About TESS

About the Meeting

The Triennial Earth-Sun Summit (TESS) is a joint meeting of the Space Physics and Aeronomy Section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and the Solar Physics Division (SPD) of the American Astronomical Society. Following the successful inaugural meeting in Indianapolis in 2015, the next meeting will take place 20-24 May 2018 at the Lansdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, VA.  

TESS welcomes participation by the entire Heliophysics community, including all four traditional sub-disciplines devoted to studies of the Sun, Heliosphere, Magnetosphere, and Ionosphere-Thermosphere-Mesosphere. TESS not only promotes greater interaction and unity within Heliophysics, but also connections to astrophysics and planetary physics.  

The scientific program will include four interdisciplinary plenary sessions of interest across Heliophysics: Space Weather, Heliophysics Applied to Stellar-Planet Systems, Ion-Neutral Coupling Throughout the Heliophysical System, and Magnetic Reconnection in Space Plasmas. There will also be many sessions devoted to other topics, both interdisciplinary and more narrowly focused. Some of these sessions will be led by organizers, in the conventional “AGU style”, while others will be created by the Scientific Organizing Committee after the abstracts have been submitted (SPD style). The SOC invites you to help organize and then join us for the second TESS meeting.