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The Science Potential of a 10-30m
UV/Optical Space Telescope
Agenda

February 26


8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00 - 10:30  Session Ia  (Imaging and Spectroscopic Drivers) 
        Chair: Chris Blades

        STScI Welcome:  Steve Beckwith (5)
        Workshop Welcome: Bob Williams (10)
        Invited: Phil Crane (25)
            NASA HQ Perspective
        Invited: Garth Illingworth (25)
            Science Opportunities for Future Very Large Space Telescopes
        Invited: Pieter van Dokkum (25)
            Formation and Evolution of Early-type Galaxies

10:30 - 11:00  Open Discussion + Break (15 min each)

11:00 - 12:30  Session Ib  (Imaging and Spectroscopic Drivers, continued)
        Chair: Chris Blades

        Invited: Doug Richstone (25)
             Five (or so) Easy Problems for a Very Large Space Telescope
        Invited: Jill Bechtold (25)
             High Resolution UV Spectroscopy of the IGM:  How High?
        Contributed: David Bowen (20)
             QSO Absorption Lines from Galaxies
        Contributed: Jason Tumlinson (20)
             SDSS and VLST as Probes of the Galaxy/IGM Connection

12:30 - 13:30  Lunch

13:30 - 15:00  Session IIa  (UV and Optical Drivers)
        Chair Tod Lauer

        Invited: Todd Tripp (25)
             The Intergalactic Medium and its Role in Galaxy Evolution as a Science Driver for a Very Large Space Telescope: Examples from the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph
        Invited: Kurt Adelberger (25)
              Studying Reionization, Feedback, and Black Hole Formation through Observations of Galaxies and the IGM at High Redshift
        Contributed: Marc Kuchner (20)
            TPF: Not Just for Extrasolar Planets
        Contributed: Alessandra Aloisi (20)
             UV Spectroscopy of Star Forming Galaxies

15:00 - 15:30  Break + Open Discussion (30 minutes)

15:30 - 17:00  Session IIb  (UV and Optical Drivers, continued)
        Chair: Tod Lauer

        Invited: Chris Martin (25)
             GALEX: Early Results & Implications for the Future
        Contributed: Noah Brosch (20)
            UV Astronomy in the Post-GALEX Era
        Invited: Roger Angel (25)
            Concepts for Fully Steerable and Survey VLSTs at a Manned Base at the Moon's South Pole
        Invited: Harley Thronson (25)
            NASA's New Priorities and Investing in Future Technologies

17:00 - 17:30  Discussion Session (Moderator: Don York)

17:30 - 19:30  Reception at STScI

February 27



9:00-10:30  Session III  (Aperture and Stability Drivers)
        Chair: Tammy Smecker-Hane

        Invited: David Spergel (25)
            Planet Finding and Characterization
        Invited: Alycia Weinberger (25)
            High Dynamic Range Imaging and Spectroscopy of Circumstellar Disks
        Contributed: Alain Lecavelier (20)
             Spectroscopic Observations of Extrasolar Planets Atmospheres
        Contributed: Carol Grady (20)
            The Evolution of Planetary Systems: Probing the Epoch of Planet Formation with VLST

10:30 - 11:00  Open Discussion + Break (15 min each)

11:00 - 12:30  Session IVa  (Wide-field and High-Resolution Imaging Drivers)
        Chair: Mike Hauser

        Invited: Mike Rich (25)
            Direct Measurement of the Star Formation History of Bulges and Spheroids
        Contributed: John Gizis (20)
            Brown Dwarf Science with VLST
        Invited: Avi Loeb (25)
             Exploring Early Structure Formation with a Very Large Space Telescope
        Contributed: Oleg Gnedin (20)
             Watching Galaxies Form at z > 6: What We Know and What We Want to Know

12:30 - 13:30  Lunch

13:30-14:15  Session IVb  (Wide-field and High-Resolution Imaging Drivers, continued)
        Chair: Mike Hauser

        Invited: Gary Bernstein (25)
             Trading Resolution for Field of View
       Contributed: Huub Rottgering (20)
            The Clustering of Galaxies in the Early Universe

14:15 - 15:00   Discussion (Moderator: Warren Moos)

15:00 - 15:15  Break

15:15 - 16:00   Discussion Continued
                        Concluding Remarks