Titan Through Time 5
Boulder, Colorado, August 10-12, 2021

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The Titan Through Time Workshop V will be held at the LASP Space Science Building, University of Colorado East Campus Research Park, in Boulder, Colorado August 10-12, 2021. This is a continuation of a highly successful workshop series on Titan fundamental science begun in 2010 at GSFC, and continued in 2012 at GSFC and 2014 at JHU APL, and 2017 at GSFC. The 2021 meeting will be a hybrid event with both in-person and virtual attendance options.

The Titan Through Time Workshop has been an important venue for the Titan research community to exchange research results and ideas about the science of the Titan System. Although the Cassini mission has ended, there is still work to be done on the returned data, and the recently selected Dragonfly mission provides longer term opportunities for additional gains in our understanding. Aside from large space missions, Titan research continues to progress rapidly through ground-based astronomy, modeling and laboratory investigations.

Scientific Organizing Committee:

  • Dr. Erika Barth, SwRI, Boulder
  • Dr. Jason Barnes, University of Idaho
  • Dr. Nathalie Carrasco, LATMOS
  • Dr. Alex Hayes, Cornell University
  • Dr. Shannon MacKenzie, JHU APL
  • Dr. Claire Newman, Aeolis Research
  • Dr. Darci Snowden, Central Washington Univ.
  • Dr. Christophe Sotin, NASA JPL
  • Dr. Ellen Stofan, Smithsonian Inst.
  • Dr. Melissa Trainer, NASA GSFC
  • Dr. Veronique Vuitton, CNRS/Univ. Grenoble Alpes

Local Organizing Committee:

  • Dr. Scot Rafkin, SwRI, Boulder
  • Dr. Erika Barth, SwRI, Boulder
  • Dr. Paul Hayne, LASP/Univ. of Colorado
  • Dr. Bonnie Meinke, Ball Aerospace
  • Dr. Eliot Young, SwRI, Boulder


Registration includes options for both virtual and in-person
attendance. LASP now requires all visitors to provide proof of vaccincation.
Please have your vaccine card or a picture to show when you arrive at the workshop.

We have developed guidelines for presentations within the hybrid format. See Guidelines
for instructions for both oral and poster presentations. Thanks for your patience!

Information on parking and lunches during the workshop is now available
See Logistics page for more information.

Check out the Events page for information about the opening reception and workshop dinner!


  • July 2: Student / Early Career travel support application deadline
  • July 7: Abstract submission deadline
  • July 8: Student support awardees announced
  • July 9: Discount hotel rate available at Boulder Best Western. Book by July 9.
  • July 23: Program announced
  • August 2: Parking / Lunch request form due
  • August 3: Registration closes
  • August 9: Opening reception - Now on the rooftop of the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant,
    1101 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • August 10-12: Workshop! (The workshop will end at lunchtime on August 12 12:30pm MDT)


Social Media Policy

In line with other similar events, our workshop policy is not to photograph, video record or post pictures from oral sessions to social media (twitter, facebook). However ‘live texting/tweeting’ in purely textual form is permitted. This is intended to strike a balance between disseminating results to a wider audience than are able to attend in person, but also to respect the prerogative of presenters to control the wider distribution of key figures, graphs and pictures/images that may not have been made fully public. At poster sessions, we ask that you request permission of authors/presenters before photographing or posting images of posters. At coffee, lunch and other times, please exercise reasonable judgement when taking and posting informal pictures of attendees to social media, respect privacy where need be, and ask for permission if unsure.

Code of Behavior

Meeting attendees will be expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner. NASA has strict policies governing standards of workplace behavior. A good guide to appropriate standards of behavior at professional astronomy meetings is here: https://aas.org/policies/anti-harassment-policy See also the letter from former NASA Director Bolden to grantees: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-administrator-communicates-harassment-policies-to-grantees.

Titan Through Time 5, Boulder, Colorado, August 10-12, 2021