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Titan - From Discovery to Encounter

Titan - From Discovery to Encounter

Third Announcement

In the 17th century, Christiaan Huygens was one of the most respected leading European scientists.

He was the first of what we would today call a "scientific director" of the Académie Française.

A highlight in his carrier was the discovery of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, in 1655


Extended deadline for Abstract Submission: 16 February 2004

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Papers will be selected either as contributed paper or as poster on the basis of abstracts not exceeding 1 page.
The abstracts should outline clearly and precisely the major interests and novelty of the papers on the topics:

  • Christiaan Huygens, the person, scientist and interactions
  • The Cassini-Huygens mission in historical perspective, the contribution of Gerard Kuiper
  • Recent results of Saturn/Titan observations (ground- and space-based) and theoretical studies
  • Amateur astronomers' observations of Saturn and Titan

Abstracts should be sent before 31 January 2004 to ESA Conference Bureau and may be submitted:

By using the Abstract Submission Form (preferred method of submission)

Should it not be possible at all to submit your abstract through the above web page, you may also send it

By e-mail to the address: esa.conference.bureauesa.int Abstracts should contain the following information:

  • Name and proposed topic/subtopic for the paper
  • Title of paper
  • Authors full name
  • Name and affiliation of author(s)
  • Addresses, e-mail, telephone and fax numbers
  • Name of the prime author or contact person

The author(s) should also indicate whether the papers are proposed for an oral or a poster presentation.

Authors will be notified of the decision of the programme committee by 5 March 2004. Authors whose papers have been accepted will then receive instructions for the preparation of their full-length paper for inclusion in the proceedings of the event.

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

This conference will start with a tribute to Christiaan Huygens, his contributions and interactions in the 17th century followed by recent results of observations of Saturn/Titan from ground and space, an overview of the Cassini/Huygens mission. The conference will end with a public outreach day aimed at the amateur astronomy community that will have the opportunity to present, in the forms of posters or exhibits, their latest observations of Saturn and Titan.

Tuesday 13 April - Opening session
12:00 Registration
14:00 Welcome by ESA Director General
14:10 Opening speech by Mrs Maria van der Hoeven, Dutch Minister for Education and Science
14:30 Inaugural lecture:
Prof H.F. Cohen: "Christiaan Huygens and the scientific revolution"
15:00 Musical intermezzo
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Prof A Brahic: "The Voyager Odyssey"
16:30 Musical intermezzo
17:00 Prof R.M. Bonnet: "Cassini/Huygens in the European context"
17:30 Welcome reception
19:30 End

 

Wednesday 14 April - Christiaan Huygens, the person, the scientist and interactions
09:00 Prof A. van Helden: "Huygens and Saturn"
09:30 Dr J. Yoder: "The Huygens manuscripts"
10:00 Dr A. Cassini: "Cassini and Saturn"
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 TBD: "Cassini, the scientist"
11:30 Dr F.Chareix: "Huygens and Mechanics"
12:00 Prof H. Bos: "Huygens and Mathematics"
12:30

Prof C.A. Grimbergen: "Huygens and the advancement of time measurements"

13:00 Lunch
14:30 Dr S. Débarbat: "Huygens, l'Académie des Sciences et l'Observatoire de Paris"
15:00 Prof. A. Dollfus: "Christiaan Huygens as telescope maker and user"
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Dr G. Molesini: "Testing the lenses of Campani, lens-maker for Cassini"
16:30 Prof F.J. Dijksterhuis: "The optics of Huygens"
17:00 Contributed papers on historical aspects
17:45 Return to hotel
19:00 Huygens Birthday dinner in ESTEC restaurant or Space Expo
after dinner Prof C.D. Andriesse: "Titan kan niet slapen" ( Huygens biography)
22:00 End

 

