SDSS-III Colaboration Meeting - June, 25-28 2012


Program

The global program of the meeting can be found on the table below. For additional details of each day, click on the dates at the top.

Time Tuesday June 26th Wednesday June 27th Thursday June 28th Friday June 29th
08:00 Pick-up at hotels*
09:00-10:30 Chair: Eric Aubourg

Welcome  

DR9  

Machine-Gun I  
Chair: Michael Strauss

MARVELS  

Machine-Gun II  
Chair: David Schlegel

APOGEE  
APOGEE  

Lyman-Alpha  
10:30-11:00 Coffee (Group photo on Thursday)
11:00-12:30 Chair: Jennifer Johnson

BOSS  
Chair: Basilio Santiago

SEGUE-II  

Chair: David Weinberg

AS3  
APOGEE  

Lyman-Alpha  
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 APOGEE  

Lyman-Alpha  
APOGEE  

Lyman-Alpha  

Galaxy Clustering  
APOGEE  

QSO  

SEGUE-II  
APOGEE  

Lyman-Alpha  
15:30-16:00 Coffee
16:00-17:30 APOGEE  

Lyman-Alpha  
APOGEE  

Lyman-Alpha  

Galaxy Clustering  
Chair: Gail Zasowski

Wrapup Session  
APOGEE  

Lyman-Alpha  
17:45 Departure from Observatório Nacional**
17:45-19:00 LIneA Review  
19:30 Public Talk at Planetário
20:00 COCO Dinner Conference Dinner

* The pick-up points are located at the following hotels: Everest Rio, Ipanema Plaza and Arpoador Inn. If you want to go to the Observatório Nacional using free transportation, please check your pick-up point here. We kindly request that those who depend on transportation from the hotels to the event’s venue show up at the meeting point 10 min before the scheduled time (8 am). It is not easy to park for long in some of Rio’s streets and traffic to and from the event is usually intense and may vary from day to day.

** On Tuesday (June 26th) and Thursday (June 28th), the vans will take the participants directly to the same hotels listed above. On Wednesday (June 27th), transportation to the hotels will also be available, but one or more vans will wait for the participants who plan to attend the LIneA review and take them directly to Porcão for the conference dinner. On Friday (June 29th), the transportation to the hotels will again be available, but one or more vans will go to the airport, depending on the number of registered people and flight schedules. Please, inform your schedule to the event secretary during registration.

The plenary sessions are displayed in yellow on the table and will take place at conference room . The parallel sessions and splinter/working group meetings are displayed in green and will take place at conference rooms , and . The locations of the conference rooms within the campus of Observatório Nacional can be seen on the map below (also available at Venue). All sessions will be broadcasted via EVO. Please, check the details at Trac.

Additional events that will happen during the meeting are displayed in red on the table.

The Laboratório Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia (LIneA) was created to provide the logistics and the infrastructure for the participation of Brazilian scientists in large surveys, such as SDSS-III and the Dark Energy Survey (DES). The primary goal of LIneA is to create a data center and provide tools for handling and analyzing data from large surveys. In the review this infra-structure will be presented as well as the web-based science portal being developed. While currently the portal is being developed for DES, it can be extended to other projects such as AS3. This session will take place at room .

The public talk will take place at Fundação Planetário da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro, which is located at the following address:

Rua Vice-Governador Rubens Berardo, 100
Gávea, Rio de Janeiro – RJ
CEP: 22451-070
Phone: (21) 2274-0046
E-mail: planetario@rio.rj.gov.br

The title of the talk is “Dark Energy, Quasars, the Milky Way Galaxy, and Extra-Solar Planets: How the Sloan Digital Sky Survey is Changing Our View of the Universe” and it will be presented by Dr. Michael Wood-Vasey. Transportation to the talk will not be provided. Please, contact the secretary of the event or one of the local participants to get instructions on how to get to the talk.

Details about the conference dinner can be found on Registration.