Future of Antarctic Astrophysics
June 10, 1998 at San Diego AAS Meeting

Posters will be on display all day.

Oral Presentations:

MORNING - Session 48, Wednesday, 8:30-10 AM and 10:45 AM-12:30 PM, Presidio

Introduction and Overview

Chair: Stephan Meyer (CARA Director, U. Chicago)
48.01 Introductory Remarks (10 min)
J. E. Carlstrom (U. Chicago)
Hugh Van Horn (NSF)

48.02 The History of Astronomy in the US Antarctic Program (15 min)
J. Lynch (NSF)

48.025 The Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (CARA) (15 min)
D. A. Harper

48.03 Neutrino Astronomy: First Light--Using The South Pole IceCap (15 min)
R. M. Morse (Physics Dept., U. Wisconsin)

Unique Qualities of Antarctica for Astrophysics: Astrophysical Results and Site Characterization

Chair: Jeff Peterson (CMU)
48.035 CMB Anisotropy Measurements at the South Pole - Some Reflections (5 min)
Phil Lubin (UCSB)

48.04 The Python Cosmic Microwave Background Experiment (10 min)
M. Dragovan (Dept. of Astronomy and Astrophysics University of Chicago)

48.05 AST/RO: Submillimeter Astronomy (15 min)
A. P. Lane (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)

48.055 Infrared Astronomy at the South Pole (15 min)
Ian Gatley (NOAO)

48.06 Atmospheric transparency at 350 um wavelength (5 min)
S. J. E. Radford, M. A. Holdaway (NRAO), J. B. Peterson (CMU)

48.07 South Pole Site Quality in the 225GHz and 490GHz mm and sub-mm bands (10 min)
R. A. Chamberlin (Caltech Submillimeter Observatory)

48.08 Ice as a Detector Medium
P. B. Price (UC, Berkeley)

Proposed New Telescopes

62.26 The South Pole 10m Submillimeter-wave Telescope (10 min)
A. A. Stark (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)

62.27 A Large-aperture IR Telescope (10 min)
J. W. V. Storey (University of NSW)

62.28 ICECUBE: The Future of Neutrino Astronomy (10 min)
P. Mock (UC Irvine), F. Halzen (U. Wisconsin, Madison)

AFTERNOON - Session 62, 2-3:30 PM. (Individual rooms for breakout sessions to be determined.)

Future Astrophysics from Antarctica - Working Groups

Chairs lead discussion within their Science Working Groups and prepare short presentation for Plenary Session. For speakers in each session, click on session title.
Interstellar Medium and Star Formation
Chair: Karl Menten (MPIfR)

Cosmology and External Galaxies
Chair: Jeremy Mould (MSO, Australia)

Cosmic Microwave Background
Chair: John Mather (NASA/GSFC)

High Energy Astrophysics
Chair: Robert Morse (UWisc)

Planetary Systems Near and Far
Chair: Charles Alcock (LLNL)

AFTERNOON - Session 62, 3:45-5:30 PM, Presidio.

Future Astrophysics from Antartica - Plenary Session

Chair: John Carlstrom (U. Chicago)

Reports from Science Working Group Chairs (5 x 10 minutes)

Panel Discussion: Working Group Chairs & Speakers (30 minutes)

EVENING - informal pre-banquet discussion: Organizational Challenges and Scientific Priorities for the Future of Astrophysics from Antarctica

Leader: J. Jackson (B.U.)


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