ARIEL: SCIENCE, MISSION & COMMUNITY 2020

 

Conference booklet DSCI Welcome

Conference picture

Photos: Bex Coates, UCL

ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, THE NETHERLANDS, 14-16 JANUARY 2020

 

ARIEL is the first space mission dedicated to measuring the chemical composition and thermal structures of a large diverse sample of transiting and eclipsing exoplanets, enabling planetary science far beyond the boundaries of the Solar System.

ARIEL was selected as M4, the fourth medium-sized (M class) mission in ESA's Cosmic Vision Plan, in March 2018. The mission is now in definition study phase (phase B1), the next major milestone is mission adoption by the ESA Science Programme Commttee foreseen for November 2020.

This conference was attended by about 200 participants from 19 countries and had the objectives to:

  • Involve the planetary and astrophysical community at large in the mission
  • Present the mission and its science as proposed for mission adoption
  • Put it into context of other missions and observatories
  • Discuss and plan the best ways to promote long term community involvement

 

WORKSHOP Generalities

 

Talks

14 JANUARY 2020

Welcome, ARIEL Introduction & Overview 

The ARIEL Target Sample

Missions and surveys delivering ARIEL targets

Poster Previews & Lightning Talks

  • Drinks & Poster reception

15 JANUARY 2020

ARIEL Instrumental Capabilities & Data

Discs & Planet Formation

Interiors & connection to atmospheres

Atmospheric models & observations

16 JANUARY 2020

Synergies with other missions and observatories

Spectral retrievals & spectroscopic data

Properties of exoplanet host stars & interactions

Data challenges and community tools

 

POSTERS

         Only the posters where either the poster proper or the poster preview have been made available are listed here