Science with Veloce Workshop - June 14th 2013


The Veloce project aims to equip the Anglo-Australian Telescope with a compact ultra-stabilised spectrograph, able to obtain Doppler velocities for Sun-like and M-dwarf stars at sub-m/s precision.


The workshop will be held in the main conference room (room 64, ground floor) in the School of Physics at the Kensington campus of the University of New South Wales (see the Venue page for more details). The workshop will begin at 10am, with tea/coffee and biscuits available from 9am. We expect there to be a morning and afternoon session, 10:00 - 12:00 and 1:30 - 4:00, with any further discussion to be had with tea/coffee and biscuits until 5pm. Contributed talks should be 30 minutes long (25 + 5). The lunch is not provided during the one hour break though there are several cafes/eateries in the vicinity. A group booking in a nearby eatery may be arranged nearer the time of the workshop. A schedule and and a list of attendees are now available.

About the Workshop

Aims of the Workshop

The workshop aims to:

  1. -discuss and compile a list of the Science Cases for the instrument

  2. -discuss and compile a list of Science Requirements - i.e. what design choices are driven by the instrument's science needs (fibre-feed size, resolution, wavelength coverage, etc)

  3. -these will then drive the conceptual design the AAO will carry out, to derive a cost model.

Attending the Workshop

If you wish to attend the workshop but are not already receiving the emails going out please contact Duncan at the email address at the bottom of the page.

If you are interested in the current state of plans for Veloce here is a link to the most recent Veloce position paper which is also available on the Veloce website:

For any questions about this website or the Veloce Workshop please email Duncan Wright duncan.wright (at)