Submission Instructions for Workshop Proceedings
Post-Meeting Discussion Forum
Discovery space in astronomy is strongly limited not only by flux and resolution, but also by sample size. In particular, many fields in astronomy would greatly benefit from the ability to spectroscopically study large samples efficiently. For example, large scale spectroscopic surveys have recently begun placing unique constraints on cosmology, large scale structure, galaxy evolution and Galactic structure. If the capability for highly multiplexed spectroscopy were available, we would be able to not only answer existing questions more robustly (perhaps unambiguously), but also open up new avenues of investigation. Moreover, these programs could be accelerated from timescales of decades or years to months.
Given the interest expressed in a highly multiplexed spectroscopic capability at the recent Scottsdale system workshop and the possibility of university-scale investments in this area, we are holding a community wide workshop to investigate the scientific need for such a capability and its technical challenges. The goals of the workshop will be to determine what scale of facility is demanded by the science (i.e., what field of view, what multiplexing capability, and on what aperture), and to identify a path by which to realize such a capability.
The workshop attendance is limited by the size of the available conference room. The participant list is almost full, but a few spaces remain. If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please write to Arjun Dey (email@example.com) as soon as possible.
University of Virginia
The Johns Hopkins University
Australian National University
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Techniques and Technology:
The workshop will be held on Oct 11 and 12 at the
Four Points by Sheraton Tucson University Plaza
1900 E. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Toll-Free Reservations Number: 1.800.843.8052
Transportation Information: http://www.noao.edu/gateway/tucson/airlines.html
The workshop structure is aimed at engendering a lively discussion on the major science drivers and the technical feasibility, and hence a significant fraction of the time in each session will be devoted to discussion. The first day of the workshop will focus on the science drivers and the second will focus on the technology and techniques for highly multiplexed MOS spectroscopy, as well as a discussion of the lessons learned from ongoing instrument and spectroscopic survey projects.
In each session on the science drivers (Day 1) there will be one or more invited talks which should briefly review the status of the field and then focus on which aspects of the science would be revolutionized by highly-multiplexed multiobject spectroscopy. Following the invited talk, there will be a structured discussion during which workshop participants are invited to present a short (1 or 2 viewgraph) comment pertinent to the discussion on the scientific drivers. Each session on technology (Day 2) will be structured with invited talks and discussion focussed on how to best serve the science drivers emerging from the science sessions.
In the spirit of having a lively discussion, we encourage workshop participants to come prepared with one or two viewgraphs to contribute to the discussion. If you wish to present something of relevance to the discussion in one of the sessions, please contact Arjun Dey (email@example.com) with a brief (2-3 line) summary of what you would like to present.
7pm : informal get together --- cocktails & hors d'oeuvres
7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am - 8:40am Welcome and Intro - Arjun Dey
08:40am - 09:05am Richard Ellis (15min talk + discussion)
09:05am - 09:30am Brian Boyle (15min talk + discussion)
09:30am - 10:30am Discussion and contributions
10:30am - 10:45am Coffee
10:45am - 11:10am Daniel Eisenstein (15min talk + discussion)
11:10am - 11:35am Andy Connolly (15min talk + discussion)
11:35am - 12:30pm Discussion and Contributions
12:30pm - 01:30pm Lunch
01:30pm - 01:55pm Rosie Wyse (15min talk + discussion)
01:55pm - 02:20pm Heather Morrison (15min talk + discussion)
02:20pm - 03:15pm Discussion and contributions
03:15pm - 03:30pm Coffee
03:30pm - 03:45pm Jim Liebert (10min talk + discussion)
03:45pm - 04:00pm Xiaohui Fan (10min talk + discussion)
04:00pm - 04:15pm David Helfand (10min talk + discussion)
04:15pm - 04:30pm John Huchra (10min talk + discussion [not confirmed])
04:30pm - 05:30pm Discussion of Scientific Need for a New WFMOS Capability (Richard Ellis, chair)
05:30pm - 05:45pm Recap
07:00pm - DINNER
09:00am - 09:30am Jeremy Mould
09:30am - 10:00am Gemini as a Wide-Field Telescope -- Eric Hansen (20 min + discussion)
10:00am - 10:30am New concepts -- Roger Angel and Jim Burge (20min + discussion)
10:30am - 10:45am Coffee
10:45am - 11:15am New concepts -- Craig Smith (20min + discussion)
11:15am - 12:00pm Techniques for multiplexing -- Karl Glazebrook (20min + discussion)
12:00pm - 01:00pm Lunch
01:00pm - 01:30pm New Spectroscopic Technologies - Sam Barden (20min + discussion)
01:30pm - 02:00pm MOS Concepts for large telescopes - Keith Taylor (20min + discussion)
02:00pm - 02:30pm Discussion and Contributions
02:30pm - 02:50pm Lessons from Sloan - David Schlegel (15min + discussion)
02:50pm - 03:10pm Lessons from DEEP - Marc Davis (15min + discussion)
03:10pm - 03:30pm Lessons from IMACS - Alan Dressler (15min + discussion)
03:30pm - 03:45pm Coffee
03:45pm - 03:55pm Lessons from VIMOS - Olivier Le Fevre (15min + discussion)
03:55pm - 04:05pm Lessons from 2dF - Karl Glazebrook (5min + discussion)
04:05pm - 05:00pm Discussion and wrap-up (George Jacoby, chair)
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SDSS | 2MASS | NDWFS | NOAO Surveys
DEIMOS | IMACS | VIMOS |  FMOS | HECTOSPEC | SWIFT | NGOS | MODS
Background image is a section of the NDWFS (Jannuzi & Dey 2000).