Blue Dots

Blue Dots meeting #6

The next Blue Dots meeting will be hosted at ISSI in Bern on March 25th and 26th, in conjunction with the meeting of the ISSI team led by Helmut Lammer.


- Roy Alonso
- Vincent Coudé du Foresto
- Stefan Dieters (for Jean-Philippe Beaulieu)
- Malcolm Fridlund
- Lisa Kaltenegger
- Maxim Khodachenko (Wednesday only)
- Fabien Malbet
- Marc Ollivier
- Jean Schneider
- Franck Selsis
- Mike Shao
- Daphne Stam (for Govianna Tinetti)
- Stephane Udry (Thursday only)


Wednesday, March 25th

- 9h30 - 10h10: ESA news and EPRAT status (Fridlund+ discussion)
- 10h10 - 10h30: Report on CNES prospective forum (Ollivier + discussion)
- 10h30 - 11h00: Blue dots report, status and community feedback (Foresto & discussion)

- 11h00 - 11h30: coffee break

- 11h30 - 12h15: Reviewing the key science questions: Planetary atmospheres and surfaces (Stam & discussion)
- 12h15 - 13h00: Reviewing the key science questions: Habitability criteria (Kaltenegger & discussion)

- 13h00 - 14h30: lunch

- 14h30 - 16h00: Reviewing the critical questions (discussion, all)
- 15h15 - 16h00: Pathways conf. status, presentation of new Web site (Ribas + discussion)

- 16h00 - 16h30: coffee break

- 16h30 - 17h15: Preparing the future: Europlanet funding possibilities (Lammer), turning Blue Dots into an institutionalized european network (with support for PhDs, postdocs etc.) ?
- 17h15 - 18h00: Discussion on Pathways conf. (all): review invited speakers, satellite meetings, action items

- 20h00: dinner at Zunft zu Webern in the old town (Gerechtigkeitsgasse 68)

Thursday, March 26th

- 9h30 - 11h00: Detecting habitable planets by astrometry (Shao, 45mn + 45mn discussion): potential & planned missions

- 11h00 - 11h30: coffee break

- 11h30 - 13h00: Detecting habitable planets by radial velocity techniques (Udry, 45mn + 45mn discussion): potential & planned projects

- 13h00 - 14h30: lunch

- 14h30 - 15h00: Discussion: complementarity between the two techniques
- 15h00 - 15h30: Discussion: what remains to be clarified before drawing conclusions in the report ?
- 15h30 - 16h00: Preparing the next cycle: action items

Sunday 8 March 2009 by Vincent Coudé du Foresto