ETAEARTH

"Measuring Eta_Earth: Characterization of Terrestrial Planetary Systems with Kepler, HARPS-N, and Gaia"

 Coordinatore ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA 

 Organization address address: Viale del Parco Mellini 84
city: ROMA
postcode: 136

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Alessandro
Cognome: Capetti
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 011 8101910
Fax: 390118000000

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Italy [IT]
 Totale costo 2˙957˙200 €
 EC contributo 1˙994˙359 €
 Programma FP7-SPACE
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Space
 Code Call FP7-SPACE-2012-1
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2013
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2013-01-01   -   2017-12-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA

 Organization address address: Viale del Parco Mellini 84
city: ROMA
postcode: 136

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Alessandro
Cognome: Capetti
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 011 8101910
Fax: 390118000000

IT (ROMA) coordinator 584˙380.00
2    UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

 Organization address address: Rue du General Dufour 24
city: GENEVE
postcode: 1211

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Stéphane
Cognome: Udry
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 22 3792467

CH (GENEVE) participant 311˙760.00
3    THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

 Organization address address: OLD COLLEGE, SOUTH BRIDGE
city: EDINBURGH
postcode: EH8 9YL

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: David
Cognome: Dougal
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 131 650 9025

UK (EDINBURGH) participant 260˙293.00
4    THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS

 Organization address address: NORTH STREET 66 COLLEGE GATE
city: ST ANDREWS FIFE
postcode: KY16 9AJ

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Trish
Cognome: Starrs
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1334 467286
Fax: +44 1334 462217

UK (ST ANDREWS FIFE) participant 238˙328.00
5    QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST

 Organization address address: University Road
city: BELFAST
postcode: BT7 1NN

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Pauline
Cognome: Mccann
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 2890973229

UK (BELFAST) participant 225˙017.00
6    SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

 Organization address address: JEFFERSON DRIVE 1000
city: WASHINGTON DC
postcode: 20560

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Thomas
Cognome: Bonnenfant
Email: send email
Telefono: +1 617 4957215

US (WASHINGTON DC) participant 204˙031.00
7    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

 Organization address address: VIA 8 FEBBRAIO 2
city: PADOVA
postcode: 35122

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Paolo
Cognome: Rando
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 049 8277298
Fax: +39 049 8277116

IT (PADOVA) participant 170˙550.00
8    THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

 Organization address address: Kirby Corner Road - University House -
city: COVENTRY
postcode: CV4 8UW

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Peter
Cognome: Hedges
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 2476523716
Fax: +44 2476524991

UK (COVENTRY) participant 0.00

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terrestrial    nasa    gaia    harps    planets       instrumentation    orbiting    kepler    edge    masses    candidates    galaxy    unprecedented    first    space    carry    ground    earth    us    esa    stars    data    mission    cutting    precision   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'We propose to carry out an FP7 collaborative project to provide the first ever quantitative answer to one fundamental age-old question of mankind: ‘How common are Earth analogs in our Galaxy?’. We will achieve our goal by combining the unprecedented photometric precision of NASA’s Kepler mission, the unrivalled precision of ground-based radial-velocities from the HARPS-N spectrograph, and ESA’s Gaia mission exquisitely accurate parallaxes. Ours is a transnational collaboration between European countries and the US setup to optimize the synergy between space- and ground-based data whose scientific potential can only be fully exploited when analyzed together. We ask for manpower and resources to carry out a GTO program with HARPS-N@TNG (80 nights/yr for 5 years) to measure dynamical masses of terrestrial planet candidates identified by the Kepler mission. With the unique combination of Kepler and HARPS-N data we will learn for the first time about the physics of their interiors. Some of these planets will have characteristics (masses, radii) similar to Earth, and they might be orbiting within the habitable zone of stars much like our Sun. We will search for planets similar to Earth orbiting a carefully selected sample of nearby bright solar-type stars and red M dwarfs, providing suitable candidates for spectroscopic characterization of their atmospheres with next-generation space observatories. We will combine Kepler, HARPS-N, and Gaia data products of stars in the Kepler field to underpin the occurrence rates of terrestrial planets (η) as a function of stellar properties with unprecedented accuracy. Our unique team expertise in observations and modelling of exoplanetary systems will allow us to fully exploit the potential for breakthrough science intrinsic to this cutting-edge, multi-techniques, interdisciplinary project, making the best use of data of the highest quality gathered from NASA and ESA space missions and ground-based instrumentation.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Using the continuous datastream from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Kepler Mission and cutting-edge ground-based instrumentation, EU-funded astronomers are learning more about small planets in our galaxy.

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