CPS Events Publications

Twinkle Community Workshop

Start: Feb 06, 2015 11:00 AM
End: Feb 06, 2015 04:30 PM

Location: The Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BQ


Registration is now open for the first Twinkle workshop, an event open to the whole UK science community.  The one-day workshop will be held at the Royal Astronomical Society on Friday February 6 2015 (11AM - 4:30PM). 

With Twinkle, we aim to build and launch within the next 3 to 4 years a small and cost-effective UK built spacecraft into low-Earth orbit, dedicated to the observation of exoplanet atmospheres. Working together with Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd allows us to achieve this ambitious project by the reuse of an existing platform.

The planets observable with Twinkle will span a range of masses, stellar companions and temperatures. Twinkle will investigate their composition and chemical/physical properties through repeated, simultaneous, multi-wavelength spectroscopic observations.

This first community workshop will provide an overview of the Twinkle science case and the Twinkle instrument design, and will feature discussions outlining the possibilities for contributions. It will also be an opportunity to get on board and join a growing list of partner institutions.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Giovanna Tinetti, on behalf of the Twinkle Consortium


11.00: Welcome and Twinkle description session:

  • Mission overview
  • Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd - platform
  • Payload
  • Programmatic review

12.30: Lunch

13.30: Twinkle science & working groups: opportunities for contributions

14.00: Contributed science talks

15.00: Coffee break

15.30: Contributed science talks

16.00: Discussion

16.30/17.00: Wrap up and end.

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