Lunch Session LS3  29 June 2020

The ESA Space Science Archives

Aims and scope

Monday 29 June 2020, 13.00 hrs

This lunch session is meant to update the European space science community on the assets, services, and tools offered by the ESA Space Science Archives. The session will include presentations by members of the ESAC Science Data Centre (ESDC) covering the current status of the archives, the new analysis and research tools and services that they offer, and the long-term strategy. During the session, ESDC members will also provide demos on how to seamlessly explore and compare the content of the archives with ESASky and on how to start scientific investigations using Python tools and Jupyter notebooks.

Ample time will be allocated for an open-floor discussion, with questions and answers, soliciting inputs and feedback from the community.


The preliminary programme includes a number of short presentations and demos covering the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • Archival Research Visitor Programme (Guido De Marchi)
  • Astronomy Archives Users Group (Søren Larsen)
  • Exploring ESASky (Deborah Baines)
The last half hour will be reserved for an open-floor discussion to give a voice to everyone interested in using space-science data in their research.

Invited speakers

Scientific organisers

Guido De Marchi (ESTEC); Deborah Baines (ESAC); Beate Stelzer (University of Tübingen) and Sĝren Larsen (Radboud University, Nijmegen), on behalf of the ESA Astronomy Archives Users Group



Updated on Thu Feb 27 11:53:53 CET 2020