Solar System Science with the ELT - Europe, ESO HQ Garching, Germany - June 13-15, 2022


PROGRAMME - Part II - Hybrid science conference on the use of the ELTs for solar system research - June 13-15, 2022

Reference for second, scientific part of the conference on the use of the ELTs for solar system research

To prepare for the second, scientific part of the conference on the use of the ELTs for solar system research, please watch the presentations given at the first, technical part held on April 28, 2022. To access these presentations, please visit the dedicated Zenodo collection solsyselts2022 or the links provided on this conference programme web page.


Monday, 13 June
Time (CEST) Title Name DOI
13:10-13:40 Revealing Venus’ dynamics with the ELT DOI:10.5281/zenodo.7305289 Arianna Piccialli
13:40-14:10 Space- and ground-based observations of Venus in the era of ELT DOI:10.5281/zenodo.7305295 Yeon Joo Lee  
14:10-14:30 Coffee Break
14:30-15:00 Searching for life and habitability in our Solar System with ELTs DOI:10.5281/zenodo.7305301 Geronimo Villanueva  
15:00-16:00 Discussion: Terrestrial Planets DOI:10.5281/zenodo.7305305
16:00-16:20 Coffee Break
16:20-16:50 Main belt asteroid observations with the ELTs DOI:10.5281/zenodo.7305326 Pierre Vernazza  
16:50-17:20 Short discussion DOI:10.5281/zenodo.7305336
Tuesday, 14 June
Time (CEST) Title Name DOI
10:00-10:30 Jupiter and Saturn observations in the visible and IR with ETLs DOI:10.5281/zenodo.7305354 Arrate Antuñano  
10:30-11:00 Investigating the Ice Giants with Extremely Large Telescopes DOI:10.5281/zenodo.7305364 Michael Roman  
11:00-11:20 Coffee Break
11:20-11:50 Tenuous planetary atmospheres with the ELT DOI:10.5281/zenodo.7307702 Emmanuel Lellouch  
11:50-12:10 Spectroscopy and compositional mapping of the Galilean satellites with SPHERE and MUSE DOI:10.5281/zenodo.7307706 Oliver King  
12:10-12:30 Observing the Outer Planets' systems with METIS DOI:10.5281/zenodo.7307716 Bertrand Bonfond  
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Discussion: Outer Planets DOI:10.5281/zenodo.7307726
14:30-14:50 Coffee Break
14:50-15:20 Observations of active asteroids in the era of ELTs DOI:10.5281/zenodo.7307742 Jessica Agarwal  
15:20-15:50 Comet spectroscopy in the ELTs era DOI:10.5281/zenodo.7307747 Cyrielle Opitom  
15:50-16:10 Coffee Break
16:10-16:30 Puzzling origin of water on Earth: frontiers in cometary science with METIS/EELT DOI:10.5281/zenodo.7307753 Sara Faggi  
16:30-17:30 Discussion: Asteroids and Comets DOI:10.5281/zenodo.7307759
Wednesday, 15 June
Time (CEST) Title Name DOI
09:00-09:20 High-resolution Near-Infrared Spectra of Cometary Organics in Inner Coma DOI:10.5281/zenodo.7307767 Hideyo Kawakita  
09:20-09:40 Mid-infrared spectroscopic observation of distant and faint comets with ELT/METIS DOI:10.5281/zenodo.7307773 Takafumi Ootsubo  
09:40-10:10 Selecting from six million worlds: the challenge for ELTS in the Rubin era DOI:10.5281/zenodo.7307779 Michele Bannister  
10:10-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:00 Unveiling the trans-Neptunian belt through stellar occultations in the ELTs era DOI:10.5281/zenodo.7307783 Pablo Santos-Sanz  
11:00-11:20 Observing asteroids and trans-Neptunian objects with MICADO/MAORY DOI:10.5281/zenodo.7307793 Sylvain Douté  
11:20-11:40 Coffee break
11:40-12:10 Comets and Asteroids: Synergies between space missions and ELTs DOI:10.5281/zenodo.7307795 Colin Snodgrass  
12:10-13:10 Discussion: Ice-Rich Small Bodies DOI:10.5281/zenodo.7307797
13:10-13:30 Closing
13:30-14:30 Lunch


The programme includes four discussions which will focus on the topics of the four conference sessions (Terrestrial Planets, Outer Planets, Asteroids and Ice-Rich Small Bodies). The success of these sessions will rely on the active participation of the session speakers, ELT instrument specialists and all conference attendees. Each 60-minute discussion round will be led by a moderator who will guide the discussion to address the main topics which are listed below:

Discussion topics and questions:

  • Technical feasibility of science cases covered in the talks
  • Additional science cases of potential interest that were not covered by the talks
  • Synergies between the ELTs and space missions
  • Synergies between the ELTs and other facilities (ALMA, JWST, others)
  • What tools would be needed for observations planning/preparation?
Conference Poster - SolSysELTs2022
Conference Poster - SolSysELTs2022

Quick links - Part I (fully virtual)

Virtual conference presenting the technical capabilities of the ELTs, their instruments and relevant ESA space missions

April 28, 2022 - one afternoon

Quick links - Part II (hybrid attendance)

Hybrid science conference on the use of the ELTs for solar system research

June 13-15, 2022 - 3 full days