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Project Title: A Strategy to Optimize the U.S. Optical and Infrared System in the Era of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)

PIN: DEPS-BPA-13-02         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Board on Physics & Astronomy DEPS
Space Studies Board DEPS

RSO:
Lang, David

Subject/Focus Area:
Math, Chemistry and Physics; Space and Aeronautics


A Strategy to Optimize the U.S. Optical and Infrared System in the Era of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
October 12, 2014 - October 13, 2014
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Dr.
Irvine, California


If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:


Contact Name: david lang
Email: dlang@nas.edu
Phone: 2023342395
Fax: 3575


Agenda:

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

OPEN SESSION
8:00 AM Breakfast

8:30 Welcome, Introductions, and Brief Status Report on the Work of the Committee
Debra Elmegreen, Chair

8:45 NSF perspective
Jim Ulvestad, NSF AST

9:15 LSST overview and discussion (30 min + discussion)
Steve Kahn, LSST/Stanford University

10:15 Break

10:30 GSMT panel discussion (15 min overview each + discussion)
Michael Bolte, University of California Observatories
Pat McCarthy, Giant Magellan Telescope Observatory

11:30 General discussion and public comments

CLOSED SESSION
12:00 PM Working lunch

OPEN SESSION
1:00 PM NOAO Perspective (30 min + discussion)
Dave Silva, NOAO

2:00 Gemini Observatories Perspective (30 min + discussion)
Scot Kleinman, Gemini Observatories

3:00 Break

3:15 Data panel discussion (10 min each + discussion)
George Helou, Caltech
Richard White, Space Telescope Science Institute
Mario Juric, LSST

4:15 Adaptive Optics discussion (10 min each + discussion)
Richard Dekany, Caltech
Claire Max, UC Observatories/UC Santa Cruz
Phil Hinz, U. Arizona

5:15 General questions and discussion

5:30 Adjourn

CLOSED SESSION
6:00 PM Dinner
Committee and staff only
Lark Creek Restaurant located at 957 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA



             
Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

OPEN SESSION
8:00 AM Breakfast

8:30 ESO data discussion (40 min + discussion)
Michael Sterzik, ESO
Martino Romaniello, ESO

9:30 AURA perspective (30 min + discussion)
Heidi Hammel, AURA

10:15 Break

10:30 Observatory Directors panel discussion
Keck, Palomar
McDonald
SAO
Steward
LBT
LCOGT
ARC
WIYN
SOAR
LCO/Magellan
Lowell/DCT


CLOSED SESSION
12:00 PM Working lunch

OPEN SESSION
1:00 PM Dialog with the committee, directors, and public about study outcomes, and White Papers
Jim Ulvestad, NSF AST

2:00 Comments from the public and further discussion

2:45 Break

CLOSED SESSION
3:00 PM Discussion
Reflections on the meeting
Assignments
Plans for the next telecons and DC meeting
     
6:00 Adjourn




Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Debbie Elmegreen
Vassar College
Chair
Todd Boroson
Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network
Debra Fischer
Yale University
Josh Frieman
University of Chicago and Fermilab
Lynne Hillenbrand
California Institute of Technology
Buell Jannuzi
University of Arizona and Steward Observatory
Bob Kirshner
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Lori Lubin
University of California
Davis
Robert Lupton
Princeton University
Paul Schechter
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Paul Vanden Bout
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Craig Wheeler
University of Texas at Austin
Joel Parriott
American Astronomical Society
consultant to the committee

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
draft report; findings and recommendations; next meeting; telecon schedule; assignments

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: October 22, 2014