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PLATO Week 8

PLATO Week 8 took place from the 15th to the 18th of April, 2019. It was hosted by the Space Research Institute (Institut für Weltraumforschung, IWF) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, ÖAW), and held at the premises of the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz). More information about the meeting can be found on the meeting's website.

Group picture from PLATO Week 8, held in Graz, Austria in April 2019.

This meeting saw the PLATO Payload Team return in force, and there was an increased ESA presence compared to previous PLATO Weeks as the activities of the SOC continue to ramp up.

The PMC plenum on Monday afternoon featured a PSM status update by Paul A. Wilson from the PSM Office. This was followed, on Tuesday morning, by the PDC/PSM plenum, where the PDC and PSM members in attendance were introduced to the new SGS Common Infrastructure for PLATO (SCIP) system, where most future development work will be based. More information about this system can be found on the SCIP page in the Members only section of this website.

Other sessions of interest to the PSM included:

  • PLATO Calibration and Operation Team
  • Product Definition Documents
  • PLATO Input Catalogue
  • Exoplanet Analysis Systems
  • DPA-WG
  • Stellar Science
  • PSM Interfaces
  • Education and Public Outreach

    A full set of documents from PLATO Week 8 can be downloaded from the PLATO Sharepoint (sign-in required). They are also being added to the PMC's SCIP environment (sign-in required).