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IAA Academy Day
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Mysore, India

On the occasion of the 39th COSPAR Scientific Assembly


IAA Academy Day Mysore Registration Form .

Secure online payment for the Lunch and the Dinner are now available:

If you intend to participate without lunch and dinner please return the registration form by fax to IAA.
If you will not register to the 39th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, please also send your registration form by fax or email (even if you register and pay online, in order to let us organize the transportation and the meal preferences).


Global Education Centre 2, Infosys Training Center B1 015 (Upper basement, room 015)


Chairs: Gregg Vane and Jitendra Goswami

09h00   Program Presentation,
             by Gregg Vane, Jitendra Goswami

09h07   Welcome addresses,
             by Madhavan Nair, President and Byrana N. Suresh, Chair, Engineering Sciences Section

09h15   The IAA and Space Science,
             by Dr. Jean-Michel Contant, Secretary General IAA

09h45   Megha-Tropiques : A satellite for the Tropics,
             by Prof. J. Srinivasan, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

10h30   Coffee Break

10h45   The role of clouds in Earth's climate: New results of the Cloudsat mission,
             by Dr. Todd Ellis, State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA

11h30   The New Moon as seen from NASA's GRAIL mission,
             by Dr. Gregg Vane, JPL, USA

12h15  IAA Luncheon (in advance registration required) Food Court

13h30   Heoliophysics in the US: The findings of the US National Academy of Sciences Decadal Survey,
             by Daniel Baker, Director, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics; Professor, Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences; and Professor, Department of Physics, University of Colorado, USA

14h15    The ASTROSAT mission: Understanding of the universe
              by Prof. P. C. Agrawal, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India

15h00    Summit Follow-on Round Table on Robotic Space Exploration:
              - International collaboration with space emerging countries: science teams, science instruments, small satellite missions, etc.
              - Ways to apply robotic explorers to pave the way for expanded human exploration;

17h00    Adjourn Plenary Session

19h00    Inductions of Newly Elected Corresponding Members and Full Members
19h30    IAA Dinner, (in advance registration required) Silent Shores Resort, Island Restaurant Off Hunsur Road, Hootgalli, Mysore
22h00    End

More information on 39th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 15 - 20 July 2012, Mysore, India, available at   (Scientific Programme)    (Registration)


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