ITERNATIONAL SOLAR-B SCIENCE MEETING

 

December 9 - 10, 1999

Sagamihara City Science Museum, near ISAS, Japan

 

Organizers:

Takeo Kosugi (ISAS)

Tetsuya Watanabe and Toshifumi Shimizu (NAO)

 

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

Since the first international Solar-B team meeting was held this March, many efforts have been accumulated for designing the three mission instruments, i.e., the Solar Optical Telescope/Magnetograph (SOT), the  X-ray  Telescope (XRT), and the EUV Imaging Spectrometer (EIS). In parallel,  the satellite system design including the Mission Data Processor (MDP) has been progressed much basically inside Japan, with many interfaces with the mission instruments clarified. Now it is time for all the Solar-B team members togather and discuss again the Solar-B science goals and how we will achieve these goals basing upon the instrumental capabilities and limitations which have so far become clearer as the design works have progressed.

 

This meeting will be held for the following purposes:

 

1) To have a common understanding on the individual instruments design,capablilities and limitations. Each of the instrument sub-teams will present a consice summary of the design with emphasis on its advantages and limitations;

 

2) To discuss scientific objectives basing upon the current design of the satellite system and its mission instruments and from the  viewpoint of coordinated observations among the three instruments;

 

3) To have a clear understanding on mission operations and data  handlings;

 

and

 

4) To pinpoint design-related issues that may remain and be improved.

 

Some programmatic issues will be also discussed such as ground stations support and so on.

 

This meeting is basically a team meeting and most of the  PI  and  CoI  team members are expected to attend. Scientists  participating to the Yohkoh Eighth Anniversary Symposium on Explosive Phenomena in Solar and Space Plasmas held on December 6through 8 to be held just before this meeting  and are interested in the Solar-B science are welcome to attend  and  contribute to the discussions.

 

A draft agenda is appended below. Any comments are welcome. Please contact:

 

   Takeo Kosugi at kosugi@laputa2.solar.isas.ac.jp,

   Tetsuya Watanabe at watanabe@uvlab.mtk.nao.ac.jp, and/or

   Toshifumi Shimizu at shimizu@sxt2.mtk.nao.ac.jp

 

at your earliest convenience.

 

The registration to this meeting is linked to that for the Yohkoh Eighth Anniversary Symposium. Those who plan to attend the Symposium do not need to separately register your participation to this meeting.

 

If you plan to only attend this meeting, please contact:

 

   Keiko Daiguji, secretary for Takeo Kosugi,

   at daiguji@laputa2.solar.isas.ac.jp

 

for hotel reservation and so on.

 

With best regards,

 

Takeo Kosugi

Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)   

3-1-1 Yoshinodai, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229-8510, Japan

Phone (+81) 42-759-8175

FAX   (+81) 42-759-8457

E-mail kosugi@laputa2.solar.isas.ac.jp

 

Tentative Agenda

 

 (Thursday, Dec. 9, am)

 

I. Satellite System and the Mission Instruments

 

     Solar-B system and the mission                .... T. Kosugi and MELCO

     Mission Data Processor (MDP) and DHU        .... K. Matsuzaki

     Solar Optical Telescope (SOT): OTA           .... K. Ichimoto

                               FPP            .... LMATC

     X-ray Telescope (XRT)                      .... T. Sakao and SAO

 

 (Thursday, Dec. 9, pm)

 

     EUV Imagig Spectrometer (EIS)               .... T. Watanabe and MSSL/NRL

 

     Coordinated observations                     .... T. Shimizu

 

II. Science Objectives

 

     Coronal heating; theory and observations        .... T. Sakurai

     Coronal structure and dynamic phenomena       .... K. Shibata

 

     Contributed talks

 

 (Friday, Dec.10, am)

 

II. Science Objectives

 

     Contributed talks (continued)

 

 (Friday, Dec.10, pm)

 

III. Mission Operations and Coordination (Discussions) ... T. Shimizu (convener)

 

IV. Mission Planning, Data Usage, and Archiving (Brief Discussions)

                                                       ... T. Watanabe (convener)

 

Programmatic Meetingss

 

A programmatic meeting, attended by ISAS, NASA, and  PPARC  representatives and PIs will be held Thursday, December 9  evening  (and  possibly  Friday, December 10 evening). The topics include the project schedule, budget,  and related key issues.

 

Solar-B Science Meeting participants

No.

first name

last name

Affiliation

1

Loren W.  

Acton   

Montana State University

2

Sachiko

Akiyama 

Dept. of Astronomical Science, Grad. Univ. of Advanced Studies

3

Charles

Brown

Naval Research Laboratory

4

Joer      

Buechner

Nagoya University, STELAB/Max-Planck-Institut

5

P. F.     

Chen    

Kwasan Observatory, Kyoto University

6

J. Leonard

Culhane 

Mullard Space Science Laboratory

7

Keiko

Daiguji

ISAS

8

Joseph    

Davila  

Goddard Space Flight Center

9

John

Davis

NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center

10

Edward    

DeLuca  

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

11

Kenneth   

Dere    

Naval Research Laboratory

12

A.

Dibbens

Mullard Space Science Laboratory

13

George A. 

