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July 27–29: Building the SOFIA Instrument Roadmap Workshop II

7 July 2020

This will be the second workshop this summer to solicit and collect community input to help create a plan and timeline, or a "roadmap," for SOFIA's instrument development. It will be held July 27–29.

The first workshop focused on science cases, was held on June 22–24, and was a successful event with more than 200 attendees, vibrant discussions and engaging talks by more than 20 invited speakers. The outcome of that workshop will be a list of science cases based on the community input.

The second workshop will focus on technology, concepts and feasibilities for instrument upgrades new instruments, which could address the SOFIA science cases. The workshop format includes invited and contributed talks as well as ample time for discussion. For inquiries about contributing talks, please e-mail B-G Andersson (-). Invited speakers include Chris Packham (UTSA), Judy Pipher (Rochester), Leslie Looney (Illinois), Paul Goldsmith (JPL), Chris Walker (Steward Observatory), Mike Person (MIT), J├╝rgen Stutzki (Cologne), Urs Graf (Cologne), Patricia Knezek (NASA HQ), Erin Smith (NASA Goddard).

Registration is now open and more information can be found here.

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