August 20 – 23, 2024

Vienna, Austria

Motivation

The conference is intended to be a community-meeting, i.e., selection of talks will be decided by the SOC, following your input as a participant.

Main focus:

  • The legacy of BRITE (science highlights, lessons learned, problems encountered, data archives)
  • The potential synergy with other space missions, now and in the future

Presentation:

  • Standard presentations, 15 min to 25 min each, as will be allocated by SOC
  • Short presentation of electronic posters, up to 2 min each

With the (pre)registration form, we invite all prospective attendees to suggest a topic alongside with a suitable title for a talk. This approach means that those who attend, can present passionately their favourite topic, something that has already worked well in the past. Based on the participants' input, the SOC will establish sections focused on observational and theoretical aspects, e.g., of O stars, B stars, young stars, roAp stars, binaries, etc., or even topics outside but related to BRITE-science.

Attendees may be asked to give introductions or wrap-up talks and plenty of time will be reserved for open discussions from the floor, up to 5 min after each talk and up to 15 min at the end of each session/sub-session. Talks will be limited to 15 min, occasionally to 25 min, as decided by the SOC. This means there will be time for everyone to give a talk. Posters will be accepted only in an electronic form. They will be accessible on this website for the duration of the conference and later. Posters will be presented in less than 2 minutes each during the special session: Enlightening Posters.


After launch of the first BRITE nanosatellites in 2013 and having established a fully operational constellation of five BRITEs in 2014, we want to celebrate this ground breaking space project focused on bright stars that established nanosatellites as powerful research tools. It provided excellent data for the international scientific community during 10 years and resulted hitherto in 228 publications (see BRITE Science in the link provided on the official BRITE website).

IDr or IDb indicate the satellite with a red or blue filter, respectively. Unfortunately, BMb did not make it into orbit.