UPCOMING Meetings

Science at Low Frequencies (SALF) 6th Annual conference

The Science at Low Frequencies (SALF) conference will be held December 9-11, 2019 at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA.

The SALF conference series features presentations and discussions on all types of science and project updates from radio telescopes operating below approximately 1 GHz, including e.g. LOFAR, LWA, HERA, MWA, CHIME, and others. Science topics include Earth atmospheric events and ionosphere, solar and space weather, Galactic and extragalactic astrophysics, and 21cm cosmology.

More information on registration and conference details.

PAST Meetings

 

American Astronomical Society

232nd Meeting: June 3-7, 2018 in Denver, Colorado US

More information about the meeting.

  • The Cosmic Twilight Polarimeter (CTP): A model-independent approach to constrain the synchrotron foreground spectrum for global 21-cm cosmology presentation. June 4, 2018 – Bang D. Nhan. Download talk (PDF file) (2.4 MB).
  • Low-frequency Radio Observatory on the Lunar Surface (L-ROLS). June 5, 2018 – Robert J. MacDowall. Download presentation (PDF file) (1.34 MB).
  • Tracking Solar Type II Bursts with Space Based Radio Interferometers presentation. June 7, 2018 – Alexander Hegedus, Justin Kasper, Ward Manchester. Download talk (PDF file) (27.3 MB).

Meeting-in-a-Meeting at the 232nd Meeting: June 3-7, 2018 in Denver, Colorado US

For more information, please see the Meeting-in-a-Meeting Flyer.

  • Design Optimization for Interferometric Space-based 21-cm Power Spectrum Measurements presentation. June 6, 2018 – Jonathan Pober. Download presentation (PDF file) (24.2 MB).
  • LOFAR Searches for Radio Exoplanets presentation. June 6, 2018 – Jake D. Turner. Download presentation (PDF file) (42.6 MB).
  • Machine Learning and Experimental Design for Hydrogen Cosmology presentation. June 6, 2018  – David Rapetti. Download presentation (PDF file) (9.5 MB).
  • Low-frequency Radio Observatory on the Lunar Surface (L-ROLS) Heliophysics. June 5, 2018 – Robert MacDowall. Download talk (PDF file) (7.3 MB).
  • Modeling Jovian Magnetospheres Beyond the Solar System. June 6, 2018 – Peter K. G. Williams. Download talk (PDF file) (2.3 MB).
  • Numerical simulations of particle acceleration & low frequency radio emission in stellar environments presentation. June 5, 2018 – Sofia Moschou. Download presentation (PDF file) (30.7 MB).
  • Optimized Strategies for Detecting Extrasolar Space Weather presentation. June 6, 2018 – Gregg Hallinan. Download presentation (PDF file) (11.9 MB).
  • Overview of Solar Radio Bursts and their Sources presentation. June 6, 2018 – G. Thejappa, R. J. MacDowall. Download presentation (PDF file) (10.6 MB).
  • The Prospect for Detecting Stellar Coronal Mass Ejections presentation. June 6, 2018 – Rachel Osten, Michael K. Crosley. Download presentation (PDF file) (6.1 MB).
  • Radio Astronomy on and around the Moon presentation. June 5, 2018 – Heino Falcke. Download presentation (PDF file) (51 MB).
  • A Space-Based Observational Strategy for Hydrogen Cosmology Using Dynamic Polarimetry and Pattern Recognition presentation. June 5, 2018 – Jack Burns, Bang Nhan, Rich Bradley, Keith Tauscher, David Rapetti, Eric Switzer. Download presentation (PDF file) (2.2 MB).
  • Toward a Cosmic Dawn Mapper presentation. June 6, 2018 – Judd Bowman. Download presentation (PDF file) (3.2 MB).
  • Understanding Cosmic Dawn. June 6, 2018 – Anastasia Fialkov. Download talk (PDF file) (3.2 MB).

231st Meeting: January 8-12, 2018 in Washington, District of Columbia US

  • SVD/MCMC Data Analysis Pipeline for Global Redshifted 21-cm Spectrum Observations of the Cosmic Dawn and Dark Ages. January 8, 2018 – Jack O. Burns, Keith Tauscher, David Rapetti, Jordan Mirocha, Eric Switzer

COSMO-17

August 28-September 1, 2017 in Paris, France

  • Constraining Cosmic Dawn with Global 21-cm Signal Observations from the Lunar Farside presentation. August 29, 2017 – David Rapetti, Keith Tauscher, Jack Burns, Jordan Mirocha, Rich Bradley, Steven Furlanetto, Bang Nhan, Eric Switzer. Download talk (PDF file) (6.5MB).

