PLATO Ground-based Observation Program (GOP) Workshop, 17-19 October 2022, Geneva

The PLATO Ground-based Observation Program (GOP) is organising its first workshop in Geneva from Monday 17 to Wednesday 19 of October 2022.

The role of the GOP is to provide the complementary data fundamental to establish the nature of the transit events detected in the PLATO light curves, help determine the best stellar parameters of the planet hosts, and provide precise planet mass estimates for the validated candidates. The GOP activities include all aspects necessary to achieve these goals, from the set up of a coherent and efficient organisation of the operations, a help to the development of new class of instruments or analysis tools, to the final provision of the best possible photometry, imaging, and spectroscopy data to achieve the mission goals.

This workshop will present the GOP organisation and its objectives, and discuss the science and techniques foreseen to achieve its goals. The workshop will consist of presentations followed by discussions. It will include sessions on exoplanets, including vetting and precise mass determinations, on stellar science, including stellar parameter determination with and without asteroseismology, and on the involvement of the broader community.

For further information please visit the Workshop Website.


From 17 to 19 October 2022.


  • Geneva Observatory, Chemin Pegasi, 51, 1290 Versoix, Switzerland (on-site participation limited to 50 people);
  • online (open participation after registration).



  • Nami Mowlavi (chair),
  • Stéphane Udry (co-chair),
  • Chantal Tacoy,
  • Myriam Burgener