The Solar System as Seen by the ELTs

Published: 13 Apr 2015

ESO Workshop, Garching, Germany, 30 November – 4 December 2015

The objective of this workshop is to prepare that part of the community interested in Solar System research for making the best use of the Extremely Large Telescopes (ELTs). In complement to many successful space planetary missions, ground-based observations are still essential for understanding the physico-chemical properties of Solar System objects.

The workshop coincides with the end of the primary mission of three potentially pivotal interplanetary space missions, Rosetta with the first landing on a comet, New Horizons with the first visit to a trans-Neptunian dwarf planet and DAWN now in orbit around Ceres. The main objective is to prepare the planetology community to make the best use of the new generation of ELTs and special emphasis will also be given to other ground-based facilities (e.g., ALMA) and to ground and space synergies. A second objective will be to review the specific constraints raised by Solar System observations with the E-ELT (e.g., as examples of fast moving objecs), and to address relevant recommendations to the E-ELT Project Office.

More details can be found on the workshop webpage or by email.
The deadline for abstract submission is 01 June 2015 and the registration deadline is 31 October 2015.