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Mars Comet Science: Second Workshop

As a follow-up to our August 11, 2014 workshop, the CIOC held another one-day workshop on September 19, 2014, to discuss last minute plans and results relating to the close approach of Comet Siding Spring C/2013 A1 to Mars next month. The meeting was hosted by NASA JPL in Pasadena, California. The discussions were largely supplemental to those from the previous workshop, generally covering the latest and last-minute plans for observing the comet. Thus you might want to watch some of the overview presentations made in August if you are not completely familiar with the situation. All of those presentations are posted for download from the workshop page, and you can re-watch the Livestream videos to hear that discussion.

The second workshop was also streamed live, this time via ustream. Below we have links to the presentations given and to the ustream videos corresponding to each presentation.

The Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) Science Workshop
September 19, 2014

Session 1: Setting the Stage/Observations from Orbit
Welcome; Agenda Fast & Zurek NASA HQ, JPL Presentation (PDF)
Webcast (2:38) >>

Intro and Logistics

Chandra and Kepler observing plans

Lisse JHU/Applied Physics Lab Presentation (PDF)
Webcast (20:38) >>

Webcast (9:40) >>

Current observing plans Kelley University of Maryland Presentation (PDF)
Webcast (14:47) >>

HST observing program issues Li Planetary Science Institute Presentation (PDF)
Webcast (20:59) >>

Latest SWIFT results Bodewits U Maryland Presentation (PDF)
Webcast (13:31) >>

Session 2: Comet Trajectory and Effects (current and expected)/Mars Mission Status
Comet ephemeris update Farnocchia JPL Presentation (PDF)
Webcast (15:21) >>

Latest SSERVI results: Phobos/Deimos ejecta Horanyi U Colorado, Boulder Presentation (PDF)
Webcast (16:10) >>

Mars Mission status overview Zurek JPL Presentation (PDF)
Webcast (6:43) >>

Integrated timeline of Mars-project observations of the comet Diniega JPL Presentation (PDF)
Webcast (21:17) >>

Mars Orbiter Mission: observation plans Bhardwaj Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Presentation (PDF)
Webcast (22:12) >>

Mars Express: observation plans Svedhem European Space Agency (ESA) Presentation (PDF)
Webcast (1:12) >>
Webcast (18:18) >>

Session 3: Mars Mission Status
Mars Odessy: THEMIS observations Plaut JPL Presentation (PDF)
Webcast (15:37) >>

MRO: HiRISE observations Delamere Delamere Space Sciences Presentation (PDF)
Webcast (24:17) >>

MRO: CRISM observations Humm JHU/Applied Physics Lab Presentation (PDF)
Webcast (16:48) >>

Ground-based amateur observations of the Mars-Comet Encounter Yanamandra-Fisher Space Science Institute Presentation (PDF)
Webcast (19:35) >>

Observations of CSS from SOAR Samarasinha  Planetary Science Institute Presentation (PDF)
Webcast (13:57) >>

Discussion and Wrap-up Lisse, Zurek, Fast JHU/APL, JPL, NASA HQ Webcast (21:23) >>

NOTE: The above is a mirror and copy of the content hosted at the JPL Mars Site dedicated to Comet Siding Spring. The PDF presentations files linked above are hosted by NASA JPL.