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Getting ready for PLATO

We are now just over three years away from the launch of PLATO, a mission which holds tremendous potential to advance our understanding of exoplanets and their host stars. With this meeting, our goal is to engage UK astronomy & astrophysics researchers and involve them in the mission.

The main objective of this meeting is to provide attendees with an update on recent developments related to PLATO, as well as showcase some of the exciting mission related research going on. We will share the progress made over the past few years and discuss some of the remaining tasks to be completed before the launch. Additionally, we will discuss the preparations that need to be made for the operational phase of the mission, and we invite contributions from researchers interested in getting more involved.

As we approach the launch of PLATO, this meeting offers a valuable opportunity to connect with fellow scientists either affiliated with or interested in the mission. It will serve as a platform to exchange ideas, facilitate discussions, and explore potential collaborations during this exciting phase.

We would greatly appreciate your presence at the meeting, as your expertise and contributions will play a crucial role in ensuring the success of PLATO.

Registration is now closed!


Detailed meeting programme now available.

All submitted abstracts have been accepted.


Code of Conduct

We value the participation of everyone at this event and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees and staff and agree to the code of conduct upon registration and attendance.

This meeting will be a harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, nationality, or religion. All communication and behaviour should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds.

We will not tolerate harassment of attendees in any form.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Written or verbal comments which have the effect of excluding people on the basis of membership of any specific group, such as (but not limited to) gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or nationality. This includes sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or exclusionary jokes.
  • Comments made, either through speech or chat on any meeting-related online platform (including social media), that are exclusionary, derogatory, or threatening toward another participant or community.
  • Sexual language and imagery.
  • Violent threats or language directed against another person, including incitement to violence, suicide, or self-harm.
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following.
  • Harassing photography or recording.
  • Continuing to initiate interaction (including photography or recording) with someone after being asked to stop.
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour.

All meeting participants are subject to the code of conduct. If an individual is made aware that they are contravening these guidelines or making others uncomfortable, they are expected to desist immediately. Failure to do so, or repeated breaches, will result in participants being asked to leave the event.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, respectful space for all.



If you experience or witness a breach of the code of conduct, please alert a member of the LOC. They can be recognised at the meeting through special nametags. Alternatively, please email with the subject line “code of conduct violation” to expedite a response. The LOC aim to respond to any reports as quickly as possible.


When: 13 - 15 Sept. 2023
Where: University of Warwick
Who: UK astronomy community

Registration: info here
Registration fee: free!
Deadline: 6th Sept.
Abstract deadline: 25th Aug.

Accommodation and food: only coffee and tea provided
Hybrid? remote attendance possible, but presentations only given in person