Titan Through Time 5
Boulder, Colorado TBD 2020

Titan Through Time 5 has been postponed

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The Titan Through Time Workshop V will be held at the University of Colorado Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) in Boulder, Colorado April 14-16, 2020. 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 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. Larry Esposito, LASP/Univ. of Colorado
  • Dr. Bonnie Meinke, Ball Aerospace
  • Dr. Alejandro Soto, SwRI, Boulder
  • Dr. Eliot Young, SwRI, Boulder


Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Due to the ongoing travel restrictions being imposed to combat the
spread of COVID-19, we have decided that it will not be possible to
hold the Titan Through Time meeting in Boulder next month. We now plan
to postpone the meeting until a later date. We will post an update
here once we are able to create a new schedule. Thank you for your
  • Registration and abstract submission now open!
    Deadline for Abstracts is March 4th, 11:59pm MST!
  • See Logistics page for info and to order lunch during conference
  • See Events page for details and sign up for conference dinner
  • Special conference rate available at the Boulder Inn


  • January 27: Registration and abstract submission opens
  • February 25: Student support applications due 5pm MST
  • March 1: Student support awardees announced
  • March 4: Abstract submissions close at 11:59pm MST
  • March 20: Program announced
  • March 20: Registration closes
  • March 26: Last day for conference dinner registration
  • April 6: Last day to order box lunches
  • April 13: Opening reception
  • April 14-16: Workshop! (The workshop will end at lunchtime on April 16)


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 TBD 2020