The first PUNCH Science Team meeting was
held virtually June 3-5, 2020. 44 team members and colleagues attended, sharing information about the mission,
instruments, science goals, and planned data products. We also learned about STEAM,
our student enhancement option, and plans for PUNCH Outreach.
The Outreach presentation included a member of the Hopi tribe who read aloud his letter of support for our envisioned
plan. There are many Science Team members who are experienced and interested in contributing to Outreach and
Communications for PUNCH.
The meeting was enriched by a broad array of short presentations from team
members and breakout discussions. The team's goal between now and PUNCH launch is to work together
to make sure we have analysis tools developed and tested so we can hit the ground running and
serve science data and data products to the community as the PUNCH observations roll in.