Workshop Agenda (PDF; click on titles for abstracts)

Day-1, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 (all presentations in Sahara room)

Time Topic Presenter Type/Duration
7:00-7:45 Breakfast Location: B2 Cafe 45 minutes
8:00-8:55 RegistrationLocation: Sahara room 55 minutes
8:55-9:00 Welcome/Logistics Vishnu Reddy (LOC Chair) 5 minutes
9:00-9:20 Role of NASA IRTF in NASA Strategic Vision (Planetary Sciences) Kelly Fast (NASA IRTF Program Scientist) 15 minutes presentation, 5 minutes questions
9:20-09:40 Role of NASA IRTF in NASA Strategic Vision (Astrophysics) Hashima Hasan (NASA Program Scientist for Keck) 15 minutes presentation, 5 minutes questions
9:40-10:30 State of the IRTF John Rayner (IRTF Director) 30 minutes presentation, 20 minutes questions
10:30-11:00 Break 30 minutes
11:00-12:30 Planetary Defense
11:00-11:20 Invited Talk: Utilizing IRTF for Planetary Defense Cristina Thomas (NAU) 15+5 minutes
11:20-11:30 Contributed Talk: MIRSI NEO Survey D. Trilling (NAU) 7+3minutes
11:30-11:40 Contributed Talk: Close Encounters of the Asteroid Kind N. Moskovitz (Lowell Obs.) 7+3minutes
11:40-12:30 Discussion Chairs: Andy Rivkin (APL), Cristina Thomas (NAU) 50 minutes
12:30-1:30 LunchLocation: B2 Cafe 1 hour
1:30-3:10 Small Bodies
1:30-1:50 Invited Talk: Composition of icy bodies in the outer solar system through the eyes of IRTF: current and future Silvia Protopapa (SwRI) 15+5 minutes
1:50-2:00 Contributed Talk: Small Bodies Observations with SpeX's LXD and iSHELL Driss Takir (SETI) 7+3 minutes
2:00-2:10 Contributed Talk: The IRTF Advantage – Dust in Comet Comae Chick Woodward (University of Minnesota) 7+3 minutes
2:10-2:20 Contributed Talk: The importance of iSHELL/NASA-IRTF for future cometary science: The Target of Opportunity C/2017 E4 Sara Faggi (GSFC) 7+3 minutes
2:20-3:10 Discussion Chairs: Leslie Young (SwRI) + Audrey Thirouin (Lowell) 50 minutes
3:10-3:25 Break15 minutes
3:25-5:00 Planetary Atmospheres
3:25-3:45 Invited Talk: Study of Planetary Atmospheres on the NASA IRTF Ted Kostiuk (GSFC) 15+5 minutes
3:45-3:55 Contributed Talk: Observations of the Venusian atmosphere by IRTF together with Akatsuki/JAXA Y. J. Lee (U. of Tokyo Chiba) 7+3 minutes
3:55-4:05 Contributed Talk: Future Study of Mars’ Atmosphere Using the NASA-IRTF R. Novak (Iona College) 7+3 minutes
4:05-4:15 Contributed Talk: Future of Planetary High Resolution Spectroscopy in the Context of ELT and JWST Geronimo Villanueva (GSFC) 7+3 minutes
4:15-5:00 Discussion Chairs: Eliot Young (SwRI) + Geronimo Villanueva (GSFC) 45 minutes
5:00-5:15 Break 15 minutes
5:15-6:00 Mission Support
5:15-5:35 Invited Talk: Earth-Based Support for NASA's Outer-Planet Missions Glenn Orton (JPL) 15+5 minutes
5:35-5:45 Discussion: IRTF Support for Astrophysics Missions Chair: John Rayner (IRTF) 10 minutes
5:45-6:00 Day 1 - Summary
5:45-6:00 Day-1 Summary Sessions Chairs 15 minutes
6:00-7:00 University of Arizona Reception in B2 Lower Habitat
7:00-8:00 Dinner in B2 Lower Habitat

Day-2, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 (all presentations in Sahara room)

