-4 & 8-12

NASA Summer School on Satellite Observations and Climate Models

Our yearly summer school focuses on the topic of "Using Satellite Observations to Advance Climate Models". Students will explore how satellite observations can be used to evaluate and improve climate models, and will hear from a range of speakers on climate model diagnostics and evaluation and remote sensing of the planet.


August
15 - 19

Workshop: Developing a Continuity Framework for Satellite Observations of Climate

The goal of the workshop is to establish consensus around the needs and challenges associated with “Continuity”, including: considering the needs for climate science, mitigation, adaptation, and identifying technical, programmatic, and observing architecture design challenges.


August
25

Lecture: Dreaming of Rocks from Mars - Scientific Desires and the Engineering of Mars Missions

In this talk, Erik Conway will trace the evolution of several Mars sample return efforts, showing how technologies intended for sample return campaigns wound up being used for other missions.


September
19 - 23

Workshop: Targeting Microhabitats for Life Detection

This workshop will examine non-destructive instrumentation to detect biosignatures and sampling techniques to collect and preserve microhabitats while retaining the spatial context.


October
24 - 28

Workshop: Enabling Fast Response Missions to NEOs, ISOs, and LPCs

This workshop will identify the mission lifecycle changes required to explore an ISO and LPC and will dive deeper into “rapid response”, develop strategies and identify technologies to enable the up-close exploration of the next ISO or LPC discovered.


Nov. 28
- Dec. 2

Workshop: Exploring Exoplanets with Interferometry

This workshop will unite experts in small bodies science, relevant instruments, ISO and LPC design, and mission implementation to tackle some of the most challenging aspects of developing and executing a mission to an LPC, ISO, or NEO.