IASB-BIRA participated in the worldwide observation of the Venus Transit (5-6 June 2012). IASB-BIRA is involved in the Venus Express mission of ESA with the SOIR instrument. SOIR was operated through out the complete duration of the transit of Venus and its observations were compared to observations performed with instruments on Earth or with the Hubble Space Telescope. Moreover, our scientists observed the transit from the Svalbard Observatory (in Norway).
The RoadMap project, its teams and their research are represented at the ExoMars exhibition of the (Flemish) Astropolis Space Science Center in Ostend, Belgium.
We are delighted to invite you to a MARTIAN SPEED DATE with the scientists and engineers of the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, on 9 MAY in the PLANETARIUM of Brussels. Participation in the event is FREE, but for practical reasons limited to a maximum of 100 people. Do you want to make sure you get a spot?
24-04-2019 17:45-19:00 - "NOMAD à bord de ExoMars TGO, les premiers résultats" (en français)
Ann Carine Vandaele will talk about the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission, and the latest results obtained by the Belgian instrument NOMAD.
04-04-2019 9:30 (in English): On Thursday 4 April 2019 at 4 p.m. the University of Antwerp will formally confer its honorary degrees on four eminent scientists and Nobel Peace Prize winner 2018 Dr Denis Mukwege. The ceremony will be preceded by master classes led by the honorary doctors.
Ann Carine Vandaele will give the introductory lesson on Space exploration of Venus, Mars and beyond using (relatively) high resolution infrared spectroscopy.
13-11-2018 19:00 - In the frame of 'Space Talks', K. Lefever will participate to an evening around Mars and NOMAD:
ExoMars - BIRA op verkenning naar Mars
13-10-2018 20:30 - Ann C Vandaele will give a talk during the 13eme Nuit des Etoiles, à Parentville - (en francais):
NOMAD, un instrument belge à la conquête de Mars.
Belgisch instrument NOMAD begint onderzoek van de Marsatmosfeer.
16-05-2018 19:00 - In the frame of 'Pint of Science', A.C. Vandaele will participate to an evening around Mars
NOMAD at Mars: search for life ?
10 March 2016 - From beginning of March till end of August, a Mars Expo is organized in the Euro Space Center by the Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy.
The ExoMars 2016 mission, a joint endeavor between ESA and Roscosmos, will depart on March 14th 2016 to the Red Planet, carrying Belgian technology to perform pioneering science: the NOMAD spectrometer. NOMAD is a 3-channel spectrometer suite to conduct a spectroscopic survey of Mars' atmosphere in the UV, visible and IR spectral ranges, in search for traces of life. The exhibition was officially opened on March 10th.