Registration Participants Venue Accommodation

Metis has been successfully delivered in May 2017, and has been integrated in the spacecraft.
It is now undergoing spacecraft integration and tests.
The workshop will be mainly devoted to a detailed introduction to Metis to all the future users of the instrument and of Solar Orbiter, and to highlight and discuss the instrument calibration performed in April at OPSYS facility in ALTEC, Turin.
The meeting will be held on September 28, full day, and September 29, half day.

Registration to the workshop is 50 Euro that can be paid CASH ONLY at the meeting.

The meeting will be hosted at Villa Il Gioiello, residence of Galileo Galilei in Florence. Not far from Arcetri Observatory.

The single presentations can be downloaded clicking directly on the titles reported in the agenda or as a whole from here (~ 162 MB size! )
    Thursday, 28 September

    09.00 Welcome (PI)
    09.10 Metis Instrument Overview (Romoli)
    09.40 Metis Status (Naletto)
    10.00 Metis science performance (Spadaro)

    10.30 Coffee break

    10.50 Solar Orbiter operations overview (Andretta)
    11.20 Metis On-board SW (Pancrazzi)
    11.45 FDIR and off-pointing (Romoli)
    12.00 Commissioning and in-flight calibrations (Romoli)
    12.20 Scientific observing modes (Spadaro)
    12.40 MADAWG activities and Metis contribution (Bemporad)

    13.10 Lunch

    14.10 Flight operation procedures and planning (Andretta)
    14.50 Metis coordinates (Frassetto)

        VL On-ground calibrations
    15.10 Ground calibration and set-up overview (Fineschi)
    15.30 VL Dark (Nicolini)
    15.40 VL PSF, vignetting, and radiometry (Susino)

    16.10 Coffee break

    16.20 VL polarimetry (Fineschi)
    17.00 Stray light (Landini)

    17.40 Open discussion

    18.30 Adjourn

    18.30 Visit to Villa Il Gioiello (A. Righini)
    20.30 Social dinner

    Friday, 29 September

        UV On-ground calibrations
    09.00 UV Dark (Uslenghi)
    09.15 UV Analog mode - PSF and radiometry (Da Deppo)
    09.45 UV Photon Counting Mode - PSF and radiometry (Uslenghi)
    10.15 Observing modes and SW performance (Pancrazzi)

    10.45 Coffee break

    11.10 Summary of performance after calibration (Spadaro, Fineschi)

    11.15 Open discussion

    12.30 Adjourn

    The social activity (visit of Il Gioiello and social dinner) is confirmed.
    The social dinner will take place at 20:30 at La Terrazza del Principe .
    The cost of the dinner is 40 Euro and is not included in the workshop fee.

    All the relevant information, including venue and accommodation, can be found in other sections of this website.

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