Second Hinode Science Meeting
Beyond Discovery — Toward Understanding

29 September- 3 October 2008
Boulder, Colorado USA

Hinode Science Meeting


Second Announcement






List of Attendees




Social Events

Important Dates



Hinode Poster

Proceedings Info.


Dear Participants,

We are finalizing the preparations for the 2nd Hinode Science Meeting that will begin on 29 September, 2008 at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado USA. We have had an unexpectedly large response: there are about 180 participants. We look forward to welcoming you in Boulder in a few short weeks.

Details of the meeting, including 1st and 2nd announcements, are found at:

In this final announcement, I call your attention to several important issues that are enumerated below.

Science Program:

A current version of the Science Program and Agenda is attached, and available on the website. Due to the very large number of requests for oral presentations relative to time available, the majority of the presentations must be poster presentations. Please note the following items:

  1. Please look over the program to see where your paper will be presented. There are 9 science sessions. The main agenda lists oral presentations by presentation number starting with T, followed by the session number and the oral presentation number within that session.
  2. Oral Presenters: Because of the high demand for oral presentations, the oral program is very full. Please keep to the allotted time of your presentation. Those times (15 min. for Invited/Contributed talks, 30 min. for Keynote talks) must include questions, so leave at least 3-4 minutes for questions.
  3. Poster presentations are similarly indexed within the same 9 science session designations, and are listed by P instead of T. Posters will be available for viewing throughout the meeting. Posters will be allotted a space 48"x48" (121.9 cm x 121.9 cm) on the poster boards. Because of the large number of posters, we must display posters in more than one room at the meeting site. Posters should be mounted in the positions indicated by the presentation number indicated in the Meeting Program.
  4. If you present a poster session, please arrange to be present at your poster during the breaks that are adjacent to the corresponding oral presentations for that session.


  1. We are arranging bus transportation to the hotels to the NCAR CG1 building (the meeting site), and to the banquet that will be held at the NCAR Mesa Laboratory. Please note the times on the attached agenda. No transportation will be provided after the end of the meeting since it is anticipated that many of you will arrange to leave for the airport then.
  2. Lunches will be provided as part of the registration fee Tuesday 30 September - Friday 3 October, as will the welcome reception on Monday, the Boulder Brewery (snacks and drinks) on Tuesday, and the Banquet on Thursday.
  3. Wednesday night, 1 October is a free night. There will be an option for participants to ride a bus to the Boulder Pearl Street Mall, where there are many restaurants and shops. Transportation back to the hotels from the Mall will not be provided.
  4. See the Transportation page at the meeting website for location of the meeting and transportation to and from Boulder from the Denver International Airport.
  5. For SWG members attending the meeting SWG on Monday 29 September, there is no special transportation arrangement. There is an NCAR van that travels between the NCAR sites, and stops very close (28th and Canyon) to some of the hotels designated for the workshop. The schedule for that van may be viewed here.

Tour of Space Weather Prediction Center:

After the official end of the meeting on Friday, 3 October, we have arranged for a tour of the NOAA/NWS Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder. This tour will begin at 14:00. You must sign up for the tour at the time you register for the meeting.

Weather in Boulder:

The weather in late September and early October is usually very pleasant in Boulder, with warm, sunny days and cool nights. However, the climate is continental and the altitude is about 1600 m, so it is possible to have snowfall at this time of year. Be sure to bring some warm clothing.


The Proceedings of the meeting will be published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series. This is the same publisher that is handling the Proceedings for the 1st Hinode Science Meeting held in 2007. Editors will be M. Cheung, B. Lites, T. Magara, J. Mariska, and K. Reeves. The format and submission of papers to the proceedings will be very similar to those of the 1st meeting. Further information regarding submission of papers will be available at the meeting.