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AAS 2023 Hyperwall Schedule

SUNDAY, JANUARY 8

 

7:05 - 7:20 PM            Building the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope Dominic Benford

7:20 - 7:35 PM            Heliophysics: The Science of Space Alex Young

7:35 - 7:50 PM            Exploring the Solar System with Webb Stefanie Milam

7:50 - 8:05 PM            Hubble: New Science in the Era of Webb Jennifer Wiseman

8:05 - 8:20 PM            NASA's Year of Open Science Steve Crawford

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 9

 

9:05 - 9:20 AM            Paving the Way for Big Eyes with Theory and Simulations Aaron Yung

9:20 - 9:35 AM            The Future of TESS Rebekah Hounsell

9:35 - 9:50 AM            Expansion of ADS to all NASA Science Alberto Accomazzi

9:50 - 10:05 AM          Outreach Resources to Unfold the Universe with JWST Quyen Hart

10:05 - 10:20 AM        CEERS Early Release JWST program Steven Finkelstein       

2:00 - 2:15 PM             A NICER View of Astrophysics from the International Space Station Elizabeth Ferrara

2:15 - 2:30 PM            Heliophysics: The Science of Space Alex Young

2:30 - 2:45 PM            The First Year of New Discoveries from the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) Steve Ehlert

2:45 - 3:00 PM            Transiting Exoplanet Science with JWST Ian Wong

5:30 - 5:45 PM            Completing the Galactic Census of Exoplanets with Roman Scott Gaudi

5:45 - 6:00 PM            Emulating Roman's Grism Instrument Austen Gabrielpillai

6:00 - 6:15 PM            The NASA Exoplanet Archive Breaks The Fourth Wall Jessie Christiansen

 

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 10

 

9:05 - 9:20 AM            Time Domain and New Opportunities with HST Carol Christian

9:20 - 9:35 AM            Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
 Coronagraph Instrument Alexandra Greenbaum

9:35 - 9:50 AM            How to Image an Exo-Earth in 3 Simple Steps Ell Bogat

9:50 - 10:05 AM          Astrobiology and Exoplanets in OpenSpace Rachel Smith

10:05 - 10:20 AM        Science Highlights from the James Webb Space Telescope Jonathan Gardner      

2:00 - 2:15 PM            The NASA Exoplanet Archive Breaks the Fourth Wall Jessie Christiansen

2:15 - 2:30 PM            Future Science with NASA's Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope Karoline Gilbert

2:30 - 2:45 PM            The Dynamic Sky with NASA's Roman Space Telescope Ori Fox

2:45 - 3:00 PM            The Distant Universe Magnified with JWST and Gravitational Lensing Brian Welch     

5:30 - 5:45 PM             Spectrum: Empowering Equitable Excellence Natasha Latouf

5:45 - 6:00 PM             Searching for the Origins of Supermassive Black Holes Jenna Cann

6:00 - 6:15 PM             Science Discovery Engine Kaylin Bugbee

6:15 - 6:30 PM            PHANGS-JWST Treasury Survey: Star Formation &Dust Physics at High Angular Resolution in Nearby Galaxies Janice Lee

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11

 

9:05 - 9:20 AM             Status and Initial Results of the ULLYSES
 Large Hubble Director's Discretionary Program Julia Roman-Duval & Jo Taylor

9:20 - 9:35 AM             Extragalactic Magnetism with
 SOFIA (SALSA Legacy Program) Enrique Lopez-Rodriguez

9:35 - 9:50 AM             Flying Through the “New” Milky Way, in 3D Alyssa Goodman

9:50 - 10:05 AM           The Search for Life Beyond Earth Shawn Domagal Goldman & Amber Young       

2:00 - 2:15 PM             Jdaviz: An Interactive Visual Data Analysis Tool for JWST in the Jupyter Platform Kyle Conroy

2:15 - 2:30 PM            NED and Open Science Joe Mazzarella

2:30 - 2:45 PM             Scale in the Universe: From the Solar System to Blazars Tiffany Lewis

2:45 - 3:00 PM             Exploring Heliophysics Through Interaction Carter Emmart          

5:30 - 5:45 PM             Fingerprints of Nested Dust Shells around theWolf-Rayet Binary WR 140 Revealed by JWST Ryan Lau

5:45 - 6:00 PM             US Archival Science with Euclid Shoubaneh Hemmati

6:00 - 6:15 PM            Studying the First Galaxies in the Universe:
 A Brief Overview Taylor Hutchison

6:15 - 6:30 PM            Astrophoto Challenges: Engage the Public to Create Astronomical Images with NASA Data Rutuparna Das

 

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12

 

9:05 - 9:20 AM            Roman Space Telescope's Wide Field Instrument    Ami Choi

9:20 - 9:35 AM            NASA's New Great Observatories and How You Can Get Involved Grant Tremblay

9:35 - 9:50 AM            The Sun at Your Fingertips: Visualizing Our Star Alex Young

9:50 - 10:05 AM          NASA's Year of Open Science Steve Ehlert

1:15 - 1:30 PM            How to Image an Exo-Earth in 3 Simple Steps Ell Bogat

1:30 - 1:45 PM             Exploring the Solar System with Webb Stefanie Milam

1:45 - 2:00 PM            Astrophoto Challenges: Engage the Public to Create Astronomical Images with NASA Data Rutuparna Das

2:00 - 2:15 PM            Showing Webb Operations and Observations Jackie Faherty

 

NASA's Science Communication Support Office Annual Report 2017

The Science Communications Support Office (SCSO) supported 18 domestic and international science conferences and 6 public events in 2017. The SCSO continues to provide an inspiring and interactive venue for every event during the year, using a unique storytelling approach that allows a variety of audiences worldwide to connect with NASA Science. The 2017 Annual Report provides an overview of these activities with details about new Hyperwall stories, publications, social media, key partnerships, and more!

