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The workshop follows up on the discussions and results of TherMoPS I (Beaulieu sur Mer, France, Sep 15-17, 2008) and TherMoPS II (Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain, Jun 3-5, 2015). The main topic is the modelling and interpretation of thermal emission measurements of small bodies in our Solar System. The targets include all kind of small bodies without atmospheres (near-Earth objects, main-belt objects, trans-Neptunian objects, satellites, our Moon). Thermal comprise ground-based, airborne, and space measurements (remote observations), as well as measurements from interplanetary missions (in-situ observations), covering the wavelengths from near-IR to the submm/mm/cm range, and also relevant laboratory measurements. The workshop is organised by the Small Bodies Near And Far (SBNAF) team. SBNAF is a science project funded by European Commission in HORIZON 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation under Grant agreement No 687378.

Topics of the TherMoPS III:

  • Thermal models
  • Asteroids
  • Centaurs, TNOs and icy bodies
  • The Moon & satellites
  • Laboratory and laboratory-related studies
  • Thermal in-situ measurements (Hayabusa2, OSIRIS-REx, etc.)
  • Survey results
  • Key input data for radiometric studies (spin & shape, H-G, others)