Thursday 15 April - Recent results of Saturn/Titan observations, ground- and space based, theoretical studies
08:30 Prof D. Southwood: "Cassini/Huygens, the next steps towards the outer planets"
09:00 Dr. T. Encrenaz: "Review of recent Saturn observations"
09:30 Dr C. Ferrari: "Satellite & rings heritage and follow-up to Huygens"
10:00 Coffee break
10:30 Dr A Coustenis: "Titan's atmosphere and surface from imaging and spectroscopy in the past decade"
11:00 Dr T. Owen: "Models for the origin of Titan's atmosphere"
11:30 Dr C. McKay: "Aerosols in Titan's atmosphere"
12:00 Dr D. Strobel: "Titan's photochemistry"
12:30 Dr F. Raulin: "Biochemistry of Titan"
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Dr D.B. Campbell: "Earth-based radar detection of seas on Titan"
14:30 Contributed papers on ground-based and space observations (15 mins each)
15:30 Departure for museum visits
Boerhaave, Hofwijck, Space Expo, University Library Leiden

 

Friday 16 April - The Cassini/Huygens mission: from past to future
08:30 Drs D. Gautier, W.Ip, T.Owen: "The genesis of the Cassini/Huygens mission"
09:15 Dr D. Matson: "The Cassini/Huygens mission"
10:00 Coffee break
10:30 to 13:00 Latest Observations of Saturn and Titan by Cassini Orbiter Instruments
(Programme to be established, invited papers, 20 mins each,)
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Dr J.P. Lebreton: "The Huygens probe"
14:30 to 16:00 What do we expect from the Huygens probe Instrument
(Programme to be established, invited papers, 6 PIs - 15 mins each)
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Prof. J. Lunine: "Titan, what next"
17:00 End

 

Saturday 17 April - Public outreach day
09:00 Registration
10:00 Welcome and coffee
10:30 Dr A van Helden: "Huygens and his times"
11:00 Mr P. Louwman: "Huygens and his telescopes"
11:20 Dr T. Johnson: "Robotic exploration of the outer planets, an historical perspective"
11:50 Dr G Konnen: "Titan halos"
12:20 Dr T. Owen: "Huygens and the search for life in the Universe"
12:50 Lunch
14:00 JPL: "The Cassini/Huygens education and outreach programme"
15:00 Dr L. Friedman: "Public involvement in Planetary Exploration"
15:30 ESA's Education and Outreach Programme related to Cassini/Huygens
16:30 Contributions by amateur observers
evening Saturn and Titan viewing at ESTEC/Sterrewacht Leiden
Barbecue?

 

REGISTRATION

Depending on what days you would like to participate, you can register, using the registration form, with one of the two options:

  • Register for the entire conference, including public day (150 Euro, 35 Euro for students)

  • Register for the public day only (15 Euro)

During the Public Day posterboards and tables are available to present the results of observations and other activities by individual and groups of amateur astronomers.
For details contact: esa.conference.bureauesa.int with reference: 17/4 public day.

 

HOTEL RESERVATION

To arrange for hotel reservations please use this form to submit your request.

 

Second Announcement

In the 17th century, Christiaan Huygens was one of the most respected leading European scientists.

He was the first of what we would today call a "scientific director" of the Académie Française.

A highlight in his carrier was the discovery of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, in 1655

Abstract Submission extended to 15th January 2004

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Papers will be selected either as contributed paper or as poster on the basis of abstracts not exceeding 1 page.
The abstracts should outline clearly and precisely the major interests and novelty of the papers on the topics:

  • Christiaan Huygens, the person, scientist and interactions
  • The Cassini-Huygens mission in historical perspective, the contribution of Gerard Kuiper
  • Recent results of Saturn/Titan observations (ground- and space-based) and theoretical studies
  • Amateur astronomers' observations of Saturn and Titan

Abstracts should be sent before 15 January 2004 to ESA Conference Bureau and may be submitted:

By using the Abstract Submission Form (preferred method of submission)

Should it not be possible at all to submit your abstract through the above web page, you may also send it

By e-mail to the address: esa.conference.bureauesa.int Abstracts should contain the following information:

  • Name and proposed topic/subtopic for the paper
  • Title of paper
  • Authors full name
  • Name and affiliation of author(s)
  • Addresses, e-mail, telephone and fax numbers
  • Name of the prime author or contact person

The author(s) should also indicate whether the papers are proposed for an oral or a poster presentation.

