Scientific programme

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

09:00 – 09:20 Welcome
09:20 – 09:45 Introduction
Delbo, Marco: Origin and thermal evolution of asteroids and their materials
09:45 – 10:30 Thermal models I.
Chair: Victor Alí-Lagoa

  • Mommert, Michael (Webex): An Investigation of the Ranges of Validity of Asteroid Thermal Models for Near-Earth Asteroid Observations
  • Durech, Josef: Combined inversion of optical and thermal data of asteroids
  • MacLennan, Eric: Asteroid Themophysical Modeling Assuming Ellipsoid Shapes
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Thermal models II.
Chair: Marco Delbo

  • Pinchuk, Pavlo: Thermal model fitting NEOWISE data – Straightforward Cases
  • Myhrvold, Nathan: Thermal Model Fitting NEOWISE Data – Interesting Cases and Issues
  • Gobulov, Oleksiy and Sivam, Dhileep: Tangential YORP in complex geometries
  • Biele, Jens (Webex): Effects of Dust Layers on Thermal Emission from an Asteroid’s Surface
  • Markkanen, Johannes: Emission, absorption, and scattering by dust particles: Synoptic numerical solution
  • 15 min discussion on thermal models
12:30 – 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 – 16:00 Asteroids
Chair: Thomas Müller

  • Rognini, Edoardo: Ceres’ thermal inertia from Dawn data
  • Hanus, Josef: Physical and orbital characterization of NEA (3200) Phaethon
  • Alí-Lagoa, Victor: The thermal inertia of (16) Psyche revisited
  • Rozitis, Ben: Thermophysical Modelling of Extreme Asteroids
  • Marciniak, Anna: Filling the gap. Asteroids with slow rotation in thermal infrared.
  • 15 min discussion on asteroids
16:00 – 17:00 Coffee Break & Poster Session I.
17:00 – 18:15 Centaurs, TNOs and icy bodies
Chair: Csaba Kiss

  • Müller, Thomas: Thermophysical modelling of Centaurs & TNOs
  • Farkas-Takács, Anikó: Properties of resonant trans-Neptunian objects based on Herschel Space Observatory data
  • Santos-Sanz, Pablo: What can we learn of TNOs / Centaurs from the combination of thermal data and stellar occultations?
  • Ferrari, Cecile: Thermophysics of Airless Icy Surfaces to Probe Their Vertical Structure
  • 15 min discussion on icy bodies

Thursday, 21 February 2019

09:00 – 10:15 Thermal in-situ measurements I.
Chair: Andrew Ryan

  • Okada, Tatsuaki (webex): The first global thermal images of asteroid 162173 Ryugu by Hayabusa2
  • Sakatani, Naoya: High-resolved thermographic observation of craters and boulders on Ryugu
  • Shimaki, Yuri: Global thermal inertia and surface roughness of asteroid Ryugu by TIR on Hayabusa2
  • Hamm, Maximilian: First Results of the MARA Radiometer observing the Surface of Asteroid (162173) Ryugu
  • Emery, Joshua: Thermophysics of (101955) Bennu: Observing and Thermal Modeling Plans of OSIRIS-REx and Initial Results from Approach Phase Data
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:30 Thermal in-situ measurements II.
Chair: Andrew Ryan

  • Howell, Ellen: Comparison of Thermophysical Properties of (101955) Bennu from OSIRIS-REx Approach Phase Data with Spitzer and HST Observations in 2012
  • Tosi, Federico: Surface temperature and properties of the nucleus of comet 67P/CG as derived by Rosetta/VIRTIS
  • 15 min discussion
11:30 – 12:45 Laboratory, input data, calibration
Chair: Ákos Kereszturi

  • Ryan, Andrew: Regolith thermophysical properties: Thermal conductivity experimental results and a new full-field thermophysical model
  • Biele, Jens (webex): The specific heat capacity of asteroidal regolith material – a review
  • Szakáts, Róbert: Database for thermal infrared observations of solar system small bodies
  • Wohlfarth, Kay: Combined Reflectance and Emittance Model for Spectral Unmixing
  • 15 min discussion
12:45 – 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 – 16:00 Survey results I.
Chair: Anna Marciniak

  • Racero, Elena: ESASky: A New Window for Solar System Data Exploration
  • Szakats, Robert: Far-infrared and submm flux densities from serendipitous observations of asteroids in Herschel PACS and SPIRE maps
  • Landsman, Zoe: Evidence for silicate regoliths on 27 main-belt M-type asteroids
  • Spoto, Federica: New detections of the Yarkovsky effect with Gaia DR2     
  • Mueller, Migo: Serendipitous Asteroid Detections with JWST-MIRI
  • 15 min discussion
16:00 – 17:00 Coffee Break & Poster Session II.
17:00 – 18:15 Survey results II.
Chair: Michael Migo Mueller

  • Usui, Fumihiko: AKARI Near-Infrared Asteroid Spectroscopic Survey
  • Mainzer, Amy (webex): Current & Future Thermal IR Surveys and Thermal Modeling
  • Grav, Tommy (webex): Building the NEOWISE and NEOCam Survey Simulators and Thermal Fitting Pipelines
  • Kramer, Emily (webex): Thermal Modeling of Comets Using the Neowise and Neocam Surveys
  • 15 min discussion
19:00 –

Gala dinner
Gathering: 18:50 -19:00 front of the Venue


Friday, 22 February 2019

09:00 – 10:30 The Moon
Chair: Chrysa Avdellidou

  • Sakatani, Naoya; Shimaki, Yuri; Usui, Fumihiko: Latest news from the first Hayabusa2 touch down
  • Hayne, Paul: Lunar Thermal Models: New Insights from the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment
  • Sefton-Nash, Elliot: Lunar permanent shadow observed in the far-IR: Double shadowed cold-traps, water ice, or both?
  • Müller, Thomas: The Moon as flux calibrator for TIR measurements of Ryugu during the Hayabusa2 approach phase in June 2018
  • Avdellidou, Chrysa: Thermophysics of lunar impact flashes
  • 15 min discussion
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:15 Satellites, Rings & Mercury
Chair: Joshua Patrick Emery

  • Christopher, Edwards: The Thermophysical Properties of Phobos from TES and THEMIS Observations
  • Fujiwara, Hideaki: Seasonal variation of radial brightness contrast of Saturn’s rings viewed in mid-infrared by Subaru/COMICS
  • Stangarone, Claudia: Modelling of thermal-IR spectra of forsterite (Mg2SiO4): application on remote sensing for Mercury
  • Varatharajan, Indhu: Thermal-Infrared Spectroscopy of Mercury: Telescope Data to Laboratory measurements supporting MERTIS payload onboard BepiColombo mission
  • 15 min discussion
12:15 – 13:00 Discussion, closing remarks, workshop summary


  • Curtis, Rowan: Towards Understanding Thermal Transfer on Airless Bodies with the Oxford Space Environment Goniometer.
  • Piqueux, Sylvain: Specific Heat Capacity of a Suite of Meteorites and Mineral Endmembers between 100 and 285K – Implications for Planetary Thermal Modeling
  • Schambeau, Charles: Investigating Activity Drivers of Comets in the Centaur-to-Jupiter Family Transition
  • Hinkle, Mary: Thermophysical Model of 433 Eros
  • Ali Lagoa, Victor: Thermal properties of large asteroids from Herschel PACS data
  • Podlewska-Gaca, Edyta: GaiaGOSA and ISAM- services for asteroid studies
  • Fergason, Robin: KRC Thermal Model Support for Airless Bodies
  • Müller, Thomas: Small Bodies Near and Far: Synergies from ground and space