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SPECIAL SESSION 4: ESA Special Session: Elements of the science programme for JENAM2010


The ESA special session provides an overview of the ESA science programme and highlights of the most recent results. The ESA special session will focus on selected topics with emphasis on science areas covered in the symposia scheduled for the first two days of JENAM 2010. The audience will be brought up to date with the current status of missions in flight and under preparation, and provided with a view to the future as embodied in the Cosmic Vision programme.


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Thursday, 9th September

:: Morning Plenary Session (1.5h for ESA)
11:00-11:10 - Mário Amaral (FCT) - Introduction by session Chair
11:10-11:40 - Jean Clavel (ESA) "The Scientific Programme of ESA&  its future: The Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 Long Term Plan"
11:40-12:10 - Goran Pilbratt (ESA) "The ESA Herschel Space Observatory - first year in-flight and early science highlights"
12:10-12:40 - Rita Schulz (ESA) "The Rosetta close encounters with two main-belt asteroids"
12:40-13:00 - Catherine Heymans (ROE) - Highlight talk by young outstanding researcher - TBD

13:00-14:30 - Lunch

:: Afternoon ESA Special Session
14:30-15:00 René Laureijs "Euclid: an ESA mission to map the geometry of the Dark Universe"
15:00-15:30 Malcolm Fridlund "PLATO: Europe's Next-Generation Planet Finder"
15:30-16:00 Kate Isaak "SPICA: The Space Infrared Telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics"

16:00-16:30 - Coffee break

16:30-17:00 Pedro Osuna "ESA Science Archives at the European Space Astronomy Centre"
17:00-17:30 Nora Loiseau "How to make the best use of more than 10 years of data: The XMM-Newton Science Archive"
17:30-18:00 Eva Verdugo, Bruno Merin and Deborah Baines "The Herschel Science Archive"
18:00-18:30 Deborah Baines "Science Using the Virtual Observatory: Probing the disks, accretion and formation of pre-main sequence stars"
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