Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Media Invitation - Follow-up on the Deep Impact

14.06.2005


This is a ’media only’ event.



ESO Headquarters
Garching bei München, Germany
4-5 July 2005


Be where the action is! Share with all European cometary specialists the excitement at the time of the impact and see how they prepare and obtain the follow-up images and spectra

On July 4, 2005, the NASA Deep Impact spacecraft will visit Comet 9P/Tempel 1. It will launch a 360 kg impactor that is expected to produce a crater on the surface of the comet and a plume of gas and dust.

This experiment will be the first opportunity to study the crust and the interior of a comet. As the material inside the comet’s nucleus is pristine, it will reveal new information on the early phases of the Solar System. It will also provide scientists with new insight on crater physics, and thereby give a better understanding on the crater record on comets and other bodies in the Solar System. The scientific outcome of the experiment depends crucially on pre-impact and follow-up observations.

ESO will actively participate in the post-impact observations. As soon as Comet 9P/Tempel 1 is visible after the impact from Chile, and for a whole week thereafter, all major ESO telescopes will be observing Comet 9P/Tempel 1, in a coordinated fashion and in very close collaboration with the space mission’ scientific team. Among all observatories, the ESO La Silla Paranal Observatory will thus provide the most complete coverage of this one of its kind event.

First images of ESO telescopes will be obtained shortly after midnight - European time - on the night of July 4 to 5 and will be directly made available on this web site. Scientists expect the effects of the impact on the comet to be visible only several hours after the impact itself. Therefore, the observations by ESO telescopes will be among the most important.

To allow journalists to share these unique moments, ESO will open its door to the media on July 4 and 5. The media centre at ESO’s HQ in Garching will have live links with ESO’s observatories in Chile – La Silla and Paranal – as well as with the ESA/ESTEC (NL) control centre.

Additional information on the Deep Impact at ESO activities is available at http://deepimpact.eso.org
ESO HQ will be open:
(time is in Garching Local Time, i.e. GMT+2)

July 4: 07:15 – 11:00
Anticipating the impact, the impact itself (at 07:52) and the first reactions of scientists
Hourly video connection with La Silla and Paranal (14 European astronomers are preparing to perform observations) – possibilities of Q&A.
ESA TV Live transmission : 07:15-08:15; 09:30-09:50
NASA TV Feed: 10:00

18:00-20:00
The first Infrared images from La Silla with live comments
Hourly connection with La Silla and Paranal
Update on observations obtained with Rosetta (ESA)
24:00: First B&W optical pictures of Comet Tempel 1 available

July 5: 05:00-08:00 : Colour images from La Silla and Paranal
Hourly connection with La Silla and Paranal

All day long: possibilities to perform interviews of ESO astronomers in English, German, French, Danish and Spanish.

We also expect to offer broadcast quality footage from Paranal that will be available to all European TV channels.

PCs and Internet connections are available all day long for use by the media. The conference rooms at ESO are also equipped with WiFi.

If you wish to attend, please send an email to information@eso.org mentioning your name, organization, press/professional card number and phone number.

Please let us also know if you are unable to attend but would like to receive further information.

Henri Boffin | alfa
Further information:
http://deepimpact.eso.org

More articles from Physics and Astronomy:

nachricht Squeezing light at the nanoscale
17.06.2018 | Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

nachricht The Fraunhofer IAF is a »Landmark in the Land of Ideas«
15.06.2018 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Festkörperphysik IAF

All articles from Physics and Astronomy >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: AchemAsia 2019 will take place in Shanghai

Moving into its fourth decade, AchemAsia is setting out for new horizons: The International Expo and Innovation Forum for Sustainable Chemical Production will take place from 21-23 May 2019 in Shanghai, China. With an updated event profile, the eleventh edition focusses on topics that are especially relevant for the Chinese process industry, putting a strong emphasis on sustainability and innovation.

Founded in 1989 as a spin-off of ACHEMA to cater to the needs of China’s then developing industry, AchemAsia has since grown into a platform where the latest...

Im Focus: First real-time test of Li-Fi utilization for the industrial Internet of Things

The BMBF-funded OWICELLS project was successfully completed with a final presentation at the BMW plant in Munich. The presentation demonstrated a Li-Fi communication with a mobile robot, while the robot carried out usual production processes (welding, moving and testing parts) in a 5x5m² production cell. The robust, optical wireless transmission is based on spatial diversity; in other words, data is sent and received simultaneously by several LEDs and several photodiodes. The system can transmit data at more than 100 Mbit/s and five milliseconds latency.

Modern production technologies in the automobile industry must become more flexible in order to fulfil individual customer requirements.

Im Focus: Sharp images with flexible fibers

An international team of scientists has discovered a new way to transfer image information through multimodal fibers with almost no distortion - even if the fiber is bent. The results of the study, to which scientist from the Leibniz-Institute of Photonic Technology Jena (Leibniz IPHT) contributed, were published on 6thJune in the highly-cited journal Physical Review Letters.

Endoscopes allow doctors to see into a patient’s body like through a keyhole. Typically, the images are transmitted via a bundle of several hundreds of optical...

Im Focus: Photoexcited graphene puzzle solved

A boost for graphene-based light detectors

Light detection and control lies at the heart of many modern device applications, such as smartphone cameras. Using graphene as a light-sensitive material for...

Im Focus: Water is not the same as water

Water molecules exist in two different forms with almost identical physical properties. For the first time, researchers have succeeded in separating the two forms to show that they can exhibit different chemical reactivities. These results were reported by researchers from the University of Basel and their colleagues in Hamburg in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

From a chemical perspective, water is a molecule in which a single oxygen atom is linked to two hydrogen atoms. It is less well known that water exists in two...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

VideoLinks
Industry & Economy
Event News

Munich conference on asteroid detection, tracking and defense

13.06.2018 | Event News

2nd International Baltic Earth Conference in Denmark: “The Baltic Sea region in Transition”

08.06.2018 | Event News

ISEKI_Food 2018: Conference with Holistic View of Food Production

05.06.2018 | Event News

 
Latest News

A sprinkle of platinum nanoparticles onto graphene makes brain probes more sensitive

15.06.2018 | Materials Sciences

100 % Organic Farming in Bhutan – a Realistic Target?

15.06.2018 | Ecology, The Environment and Conservation

Perovskite-silicon solar cell research collaboration hits 25.2% efficiency

15.06.2018 | Power and Electrical Engineering

VideoLinks
Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>