What to expect next month

We’ve put together our program for the first two days of talks and are thinking about how to organize the workshop days to make them the most exciting and impactful.

In addition to the science itself, we’re also looking forward to having our attendees visit our campus’ historic Detroit Observatory (on campus in Ann Arbor, not in Detroit). In addition to some unique history and instruments/telescopes from the 1850s, we’re hoping the weather cooperates and lets us do some actual observing through one of the old scopes. There will also be dessert to munch on.

Our conference dinner will be at the Blue Tractor restaurant, with tasty barbecue and brews. There will be both meat and vegetarian options to choose from.

Finally, I have no idea how accurate it is, but this website predicts that our meeting will be timed just perfectly to enjoy the fall foliage in Ann Arbor.

Participants and additional info

A couple of weeks ago we sent out notifications to people selected to participate in this meeting (as well as some people who are now on a waitlist).

We have decided to work directly with the hotel to manage the reservations, to hopefully make life easier for everyone. Please just make sure to let us know if your accommodations need some sort of adjustment.

Along those lines, we will be sending out a survey soon to all speakers and participants, collecting information related to your visit. Please keep an eye on your inbox for that.

First announcement

We are excited to announce “Multi-dimensional characterization of distant worlds: spectral retrieval and spatial mapping”, a meeting to be held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor from October 15-19, 2018. This meeting is generously supported by the Michigan Institute for Research in Astrophysics.

There is no registration and we will provide hotel lodging, but participation is limited. You can apply here: https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/mira3d/application/

Important dates
July 20: deadline for application
Aug 1: participant selections will be made by this date
Oct 15: meeting begins

For more information, please see our website: https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/mira3d/