Space Science Horizon 2000

A Retrospective View

 

A SYMPOSIUM IN HONOUR OF ROGER BONNET ON THE OCCASION OF HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY

ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk - 8 & 9 February 2018

 

 

A long-term planning process, resulting in the Space Science Horizon 2000 Programme, was initiated by Roger Bonnet in 1983. After approval by the Science Programme Committee (SPC) the following year, the content of the Horizon Programme was implemented and has since been completed. Several elements of this Programme, both cornerstones and smaller missions, are still proving very productive and providing unprecedented data at the forefront of space research.

The aim of this symposium is to reflect on the results of the Horizon 2000 missions and their contribution to our present understanding of the Universe.

Topics to be addressed are:

  • Physics of the Sun/Earth system (SOHO/Cluster)
  • The hot and energetic Universe (XMM-Newton, INTEGRAL)
  • The molecular and dusty universe (Herschel)
  • Primordial material in the solar system (Rosetta)
  • Galactic dynamics (Hipparcos/Gaia)
  • European landers (Huygens/Philae)
  • The oldest light (Planck)
  • Planetary Science in Europe (MarsExpress, VenusExpress)

 

Organisers:

Johan Bleeker, former SPC Chairman, and Chairman of the Horizon 2000 Survey Committee
Henk Olthof, former staff member of the Science Directorate (D/SCI)

 

For organisational matters, please contact Henk Olthof (h.olthof@wxs.nl) or Mylène Riemens (Mylene.Riemens@esa.int)

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