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Outer Heliosphere Workshop

Workshop: Observatory for the Outer Heliosphere, Heliosheath, and Interstellar Space

  • Please register HERE
  • Thurs, Fri 21-22 May 2020
  • LASP-SPSC, University of Colorado, Boulder  Travel Information & Map
  • Local organizer: Fran Bagenal (bagenal at colorado dot edu)
  • New Horizons – SWAP, PEPSSI, Alice, SDC, REX
  • Voyager – particles and fields
  • IBEX, IMAP – imaging heliopause with ENAs
  • Modeling


  • Compare datasets, models
  • Plan collaborations
  • Assess needs
  • Unique contribution of NH following on from Voyager

With both Voyager spacecraft in interstellar space, IBEX and the upcoming IMAP missions imaging the outer boundaries of the heliosphere, and New Horizons in the outer heliosphere, it is an ideal time to combine resources from these missions and modeling efforts. This workshop seeks input aimed at developing plans to maximize the use of these observations, and plan any operational changes that can maximize the return from these missions. Of particular interest are comprehensive modeling efforts that span these different regions, and engineering and operational strategies that can extend the lifetime and capabilities of the missions and instrumentation. This workshop will provide information to the heliospheric community about the current capabilities, current and potential extensions to current mission capabilities, and an overview of prior and potential comparisons between the data sets and simulations. We devote a portion of the meeting for free form exchange of ideas through a moderated panel working group discussion.

Scientific Organizing Committee:

Co-Chair Heather Elliott (SwRI)

Co-Chair Ralph McNutt, Jr (JHUAPL)