KECK INSTITUTE FOR SPACE STUDIES

       

Workshop: Blazing Paths to Observing Stellar and Exoplanet Particle Environments - Part II

June 3 - 7, 2024
California Institute of Technology - Pasadena, CA 91125

Workshop Overview:

Building upon the promising ideas sparked at the inaugural Pathways to Observing Particle Environments of Stars and Exoplanets workshop, the second workshop convenes four key working groups focused on

  • Quasi-steady particle fluxes,
  • Transient events,
  • Extrasolar planetary-space weather interactions, and
  • Programmatics.
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    Teams will share the results of their interim studies, offering their findings on open questions and new ideas regarding the observation of elusive particle space weather in the extrasolar planetary context.

    This second workshop will enable the group to build upon its creativity, focused on laying the strategic groundwork for concrete action, including new observations, instrument innovations, and mission concepts and with an eye towards potential funding opportunities. We also will dedicate time to consolidating our collective knowledge into a landmark report, outlining key observational and modeling capabilities needed and the technical steps required to establish them, mapping the pathway to increasing the quantity, quality, and constraining power of stellar space weather observations. Together, workshop participants will pave the way for a deeper understanding of dynamic stellar systems that aims to unlock secrets about extrasolar planetary habitability and the history of our own Solar System.


    Schedule coming soon...

    List of Workshop Participants Coming Soon...

    Lodging for out-of-town attendees

    There are a number of hotels that are close to the Caltech campus where we have a negotiated rate. (Please note that this negotiated rate does not guarantee you the lowest rate as there may be internet specials or AAA rates that may be better.)

    Please note that with enough notice, you can reserve rooms for attendees at the Athenaeum, which has been recognized as a Platinum Club of America. Newly refurbished, it is conveniently located on the Caltech Campus. Contact Janet Seid if you would like to check the availability of this option.


    Directions to the Keck Center

    For information on arriving to the Keck Center, visit our Maps & Directions page.


    Parking (for Visitors and for JPL Personnel)

    For Visitors: From the Arroyo Parkway, turn right (east) on Del Mar Avenue. Proceed approximately one and a quarter miles. The Caltech campus will be on your right. Turn right (south) onto Wilson Avenue. Turn right into the North Wilson Structure and park in an unmarked spot. Buy a parking permit from the kiosk located inside the North Wilson Structure or request one ahead of time from KISS.

    For JPL Personnel: JPLers may use their JPL hang tag for parking or request a special parking hangtag from the JPL parking office. Employees who do not have on-Lab parking privileges can obtain a hang tag created for this purpose from JPL parking coordinator Robert Kennedy (818-354-4586, Building 310-108B, 9/80 schedule). Please park in an unmarked spot in the North Wilson Structure located on Wilson Avenue.


    Maps and General Information on Pasadena


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