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3rd Europlanet strategic workshop – 4th PHC/Sakura meeting

 

Venus as a transiting exoplanet

Strategic workshop on coordinated ground-based

measurements and modeling of the Venus atmosphere

 

Observatoire de Paris - Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, France

 

 March 5-7, 2012

 

 

last update : March 12 2012 – 18:00CET


Monday, March 5

 

Observatoire de Paris – B‰timent Perrault - Salle du Conseil

Entrance : 77 Avenue Denfert Rochereau – 75014 Paris

9:30-18:30 CET

 

9:30

CafŽ and croissants

 

9:45

Welcome remarks

T. Widemann

 

 

 

9:45-12:45

First session

 

 

 

 

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Current status of Akatsuki

T. Imamura

 

 

Mapping zonal winds in visible at cloud top

P. Machado

 

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Contribution from simultaneous wind measurements

with VEX-VMC and ground-based observations

J. Peralta

 

 

 

VMC wave measurements

S. Limaye

 

 

Modeling of the upper atmosphere

C. Parkinson

 

 

Thermal infrared observation of Venus with Akatsuki/LIR

and ground-based camera

 

T. Fukuhara

 

 

Ground-based observations of 1.27 micron O2 airglow

S. Ohtsuki,  N. Iwagami

 

 

 

 

13:00-13:45

Lunch, Observatoire de Paris cafetaria

 

 

 

 

14:00-16:45

Second session

 

 

 

 

.pdf

First Wind Results from Infrared Heterodyne Observations

on Venus in June 2011 and near future observation plans

M. Sornig

 

 

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Winds, and sulfur/water chemistry in the Venus middle

atmosphere from ground-based submm observations

of CO, SO2, SO, and HDO

 

B. Sandor

 

 

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Mapping of SO2 and HDO on Venus

using thermal infrared imaging spectroscopy

T. Encrenaz

 

 

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SO2 monitoring with SPICAV nadir in UV

E. Marcq

 

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Water vapour in the Venus lower atmosphere

from the 1.18 micron window

 

S. Chamberlain

 

 

A status report on data analysis of Venus mm/submm ground-based observations (SMA, CARMA, PdBI)

H.Sagawa

 

 

 

 

 

 

17:00-18:30

Discussion : Variability of the Venus mesosphere

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tuesday,  March 6

 

IAP - Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris -  AmphithŽ‰tre Henri-Mineur

Entrance : 77 Avenue Denfert Rochereau – 75014 Paris

9:30 – 16:30 CET

 

 

 

9:30

CafŽ and croissants

 

 

 

 

9:45-12:45

Third session

 

 

 

 

 

A Venus Terminator Mesospheric and Thermospheric Model

using the SOIR measurements on board Venus Express

A. Mahieux

.ppt

Temperature structure of the Venus upper mesosphere/lower thermosphere:  Spatial, diurnal, and decadal variation

from ground-based submm measurements

B. Sandor

 

Aerosol loading in the upper haze of Venus

V. Wilquet, S. Takagi

 

.pdf

Simulated transmission spectrum of Venus

as a transiting exoplanet

 

D. Ehrenreich

 

 

HST observations of Venus as a transiting exoplanet

A. Vidal-Madjar

 

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Earth and Venus transmission spectra during transit

A. Garc’a Mu–oz,

F. Mills

 

 

 

13:00-13:45

Lunch, Observatoire de Paris cafetaria

 

 

 

 

14:00-16:00

Fourth session

 

 

Transit of Venus : an exoplanet perpective II

 

 

 

 

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Observation and refraction modeling of the aureole

P. Tanga

 

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Observation with PICARD/SODISM during transit

A. Hauchecorne,

M. Meftah

 

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Transit of Venus spectroscopy and high resolution imaging, NSO/Sacramento Peak

K. Reardon

 

 

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Spectroscopy and high resolution imaging, Yunnan Observatory

C. Bazin, S. Koutchmy,

Xu Zhi

 

16:00-16:30

Discussion : Spectral regions and filters, space and ground-based facilities (spatially resolved and disk-integrated)

 

 

 

 

 

Multi spectral imaging of planets using MSI

installed at Pirka telescope

 

K. Hamamoto

 

 

Venus observation using Pirka and balloon telescopes

Y. Takahashi

 

17:00-17:30

Venus Coronagraph Deployment – Outreach activity at Agency level

 

 

 

20:00-21:00

1-hour snacking cruise on the Seine

 

 

Meeting : Vedettes de Paris, Port de Suffren, 75007 Paris

 

 

MŽtro : Bik-Hakeim station (line 6, direction Charles-de-Gaulle-ƒtoile)

Cost : 18 Û / person.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wednesday,  March 7

 

Observatoire de Paris – Salle de l'Atelier

Entrance : 77 Avenue Denfert Rochereau – 75014 Paris

9h30-18h00 CET

 

 

9:30-18:00

Room available all day for splinter meetings,

additional VoIP presentations, discussions.

 

 

 

 

11:00-14:00

Fifth session

 

 

Lunch meeting for summarizing the workshop

Y. Takahashi

14:00

End of meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expected participants (as of March 5) :

(T) by teleconference

 

Japan

Yukihiro Takahashi (U. Hokkaido)

Takeshi Imamura (T) (JAXA)

Naomoto Iwagami (T) (U. Tokyo)

Shoko Ohtsuki (JAXA / U. Tokyo)

Tetsuya Fukuhara (U. Hokkaido)

Ko Hamamoto (U. Hokkaido)

Seiko Takagi (U. Tokyo and BISA)

Hideo Sagawa (Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute, NICT)

 

United States

Sanjay Limaye (University of Wisconsin, WI)

Brad Sandor (Space Science Institute, Boulder, CO)

Chris Parkinson (U. Michigan, MI/LATT, Grenoble, F)

Jay Pasachoff (T) (Williams College, MA)

Kevin Reardon (T) (Arcetri Observatory in Florence, Italy)

Elliot Young (T) (SwRI, Boulder)

 

Portugal

David Luz (CAAUL/Lisboa Obs.)

Sarah Chamberlain (CAAUL/Lisboa Obs.)

Javier Peralta (CAAUL/Lisboa Obs.)

David Berry (CAAUL/Lisboa Obs.)

Pedro Machado (CAAUL/Lisboa Obs.)

 

Belgium

ValŽrie Wilquet (BISA/Belgium Inst. for Space Aeronomy)

Arnaud Mahieux (BISA/Belgium Inst. for Space Aeronomy)

SŽverine Robert (BISA/Belgium Inst. for Space Aeronomy)

 

France

Thomas Widemann (Obs. Paris / LESIA)

Paolo Tanga (Obs. C™te-d'Azur/Lagrange)

David Ehrenreich (U. Joseph Fourier/LATT, Grenoble)

Alfred Vidal-Madjar (Institut d'Astrophysique, Paris)

Emmanuel Marcq (IPSL/LATMOS)

Alain Hauchecorne (IPSL/LATMOS)

Mustapha Meftah (IPSL/LATMOS)

ThŽrse Encrenaz (Obs. Paris / LESIA)

Cyril Bazin (Institut d'Astrophysique, Paris)

 

Netherlands

Arianna Piccialli (ESA-ESTEC)


 

Spain

Antonio Garc’a Mu–oz (IAC/Instituto de Astrof’sica de Canarias)


 

Germany

Manuela Sornig (I.Physikalisches Institut, U. Koeln)

Maren Herrmann (I.Physikalisches Institut, U. Koeln)

 

UK

Colin Wilson (Oxford University)

 

China (PRC)

Xu Zhi (T) (Yunnan Astron. Obs.)

 

 

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