• November 10, 2006
John Spencer, erstwhile guest blogger (see here and here), just sent me a few notes on the recent Outer Planets Assessment Group meeting.
• May 07, 2006
After the political discussions of the morning, Mike Brown stood up to give the "highly subjective view of one ground-based astronomer," he said.
During the first day of OPAG, the chair of the group, Fran Bagenal, was not present because she was participating in some rather important discussions taking place in Maryland.
• May 06, 2006
Following the mission- and science-focused presentations of the morning, there came two rather alarming presentations.
Heidi Hammel gave a brief but spirited presentation designed to wake up the audience to the fact that Uranus is fast approaching its equinox, an event that will happen on December 7, 2007.
The next presentation at OPAG was given by Ralph Lorenz and Tom Spilker on a Titan Montgolfiere Mission Study. What's a Montgolfiere, you ask?
• May 05, 2006
Next up at the Outer Planets Assessment Group meeting was an overview of the plans for future Europa missions.
The Outer Planets Assessment Group opened with the status of two of the three actual outer planets missions, Cassini and Juno.
The two-day meeting of the Outer Planets Assessment Group is over and I have 30-odd pages of notes to wrestle with.
• May 04, 2006
It's already 9:00 and I've hardly begun assimilating my 16 pages of notes, so I am going to have to just post a short summary with some highlights from today's meeting of the Outer Planets Assessment Group, or OPAG.
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