BINA as an expanding international collaboration
The focus of this meeting will rely on three themes:
(1) Instrumentation of the Indo-Belgian telescopes:
What is the role of these 4-m class telescopes on the international astronomical scene once they are equipped with adequate instruments? Which instruments are presently operational and how well are they performing? Which instruments are currently being developed? Special attention will be given to the status of the high-resolution spectrograph.
(2) Data & science with the Indo-Belgian telescopes:
Which projects have started to make use of the DOT? What is the quality of the data? What first scientific results have been obtained? Which other projects with the Indo-Belgian telescopes are planned in the near future?
(3) Data & science with other telescopes of interest within BINA:
By joining forces, Belgian and Indian astronomers can get access to more telescopes of interest. Which science topics involving both Belgian and Indian partners are addressed based on data collected with these telescopes?
The main goal of this workshop will be to give answers to these questions based on the input from participants.
1. Instrumentation of the Indo-Belgian telescopes
2. Data & Science with the Indo-Belgian telescopes
2.1. Solar system and exoplanet studies with the Indo-Belgian telescopes
2.2. Galactic astronomy with the Indo-Belgian telescopes
2.3. Extragalactic astronomy with the Indo-Belgian telescopes
3. Data & Science with other telescopes of interest
3.1. Solar system and exoplanet studies with other telescopes of interest
3.2. Galactic astronomy with other telescopes of interest
3.3. Extragalactic astronomy with other telescopes of interest