Announcing the LBTO Science Conference in Tucson AZ taking place April 11-13, 2024.
Details available on our conference website:
The emerging generation of “Extremely Large Telescopes” (ELTs) will transform the study of exoplanets. While the high angular resolution of ELTs allows imaging of planets at small separations, deep, precise spectroscopy will allow characterization of fundamental planet properties. The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) provides an edge-to-edge separation of 23 m, and when used as an interferometer (LBTI), it already functions as an ELT. In this conference, we will discuss new ELT-era exoplanet science with LBT, as well as more general exoplanet science for the upcoming ELT landscape.
The conference will be held as an in-person event on the University of Arizona campus, beginning with an evening reception on Wednesday April 10 and concluding with lunch on Saturday April 13. The program will include invited and contributed presentations. The schedule facilitates viewing of the total solar eclipse elsewhere in North America on April 08, and participation in an LBT 20th Anniversary celebration to be held the afternoon of April 13. Tours of the LBT at Mt Graham for interested parties are planned for Sunday April 14.