COSPAR 42nd Scientific Assembly

July 14-22, 2018 in Pasadena, California US

  • Radio Astronomy on and around the Moon. July 19, 2018 – Heino Falcke, Marc Klein Wolt, Jinsong Ping, Linjie Chen. More info...
  • A Unity of Purpose in Exploration and Space Science: Highlights from the SSERVI NESS Team. July 19, 2018 – Jack O. Burns. See the presentation.

Deep Space Gateway Concept Science Workshop

February 27-March 1, 2018 in Denver, Colorado US

NASA sponsored the three-day workshop to actively engage scientific communities in the early stages of determining the ways the gateway will be used to facilitate science. More information is available and the full program.

  • Accessing the Lunar Farside and Facilitating Human-Assisted Sample Return with the DSG. February 28, 2018 – Kring D. A. Read more...
  • Communications Relay and Human-Assisted Sample Return from the DSG. February 28, 2018 – Cichan T., Hopkins J. B., Bierhaus B., Murrow D. W. Read more...
  • DSG Support of Lunar Surface Ops and Tele-Operational Transfer of Surface Assets to the Next Landing Site. February 28, 2018 – Kring D. A. Read more...
  • The Gateway to Cosmic Dawn: A Low Frequency Radio Telescope for the DSG. February 27, 2018 – Tauscher K., Burns J. O., Monsalve R., Rapetti D. Read more
  • Heliophysics Radio Observations Enabled by the DSG. February 28, 2018 – Kasper J. C. Read more...
  • Hydrogen Cosmology from the DSG: Data Analysis Pipeline for Low-Frequency Radio Telescopes. February 28, 2018 – Rapetti D., Tauscher K., Burns J. O., Switzer E., Mirocha J., Furlanetto S., Monsalve R. Read more...
  • Importance of a Low Radio Frequency Interference Environment for the DSG. February 28, 2018 – Robert J. MacDowall. Download presentation (PDF file) (2 MB).
  • Lunar Farside Radio Array Pathfinder Enabled by the DSG. February 28, 2018 – Bowman J. D., Hallinan G. W., MacDowall R. J., Burns J. O. Read more...
  • Quantifying operational constraints of low-latency telerobotics for planetary surface operations. June 18, 2018 – Benjamin J. Mellinkoff, Matthew M. Spydell, Wendy Bailey, Jack O. Burns. Read more...
  • Space Science and Exploration on the Lunar Farside Facilitated by Surface Telerobotics from the DSG. February 28, 2018 – Burns J. O., Fong T., Kring D. A., Hopkins J. B. Read more...
  • Telerobotic Deployment and Operation of a Lunar Farside Low Radio Frequency Cosmology Telescope from the DSG. February 28, 2018 – Monsalve R. A., Burns J. O., Tauscher K., Rapetti D. Read more...
  • Telerobotics of Orbiting and Surface Assets. March 1, 2018 – Fong, T.
  • VR Simulation Testbed: Improving Surface Telerobotics For The Deep Space Gateway. June 26, 2018 – Michael Walker. Watch a video of the talk.

Global 21cm Workshop - Second workshop

This workshop was held on October 7-9, 2019 at McGill University and served as a forum to discuss recent progress from all the Global 21cm experiments. We had talks about theory, data analysis, and, above all, instrumental development and field work. We also hosted several discussion sessions expecting the most important aspects and concerns being raised and addressed.

More information about the workshop.


Identification of Dark Matter

12th International Conference: July 23-27, 2018 in Providence, Rhode Island US

More information.

  • Dark Cosmology: Searching for Dark Matter in the Dark Ages using the Global 21-cm Spectrum presentation. July 26, 2018 – Jack Burns. Download presentation (PDF file) (25.6 MB).

Lunar Science for Landed Missions

January 10-12, 2018, at NASA Ames in Moffett Field, California US

  • The Lunar Farside: A Science and Exploration Imperative talk. January 12, 2018 – Jack Burns. Download talk (PDF file) (3.1MB) or watch video of the presentation.

