Friday, May 18, 2012

Dusty "DAP-2012" workshop, UC Boulder, June 6-8

From 2007, a widely-circulated small scale schematic showing the interaction of the Solar Wind and the lunar surface and the Moon's dusty and dynamic exosphere [Jasper Halekas of the University of California at Berkeley].
The "Dust, Atmosphere and Plasma: Moon and Small Bodies" meeting  will take place on June 6-8, 2012, in Boulder Colorado. (Program is now available at Attendees may register online by June 1.

The DAP-2012 workshop will be a forum to discuss current understanding of the surface environment of the Moon and asteroids, to share new results from past and ongoing missions and to describe expectations for future missions.

DAP-2012 is a follow up on the first workshop Lunar dust, atmosphere, and plasma: The next steps (LDAP-2010). Contributions to LDAP-2010 were published in the special issue of Planetary and Space Sciences, and a similar volume is planned to report the contributions to DAP-2012.

The workshop will be focused on open science questions, status of modeling and laboratory capabilities and the definitions of required measurements and instruments for future investigations from orbit or the surface.

The workshop is hosted by Alan Stern and Mihaly Horányi, and supported by the NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI): Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies (CCLDAS), the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, and the Center for Integrated Plasma Studies of the University of Colorado.

The workshop is set to take place at the LASP Space Science Building, 3665 Discovery Drive, Boulder, Colorado 80303 To register and obtain further information visit the workshop website, HERE.

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