Scientific Program

The program is current as of August 20, 2009. We will update it as additional contributions are submitted.
Confirmed invited speakers are listed with their general topic.
Each session will include a generous break with time for food, drink, poster viewing, and informal discussion.  
Talks are linked to their abstracts where available.

Sunday, September 20

Excursions (Noon-5:00 p.m.)

Explore Sedona's Red Rocks or tour telescopes near Flagstaff

Opening reception (7:00-9:00 p.m.)

Monday, September 21

Session 1: The Sun and Solar Analogs

8:30 - Welcome
8:45 - Karel J. Schrijver (Lockheed-Martin): Reviewing the Origins and Characteristics of Solar and Stellar Activity
9:40 - David R. Soderblom (STScI): Objectively Defining a Sample of Solar Analogs
10:25 - Break
11:00 - Bill Livingston (NSO): The Sun as a Star 1974-2009
11:45 - Mark S. Giampapa (NOAO/NSO): Magnetic Activity in Solar Analogs in M67

Lunch (12:30-1:30)

Session 1 cont'd

1:30 - Christopher J. Corbally (Vatican Observatory): Activity in a Sample of Nearby Solar Analogs
2:15 - Richard O. Gray (Appalachian State Univ.): Young Solar Analogs
3:00 - Break
3:30 - Thomas R. Ayres (CASA): X-Ray Behavior of the Sun and Stars
4:15 - Jürgen H. M. M. Schmitt (Univ. Hamburg): XMM-Newton Observations of Coronal Activity Cycles in Solar Analogs

Tuesday, September 22

Session 2: Variations of the Sun and its Analogs

8:30 - Leif Svalgaard (Stanford): Predicting the Solar Cycle
9:15 - Gary A. Chapman (Cal State Northridge): Modeling Variations in the Solar TSI using Ground-Based Images
10:00 - Break
10:30 - Juan Fontenla (LASP / Univ. Colorado): Recently Observed Solar Cycle Spectral Variations and their Modeling
11:15 - Steven H. Saar (SAO): Lost and Found (?): Solar-Like Stars in Magnetic Minima

Lunch (12:00-1:00)

Session 2 cont'd

1:00 - Anna Önehag (Uppsala Univ.): Does M67 Harbor a Solar Twin?
1:45 - Sydney Barnes (Lowell Observatory): A mathematical formulation of the CgI scenario for rotating cool stars
2:30 - Break
3:00 - Jose Dias do Nascimento (DFTE/UFRN): Lithium abundance as a boundary condition for age and mass determination of solar twin stars
3:45 - Soren Meibom (CfA): Observational Studies of the Angular Momentum Evolution in Solar-Type Stars
4:30 - Maurizio Busso (Univ. Perugia): Stellar Magnetic Fields as Drivers of Mixing and Nucleosynthesis Processes

Workshop dinner (5:30-7:30 p.m.), with telescope viewing through Percival Lowell's 24" Alvan Clark refractor

Wednesday, September 23

Session 3: Solar Analogs and Planets

8:30 - Edward F. Guinan (Villanova): The Effects of Stellar Variations on Exoplanets and their Environments
9:15 - Ivan Ramirez (Max Planck Institute): Planets Around Solar Twins? Clues from Accurate Abundances
10:00 - Break
10:30 - J. Schmitt (Univ. Hamburg): Extrasolar planets meet star spots: Sizes of planets, evolution of spots and differential rotation of stars
11:15 - Greg Kopp (LASP): Solar Irradiances and Influences on Terrestrial Climate

Lunch (12:00-1:00)

Session 4: Solar-Stellar Futures

Perspective: workshop review and future directions in the field
Richard R. Radick (NSO)