[ASA] Science with Veloce Workshop at UNSW

Duncan Wright duncan.wright at unsw.edu.au
Thu May 9 15:18:08 AEST 2013

Hi colleagues

Following the discussions at the 2012 ASA Annual Scientific Meeting, and the 1st and 2nd Australian
Exoplanet Workshops last year, it is now time to ramp up the development of the science case, and
the science requirements, for the proposed Veloce spectrograph for the AAT.

To help reignite this process, UNSW would like to host a 1-day workshop on Science with Veloce
one of the following dates: Thursday 13th, Friday 14th or Wednesday 19th of June (i.e. next month).

The aims of this workshop will be to:
   - discuss and compile a list of the Science Cases for the instrument
   - discuss and compile a list of Science Requirements - i.e. what design choices are
      driven by the instrument's science needs (fibre-feed size, resolution, wavelength coverage, etc)
   - these will then drive the conceptual design the AAO will carry out, to derive
     a cost model.

In case you want to know the current state of plans for Veloce here is a link to the most
recent Veloce position paper<http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/~cgt/cgt/Veloce_files/Veloce%20Position%20Paper%202.0.pdf> which is also available on the Veloce website: http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/~cgt/cgt/Veloce.html

Please let us know by return email (reply to this email i.e. duncan.wright at unsw.edu.au<mailto:duncan.wright at unsw.edu.au>)
  o If you would like to attend such a workshop
  o Which date you can't make
  o The title for a talk if you would like to speak on Veloce science at the meeting.

We hope to set the date for the meeting within the next week.

Prof. Chris Tinney (UNSW) and Duncan Wright (UNSW)

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