NASA's Office of Space Science (OSS) will sponsor a Workshop on Laboratory
Space Science in order to assess current programs and
future needs in this interdisciplinary field.
For the purposes of this Workshop, space science encompasses the
scientific areas which fall under the NASA science themes:
- Structure and Evolution of the Universe,
- Astronomical Search for Origins,
- Solar System Exploration, and
- Sun-Earth Connection.
This new Workshop will replace previous wavelength-specific, `Laboratory
Astrophysics' meetings that no
longer adequately fit the current management structure within NASA. In
particular, OSS hopes to encourage a more interdisciplinary and
science-theme oriented workshop.
The Workshop will feature:
- Invited talks by members of the Scientific
Organizing Committee, which has been constituted
in an attempt to represent a diverse set of `data users'.
These talks are intended give a broad overview of data (and databases)
needed to support NASA missions in the various disciplines.
- Short talks and/or posters by data producers, those
currently supported by NASA S R & T grants and others.
- Breakout sessions chaired by the SOC members that will produce a
- whether the data needs of the user community are being met;
- data needs for the future;
- the health of the Laboratory Space Science programs supported
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