Astronomy Archives User Group Meeting 12-13 February 2019

ESTEC, Room Db134

Minutes of the meeting.


Tuesday 12th February, 14:00 - 18:30 Presentations
14:00-14:10 Introduction and welcome (D. Baines, B. Stelzer)  
14:10-14:15 Adoption of the agenda (All)  
14:15-14:45 Review of actions  
14:45-15:15 Archives in Post-operations and Legacy (B. Merin) pdf
15:15-16:00 Archives long-term strategy (G de Marchi)
+ discussion including funding scheme for junior scientists (All)
16:00-16:30 Coffee  
16:30-17:00 continued discussion on funding scheme for junior scientists (All)  
17:00-17:30 ESA Astronomy Archives session at EWASS 2019 (G. de Marchi) pdf
17:30-18:00 continued discussion on LT strategy, EWASS 2019  
18:00-18:30 Users Survey (Report on previous survey by D. Baines; ideas for new survey: All) pdf
 - Dinner -  
Wednesday 13th February, 9:00 - 13:00  
09:00-09:30 continued discussion on Users Survey (All)  
09:30-10:00 ESASky updates (D. Baines) pdf
10:00-10:30 EU FP7 & H2020 projects (D. Baines) pdf
10:30-10:45 Report to AWG (B. Stelzer)  
10:45-10:55 Date and time of next meeting (All)  
10:55-11:10 AOB  
11:10-11:30 Coffee  
11:30-13:00 Closed session  
13:00-... Lunch  


Travel to ESTEC

There are shuttle buses from a number of Noordwijk hotels in the mornings to ESTEC and return shuttle buses in the afternoons. Details can be found here:

There are shuttle buses from Schipol airport to ESTEC at 08:30, 09:00 and 09:45 in the morning. If you arrive after these times we recommend prebooking a taxi from Schipol to ESTEC with Taxi Brouwer, who will wait for you at arrivals. You can make your reservations and payments on-line via a dedicated ESTEC page: Further details on travelling to ESTEC can be found here:



ESTEC have special rates with a number of hotels in Noordwijk and we can book rooms for you. We suggest staying at the Hotel Huis ter Duin, Noordwijk.