20-22 June 2017
Room: Oskar Klein auditorium (FR4) at level 4
Europe/Stockholm timezone
This is a PLATO consortium meeting. PLATO is an ESA mission that will monitor relatively nearby stars, searching for tiny, regular dips in brightness as their planets transit in front of them, temporarily blocking out a small fraction of the starlight. When coupled with ground-based radial velocity observations, PLATO's measurements will allow a planet's mass and radius to be calculated, and therefore its density, providing an indication of its composition. The mission will identify and study thousands of exoplanetary systems, with an emphasis on discovering and characterising Earth-sized planets and super-Earths in the habitable zone of their parent star – the distance from the star where liquid surface water could exist.
Room: Oskar Klein auditorium (FR4) at level 4
Albanova University Center Roslagstullsbacken 21 Stockholm Sweden
On Wednesday evening, we are organising a 4-hour dinner cruise in the Stockholm archipelago, courtesy of the Swedish National Space Board. Please indicate on your registration form whether you wish to participate. If you would like to bring a spouse or guest, contact alexis@astro.su.se.