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Seeing the Big Picture, DECam Community Workshop
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Seeing the Big Picture:
DECam Community Workshop

18-19 August 2011 - Tucson, Arizona U.S.A.

Tucson Marriott University Park

NOTE: If you are looking for the 2015 DECam Community Science Workshop click here.

Day 1: 18-Aug-2011
Most Invited Talks: 45-50 minutes, plus 10-15 minutes for questions
08:45 Introduction (David James [NOAO/CTIO])
Session Chair: Lori Allen
09:00 INVITED TALK 1: DECam Overview Alistair Walker [NOAO/CTIO]
10:00 INVITED TALK 2: DES Overview Josh Frieman [Fermilab]
11:00-11:15 Tea/Coffee Break
11:15-12:00 INVITED TALK 3: The DECam Community Pipeline Frank Valdes [NOAO/Tucson]
12:00-12:15 INVITED TALK 4: DECam Installation & Commissioning Schedule Alistair Walker[NOAO/CTIO]
12:15-14:00 Lunch
Session Chair: Alistair Walker
14:00-14:30 INVITED TALK 5: DECam Science Verification, the Community, and DECam scheduling 2012-2016 David James & Dara Norman[NOAO]
14:30-15:00 ATTENDEE SCIENCE TALKS Special Topics presentation by Prof. Klaus Honscheid (Ohio State) on “Introduction to DECam observing” (15-mins), plus, opportunity for 3-participants to provide a 5-minute talk
Sheila Kannappan: Multi-Wavelength Data in the Spring Dec. 0-5° Equatorial Region

Nobuyuki Ienaka: Measuring the Cosmic Optical Background
15:00-15:15 Tea/Coffee Break
15:00-17:00 Breakout Sessions/Round Table Discussions
Day 2: 19-Aug-2011
Community Science Talks: 20-25 minutes, plus 5-10 minutes for questions
08:55 Introduction (David James [NOAO/CTIO])
Session Chair: David James
09:00 Community Science Talk 1: Solar System David Trilling [Northern Arizona University]
09:30 Community Science Talk 2: Galactic Science 1 Rachel Street [Las Cumbres Observatory]
10:00 Community Science Talk 3: Galactic Science 2 Sydney Barnes [Lowell Observatory]
10:30 Community Science Talk 4: ExtraGalactic Science 1 Bethany Cobb [George Washington University]
11:00-11:15 Tea/Coffee Break
11:15 Community Science Talk 5: ExtraGalactic Science 2 Eric Gawiser [Rutgers University]
11:45 Community Science Talk 6: ExtraGalactic Science 3 Jen Lotz [STScI]
12:15-14:00 Lunch
Session Chair: Dara Norman
14:00 Community Science Talk 7: DECAM and The Magallenic Clouds Knut Olsen [NOAO]
14:30-15:00 ATTENDEE SCIENCE TALKS Opportunity for 6-participants to provide a 5-minute talk
Caryl Gronwall: The Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment

Nick Konidaris: SED Machine A Transient Classifier

Brian Yanny: Halo Tidal Star Streams with DECAM

David Nidever: The Halos of Dwarf Galaxies

Lori Allen: DECam NEO Search

David James: Gyrochronology in the Era of Wide-field, High-cadence, Synoptic Photometric Surveys
15:00-15:15 Tea/Coffee Break
15:00-17:15 Breakout Sessions/Round Table Discussions
17:15 Meeting Summary and Closure (Alistair Walker and/or a combination of OC members)

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