Please register YOUR support for eLISA!

In September, the European Space Agency will begin the formal competition for its second "large" satellite mission, L2. The space-based gravitational-wave observatory eLISA (evolved Laser Interferometer Satellite Antenna) will be one of the contendors. There is a web site where members of the public can register their support for eLISA. This takes just a minute, and is an easy way for you to support future efforts to detect and study gravitational waves and gravitational-wave sources!

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MAGIC Quantum Mechanic
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Please register YOUR support for eLISA!

Thanks for the info Bruce,I am on board and signed in.

-Samson

 

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RE: Please register YOUR support for eLISA!

[AF>Libristes]Maeda
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Thank for the information,

Thank for the information, just signed up too.

Benjamin Knispel
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Hi all, please check your

Hi all,

please check your inbox for a verification email, which you will receive after you've signed up on the webpage. This email includes a link, please use it to finalize your sign-up process.

Thanks for your support,
Benjamin

 

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If i may add, for more

If i may add, for more information over the eLISA Project watch here on their webpage.

http://www.elisa-ngo.org/

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Hi Patrick, thanks for

Hi Patrick,

thanks for adding the link. Note that this is the old eLISA webpage. A new webpage will be available in the next few days or so.

If you want to learn a little more about the eLISA mission concept and what it wants to achieve, follow the existing links on the supporters page, or have a look at this really nice video.

Cheers,
Benjamin

 

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Thank you for the correction

Thank you for the correction and the video link.
Yes the NGO Project was set in May 2012 which was decided from ESA.
I´ve just reread this on wikipedia.

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Done :)

Done :)

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Done, and encouraged my

Done, and encouraged my "friends" on Facebook to do so. (Er... did I just mention THAT F word?)

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Just signed , and verified

Just signed , and verified the email :)), the penultimate in the list...But I know that eLISA will find a lot of gravitational waves and also we find it with e@h...

Thanks Bruce for the information

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i understand the point of the

i understand the point of the mission, but i don't understand what "registering our support" accomplishes, particularly as a friend and not a scientist...could someone please elaborate, b/c the website doesn't seem to explain what the "support" entails.

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Very cool! Glad I was able to

Very cool! Glad I was able to help support in my own small way :)

Benjamin Knispel
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Hi Sunny129, glad you

Hi Sunny129,

glad you asked. The White Paper for the "Gravitational Universe" science theme will be submitted to the European Space Agency (ESA) later this month. It will have a list of scientists supporting the mission, some of them very well known–like Stephen Hawking or Kip Thorne–and other scientists (like myself) which are not that prominent but still think that it is important that eLISA flies. That is the one side.

On the other side, the message is even stronger if the eLISA consortium can show ESA that a space-based gravitational-wave observatory is supported by people from all around the world. Thus, these science enthusiast may sign up as "eLISA friends". By doing so, they show that eLISA sparks their imagination and gets them excited about fundamental research, astronomy, and gravitational waves. I can imagine that White Paper might say something like "This White Paper is also supported by 1485 eLISA friends online." and give a link to the list of supporters. So your "vote" could make a difference.

Cheers,
Benjamin

 

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Sunny129
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RE: Hi Sunny129, glad you

Quote:

Hi Sunny129,

glad you asked. The White Paper for the "Gravitational Universe" science theme will be submitted to the European Space Agency (ESA) later this month. It will have a list of scientists supporting the mission, some of them very well known–like Stephen Hawking or Kip Thorne–and other scientists (like myself) which are not that prominent but still think that it is important that eLISA flies. That is the one side.

On the other side, the message is even stronger if the eLISA consortium can show ESA that a space-based gravitational-wave observatory is supported by people from all around the world. Thus, these science enthusiast may sign up as "eLISA friends". By doing so, they show that eLISA sparks their imagination and gets them excited about fundamental research, astronomy, and gravitational waves.

Cheers,
Benjamin


thank you for an excellent explanation. i guess i'm #1197 to sign up then.

Benjamin Knispel
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RE: thank you for an

Quote:
thank you for an excellent explanation. i guess i'm #1197 to sign up then.


