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Future Directions in Ultraviolet Spectroscopy

A Conference Inspired by the Accomplishments of the
Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer Mission

Oct. 20-22, 2008

Westin Annapolis Hotel, Annapolis, Maryland

The FUSE mission was launched in June 1999, and spent over eight years exploring the far-ultraviolet universe, gathering over 64 milllion seconds of high-resolution spectral data on nearly 3000 astronomical targets. It is a testament to the creativity of the astronomical community that FUSE was used for many scientific investigations never conceived of before launch. This creativity continued through the end of the operational phase, with significant work left undone by FUSE's untimely demise in mid-2007.

With this conference, we wish to not only celebrate the accomplishments of FUSE, but look toward the future as well. FUSE opened discovery space beyond Copernicus by a factor of ~10,000. What are the science drivers that will define the next generation far-ultraviolet capability? We encourage conference participants to "think big" about the future.

Join us in lovely Annapolis, Maryland, this fall for this celebration, and a look to the future!


There is no registration fee for the Future Directions in Ultraviolet Spectroscopy conference. However, registration is required due to limited space. Only registered participants can attend conference functions and will receive a copy of the proceedings.

Conference Proceedings

Conference proceedings for the Future Directions in Ultraviolet Spectroscopy meeting will be published as part of the AIP Conference Proceedings Series, book and CD-ROM. Conference attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the Proceedings.