Understanding Earth: Our Ocean

Viewed from space, Earth appears as a blue marble, as approximately 70% of Earth’s surface is covered by ocean water. The vast ocean holds roughly 97% of the planet’s water and represents 99% of the living space on Earth. NASA has been observing Earth’s ocean from space for more than 38 years, beginning with the launch of the first civilian oceanographic satellite, Seasat, on January 28, 1978. This brochure explains how NASA has the ability to observe and detect changes in the ocean (and on Earth as a whole) on a variety of spatial and temporal scales—ultimately positioning the Agency to improve life on our planet.

Understanding Earth: What's Up with Precipitation?

Precipitation is any product of the condensation of atmospheric water vapor that falls quickly from a cloud. The main forms of precipitation include drizzle, rain, sleet, snow, grapple (soft hail or snow pellets), and hail. Today, scientists can measure precipitation directly—using ground-based instruments such as rain gauges—or indirectly—using remote sensing techniques (e.g., from radar systems, aircraft, and Earth-observing satellites). This brochure describes how satellite observations—often combined with other measurements taken on the ground or from aircraft—provide frequent estimates of precipitation at a global scale. Among other uses, precipitation datasets from NASA are used for forecasting tropical cyclones; monitoring soil moisture conditions and freshwater availability; and predicting flood and drought conditions, landslides, crop yields, and water-related illnesses.

NASA Science Program Support Office 2016 Annual Report

The Science Program Support Office (SPSO) supported 25 domestic and international science conferences and public events in FY2016. The SPSO strives to provide an inspiring and interactive venue for every event during the year, using a unique storytelling approach that allows a variety of audiences worldwide to connect with NASA Science. The 2016 Annual Report provides a broad overview of these activities, along with details about new Hyperwall stories, publications, social media, key partnerships, and more!

A-Train Symposium, April 18-21, 2017

Registration is now open for the 3rd International A-Train Symposium, to be held in Pasadena, California, April 18-21, 2017. For over a decade, the A-Train Constellation has successfully collected a uniquely comprehensive environmental dataset. The symposium will be an opportunity to learn and exchange information about A-Train scientific breakthroughs and to highlight how Earth science has benefitted from the long, continuous, multi-sensor dataset. Please visit https://atrain2017.org for more information. 

Join NASA for Earth Day

Deep Blue Aerosol Project Website Now Live

The Deep Blue aerosol project now has its own website: deepblue.gsfc.nasa.gov.

Deep Blue is the name of an algorithm that uses measurements made by Earth-orbiting instruments to determine the amount and properties of aerosols in the atmosphere. In this context, the term aerosols describes particles suspended in the atmosphere, including—but not limited to—desert dust, smoke, volcanic ash, industrial smog, and sea spray. Improving our understanding of aerosols is important for reasons related to Earth's climate, human health, ecology, and more.

The site is intended to act as a single resource for the various current and forthcoming Deep Blue satellite aerosol data products, based on retrievals from the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor (SeaWiFS), Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), and Visible-Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS). The site includes information on and links related to the data products, such as file formats, publications, and data access locations, and some background information on aerosols and aerosol remote sensing for the non-specialist.

There is also an RSS feed, to which you can subscribe for information relating to the project, such as new publications or data version updates. Please direct questions to Andrew Sayer of the Deep Blue Project at andrew.sayer@nasa.gov.

Preliminary Level-2 and Level-3 SMAP Radiometer Data Now Available

The beta version of Level-2 (L2) and Level-3 (L3) radiometer data from NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission is now available at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC). These data use L-band brightness temperature measurements retrieved from the SMAP radiometer to produce global soil moisture estimates.

As of September 9, 2015, the SMAP Science Data System (SDS) began forward processing of the beta (Version 1) L2 and L3 radiometer data, which will be made available at the NSIDC within 24 hours of satellite observation for the L2 data, and within 50 hours for the L3 data. Note that reprocessing of the data from March 31, 2015, to September 9, 2015, to Version 1 will begin at the end of October 2015.

The beta (Version 1) SMAP L2 and L3 datasets now available at the NSIDC include:

• SMAP L2 Radiometer Half-Orbit 36 km EASE-Grid Soil Moisture; Digital Object Identifier (DOI): dx.doi.org/10.5067/HF1KOE0Q85V7
• SMAP L3 Radiometer Global Daily 36 km EASE-Grid Soil Moisture; DOI: dx.doi.org/10.5067/NTZW5L0XYP38

Users should be aware that these beta data use preliminary algorithms that are still being validated and are thus subject to uncertainties. The calibrated and validated release (Version 2) of these L2 and L3 datasets is expected to take place at the end of April 2016.

To access data, documentation, and tools, visit nsidc.org/data/smap.

Note also that the Level-1 SMAP radar data are accessible through the Alaska Satellite Facility Center DAAC at www.asf.alaska.edu/smap.

Additional questions can be directed to NSIDC User Services at nsidc@nsidc.org.

Science Program Support Office Annual Report

During FY2015, the Science Program Support Office (SPSO) supported 24 domestic and international science conferences and public events. Each year the SPSO strives to provide an inspiring and interactive venue, using a unique storytelling approach, that allows a variety of audiences worldwide to connect with NASA Science. The 2015 Annual Report provides a broad overview of these activities, along with details about new Hyperwall stories, publications, social media, key partnerships, and more! Click here to see the report.

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