NOAO Currents

March 2017  •  Issue 44

 

Currents

Currents is a sparkplug for communication between NOAO and our community. It provides updates—and solicits community input—on NOAO observing opportunities and NOAO programs and policies on a more rapid timescale than is possible with the NOAO Newsletter.

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Nominations Welcome for the NOAO Users Committee: Are you interested to serve on the NOAO Users Committee? Or do you know someone who is ideal for this responsibility? Nominations will be considered through 30 April 2017. [More...]


Extremely Large Telescopes and the Dark Universe: Registration is now open for the conference “Shedding Light on the Dark Universe with Extremely Large Telescopes”, to be held in Lanzhou China, 30 August–2 September 2017. This is the first in a three-part conference series aimed at gathering input from the dark matter and dark energy communities to optimize the operations and instrumentation of future extremely large optical/infrared telescopes. Register at the meeting website by 15 April 2017. [More…]


2017 TMT Science Forum: “TMT: Beyond First Light”, the next Thirty Meter Telescope Science Forum, will be held in Mysore, India, in November 2017. Future-generation instrumentation and AO systems for TMT will be a central focus of the meeting. Registration will open soon. Save the dates, and stay tuned for detailed information about the meeting and about NSF travel support for US community astronomers. [More…]


Meeting on Developing a Time Domain Follow-up System: To foster the development of develop a time domain follow-up system capable of meeting community needs in the LSST era, NOAO and Las Cumbres Observatory will host a workshop on “Building the Infrastructure for Time-Domain Alert Science in the LSST Era” 22–25 May 2017 in Tucson. Register at the meeting website. [More…]

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