Here is a list of recent and forthcoming OPTICON (and related) activites.

  • Sept 25-26 2000Workshop on the Science Case for ELTs. Edinburgh, UK

  • Dec 14-15 2000. Meeting on Operation of Medium sized telescopes. Lyon, France

  • March 15-17 2001. Second Meeting on Operation of Medium sized telescopes. Spain.

  • February 19-20 2001. 3D Spectroscopy Working Group meeting. Potsdam.

  • April 6 2001. 3rd Opticon Board meeting. Catania, Italy. To save on travel tickets, a few of us stayed the weekend and had a day out. Look here for a photo.

  • May 14-25 2001. ELT workshop . Leiden, Netherlands

  • June 2001 3D Spectroscopy WG. Lyon, France

  • September 10-14 2001. Joint OPTICON/ Jenam meeting . 4th OPTICON board meeting. Munich, Germany.

  • 21 September 2001. Toulouse France. 3rd Meeting of the Medium Sized telescopes WG.

  • 28-29 January 2002. Strasbourg, France. Meeting of the Interoperability working group.

  • 25 Febraury 2002. La Laguna, Tenerife. Kick-off meeting for the Technology Working group. Contact Prof Rafeal Rebolo or John Davies for details.

  • 10 April 2002. Smart Optics and Interferomety technology sub-group meeting. Observatory of Paris in Meudon. Contact Gordon Love or Pierre Kern or follow this link for the meeting web-page with links to presentations etc.

  • 3 May 2002. Tuorla Observatory, Finland. 5th OPTICON Board Meeting The Agenda is here The minutes are here

  • 3-4 May 2002. Tuorla Observatory, Finland. Kickoff meeting for the ELT R and D working group. Contact Roberto Gilmozzi or John Davies for details. If you like you can look here for background information and the agenda.

  • June 2002. Munich. AVO-NVO joint meeting on Virtual Observatories. Contact Peter Quinn at ESO.

  • 3-8 September 2002. Porto Portugal. JENAM 2002 meeting

  • 23-24 September 2002. 6th partners meeting in Paris. The Agenda is here The minutes are here

  • 11-13 November 2002. Brussels. Conference on FP6 and the European Research Area.

  • 27-28 November 2002. Medium Telescopes Working Group, Cambridge.

  • 17 January 2003. Smart Focal Planes working group, ATC, Edinburgh UK. Contact Colin Cunningham at UKATC.

  • 24 January 2003. 7th partners meeting at the IAC in the Canaries. The minutes are here On a lighter note, look here for a photo of the attendees.

  • 20 Feb 2003. Edinburgh. ELT Working group: Instrumenation

  • 28 February 2003. Garching, Germany. Special Partners meeting.

  • 10 March 2003. Edinburgh. ELT Working group: Instrumenation

  • 11 March 2003. London. Key Technology WG meeting on smart focal planes.

  • April 2003. ELT Science case meeting, Oxford UK.

  • 15-16 May 2003. Cambridge, UK. Interoperability WG meeting. Contact Francoise Genova or Nicholas Walton for details.

  • 4 June 2003. Garching. ELT working group Meeting.

  • 4-5 September 2003. Crete, Gr. Eighth Partner meeting.

  • 9-11 September. Backaskog. Sweden. ELT Science Working Group Meeting in conjunction with a Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes.

  • 16-17 October 2003. Strasborg, F. Interoperability WG Contact Francoise Genova

  • 5-7 November 2003 Marseille, France. ELT Science Case meeting. Contact Isobel Hook for conclusions and access to website.

  • 11-12 November 2003. Edinburgh. ELT Working group: Instrumenation

  • 7-8 Janaury 2004, Nice France. Interferometry Working Group Meeting. Contact Alain Chelli for details.

  • 19 Janaury 2004, Heidlberg, Germany. ELT Worlking group, Deign study.

  • 22-23 January 2004. Medium Telescopes Working Group. Tenerife.

  • 19-21 May 2004. Berlin, Germany. Meeting on Next Generation Infrastructures (ELT,ALMA,NGST,SKA etc) 'Exploring the Cosmic Frontier:Astrophysical Instruments for the 21st Century'

    John Keith Davies
    Astronomy Technology Centre, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ.
    tel: 0131 668 8348/ fax: 0131 668 8407

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    Last update, 11 August 2003