Science and technology roadmap for μas studies of the Milky Way
Lund : 18-20 Jul 2023
Lund Observatory is now happy to invite scientists to the MW-Gaia 2023 meeting.
This workshop that will be held in Lund, Sweden, on the 18th and 20th of July 2023. This workshop will present the Action's science roadmap/case for sub-μas astrometry in delivering the next advances in our understanding of the Milky Way. The Action will influence the future development of Astrometry in Europe. The White Paper to be developed through WG5, will define a science and technical roadmap for the development of next generation astrometry missions. This will be of significant use for exploitation by the European community when responding to opportunities in proposing future space missions, e.g. ESA calls. This workshop will involve scientists with interests in next generation Astrometry
The main meeting will begin at 13:00 on the 18th July and will be finished by 17:00 on the 19th July
We will hold a GaiaNIR brain storming meeting after the main meeting on the 20th July starting at 09:00 and finishing by 13:00.
While we encourage people to attend the meeting in person it will also be hybrid and a meeting link will be provided here:
If you wish to attend the meeting please register before midnight June 20th at the very latest.
There is no charge to attend the meeting but lunch and dinner are not included.
The meeting is being held physically at Lund Observatory.
Program (confirmed speakers)
13:00-14:30 Session 1: Next generation astrometry in the context of Voyage 2050
- David Hobbs, Lund Observatory: The GaiaNIR Mission
- Daisuke Kawata: The JASMINE Mission
- Fabian Malbet: The Theia Mission
- Erik Høg: A brief review of 70 years with astrometry. From meridian circles to Gaia and beyond
15:00-17:00 Session 2: WG1: The Milky Way as a Galaxy: key issues for GaiaNIR
- Cristina Chiappini, AIP Potsdam:
- Mercè Romero & Teresa Antoja, ICC Barcelona:
- Alis Deason, Durham (Online):
- Else Starkenburg, Groningen:
- Paul McMillan, Lund Observatory: The dynamics of the Milky Way disc and bar/bulge: What do we know, what do we want to know?
19:30 Casual Meet Up in Lund
09:00-10.30 Session 3: WG2: The Life and Death of Stars: key issues for GaiaNIR
- Tatiana Muraveva, INAF-OAS Bologna:
- Tristan Cantat, MPI Heidelberg:
- Paola Marigo, Padova:
11:00-12.30 Session 4: WG3: Planetary Systems Near and Far: key issues for GaiaNIR
- Paolo Tanga, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur: The Solar System at mas and μas accuracy
- Alessandro Sozzetti, INAF-OATo Torino:
- René Heller, MPI Göttingen (Online) :
- Daniel Hestroffer, Paris Observatory:
13:00-14:30 Session 5: WG5: Impact, Inclusiveness and Outreach: building the GaiaNIR community inclusively
- Stefan Jordan, ARI Heidelberg:
- Luis Aguilar, IOA, Mexico:
- Tineke Roegiers, ESA:
15:00-17:00 Session 6: WG4: Gaia Fundamentals: Space and Time: key issues for GaiaNIR
- Sergei Klioner, Lohrmann Observatory: Developments of relativistic aspects of Gaia for next generation astrometry
- Robin Geyer, Lohrmann Observatory: Influence and detection of gravitational waves in Gaia-like astrometry
17:00 Mingle in foyer with glass of wine
19:30 Dinner in Lund
09:00-10:30 Session 7: Technical challenges
- Guy Rixon, IOA Cambridge, NIR Detector options
- Josep Manel Carrasco, ICC Barcelona: Photometric Systems
- Wolfgang Loeffler, ARI Heidelberg: Mathematical and software challenges
- David Hobbs, Lund Observatory: End of mission accuracy and a modified scanning laws?
11:00-12:30 Session 8: GaiaNIR discussion, challenges, and next steps.
- All: How does GaiaNIR rank in national funding programs
- All : Suggestions for a new consortium?
- All: Open discussion on who needs to do what first.
- All: Letters of Intent for the new consortium.
The participants list can be found here.
Joris DE RIDDER
Santi ROCA FÀBREGA
You will need to arrange your own accommodation for the meeting. The meeting will be held in the north east of Lund at the Observatory which is a 15-20 minute walk from the centre.
We recommend the two following local hotels:
Hotel Lundia: roughly a 20 minute walk from the Observatory.
Address: Knut Den Stores Torg 2, Lund
Tel. +46 46 280 65 00
Hotel Planetstaden: about a 25 minute walk from the Observatory.
Address: Dalbyvägen 38, Lund
Phone: +46 46 280 01 00
Google maps show a larger number of hotels near the centre.
We encourage you to make your reservation at a hotel as soon as possible as they are often booked out!
Lund Central Station, or Lund C is the main railway station of Lund, Sweden. It is located on the Southern Main Line and the West Coast Line.
From the train station bus number 7 stops outside the the front (south side) of the observatory at the BMC stop.
Also from the train station tram line stops outside the back (north side) of the observatory at the LTH stop.
More information can be found here.