Excellent! Don't forget to confirm this with the link you'll receive in an email immediately after signing up :-)

Cheers,
Benjamin

 

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RE: RE: thank you for an

Quote:
Quote:
thank you for an excellent explanation. i guess i'm #1197 to sign up then.

Excellent! Don't forget to confirm this with the link you'll receive in an email immediately after signing up :-)

Cheers,
Benjamin


already done! and i confirmed that my name is in fact on the list :-)

thanks again,
Eric

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Thanks for the information. I

Thanks for the information. I have registered via the web site and confirmed via E-mail.

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Registered &

Registered & confirmed.

Gord

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Added my name to the list,

Added my name to the list, and verified it.

Claggy

Mike Hewson
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Cool. My name is on the same

Cool. My name is on the same page as Stephen Hawking. That'd be a first for him I expect. :-) :-0

Cheers, Mike.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter. Blaise Pascal

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Thanks for the information.

Thanks for the information. Count me in!

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RE: In September, the

Quote:
In September, the European Space Agency will begin the formal competition for its second "large" satellite mission, L2. The space-based gravitational-wave observatory eLISA (evolved Laser Interferometer Satellite Antenna) will be one of the contendors. There is a web site where members of the public can register their support for eLISA. This takes just a minute, and is an easy way for you to support future efforts to detect and study gravitational waves and gravitational-wave sources!


darksun
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Thanks for the

Thanks for the information.
So just registered and verified.

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RE: Cool. My name is on the

Quote:

Cool. My name is on the same page as Stephen Hawking. That'd be a first for him I expect. :-) :-0

Cheers, Mike.


So is mine :-)

Daniels_Parents
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Done and verified ! With

Done and verified !

With best wishes for a successful mission on Earth and in space,

Arthur (TC 40 - RAC 29)

I know I am a part of a story that starts long before I can remember and continues long beyond when anyone will remember me [Danny Hillis, Long Now]

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Thanks for the information.

Thanks for the information. Just signed in ..

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hi , just signed

hi ,

just signed

Registered & confirmed

jeanguy

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RE: please check your inbox

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please check your inbox for a verification email, which you will receive after you've signed up on the webpage. This email includes a link, please use it to finalize your sign-up process.


Looks like these people didn't get the memo: Plus 467 as yet unverified supporters. ;-)

tullio
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The Italian built Vega

The Italian built Vega launcher with ESA support has just put three satellites in low Earth orbit starting from Kourou.It is slated to put in orbit the LISA Pathfinder mission in 2015.
Tullio

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thx for the info and link

thx for the info and link Bruce...
registered my info...

exciting times we live in !... :)

Lee JinGoo
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...

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Filatelist
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I signed too, thanks!

I signed too, thanks!

Mark Ostruszka
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Registered and on board and

Registered and on board and subscribed to newsletter and videos

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This project is extremely

This project is extremely important. In view of the recent Kepler problems, we need as many "eyes" out there as possible. Go eLISA, Go!!

WTBroughton
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Just added myself to the

Just added myself to the list. We live in exciting times.

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Thanks for the heads up and

Thanks for the heads up and the link. Was it Carl Sagan who said, “We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.†I think we have a very long way to go.

Hugo A. Durantini Luca
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Thanks for the info! Already

Thanks for the info! Already signed and added to the list ^^

Agree 100% with Beyond :)

Mad_Max
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Signed!

Signed!

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Has anyone else who's signed

Has anyone else who's signed this gotten a free issue of Science in the mail? One just showed up in my mailbox; and the coincidental timing of it arriving 2 weeks after signing the petition makes the eLISA people giving them my mailing address seem to be the least improbable way for it to have happened.

Benjamin Knispel
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Hi all, the eLISA

Hi all,

the eLISA consortium has submitted its White Paper on the "Gravitational Universe" Science Theme and the eLISA mission to the European Space Agency (ESA) at the end of last week.

You can download and read the paper at this page, where you will also find further information on the mission and the LISA pathfinder mission which is due to fly in 2015. LISA Pathfinder will demonstrate the key technologies to be used in eLISA.

