Sept 23-24, 2023
Co-located with LSST@Europe V
Complementary observations of Rubin discoveries from a range of telescope facilities will be an important part of achieving the goals of the science community. Increasingly, telescope facilities are offering flexible modes of observation and programmatic tools that enable time-domain astrophysics. The AEON Network is one example of this. The goal of this workshop are:
- Review the services that comprise the Rubin ‘follow-up ecosystem’
- Review the Time Allocation Process for telescopes participating in the Rubin International In Kind Program
- Discuss the technical requirements for an observatory to become AEON-compatible
- Provide a forum for feedback and questions from observatory operators
- Describe in detail the alternative options for an observatory to receive observing requests and return data.
- Explore the open-source software packages available to help observatories to meet the AEON requirements.
The workshop is intended to be hands-on hackathon in style, and will be of particular interest to everyone involved in telescope operations. Representatives from all interested observatories are welcome, especially those participating in the Rubin International In Kind Program.
Prerequisites for the Hands-On Sessions
Some sessions at the workshop are intended to be hands-on software demonstrations and we encourage everyone to participate.
To do so, you will need four packages pre-installed. Full guidelines on what you will need can be found here.
Physical Meeting Room
The in-person meeting is in the Laguna room of the hotel Parentium, Poreć, which can be found in the corridor immediately behind the hotel reception desk.
Zoom Meeting Room
Please note that the agenda is still subject to change, and that all times are in CEST.
Day 1: Saturday Sept 23, 2023
Day 2: Sunday Sept 24, 2023
|08:55||Rachel Street||Welcome and logistics|
|09:00||Milan Stojanović||Telescope Facilities Chair: Cesar Briceño||Milankovich 1.4m|
|09:30||David Buckley||South Africa Astronomical Observatory|
|10:00||Łukasz Wyrzykowski||The Opticon/RadioNet Program and Black Hole TOM|
|11:00||Steve Margheim||Rubin In Kind Program Chair: Steve Margheim||Developing plans for telescope facilities and reporting|
|11:30||Joey Chatelain||Decision tree for designing implementations|
|12:00||Discussion among observatory teams|
|14:00||William Lindstrom||Overview of software tools||Hands-on introduction to the TOM Toolkit|
|16:00||William Lindstrom & Matt Daily||Hands-on demo of observation submission from TOM to OCS|
Organizers and contact
Rachel Street, Las Cumbres Observatory, rstreet/at/
In collaboration with the AEON Network and the Rubin In Kind Team.
The organizers gratefully acknowledge support from the Heising-Simons Foundation.