The 28th XMM SSC consortium meeting will be held at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) on the 22nd and 23rd January 2015.Schedule at a glance
|Thursday 22 January morning||SAS working group|
|Thursday 22 January afternoon||Science Advisory Group|
|Thursday 22 January evening||Consortium Dinner|
|Friday 23 January morning||Science Advisory Group|
|Friday 23 January afternoon||Steering Group (closed meeting)|
The full programme is available here
List of registered participants
Please let me know that you're coming ASAP (the meeting is very soon now!) by emailing me (Mat), letting me know which sessions you're coming to, whether you're planning to come to the consortium dinner, and any dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, gluten-free) you have. There will be a charge for lunch (15 pounds per day, please bring cash).
In the age of satnavs and tablets with GPS, it's pretty easy to find MSSL. We're about 40 minutes drive from Gatwick, and the local towns of Guildford, Dorking, Horsham all have direct train links to Gatwick. Heathrow's not hard to get to (usually less than an hour by car) but it's a bit arduous from Stanstead or Luton, as you'll have to go half way round the M25 - come to Heathrow or Gatwick if you can. There is no public transport to MSSL, but if you can't (or don't want to) drive, don't worry. It's easy to go to and fro between Guildford (or Dorking) and MSSL by taxi, and we can organise your taxi for you if you like, but do let me know in advance please. This link is the official page on how to get to MSSL. Note the links on the left of the page about car/train and airports (in case you were wondering why there's no map).
Details of local accomodation can be found here. I suggest that you choose one of the hotels in Guildford so that we're all in roughly the same place.
The consortium dinner will be held on the night of the 22nd in Guildford. Details on their way!