GREAT Plenary Meeting (PM7)
Symposium 3 at the EWASS - Geneva, 30 June to 2 July 2014
NEWS: 20140510: Abstract submission now closed - programme available by Mon 19th May 2014
Meeting ProgrammeAgenda and meeting programme available on the meeting wiki site. In addition further details concerning the Symposium element of the Plenary, organised within the EAS European Week of Astronomy 2014, can be found on the EWASS-2014 site.
Submitting a Talk or Poster AbstractThis GREAT Plenary follows the format adopted at the Rome and Turku GREAT Plenaries in 2012 and 2013. The plenary will allow for the presentation of new science carried out within the context of the GREAT working groups, or related activities.
At this stage all those wishing to present are invited to signup with some details of their talk or poster idea. There is a page for each of the themed sessions linked from the meeting wiki at http://great.ast.cam.ac.uk/Greatwiki/GreatMeet-PM7. Thus, choose which session most fits your presentation topic and add to the page at:
- Gaia Performance Evaluation & First Gaia Data: Symposium S3 - Session 2:
- Focus science - Gaia Transients: Symposium S3 - Session 3
- Focus science - Gaia Milky Way surveys and new instrument initiatives: Symposium S3 - Session 4:
- Gaia science highlights from the GREAT Working Groups: Symposium S3 - Session 5:
- Focus science - The variable sky and exoplanets: Symposium S3 - Session 6:
- Focus science - Gaia and Asteroseismology: Symposium S3 - Session 7:
All submissions received by Fri
9th May 2014 will be considered, with the final
programme being drawn up and published by Mon 19th May 2013.
Note - to add to the wiki page you'll need to ensure that you are logged in. If you don't have a username - go to http://great.ast.cam.ac.uk/Greatwiki/GreatHome and follow the instructions there. if you are having trouble adding directly to the wiki pages - then send your details by email to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Registering to Attend the GREAT@EWASS Symposium
In terms of the meeting as a whole - the GREAT Plenary is
organised as Symposium 3 at the EWASS. You will need to register
to attend - go to the EWASS registration site - registration is now open with
early registration closing 15 April 2014 - see the EWASS 2014 Registration page
Note that you are registering to attend the EWASS as a whole, thus can attend any and all of the variuos meetings held during the week.
Note on the EWASS Abstract Submission
As described above we encourage all to submit their contributions directly to the meeting wiki session pages at http://great.ast.cam.ac.uk/Greatwiki/GreatMeet-PM7. For those of you submitting before the EWASS abstract deadline of 15 March 2014 - then please also copy your abstract into the EWASS system (which keeps track of abstracts across all the various meetings going on that week). You'll find this page at http://eas.unige.ch/EWASS2014/abstract_submission.jsp
A limited amount of financial support for young astronomers
is provided through the European Astronomical Society. You
can find information about this topic online at the following
(Look under EWASS 2014 and the Grant Request tab). The
deadline for such a grant request is 15 March 2014
Meeting Aims and GoalsThis seventh plenary meeting of GREAT will focus on the following key topics:
- Update on the progress and early operations of Gaia, highlighting developments
relevant to those in the wider community aiming to
scientifically exploit Gaia
- Science from the GREAT network - leading to the promise of
- Discuss the evolution of the GREAT network and review the ESF funded network in 2014
- Within parallel discussions decide on plans for specific networking activities to support the work of the various science working groups.
- Special focus science session on Gaia and Asteroseismology. This session serves as an introduction to the following Special Session Sp2 'Helios and Helium: what is wrong with them?' which is addressing the role of asteroseismic studies in informing our knowledge of the chemical makeup of stars.
The SOC includes the co-chairs, together with Conny Aerts (Leuven, B), Joao Alves (Vienna, AT), Anthony Brown (Leiden, NL), Josef Durech (Prague, CZ), Eva Grebel (Heidelberg, D), Carme Jordi (Barcelona, E), Lennart Lindegren (Lund, S), Francois Mignard (Nice, F), Andre Moitinho de Almeida (Lisbon, P), Karri Muinonen (Helsinki, FI), Dimitri Pourbaix (Brussels, B), Sofia Randich (Arcetri, I), and Orlagh Creevey (IAS, Paris, F) (co-Chair of Sp2).