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EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019, 15-20 September, Geneva – Details of Media Briefings

12 Sep 2019, 09:30 UTC
EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019, 15-20 September, Geneva – Details of Media Briefings

EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019, 15-20 September, Geneva – Details of Media Briefings

The 2019 Joint Meeting (www.epsc-dps2019.eu) of the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) of the Europlanet Society and the Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) will take place at the Centre International de Conférences de Genève (CICG), Geneva, Switzerland, from Sunday 15 to Friday 20 September 2019. More than 1950 abstracts have been submitted and over 1500 planetary scientists from Europe, the US and around the world are expected to attend the meeting, making it one of the largest gatherings of planetary scientists held in Europe to date.

The EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019 will be the third time that EPSC and the DPS Annual Meeting have been held together.

A series of press briefings will be held daily during the lunch breaks from 12:15-13:15 CEST (10:15-11:15 UTC / 06:15-07:15 EDT) from Monday-Thursday.

Monday 16th September, 12:15-13:15 CEST (10:15-11:15 UTC / 06:15-07:15 EDT) Cheops mission update Michel Mayor (University of Geneva) – Exoplanets in context Kate Isaak (European Space Agency) – Cheops mission status Willy Benz (University of Bern) – Cheops – An exoplanet follow-up mission Ravit Helled (University of Zurich) – Cheops contribution to open questions in (exo)planetary science David Ehrenreich (University of Geneva) – Cheops in the context of other exoplanet missions

Tuesday 17th September, 12:15-13:15 CEST (10:15-11:15 UTC / 06:15-07:15 EDT) Hayabusa2 & OSIRIS-REx Antonella Barucci (Observatoire de Paris) – Spectral variation on the surface of Ryugu Makoto Yshikawa (ISAS/JAXA) – Hayabusa2 mission results: the impact experiment and the second touchdown Dante Lauretta (University of Arizona) – OSIRIS-REx at Asteroid (101955) Bennu: The Site Selection Campaign Daniella DellaGiustina (University of Arizona) – Interpretation of colour and albedo variation on Bennu Michael Daly (York University, Canada) – Insights from Bennu’s global digital terrain model

Wednesday 18th September, 12:15-13:15 CEST (10:15-11:15 UTC / 06:15-07:15 EDT) Future mission updates Patrick Michel (Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, CNRS) – Asteroid Impact Deflection Assessment (AIDA) science update Nancy Chabot (Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab) – NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission Michael Küppers (European Space Astronomy Centre (ESA/ESAC) – Hera mission Colin Wilson (University of Oxford) – EnVision mission to Venus Kelly Geelen (European Space Agency) – Mars Sample Return plans and current status

Thursday 19th September, 12:15-13:15 CEST (10:15-11:15 UTC / 06:15-07:15 EDT) Akatsuki mission results, 2020 Coordinated Venus Observations and science at Venus Masato Nakamura (ISAS/JAXA) – Akatsuki mission update Takeshi Horinouchi (Hokkaido University) – Cloud-top wind observations by Akatsuki Takeshi Imamura (University of Tokyo) – Infrared observations at Venusian cloud tops Yeon Joo Lee (Technical University of Berlin) – 2020 Coordinated Venus Observation Campaign Valeria Mangano (INAF-IAPS) – Venus flybys of BepiColombo for the 2020 Coordinated Venus Observation Campaign Michael Way (NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies) – Possible habitability of ancient Venus and Venus-like exoplanets

Live streams of all press briefings can be accessed at:https://www.europlanet-society.org/livestream-of-press-briefings-at-epsc-dps-2019/

Submit questions during the briefing via the chat window, via Twitter @europlanetmedia, or email epsc-dps-press@europlanet-society.org.

The meeting hashtag is #EPSCDPS2019. Details of the scientific sessions can be found at the official website (https://www.epsc-dps2019.eu/).

Media Registration

Media representatives are cordially invited to attend the EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019. Press room facilities will be available for the duration of the conference from 9 am on Monday 16 September through to 3 pm on Friday 20 September. Media registration is free. Any bona fide media delegates can pre-register by e-mailing epsc-dps-press@europlanet-society.org (advance registration is not essential but encouraged). Participants are strongly encouraged to book accommodation well in advance. The EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019 will follow the DPS embargo policy:http://aas.org/media/press-releases/embargo-policy-aas-division-meetings

Contacts

Anita Heward EPSC Press Officer +44 7756 034243 anita.heward@europlanet-eu.org epsc-dps-press@europlanet-society.org

Livia Giacomini
EPSC Press Officer
epsc-dps-press@europlanet-society.org

Adriana Postiglione
EPSC Press Officer
epsc-dps-press@europlanet-society.org

Shantanu Naidu
DPS Press Officer
dpspress@aas.org

Pierre Bratschi
Press Officer, Exoplanet Team, University of Geneva
+41 22 379 23 54
pierre.bratschi@unige.ch

During the meeting, the EPSC-DPS Press Office can be contacted on +41 22 791 9617.

Further Information

Europlanet The Europlanet Society, launched in September 2018, is an organization for individual and corporate members to promote the advancement of planetary science and related fields in Europe. The Society provides Europe’s planetary science community with a platform to exchange ideas and personnel, share research tools, data and facilities, define key science goals for the future, and engage stakeholders, policy makers and European citizens with planetary science. The Europlanet Society is the parent organisation of the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC).

Europlanet Society website: www.europlanet-society.orgEPSC-DPSC 2019 Joint Meeting 2019 website: www.epsc-dps2019.eu

DPS The Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS), founded in 1968, is the largest special-interest Division of the American Astronomical Society (AAS). Members of the DPS study the bodies of our own solar system, from planets and moons to comets and asteroids, and all other solar-system objects and processes. With the discovery that planets exist around other stars, the DPS has expanded its scope to include the study of extrasolar planetary systems as well.

The AAS, established in 1899, is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. The membership (approx. 7,500) also includes physicists, mathematicians, geologists, engineers, and others whose research interests lie within the broad spectrum of subjects now comprising contemporary astronomy. The mission of the AAS is to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe, which it achieves through publishing, meeting organization, education and outreach, and training and professional development.

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