Doschek 

E.O. Hulburt Center for Space Research, Naval Research Laboratory

14

Frantisek 

FARNIK  

Astronomical Institute

15

Masaki    

Fujimoto

Dept. Earth Planet. Sci., Tokyo Inst. Tech. 

16

Leon      

Golub   

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

17

R.

Gowen

Mullard Space Science Laboratory

18

Victor    

Grechnev

Nobeyama Radio Observatory of NAOJ

19

Yoichiro  

Hanaoka 

NAOJ                                                                                       

20

HIROHISA  

HARA    

NAOJ                                                                                      

21

Louise Kim

Harra   

Mullard Space Science Laboratory

22

Masaki    

Hata    

Science University of Tokyo

23

Larry

Hill

NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center

24

Tadashi   

Hirayama

Meisei University                                                                         

25

Shigenobu 

HIROSE  

Science University of Tokyo

26

Kuniko    

Hori    

Nobeyama Radio Observatory

27

Masahiro  

HOSHINO 

University of Tokyo  

28

Hugh S    

Hudson  

SPRC/UCSD/ISAS 

29

William

J. Wagner

NASA/HQ

30

Danny

Johnston

NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center

31

Ryouhei   

Kano    

NAOJ                                                                                      

32

Takako    

KATO    

National Institute for Fusion Science

33

Josef I.  

Khan    

University College London, UK  &  ISAS, Japan

34

Ken

Kobayashi

Tokyo Univ.

35

Clarence

Koren-

dyke

Naval Research Laboratory

36

Takeo     

Kosugi  

ISAS                                                                                      

37

Takayuki

Kozu

Kwasan Observatory

38

Hiroki    

Kurokawa

Kwasan Observatory, Kyoto University         

39

Kanya      

Kusano  

Hiroshima University   

40

James     

Lang    

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory          

41

Michael

Levay

LMATC

42

Bruce W.  

Lites   

HAO/NCAR                          

43

Dana W.   

Longcope

Montana State University     

44

Mami      

Machida 

Chiba University                                                                          

45

S.

Mahmoud

Univ. Birmingham

46

John

Mariska

Naval Research Laboratory

47

Helen     

Mason   

University of Cambridge

48

Satoshi   

Masuda  

STEL, Nagoya University

49

Keiichi

Matsuzaki

ISAS

50

A.

McCalden

Mullard Space Science Laboratory

51

C.

McFee

Mullard Space Science Laboratory

52

Steiven

Meyers

Naval Research Laboratory

53

Takehiro  

Miyagoshi

Science University of Tokyo   

54

Ron       

Moore   

NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center

55

Taro      

Morimoto

Kwasan Observatory, Kyoto University

56

Satoshi   

Morita  

Science University of Tokyo     

57

Toshifumi 

Mukai   

ISAS      

58

Shinichi  

NAGATA  

University of Tokyo         

59

Hiroshi   

Nakajima

Nobeyama Radio Observatory

60

Kayoko    

Nakakubo

Suginami Science Center

61

Atsuhiro  

Nishida 

ISAS

62

Yoshiaki

Ogawara

ISAS

63

W.

Oliver

Mullard Space Science Laboratory

64

Bill

Rosenberg

LMATC

65

Taro      

Sakao   

ISAS

66

Takashi   

SAKURAI 

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

67

Daisuke   

Sasaki  

Meisei University

68

Kiyoto    

Shibasaki

Nobeyama Radio Observatory

69

Kazunari  

Shibata 

Kwasan Observatory, Kyoto University

70

Toshifumi 

Shimizu 

NAOJ                                                                                      

71

Masumi    

Shimojo 

ISAS                                          

72

Iku       

Shinohara

Institute of Space and Astronautical Science

73

Mariko

Shirao

NAOJ

74

George

Simnett

Univ. Birmingham

75

Alphonse C.

Sterling

NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center

76

Ted

Tarbell

LMATC

77

Alan      

Title   

Stanford Lockheed Institute for Space Research

78

Saku      

Tsuneta 

NAOJ                                                                                       

79

Yutaka    

UCHIDA  

Science University of Tokyo

80

Grigory   

Vekstein

NAOJ                                                                                      

81

Jingxiu   

Wang    

Beijing Astronomical Observatory, CAS

82

Tongjiang

Wang    

Gunma Astronomical Observatory Dormitory

83

Harry     

Warren  

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

84

Takashi   

Watanabe

Ibaraki University                                                                         

85

Tetsuya   

Watanabe

NAOJ                                                                                      

86

Shinichi  

Watari  

Communications Research Laboratory              

87

Kentaro

Yaji

Kawabe

88

Seiji     

Yashiro 

University of Tokyo                          

89

Takaaki   

Yokoyama

National Astronomical Observatory                 

90

Masato    

Yoshimori

Rikkyo University 

91

Kiyoshi

Ichimoto

NAOJ                                                                                       

92

Masakazu

Kasahara

Meisei University                                                                         

93

Yukio

Katsukawa

NAOJ

94

Kiyoshi

Maezawa

ISAS

95

Motoharu

Nowada

ISAS

96

K. P.

Raju

NAOJ                                                                                      

97

Gregory

Slater

LMATC

98

Hideaki

Tonooka

Chiba University

99

 

Yamauchi

NAOJ