Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute


Chair: Young-Jun Choi (KASI)
Co-Chairs: Steven W. Clarke (NASA)

August 15 Thursday, 4:00-6:00 PM, Room: De Gaulle

Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), one of the Government-funded Research Institute in Korea, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) agreed to extend the collaborations to the fields of Astrophysics and Space Exploration, in addition to the existing KASI-NASA heliophysics partnership. Space research toward science questions is the important motivation for international collaborations in space activity. Also, KASI-NASA collaboration is stimulating further chain-reaction joint activities as a perfect example between US-Korea S&T communities. In the forum, we will discuss what questions are interesting in space research and how we can answer them based on current progress such as recently selected NASA medium-class explorer SPHEREx mission in collaboration with Caltech, science opportunities in space exploration to lunar orbit and its surface, and in heliophysics.




16:00-16:15 (15′) Opening and Introductory Remark Hyung Mok Lee (KASI)
16:15-16:30 (15′) NASA’s Astrophysics Program and Opportunities for Collaboration Paul L. Hertz (NASA)
16:30-16:45 (15′) The SPHEREx All-Sky Spectral Survey Satellite James J. Bock (Caltech)
16:45-16:55 (10′) The Korean Infrared Space Mission and KASI’s Role in SPHEREx Woong-Seob Jeong (KASI)
16:55-17:10 (15′) NASA’s Lunar Discovery and Exploration Program, and Opportunities for Collaboration Steven W. Clarke (NASA)
17:10-17:20 (10′) Planetary Science of Space Exploration in Korea Young-Jun Choi (KASI)
17:20-17:35 (15′) The BITSE Mission Natchimutuk Gopalswamy (NASA)
17:35-17:45 (10′) BITSE Development in KASI Su-Chan Bong (KASI)
17:45-17:55 (10′) KASI-NASA Astrophysics Working Group Charter Signing Ceremony
17:55-18:00 (5′) Wrap-up


August 15 Thursday, 6:30-9:00 PM, Restaurant: TBD
Supported by KASI