NASA Advisory Council

Science and Human Exploration Operations: August 28, 2018 at NASA Ames in Moffett Field, California US

  • Importance of a Low Radio Frequency Interference Environment for the DSG. February 28, 2018 – Robert J. MacDowall. Download presentation (PDF file) (2 MB).
  • Transformative Science from the Moon: Astrophysics, Cosmology, & Heliophysics. August 28, 2018 – Jack Burns

NASA Exploration Science Forum

July 23-25, 2019 at NASA Ames in Moffett Field, California US

The 2019 Exploration Science Forum featured scientific discussions about the Moon and other exploration targets of interest, such as near-Earth asteroids and the moons of Mars. Participants learned about recent mission results and in-depth analyses of science and exploration studies that reflect the direction of the Agency and community. Dedicated side conferences for students and young professionals, along with public engagement discussions, were interwoven among science topics. More information and full program.

  • Cosmology from the Moon Observing the Dark Ages of the Early Universe from the Farside. Watch the video or download presentation (PDF file) (5.3MB). July 23, 2019 – Jack Burns 
  • Efficient Photometric Models of the Lunar Regolith for Virtual Reality Simulation. Download the poster (PDF file) (17.5 MB) – Midhun S. Menon, Michael Walker, Daniel Szafir, Terry Fong, Jack Burns
  • Hydrogen Cosmology Data Analysis Pipeline for Lunar-based Observations. Download the poster (PDF file) (22MB) – David Rapetti, Keith Tauscher, Jack Burns, Jordan Mirocha, Neil Bassett, J. Merten
  • Insights into the First Stars from Low-Frequency Radio Observations: The Lunar Environment as an Astrophysics Platform. Watch the video or download presentation (PDF file) (6.4MB) July 24, 2019 – Steven Furlanetto
  • Lunar Payload for Radio Wave Observations at the Lunar Surface of the Photoelectron Sheath (ROLSES). Watch the video. July 24, 2019 – Robert MacDowall
  • Measuring the Earth's Synchrotron Emission from Radiation Belts with a Lunar Near Side Radio Array. Download the poster (PDF file) (709KB) – Alex Hegedus 
  • Modeling Planar Dipoles on Lunar Regolith for a Radio Array on the Lunar Far-side. Download the poster (PDF file) (3.5MB) – Nivedita Mahesh, Judd. D. Bowman
  • The Radio Quiet Environment Above the Lunar Farside and its Application to 21-cm Experiments. Watch the video or download presentation (PDF file) (2.6MB) July 24, 2019 – Neil Bassett
  • Virtual Reality Interfaces for Surface Telerobotics from the Lunar Gateway watch the video. July 25, 2019 – Michael Walker     

June 26-28, 2018 at NASA Ames in Moffett Field, California US

See the full program and list of speakers.

  • The 2018 NASA Exploration Science Forum - Plenary Session 1. June 26, 2018 – William Farrell. Watch the video of the talk.
  • Astrophysics Enabled at the Moon Overview Talk: The Gateway - Enabling Infrastructure for a New Era of Lunar Robotics. June 27, 2018 – Terry Fong. Watch the video of the talk.
  • Integration of a COTS Robotic Arm and Rover for Future Low-Latency Telerobotic Assembly Experiments poster. June 26, 2018 – Arun Kumar, Alex Sandoval, Jack Burns. Download poster (PDF file) (3MB).
  • Global 21-cm Data Analysis Pipeline to Constrain Physical Parameters using Lunar-based Observations poster. June 26, 2018 – David Rapetti, Keith Tauscher, Jordan Mirocha, Jack O. Burns, Eric Switzer, Steven Furlanetto. Download poster (PDF file) (12.6MB).
  • Low-Frequency Radio Observations from the Moon: The Essential Next Step for Particle Physics, Cosmology, and Galaxy Formation presentation. June 27, 2018 – Jordan Mirocha. Watch a video of the talk.
  • Low-frequency Radio Observatory Pathfinder on the Near-side Lunar Surface poster. June 26, 2018 – R. J. MacDowall, W. M. Farrell, D. C. Bradley, V. J. Marrero-Fontanez, M. J. Reiner, J. D. Bowman, G. Hallinan, J. O. Burns. Download poster (PDF file) (4.4MB).
  • Science On The Lunar Far Side Facilitated By Low Latency Telerobotics from A Lunar Orbiting Platform-Gateway. July 27, 2018 – Jack Burns. Watch a video of the talk.
  • Towards a lunar farside hydrogen cosmology telescope: characterizing the absorption trough observed by EDGES poster. June 26, 2018 – Keith Tauscher, David Rapetti, Jack O. Burns, Raul Monsalve, Judd Bowman. Download poster (PDF file) (1.2MB).
  • Tracking Solar Type II Bursts to 0.5 AU with Radio Interferometers on the Lunar Surface. June 27, 2018 – Alexander Hegedus. Watch the video of the talk.
  • VR Simulation Testbed: Improving Surface Telerobotics For The Deep Space Gateway. June 26, 2018 – Michael Walker. Watch the video of the talk.