You will find your contribution as a supporter of the eLISA White Paper on page 2 of the document. There you'll find a list of the authors, contributors, the most prominent supporters, and a link to the internet page with all supporters, including all of you who signed up.

Cheers,
Benjamin

 

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That's a great reference Ben.

That's a great reference Ben. In a way, black holes are simple - just mass and spin. Of course there's still quite a lot of science in 'just' that, there being so many permutations. I want to hear one of those EMRI's : whole stars getting swallowed over some hours, with a burp at the end !! :-)

I also note the mention of the LSST, which I never knew of until now. Another cool project.

Cheers, Mike.

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jaimicry
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go!

go!

binyo66
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done

done

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Up up and away! All systems

Up up and away! All systems go!

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Signed up ^^

Signed up ^^

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This evening I received an

This evening I received an email from Karsten Danzmann for the eLISA Consortium. If I understood correctly, the search for gravitational waves has been chosen for the L3 mission. :)

I suppose the content of the email is not privileged, hence I hope Karsten will not mind me posting the content here:

Quote:


Dear Jens Alexander,

many of you may have heard that yesterday ESA announced the selection of the Science Themes for the L2 and L3 launch opportunities.

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/ESA_s_new_vision_to_study_the_invisible_Universe

They selected the "Hot and Energetic Universe" for L2 and "The Gravitational Universe" for L3.

This is a great success for us and we should all be very happy that the hard work over the last two decades refining the LISA concept paid off.
We now have an approved slot and are a firm part of the program!
That is a major achievement and I want to congratulate everybody on this outcome.

On behalf of the whole LISA community I would like to thank you for supporting the White Paper. More than 4000 signatures strengthened our case a lot.

This selection means secure development for the next 20 years and enough time to do it right.
And indeed, with the selection of the mission concept expected in 2020, there is not much time to spare and the real work is starting now!

The first and foremost priority for our community is now to concentrate on LISA Pathfinder and do all we can for a successful flight.
And then in 2015, after the big success, we are well positioned to refine the remaining technology challenges and get the mission concept perfected for 2020.

We will keep you informed about important future developments. Great discoveries are to be made. In the meantime you should have a look at our new video: http://youtu.be/YyofTn7tZjo - together we will unveil the hidden secrets of the universe.

Best wishes,
Karsten Danzmann
for the eLISA Consortium

-- eLISA Mission Homepage: lisamission.org

Regards

Mark my words and remember me. - 11th Hour, Lamb of God

fadedrose
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Thanks Benjamin...I saw this

Thanks Benjamin...I saw this thing about signing up for eLISA long time ago but thought I was too insignificant to matter in the signup for support.

If Sunny hadn't started the rollout of support, I never would have considered this on my own.

I am really happy to be 2824.

fadedrose
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Msg. 128168 Michael LeBlanc

Msg. 128168 Michael LeBlanc posted this link:

http://www.aei.mpg.de/1020166/ESA_L2_L3

There is a an excellent depiction of eLISA and ATHENA. I understand that eLISA is a listening device, but what is ATHENA.

Please tell me what their functions are in as simple language as you can, so when I brag something to the old lady next door I don't say something dumb.

tullio
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Athena is an X-ray telescope

Athena is an X-ray telescope like Chandra, NuSTAR and others already in orbit.
Tullio

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Hallo

Hallo fadedrose!

Quote:
..... , but what is ATHENA ?

Athena (Advanced Telescope for High ENergy Astrophysics) is a telescope of the next generation for x-rays as Chandra or XMM-Newton, the currently very successfuly running missions in space.
X-rays are electromagnetic waves like light, but of much, much shorter wavelenght, about 1/2000. These telescopes have to be placed in space, because x-rays become absorbed by the athmosphere. The focussing element at these very short wavelenth are not lenses or mirrors as for light waves, but mirrors, where the waves become glanced at the surface of the mirror.(I hope my english isn´t too bad.)

If you like,read more here.
And thoose, who are more deeply interested in science look here. Ups, 94 pages.

Kind regards and happy crunching
Martin