L5 Consortium Meeting: Missions to non-Earth Vantage Points (Stanford, CA; 1–3 October 2019) – Second Announcement and Call for Papers

April 15, 2019, from Richard Morton

L5 Consortium Meeting
1–3 October 2019
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA

What can be learned about the Sun and heliosphere from observations collected far from Earth?

The L5 Consortium is an informal group of scientists that since 2010 has been promoting space missions to the Sun–Earth Lagrange points and other viewpoints off the Sun–Earth line. The scientific benefits of such vantage points are many, as are the opportunities for improving space–weather forecasting capability.

A series of L5 Consortium Meetings have been organized to address open questions in heliophysics utilizing such missions. The most recent meeting was held in Göttingen, Germany in October 2017 (see programs at cdaw.gsfc.nasa.gov/meetings/2017_L5C). The next meeting will take place at the beautiful Stanford University, California in a perfect early-autumn weather, October 1 – 3, 2019.

We welcome contributed papers/oral presentations on missions, instruments, and science pertinent to the following Session Topics:

Science and Space Weather from non-Earth Vantage Points, Mission concepts: L5, Polar, L4, L1, and Elsewhere, Current/Implemented Missions: Parker Solar Probe/Solar Orbiter/IMAP/STEREO, Small Deep Space Satellites, Imaging and In-situ Instrumentation, Astrophysics Opportunities: Other Instrumentation on Deep-Space Missions, NASA, NOAA, ESA, and Other National/Agency Perspectives, Panel Discussions

Important Deadlines:

      • July 30, 2019: Abstracts, Registration (regular rates), and Lower-cost Accommodations

    August 30, 2019: Late Abstracts, Late Registration (higher rates), Hotel Search on Your Own.

    Since the development to fruition of such space missions may take decades, we encourage early-career scientists to participate. We will be able to provide travel support for a limited number of young scientists with the AAS/SPD Metcalf Travel Award. Please contact the organizers if you are interested (email: L5_SOC@sun.stanford.edu).

    An exciting meeting program (with prominent keynote/invited speakers) is currently being formulated. Details and logistics are updated at cdaw.gsfc.nasa.gov/meetings/2019_L5C We look forward to seeing you at Stanford this Fall.

    SOC: Nat Gopalswamy (co-chair, NASA/GSFC), Todd Hoeksema (co-chair, Stanford), Neal Hurlburt (co-chair, LMSAL), C. Nick Arge (NASA/GSFC), Benoît Lavraud (IRAP), Paulett Liewer (JPL), Wei Liu (LMSAL), S.P. Rajaguru (Indian Institute of Astrophysics), Phil Scherrer (Stanford), Jesper Schou (MPS), Seiji Yashiro (CUA)