Organisers: D.Pollacco (QUB); A. Norton (OU)
PLATO is a proposed ESA mission, currently in defnition phase, for launch in 2018. The goals are to detect transits of Earth-like exoplanets from space, to characterise the properties of planetary systems, and to carry out asteroseismological analysis of both planet hosting stars and a wide range of stars of all types to test and advance our understanding of stellar evolution.
It is a multi telescope, high photometric precision, high time resolution mission which will observe several very wide fields for intervals of up to 3 years.
The PLATO UK consortium is planning a science meeting on Wednesday 3rd / Thursday 4th November to be held in the RAS Lecture Theatre, Burlington House, London. The meeting is open to all who are interested in PLATO science, and/or would like to use the high precision photometry in other areas of astronomy, and who wish to ?nd out how they might become involved in the mission.
Programme details: PLATO_UK_meeting.pdf