Hybrid workshop

June 19-21, 2023

Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure project is pleased to announce the international conference „Europlanet Telescope Network Science Workshop“ to be held during the 1st Europlanet Research Infrastructure Meeting (ERIM) of the Europlanet Society in Bratislava, Slovakia (Hotel Sorea) and virtually.    The Europlanet Telescope Network (EPN-TN), launched in 2020,  is a network of small telescope facilities to support planetary science observations by professional and amateur astronomers. The EPN-TN currently comprises 16 observatories with 46 telescopes ranging from 40 cm to 2 m in size. The network can be accessed free of charge to carry out projects on a wide variety of scientific studies about the Solar System and exoplanets, as well as related astronomical investigations. 

The goal of this workshop is to encourage community-led proposals and to highlight scientific results achieved with EPN-TN and other medium size and small telescopes. We invite interested astronomers and amateurs to participate, to learn more about  the instruments offered, their capabilities, and scientific potential.

The EPN-TN is operated by the EUROPLANET 2024 Research Infrastructure project which is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 871149.

Sessions by 1.5 hours will be distributed over three days. They will be dedicated accordingly: 
• Day 1 (June 19) –  Solar System planets
• Day 2 (June 20) –  Exoplanets and their host stars
• Day 3 (June 21) –  Minor Solar System Bodies
  Registration free of charge and with no deadline. 
Participants are encouraged to submit a short abstract describing the science
questions and topics they would like to address with EPN-TN. We anticipate a talk length of
12+3 min for contributed presentations and up to 3 min for poster presentations. 

The deadlines for abstract submissions:
• oral presentations  – 8 May 2023 23:59:00 UTC  (notification of acceptance by 19 May 2023)
• poster presentations – 31 May 2023 23:59:00 UTC

Free accommodation and some travel subsidies is available for in-person participants. You can apply for this when you register for ERIM 2023. Deadline for in-person applications: 19 May 2023.

Scientific organizing committee

Gražina Tautvaišienė, Vilnius University, Lithuania, Co-Chair, (Grazina.Tautvaisiene_at_tfai.vu.lt )

Ricardo Hueso,  University of the Basque Country, Spain, Co-Chair (ricardo.hueso_at_ehu.eus )

Günter Kargl, Space Research Institute, Austria

Šarūnas Mikolaitis, Vilnius University, Lithuania

Edyta Podlewska-Gaca, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland, Co-Chair (edypod_at_amu.edu.pl )