Authors will be notified of the decision of the programme committee by 30 January 2004. Authors whose papers have been accepted will then receive instructions for the preparation of their full-length paper for inclusion in the proceedings of the event.

PROGRAMME and First Announcement

 

First Announcement

In the 17th century, Christiaan Huygens was one of the most respected leading European scientists.

He was the first of what we would today call a "scientific director" of the Académie Française.

A highlight in his carrier was the discovery of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, in 1655

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

For ESA, the highlight of 2004 and early 2005 will be the arrival of the NASA/ESA Cassini-Huygens spacecraft at Saturn and the release of the Huygens probe into the atmosphere of Titan.

The aim of the conference is to bring together historians and space scientists to discuss:

  • Christiaan Huygens, the person, the scientist and his relationship with other scientists in the 17th century, such as Cassini, Descartes, Newton.
  • Observations of Saturn and its moons since the 17th century.
  • The Cassini-Huygens missions and the latest observations on the way to the encounter.

13 to 17 April 2004
ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Scientific Programme Committee (all tbc)

Cecille Ferrari (Cecile.Ferrari@cea.fr)
Tobias Owen (owen@ifa.hawaii.edu)
Fabrizio Bonoli (bonoli@bo.astro.it)
Fokko Dijksterhuis (f.j.dijksterhuis@wmw.utwente.nl)
Cees Grimbergen (grimberg@doge.nl)
Albert van Helden (A.VanHelden@phys.uu.nl)
Kees Grimbergen (c.a.grimbergen@amc.uva.nl)
Athena Coustenis (Athena.Coustenis@obspm.fr)
Jean Pierre Lebreton (Jean-Pierre.Lebreton@esa.int)
John Zarnecki (J.C.Zarnecki@open.ac.uk)
Dennis Matson (dmatson@jpl.nasa.gov)

Local Organising Committee

Gonnie Elfering (Gonnie.Elfering@esa.int)
Jean Pierre Lebreton (Jean-Pierre.Lebreton@esa.int)
Clare Bingham (Clare.Bingham@esa.int)
Henk Olthof (Henk.Olthof@esa.int)

Programme

The programme will consist of invited papers, contributed papers, and posters. The intention is to publish the proceedings in the ESA "SP" series.

Tuesday 13 April (pm) Opening session
  Invited talks
  Musical intermezzos
 

Video presentation of the Cassini-Huygens mission
 

Wednesday 14 April Christiaan Huygens, the person, scientist and interactions
  Invited talk
  Contributing talks
 

Invited birthday lecture
 

Thursday 15 April (am) The Cassini-Huygens mission in historical perspective, the contribution of Gerard Kuiper
  Invited talk
  Contributed talks
  Afternoon: excursion
 

Conference dinner
 

Friday 16 April Recent results of Saturn/Titan observations (ground- and space-based) and theoretical studies
  Invited talk
 

Contributing talks
 

Saturday 17 April Public outreach day
  Amateur astronomers' observations of Saturn and Titan
  Public lectures
 

CONFERENCE FEE

150 Euro for the entire conference covering, coffee breaks, excursions and conference dinner, conference bag, proceedings, sandwich lunch on the public outreach day

35 Euro for students

10 Euro, for the public outreach day only, covering coffee breaks, sandwich lunch, conference bag and proceedings.


SCHEDULE
Call for papers: September 2003
Deadline for paper submission: November 2003
Final Programme: January 2004

WEBSITE
ESA Huygens Website
JPL Cassini Website
Cassini-Huygens Orbit Views

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
If you are interested to participate please register here.
For Submission details, please read the Submission Abstract document.

 

Last Update: 1 September 2019
19-Apr-2024 00:09 UT

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