July 18-20, 2017 at NASA Ames in Moffett Field, California US

  • The Elusive "Why" of Space Exploration invited talk. July 20, 2017 – Jack Burns. Download talk (PDF file, 18MB) or watch a video of the presentation.
  • Extracting the Global 21-cm Signal to Study the First Luminous Objects using Observations from the Lunar Farside poster. July 19, 2017 – David Rapetti, Keith Tauscher, Jack O. Burns, Jordan Mirocha, Steven Furlanetto, Eric Switzer. Download poster (PDF file) (8MB).
  • Investigation of Minimum Frame Rate for Low-Latency Planetary Surface Teleoperations poster. July 19, 2017 – B. Mellinkoff, M. Spydell, W. Bailey, J. Burns. Download poster (PDF file) (2.2MB).
  • Low Frequency Solar Observations with Radio Interferometers on the Lunar Surface poster. July 19, 2017 – Alex Hegedus, Justin Kasper. Download poster (PDF file) (14MB).
  • NESS Overview Talk. July 17, 2017 – Jack Burns. Download talk (PDF file) (3.1MB).
  • Precision Antenna Beam Modeling for Radio Cosmology from the Lunar Far Side poster. July 19, 2017 – Nivedita Mahesh, Thomas Mozdzen, Alan Rogers, Raul Monsalve, Judd Bowman. Download poster (PDF file) (1.8MB).
  • Preparing for the Dark Ages Radio Explorer through Ground-Based Observations talk. July 19, 2017 – Raul Monsalve. Download talk (PDF file) (5.1MB) or watch a video of the presentation.
  • Probing the Earliest Galaxies with a Lunar Radio Telescope poster. July 19, 2017 – Steven Furlanetto, Jordan Mirocha, Richard H. Mebane. Download poster (PDF file) (3.9MB).
  • Prospects for Detecting Radio Emission from Exoplanets from the Moon presentation. July 19, 2017 – Dr. Gregg Hallinan. Download presentation (PDF file) (3.6MB).
  • Using Induced Polarization to Measure the Global 21-cm Signal from the Lunar Farside poster. July 19, 2017 – Keith Tauscher, David Rapetti, Jack O. Burns, Richard Bradley, Bang Nhan, Eric Switzer. Download poster (PDF file) (2MB).

NESS Steering Committee Meeting

The NESS Steering Committee Team met at the University of Colorado, Boulder on September 24-25, 2019.


NRAO Colloquium

February 2, 2018 in Socorro, New Mexico US

  • Illuminating the Cosmic Dawn with Sky-Average Radio Measurements. February 2, 2018 – Raul Monsalve

Space Astrophysics Landscape for the 2020s and Beyond 

April 1-3, 2019 Potomac, Maryland US

Full list of program with presentations. 

  • Astrophysics Enabled by the Human Space Flight Program. April 2, 2019 – Moderated by Jack Burns - other participants Keith Gendreau (NASA GSFC), Steven Clarke (NASA HQ SMD), and Sharon Jefferies (NASA LaRC)
  • FARSIDE: Low-Frequency Telescope on the Lunar Farside. April 2, 2019 – Jack Burns (PI), Gregg Hallinan (co-PI), Judd Bowman, Bob MacDowall, Justin Kasper, Richard Bradley and Marin Anderson. Download presentation (PDF file) (3.94 MB). 
  • Solar Radio Burst Observations by the Farside Lunar Surface Radio Array. April 3, 2019 – MacDowall, R. J., Reiner, M. J., Burns, J. O., Hallinan,...  Download poster (PDF file) (516 KB).

University of Colorado Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences Colloquia

October 29, 2018 in Boulder, Colorado US

More information about the CU APS colloquia series.

  • Dark Hydrogen Cosmology: Searching for Exotic Physics in the Dark Ages. October 29, 2018 – David Rapetti. Download presentation (PDF File) (29.1 MB).

