LBT Science Meeting 2011

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Meeting Web Site

http://medusa.as.arizona.edu/lbto/LBT%20Conference/index.html

Organization

  • SOC: Fan (Chair), Green/Wagner, + one STC rep from each partner + 3/4 additional members with science/instrument expertise: (a) star/planet/AO; (b) galaxy formation (LUC/MODS); (c) high-redshift universe, survey (LBC)
  • LOC: Jones (Chair) etc.

Date and Venue

  • Venue: Westward Look Resort, Tucson, http://www.westwardlook.com/
  • Time constraints:
    • Board Meeting at Norte Dame: Mar 28 - 29 (avoid)
    • Spring Break (AZ): Mar 12 - 20
    • Semester End and Commencement (AZ): May 14 (avoid)
    • Easter Sunday: Apr 24 (avoid)
    • AAS (Boston): May 22 - 26 (avoid) - also possible LBT special session
    • JWST conference: June 5 - 7 (avoid)
    • OSU Winter Quarter finishes: Mar 17
    • OSU Spring Quarter starts: Mar 28
    • OSU Spring Quarter finishes: June 10
    • Average First 100F Day in Tucson: May 28 (better avoid)
    • Average Daily High Reaches 100F in Tucson: June 10: (absolutely avoid)
    • New Moon: Mar 4, Apr 3, May 3, June 1
    • Two possible Choices: (A) around Mar 20: OSU and AZ spring breaks, or immediately before/after Board meeting?; (B) around May 17: after AZ commencement, before AAS, low rate

  • Rate and Cost
    • Apr - mid May: $129/night
    • After mid May: $79 per night
    • Conference package including light breakfast, lunch and conference room: $50/night/person
    • A three day conference + 1 day LBT visit, charge $200 - $250 for registration.

Program and Topics

  • Project Overview (half day)
    • State of the Observatory
    • Review of instrument commissioning
    • Review of operation
    • Plan for the near future
  • Science Highlights (half day)
    • Instrument themed: LBC, LUCIFER, MODS, AO, maybe LBTI
    • Public lecture and banquet
  • First day: all LBTO staff welcome, talks accessible to technical staff
  • Early science (3 half days)
    • science themed? - planet and star formation; - nearby universe (including galactic structure); - galaxy formation; - cosmology
    • 3-4 invited reviewers on these general topics
  • Future of LBT (half day)
    • Next Generation Instrumentation
    • Operation Mode
    • Collaboration Issues
  • Optional Full Day Excursion to Mt. Graham (4th day)

Topics for Discussion

  • SOC membership
  • Meeting Date
  • Invited speakers?

-- XiaohuiFan - 23 Jun 2010
Topic revision: r3 - 14 Mar 2011, XiaohuiFan
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