About the project

TUKE Space Forum is a project supported by the European Space Agency (ESA) aimed at expanding knowledge about space research and related technologies. The goal is to bring the most interesting space research projects through talks of international experts who work on them.

Within the context of this project, we will bring a series of talks joined with extensive discussions covering a wide spectrum of activities of the current space research and its technologies.

The talks prepared for the first half of 2020 cover the hottest topics of current space research. From research into gravitational waves, black holes, exoplanets, dark matter, and energy, protecting the Earth from asteroid impacts, star mapping, to research into the Sun-Earth system, exploring the Earth’s magnetosphere and solar wind.

Preliminary agenda of discussions

  1. Michael Küppers (Hera Project Scientist),
    HERA mission webinar,
    February 26, 2020
  2. Timo Prusti (Gaia Project Scientist),
    Gaia mission webinar,
    March 11, 2020
  3. Matteo Guainazzi (Study Scientist for Athena),
    webinar about the Athena mission,
    March 25, 2020
  4. Bernhard Schulz (Deputy Science Mission Operations Director for SOFIA),
    SOFIA observatory webinar,
    April 15, 2020
  5. Graziella Branduardi Raymont (SMILE European CO-PI), SMILE mission webinar,
    April 22, 2020
  6. Benjamin Joachimi (University College London),
    Euclid webinar,
    April 29, 2020
  7. Ana Heras (Mission Project Scientist),
    PLATO mission webinar,
    May 13, 2020
  8. Paul McNamara, (ESA Mission Project Scientist),
    LISA mission webinar,
    May 27, 2020
  9. Chris Finlay (DTU Space),
    SWARM webinar,
    June 10, 2020

Details of the upcoming lectures are available at www.meetup.com/TUKE-Space-Forum

A series of summer schools will be realized within the context of this project. The schools will mainly focus on topics studied at the Department of Computers and Informatics (DCI), Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (FEEI) at the Technical University of Košice.

Another part of the project focuses on preparation of compulsory elective course at DCI focused on space mission data processing.