K2 Special Session at #AAS227 on 5 Jan 2016

News article posted on by Geert Barentsen

The K2 mission will be the subject of a special session at the 227th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Kissimmee, Florida, next month.

On Tuesday evening, 5 Jan 2016, between 7:30 and 9:00 pm in room "Sun A", we will update the audience on the status of the K2 mission and the health of the Kepler spacecraft (which is doing great).

Alongside members of the K2 teams at NASA and Ball Aerospace, five members of the K2 community will present a brief overview of past and future highlights of science with K2. The session will end with an informal Q&A.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Welcome, intro (5 min) - Steve Howell, NASA Ames
  • Spacecraft status (5 min) - John Troeltzsch, Ball Aerospace
  • Community, GO office, proposal opportunities (10 min) - Tom Barclay, NASA Ames
  • K2 Exoplanets (10 min) - Ian Crossfield, Arizona
  • K2 Clusters & young stars (10 min) - Ann Marie Cody, NASA Ames
  • K2 Asteroseismology (10 min) - Ruth Angus, Oxford
  • K2 Observations of AGN and Supernovae (10 min) - Peter Garnavich, Notre Dame
  • K2 Microlens Experiment (10 min) - Rachel Street, LCOGT
  • Q&A

(PS: Will there be beverages and snacks? Come to the session to find out!)

AAS 227