University of Maryland
Atlantic Building, Room 2400
4:30 PM Monday, September 12, 2011
Coffee, Tea & Cookies 4:15-4:30 PM
Organized by Association of Korean Physicists in America

W. Vernon Jones
Senior Scientist for Suborbital Research
NASA Headquarters
Some Impacts of Astro2010 and the Budget Outlook on Astrophysics

In view of the budget outlook one year after the release of the Astro2010 Decadal Survey report in August 2010, it seems likely that the Astrophysics Division will defer initiating the next large mission beyond JWST. However, the Division expects to respond positively for the next level of priorities, with recommendations for augmentations to the Explorer program, the Balloon program, Astrophysics research program, and technology development. And, it will continue to use Senior Review recommendations to prioritize funding for missions in extended operations. Following a brief assessment of the Astro2010 report and an overview of some lesser-known Astrophysics missions, the status of super pressure balloon development and plans for science flights on super pressure balloons will be presented.

Sponsored by: Department of Physics and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland. For information call Catha Stewart at (301) 405-4811 or go to the UMD Space Physics group seminar web site.

There is free parking after 4:00 PM in lot B (the big parking garage across the street from the ATL building). There are a limited number of spaces in lot Q next to the new ATL wing with free parking after 4PM even when there is a basketball game on campus.