URSI

January 4-7, 2018 in Boulder, Colorado US

  • Separating the Global 21-cm Signal from Strong Foregrounds and Instrument Systematics using an SVD/MCMC Pipeline. January 4, 2018 – Keith Tauscher, Jack O. Burns, David Rapetti, and Eric R. Switzer

URSI Atlantic Radio Science

2nd Conference: May 28-June 1, 2018 in Gran Canaria, Spain

The triennial URSI Atlantic Radio Science Conference (URSI AT-RASC) was one of the URSI flagship conferences besides the URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium and the AP- RASC conference (Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference). More information is available.

  • Spaced-based Extraction of the Global 21-cm Spectrum presentation. May 29, 2018 – David Rapetti, Jack Burns, Bang Nhan, Rich Bradley, Keith Tauscher, Eric Switzer. Download talk (PDF file) (23.7 MB).
  • SVD/MCMC Pipeline for Separating the Global 21-cm Signal from Foregrounds/Systematics presentation. May 30, 2018 – David Rapetti. Download talk (PDF file) (9.2 MB).

USNC-URSI Commission J 2019 Meeting

January 9-12, 2019 in Boulder, Colorado US

See the full program and list of speakers or the Commission J meeting program and list of speakers. Take a look at the photo of our NESS team enjoying time together at the meeting. 

Radio Emission from Extrasolar Planets section

  • Monitoring Nearly 4000 Nearby Stellar Systems for Radio Exoplanets with the OVRO-LWA. January 10, 2019 – Marin M. Anderson, Gregg Hallinan. Download presentation (PDF file) (3.92 MB).
  • Using Radio Emission from Planetary-Mass Brown Dwarfs to Understand Planetary Magnetism. January 10, 2019 – Melodie M. Kao, Evgenya Shkolnik, Gregg Hallinan, J. S. Pineda, Adam Burgasser, David Stevenson
  • Using SUNRISE as a Pathfinder for Detecting Low Frequency Radio Emission from Extrasolar Planets with Space Based Radio Arrays. January 10, 2019 – Alexander M. Hegedus, Justin C. Kasper, Joseph Lazio, Andrew Romero–Wolf, Timothy S. Bastian. Download part 1 of the presentation (PDF file) (28.04 MB) Download part 2 of the presentation (PDF file) (5.5 MB).

Cosmology and Astrophysics at Low Frequencies section

  • Confronting the Challenges of Global EoR Detection. January 11, 2019 – Keith Tauscher, David Rapetti, Jack O. Burns. Download presentation (PDF file) (9.35 MB).
  • The Cosmic Twilight Polarimeter. January 11, 2019 – David D. Bordenave, Bang D. Nhan, Richard F. Bradley, Jack O. Burns
  • Dark Cosmology: Investigations of Dark Matter in the Dark Ages with the Space-Based Dark Ages Polarimeter Pathfinder (DAPPER). January 11, 2019 – Jack O. Burns, Stuart Bale, Richard Bradley, Keith Tauscher, David Rapetti. Download presentation (PDF file) (11.8 MB).
  • Full Data Analysis Pipeline for Low Radio Frequency Measurements of the Dark Ages and Cosmic Dawn. January 11, 2019 – David Rapetti, Keith Tauscher, Jack O. Burns, Jordan Mirocha. Download presentation (PDF file) (9.58 MB).
  • The Low Frequency Transient Sky. January 11, 2019 – Gregg Hallinan. Download presentation (PDF file) (30.3 MB).
  • Spectral Index of the Diffuse Radio Background Between 50 and 100 MHz. January 11, 2019 – Thomas J. Mozdzen, Nivedita Mahesh, Raul A. Monsalve, Alan E. E. Rogers, Judd D. Bowman. Download presentation (PDF file) (1.16 MB).
  • Strengthening the Cosmological Interpretation of the Edges Signal Through Instrumental Verification. January 11, 2019 – Raul A. Monsalve, Judd D. Bowman, Alan E. Rogers, Thomas J. Mozdzen, Nivedita Mahesh. Download presentation (PDF file) (2.28 MB).

U.S. Radio/millimeter/submillimeter Science Futures III

August 2-4, 2017 in Berkeley, California US

See full meeting details.

  • Low Frequency Radio Astronomy from Space invited talk. August 3, 2017 – Jack Burns. Download talk (PDF file) (7MB).