NASA JUNO Mission Pro-Am Science Meeting 

 May 12th - 14th, 2016

Above: Group photo of all those attending outside the dome of the 77cm refractor.

With NASA's JUNO spacecraft due to arrive at Jupiter on July 4th it was decided to hold a meeting to discuss how best to support the mission from ground based observing. The the gracious help of Europlanet and Ricardo Hueso and colleagues a meeting was organised for mid May at the Nice Observatory on the Cote d' Azur.

Professional and Amateur astronomers from all over the globe attended the meeting, and many of those attending gave very informative presentations during the two days of talks that were held. Among those attending were Dr. Glenn Orton, a JUNO mission scientist from NASA, along with other scientists from ESA and NASA. Also attending were many high respected experts both amateur and professional. A Team from Discovery Channel also attended to interview several of those attending, including Myself.

On a personal note it was my first opportunity to meet several people i have known for many years. Long-time imaging cohorts Christopher Go and Christophe Pellier and Marc Delcroix attended whom ive been in communication with for well over a decade.

The meeting was a great success with many superb presentations and conversations over dinner. A really enjoyable meeting, and one of the best ive attended in many years!

Damian Peach, November 2016.

Dome of the 77cm refracting telescope

View from Nice Observatory

Myself with one of the smaller refracting telescopes on site

Myself with Alessandro Bianconi and Christopher Go

John Rogers, Myself, Chris Go and Glenn Orton

Giving my presentation at the meeting

View across Nice from the Observatory




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