ESA and ISA Space Science Meeting

15 Nov 2016
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Space Science Meeting



Mr Fabio Favata - Head of the Coordination Office, Science Programme ESA 

Mr.Avi blasberger,  Director General

ו Karl Berqquist - ESA Administrator for the International Relations Department 

Ms. Yael goren- hezkiya , Advisor,  External Relations & Government 

Academy Day:

Date:  Tuesday, 15th November

Time: 10:00-16:00

Location:  Asher Space Research Institute, Technion – Institute of Technology, Haifa.


  • 10:00- Gathering and coffee.
  • 10:15- Welcome by ISA and setting the scene for the event.
  • 10:30-   short introduction to ESA.
  • 10:45- Introduction to the Cosmic Vision i.e. ESA Space Science programme -Mr. Fabio Favata, Head of the Science Programme Office
  • 11:15- Presentations by Israeli universities, research institutions involved in space science:  

1. 11:15- Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC)- Prof. Yoav Yair Dean, School of Sustainability- "Lightning observations from space and ground"

2. 11:45- Technion Israel Institute of  Technology- Prof. Ehud Behar

- "Technion Astrophysics"

3. 12:15 - Asher Space Research Institute- Prof. Pini Gurfil - Introduction and tour.

· 13:00-  Lunch

4. 13:45 - Tel Aviv University- Prof.  Dan Maoz-"Space-based astronomical observations and science".

5. 14:15- Weizman Institute-

. Prof. Eli Waxman, "ULTRASAT".

. Dr. Yohai Kaspi, "The JUICE Gravity Experiment".

. Prof. Oded Aharonson, "The Lunar Magnetic Field to be Measured by SpaceIL".

6. 15:00 – Hebrew University of Jerusalem- Prof. Tsvi Piran.

7. 15:30: Ben-gurion University of the Negev- Dr. Adi Zitrin "Studies of the Cosmic Dawn and Dark Matter with Current and Upcoming Space Telescopes".