This is a strategy meeting on how to best present the PLATO science rationale in the context of the M3 competition.
10:00 Welcome (H. Rauer)
10:10 Briefing about recent discussions with ESA (C. Catala)
10:30 FAQ to PLATO and PLATO in the context of Kepler detections (H. Rauer)
PLATO goals in the M3 context:
PLATO as target finder for spectroscopic characterization (e.g. EChO, JWST) (C. Dreyer)
PLATO revealing the interior of planets and stars (D. Breuer)
Discussion on accuracy of planet mass, radius determination: (I. Pagano, H. Rauer)
More on PLATO science aspects & discussion on lobby strategy (all)
14:00 Discussion on input to answer ESA letter, action items & time line
Structure of science management during assessment phase, e.g.
organisation of workshops, PLATO science conference, etc (H. Rauer + all)
Change name (all)
The PLATO Board meeting on December 20th will take place at the DLR, in Berlin.
The meeting is scheduled from 10:00-17:00.
The address is: German Aerospace Centre (DLR) – Berlin-Adlershof site – Rutherfordstraße 2 – 12489 Berlin
How to get to the DLR: http://www.dlr.de/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-337/
Doris Breuer, Raymond Burston, Claude Catala, Magali Deleuil, Claudia Dreyer, Malcolm Fridlund, Laurent Gizon, Miguel Mas Hesse, Isabella Pagano, Heike Rauer, Stéphane Udry
Participants via telecon
Manuel Güdel (morning), Giampaolo Piotto (morning)
What is EChO: differences with PLATO, C. Dreyer, J. Cabrera
Accuracy on planet density determination: Pagano, Piotto, & Ortolani
Interior of exoplanetes, D. Breuer
Minutes and Action Items
Minutes & Action Items (edited by H. Rauer)