Time Topic Presenter Type/Duration
7:00-7:45 Breakfast Location: B2 Cafe 45 minutes
8:00-9:30 Exoplanets
8:00-8:20 Invited Talk:IRTF for exoplanets: from stellar parameters to radial velocities Elisabeth Newton (MIT) 15+5 minutes
8:20-8:30 Contributed Talk: Precision Stellar Astrophysics and Exoplanet Science in the Gaia Era Dan Huber (University of Hawaii) 7+3 minutes
8:30-8:40 Contributed Talk: Precise Radial Velocities with iSHELL Update Peter Plavchan (George Mason U.) 7+3 minutes
8:40-8:50 Contributed Talk: Searching for signatures of hot Jupiters Laura Flagg (Rice University) 7+3 minutes
8:50-9:30 Discussion Chairs: Lisa Prato (Lowell), Christopher Johns-Krull (Rice) 40 minutes
9:30-9:45 Break 15 minutes
9:45-11:15 Star and Planet Formation
9:45-10:05 Invited Talk: Star and Planet Formation with the IRTF Christopher Johns-Krull (Rice) 15+5 minutes
10:05-10:15 Contributed Talk: Spectro-astrometry with iSHELL S. Brittain (Clemson University) 7+3 minutes
10:15-10:25 Contributed Talk: Synoptic Observations of Young Planet-Building Disks M. Sitko (University of Cincinnati) 7+3 minutes
10:25-11:15 Discussion Chairs: Lisa Prato (Lowell), John Carr (NRL) 50 minutes
11:15-12:45 LunchLocation: B2 Cafe 75 minutes
12:45-2:15 Stellar and Substellar Astrophysics
12:45-1:05 Invited Talk:Substellar and Stellar Astrophysics beyond the Era of Gaia, TESS, and LSST Andrew Mann (UT) 15+5 minutes
1:05-1:15 Contributed Talk: Future Capabilities of IRTF for Low-mass Stars, Brown Dwarfs and Exoplanetary Science A.Burgasser (UCSD) 7+3 minutes
1:15-1:25 Contributed Talk: Next Generation Stellar Population Synthesis Models with IRTF A. Villaume (UCSC) 7+3 minutes
1:25-2:15 Discussion Chairs: Adam Burgasser (UC) and Dan Huber (UH) 50 minutes
2:15-2:30 Break 15 minutes
2:30-4:00 Imaging/Spectroscopic instrumentation
2:30-2:50 Invited Talk: Future Directions for IRTF Imaging and Spectroscopic Instrumentation Matt Richter (UCD) 15+5 minutes
2:50-3:00 Contributed Talk: Robotic laser adaptive optics forrapid, near-HST resolution imaging from the IRTF C. Baranec (University of Hawaii) 7+3 minutes
3:00-3:10 Contributed Talk: The role of high angular resolution in planetary science A. Conrad (LBT) 7+3 minutes
3:10-3:20 Contributed Talk: Infrared Polarimetry with the IRTF T. Jones (University of Minnesota) 7+3 minutes
3:20-3:35 Break 15 minutes
3:35-3:45 Contributed Talk: SPECTRE: A low-resolution spectrograph concept for IRTF M. Connelley (University of Hawaii) 7+3 minutes
3:45-4:35 Discussion Chairs: John Rayner/ Mike Connelley (Hawaii) 50 minutes
4:35-5:00 Day 2 - Summary
5:00-5:30 Day-2 Summary Session Chairs 30 minutes
7:00-8:00 Dinner in B2 Lower Habitat

Day-3, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 (all presentations in Sahara room)

Time Topic Presenter Type/Duration
7:00-7:45 Breakfast Location: B2 Cafe 45 minutes
8:00-9:30 Emerging Topics/Time Domain
8:00-8:20 Invited Talk: Exploring the Dynamic Infrared Sky with Gattini-IR Ryan Lau (JPL) 15+5 minutes
8:20-8:30 Contributed Talk: High time-resolution imaging and spectroscopy at IRTF Amanda Bosh (MIT) 7+3 minutes
8:30-8:40 Contributed Talk: Planetary Astronomy in 2018-2028: Future Directions for NASA’s IRTF in the Era of ELTs Michael Mumma (GSFC) 7+3 minutes
8:40-8:50 Contributed Talk: Jovian H3+ auroral dynamics and Io volcanic activity obtained with IRTF and Haleakala telescopes T. Sakanoi (Tohuku University) 7+3 minutes
8:50-9:00 Contributed Talk: Synergies with IRTF and SOFIA E. Becklin (SOFIA/USRA) 7+3 minutes
9:00-10:30 Discussion Chairs: Amanda Bosh/Michael Mumma 90 minutes
10:30-10:45 Break 15 minutes
10:45-12:00 Workshop Deliverables
10:45-11:30 White Paper Discussion Sessions Chairs 45 minutes
11:30-12:00 Closing Remarks/Writing Assignments 30 minutes
12:00-1:00 LunchLocation: B2 Cafe 1 hour

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