Twinkle Workshop

The half-day Twinkle Workshop, to be held 1 December, will bring together Australian researchers who wish to be involved in the Twinkle Space Mission and the team behind the project. This interactive workshop will include an overview of the mission status and an update on the latest technical specifications, followed by a discussion on the science case and international collaborations as well as a discussion on possible funding routes.

Twinkle will be the first dedicated space observatory for exoplanet characterisation using IR spectroscopy, and is planned for launch in 2019. For more information please visit


Time Topic Speaker/moderator
9:00 Welcome to the workshop Brad Carter
9:05 Introduction to Twinkle and the Twinkle team Jonathan Tennyson (via video link)
9:10 Twinkle science Giovanna Tinetti
9:30 Twinkle instrumentation Georgio Savini (via video link)
9:50 Twinkle mission programme Marcell Tessenyi
10:10 The benefits of Twinkle to Australian astronomy Brad Carter
10:30 Coffee break
10:45 Q&A on Twinkle science and funding Twinkle team/Brad Carter
12:15 Closing remarks Marcell Tessenyi
12:30 End of workshop

Last Updated: Nov 21 2016