'Titan Through Time' Public Lecture: 101 Flybys and Counting
March 24, 2014, NASA.gov

We are pleased to announce a third workshop on "Titan Through Time" in 2014 at the Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD, following the success of the previous workshops in 2010 and 2012 at nearby Goddard Space Flight Center. The third meeting will have a similar format, with a 2 1/2 day science program comprised of themed sessions, and featuring a mixture of invited reviews, and contributed talks and posters. The program of the last workshop is available at http://pirlwww.lpl.arizona.edu/~hurfordt/ttt/program.html.

As in previous years, we welcome scientific reports and attendance from the widest possible cross-section of the scientific community, including both those studying Titan directly, but also those whose research interests have intersections with Titan science in areas such as laboratory chemistry and spectroscopy; modeling of planetary atmospheres, surfaces and interiors; terrestrial analogs and comparative planetology; and the formation and evolution of the solar system.

Notice: To maximize participation in the present regime of agency and institutional travel policies, we are aiming to avoid charging a registration fee. APL has generously agreed to provide coffee and other meeting support. Although a broad discussion of Titan science is intended, the meeting contributes directly to enhancing the science return of the ongoing Cassini mission and thus institutionally may be considered ‘programmatic’ if that facilitates your attendance.

Abstracts and registration are required by February 2nd,2014! We will aim to determine the program not later than (but likely before) February 21st, to allow time for you to schedule travel etc.

Additional information on speakers, the conference venue, and accommodations are available on this website and will be updated regularly.
Registration is required since the meeting venue has limited capacity. On the other hand, we expect that persons of all nationalities will be able to attend.

Hope to see you in April,

Ralph D. Lorenz, Johns Hopkins APL
Conor A. Nixon, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Co-chairs, Science Program

Associated Journal Special Issue: A special issue of Springer’s Open-Access (publication fee) journal Planetary Science devoted to papers presented at or inspired by the meeting will be edited by Prof. Jason Barnes of U. Idaho.


If you have any questions regarding this event, email titanthroughtime@jhuapl.edu .

Call for Papers

Abstracts for proposed papers must be received by 2 February 2014. Abstracts should be 500–1000 words (two-page maximum), and must (i) clearly describe the subject matter and (ii) include a statement highlighting any novel concepts in the paper with any rationale the author wishes to put forth for acceptance by the Program Committee. Abstracts must be in English and in a format suitable for reproduction on 8-1/2 by 11 inch paper. All submissions must clearly identify the primary author and the author’s mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address.

Submit your Abstract now >

Student Support

Support for student attendance is available, thanks to the kind support of IUGG/ICPAE/IAMAS.  Supported students must have submitted an abstract forpresentation.  An email requesting support should be sent with the subjectline "T3^3 Student Support Request" to conor.a.nixon@nasa.gov by COB February2, 2014.  A 1-page CV of the student, a copy of the abstract (which should nonetheless also be submitted via the web page like every other abstract), and a letter of recommendation from the student's advisor should be included as pdf attachments. Requesters should assume that support will be limited to US$500per student. The letter of recommendation should state the estimated costs of attendance, and identify what other means of funding are being used to ensure the student's attendance. The letter should state if the student's attendance is contingent upon T3^3 support, and if so, at what level.

Decisions on student support will be made by February 21. Decisions are final, and may take into account abstract quality and topic, available funding and requests and other factors. Support will be distributed at or after the meeting.

Local Organizing Committee

  • Don Mitchell
  • Joseph Westlake
  • Zibi Turtle
  • Ralph Lorenz

Science Program Committee and Founders

  • Ralph Lorenz
  • Conor Nixon

Invited Speakers

  • Doug Hamilton
  • Julie Castillo
  • Elizabeth Turtle
  • Alex Hayes
  • Claire Newman
  • Sarah Hörst
  • Jason Barnes
  • Joe Westlake

Meeting Deadlines

February 2, 2014 Abstract Deadline
February 21, 2014
Program announced
April 8-10, 2014
Meeting Dates
April 8, 2014
Public Event at GSFC
(6:00 pm EST)
TBD Journal Contributed Paper Deadline

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Limited support for student attendance and presentation has been provided by the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) via the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS)