Tentative Speakers and Events Schedule


(Note that 30+10 or 15+5 represent times in minutes for talks and questions.)


Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Reception in the Chapman Center Great Hall, Trinity U.


Thursday a.m. (All talks in the Chapman Center Auditorium) 


8:45-9:00 - Introduction


9:00-9:40 - J. Jesus Gonzalez (Instituto de Astronomia, UNAM, Mexico) 30+10 The Double Telescope Project for San Pedro Martir


9:40-10:00 - Nick C. Sterling and Harriet L. Dinerstein (UT) 15+5 -An Infrared Survey of Neutron-Capture Elements in Planetary Nebulae


10:00-10:20 - C. R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt U.) 15+5 Unraveling the 3-D Structure of the Helix Nebula


10:20-11:00 - Refreshments and Posters (Refreshments in Chapman Center Gold Room; Posters in Chapman Center Lobby)  Posters on nebulae, abundances, ISM, stellar mass loss, and GRB.


11:00-11:40 - Donald Osterbrock (UCSC) 30+10 Recollections of a Few Creative Nebular Astrophysicists


11:40-12:00 - Antonio Peimbert (Instituto de Astronomia, UNAM, Mexico) 15+5 Recombination Line Abundances in Gaseous Nebulae


12:00-1:30 - Lunch (in the Underwood Room of the Skyline Cafeteria) and Posters


Thursday p.m.


1:30-1:50 - Robert Rubin (NASA Ames) 15+5 Helium Recombination Lines as a Probe of the Abundance and Temperature Problems


1:50-2:10 - W. Steffen and J. A. Lopez (Instituto de Astronomia, UNAM, Ensenada, Mexico) 15+5 New Methods of Structural and Kinematic Modeling of Astrophysical Objects


2:10-2:30 - Adriana Gazol (Centro de Radioastronomia y Astrofisica, UNAM, Morelia, Mexico) 15+5 The Pressure Distribution in the Atomic Inter-Stellar Medium


2:30-2:50 - Refreshments and Posters


2:50-3:30 - Curt Michel (Rice) 30+10 Winds from Pulsars


3:30-3:50 - Chris Sneden (UT) 15+5 Leaded Metal Poor Stars


3:50-4:10 - Refreshments and Posters


4:10-4:30 - William H. Lee (Instituto de Astronomia, UNAM, Mexico) 15+5  Evolution of the Central Engines of Gamma Ray Bursters


4:30-4:50 - Craig Wheeler (UT) 15+5 Asymmetric Supernovae: Yes, Rotation and Magnetic Fields Are Important


4:50-5:10 - Edison Liang (Rice) 15+5 Extreme Particle Acceleration by Electromagnetic-Dominated Outflows


Free Evening


Friday a.m.


9:00-9:40 - Ed Churchwell (U. Wisc.) 30+10 Recent Results from the GLIMPSE Survey


9:40-10:00 - Neal Evans (UT) 15+5 The Spitzer Space Telescope and Star Formation


10:00-10:20 - Itziar Aretxaga (INAOE, Puebla, Mexico) 15+5 A Photometric View of the Cosmic Distribution of Dust-Enshrouded Star Formation


10:20-11:00 - Refreshments and Posters  (on infrared observations, star formation,

planet formation or detection, cosmology, galaxies, AGN, LIGO, pulsars)


11:00-11:20 - Pat Hartigan (Rice) 15+5 Proper Motions of the HH47 Protostellar Jet


11:20-11:40 - Michael Endl (UT) 15+5 The Hunt for Extrasolar Planets at McDonald Observatory


11:40-12:00 - Uwe Oberlack (Rice) 15+5 Search for Non-Baryonic Dark Matter: Recent Developments


12:00-1:30 - Lunch (at the Holt Center) and Posters


Friday p.m.


1:30-2:10 - Giovanni Fossati (Rice) 30+10 Radio-Loud AGN Unification Issues: Power, Color, and Evolution


2:10-2:30 - Luc Binette (Instituto de Astronomia, UNAM, Mexico) 15+5 Dust and the Ultraviolet Energy Distribution of Quasars


2:30-2:50 - Dennis Ugolini (Trinity) 15+5 Astronomical Goals of LIGO


2:50-3:30 - Refreshments and Posters


3:30-4:10 - Evan Skillman (U. Minn.) 30+10 Reionization and the Fate of Dwarf Galaxies


4:10-4:30 - Brian Moore (Rice) 15+5 Errors in Elemental Abundances Derived from Nebular Spectra and Model-Based ICFs


4:30-4:50 - David Hughes (INAOE, Puebla, Mexico) 15+5 The Large Millimetre Telescope: Tracing the Evolution of Structure in the Early Universe


700-9:00 - Conference Dinner in Skyline Room on Trinity Campus


Saturday a.m.


9:00-9:40 - Eiichiro Komatsu (UT) 30+10 Cosmic Microwave Background, Large-Scale Structure, and the Inflationary Universe


9:40-10:10 - Volker Bromm (UT) 25+5 First Stars


10:10-10:40 - Shardha Jogee (UT) 25+5 Galaxy Evolution Over the Last 9 Billion Years from GEMS


10:40-11:00 - Refreshments


11:00-11:40 - John Kormendy (UT) 30+10 Secular Evolution in Disk Galaxies:

The Growth of Pseudobulges and Consequent Problems for Cold Dark Matter Galaxy Formation


11:40-12:00 Closing Remarks