5th Athena/WFI Proto-Consortium Meeting

Palermo, 25 - 26 January 2017

Palazzo Chiaramonte Steri

Piazza Marina, 61

The Athena mission, ESA's next larger X-ray Observatory, is currently in phase A study. The call for the payload of the mission is expected to be issued by ESA at the begin of 2017. This is an important moment in the mission and instrument development and will see many of us involved in the preparation of a substantial amount of technical documentation to demonstrate the technical feasibility and scientific value of the Wide Field Imager.

The 5th WFI proto-consortium meeting, that will be held in Palermo on January 25-26 2017, comes to the appropriate timing to review the status of our development activities and organize the work necessary to prepare the instrument proposal to ESA.  All members of the WFI proto-consortium are invited to participate to the meeting, however,  in order to cover all relevant subjects within the short time frame of the meeting, the presentations will be on request only.

The meeting is organised with the financial and logistic support of Universita' degli Studi di Palermo - Dipartimento di Fisica e Chimica, and Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica - Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo G.S. Vaiana.

For their kind support, the organizers of the meeting thank