Presentation #318.01 in the session Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD): World of Databases I.
I would like to thank the AAS-LAD for this year’s LAD prize, which I accept with gratitude and on behalf of many fine co-workers and professional colleagues. In this presentation, I will review some of the published laboratory work from our NASA group, mainly in the realm of low-temperature spectroscopy of icy solids, and will then turn to results from recent and upcoming publications. Examples will be drawn mainly from spectroscopic studies pertinent to both planetary and interstellar research, and both physical properties of and chemical changes in icy solids. Some needs and cautions also will be described. This work has been supported by a variety of NASA grants and awards, most recently from NASA-ISFM’s FLaRe program and the Goddard Center for Astrobiology.