GREAT Plenary Meeting (PM2)

Plenary Meeting (PM2)

La Maison du Seminaire, Nice, France: Thurs + Friday 19+20 November 2009

If you wish to attend this meeting please register at (the Nice meeting page).
Registration closes: Friday 2nd October 2009

NEWS: GREAT Nov 09 Plenary GROUP PHOTO at [jpg]

Meeting Programme

Agenda and meeting outline at the meeting wiki

Meeting Aims and Goals

This second plenary meeting of GREAT will focus on the following key topics:
  • Update on the progress of Gaia, highlighting developments relevant to those in the wider community aiming to scientifically exploit Gaia
  • Discuss the evolution of the GREAT network and look forward to the start of the ESF funded network in 2010
  • Within parallel discussions decide on plans for specific networking activities to support the work of the various science working groups.
Importantly the meeting will also have as a cross work group theme - the importance of optical ground based spectroscopy for many science programmes aimed at exploiting the Gaia data. In this context, the activities of AstroNet working groups will be presented.

The full meeting programme and material generated at the meeting can be found on the GREAT wiki at

Organising Committee

The meeting organisers are: Nicholas Walton (Cambridge), Francois Mignard (Nice), Timo Prusti (ESTEC, ESA)