Observational astronomy using remote techniques: CODAM-10

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Date prévue : 21-22 Janvier 2013
Date définitive : 2013-01-21


Organisateurs: Richard BINZEL (MIT, USA) & Mirel BIRLAN (IMCCE)

Remote observations have become a very important and useful observing method

for modern ground‐based astronomy. By extension, the concept of remote control

in astronomy is applicable to space observatories and spacecraft exploration.

The instruments conceived to work in space require special design

considerations and development to be remotely operated. Remote operation

capability requires greater capital investment in both spacecraft

instrumentation and in the ground network receiving stations. Observing modes

of remote instruments generally need to be less complex than the operating

modes of ground‐based telescopes. Streamlining operations learned for space

can be applied to ground‐based programs just as refining techniques on Earth

can be applied to space.

Here on Earth, over the past decade remote observing has brought a very large

democratization to groundbased astronomy; making telescopes accessible to

observers who might otherwise never have access. This success comes from the

hard work of software and instrument engineers, schedulers, and the speed of

the internet.

The goal for this workshop is to bring together researchers involved in

observational astronomy across various fields of astronomy and astrophysics.

The workshop will welcome participants to present science highlights obtained

via remote observing. Most importantly, sharing results and experiences on

the success and limitations of remote observing will generate new ideas for

advancing the technique and its potential science for the next decade.


Monday, January 21, 2013


9:00-9:30 Registration

9:30-9:40 Welcome talk of CIAS Director

9:40-10:10 S.J. Bus, The Evolution of Remote Observing at the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility

10:10-10:40 F. DeMeo, R. Binzel, Rapid response remote observing of close near-Earth asteroid encounters

10:40-11:00 Coffee –Break

11:00-11:30, Fornasier S., Lellouch E., Muller, T., & the "TNOs are Cool" Team TNOs are Cool: A survey of the transneptunian region. Combined Herschel PACS and SPIRE observations of 9 prominent targets

11:30-12:00 N. Brosch, Remote facility in Wise Observatory

12:00-12:30 M. Kaplan, Volkan Bakis, Suleyman Kaynar Observing Facilities of Akdeniz University Space Sciences and Technologies Department and Some Preliminary Results

12:30-13:00 A. Barucci, Marco-Polo-R mission & remote observing control of instruments

Lunch a partir du 13h –Observatoire de Meudon Cafeteria

Facilities & Science

14:00-14:30 A. Klotz, Robotic observations using TAROT

14:30-15:00 W. Thuillot, Remote control for the observations on alert

15:00-15:30 N. Scott, Remote interferometric observations with CHARA/FLUOR

15:30-16:00 Coffee –Break

16:00- 16:30 E. Marcq, T. Encrenaz, T. Fouchet, M. Birlan Measurements of CO at Venus' cloud top with IRTF/CSHELL at CODAM

16:30-17:00 J-E Arlot, Observation of phenomena: the interest of the remote observing

17:00-17:30 P. Vernazza, SpeX/IRTF unveils all we wanted to know about S-type asteroids

17:30-18:30 – Discussion/Experimentation

18:30 – Buffet dinnatoire

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Facilities& Science

9:00-9:30 D. Hestroffer, Remote control experience inside the Schools of Astrometry organized by IMCCE

9:30-10:00 M. Birlan, CODAM – Overview of facility/science inside Paris Observatory

10:00-10:30 M. Popescu, M4AST - deciphering asteroids spectra

10:30-11:00 Coffee –Break

11:00-11:30 F. Colas, Vaubaillon, J, Bouley S, and R. Rudawska CABERNET (High resolution meteors observation Network) first results and future Fireball observation network.

11:30-12:00 B. Carry, Density of asteroids: How to weight an asteroid from Earth?

12:00-12:30 A. Nedelcu, ROC Bucharest Observatory

12:30-12:45 Conclusions, Final Remarks

Lunch –Observatoire de Meudon Cafeteria


Antonella BARUCCI, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris

Sonia FORNASIER, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris

Regina RUDAWSKA, IMCCE, Observatoire de Paris

Francesca DEMEO, MIT, USA

Daniel HESTROFFER, IMCCE, Observatoire de Paris

William THUILLOT, IMCCE, Observatoire de Paris


Nick SCOTT, LESIA(CHARA), Observatoire de Paris

Jean-Eudes ARLOT, IMCCE, Observatoire de Paris

Francois COLAS, IMCCE, Observatoire de Paris

Murat KAPLAN, Antalya University

Jeremie VAUBAILLON, IMCCE, Observatoire de Paris

Alain KLOTZ, IRAP/Université de Tulouse, France

Pierre VERNAZZA, Observatoire de Marseille

Noah BROSCH, Wise Observatory, Israel

Marcel POPESCU, AIRA, Romania

Alin NEDELCU, AIRA, Romania

Emmanuel MARCQ, LATMOS / Université de Versailles St Quentin

Benoit Carry, IMCCE, Observatoire de Paris

Marcello FULCHIGNONI, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris

Vincent COUDE DU FORESTO, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris

Mirel BIRLAN, IMCCE, Observatoire de Paris