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Calibration and Standardization of Large Surveys and Missions in Astronomy and Astrophysics

from Monday, April 16, 2012 (8:00 AM) to Thursday, April 19, 2012 (6:20 PM)
Fermilab (WH1W)

        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
Apr 16, 2012
Apr 17, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
AM
8:00 AM --- Registration ---
8:40 AM
Session 1A (until 10:00 AM) (WH1W)
8:40 AM Welcome - Dr Dan Bauer (Fermilab) Others   (WH1W)
8:50 AM Logistics - Dr Douglas Tucker (FNAL)   ()
Slides
9:00 AM The Science of Calibration - Stephen Kent (Fermilab)   (WH1W)
9:30 AM Monitoring atmospheric water vapour at ESO's Paranal observatory - Dr Florian Kerber (European Southern Observatory)   (WH1W)
Slides
10:00 AM --- Coffee Break ---
10:30 AM
Session 1B (until 12:00 PM) (WH1W)
10:30 AM Comments on Optical Photometry and the Generation of Standard Stars - Dr Arlo Landolt (LSU)   (WH1W)
Paper
Slides
11:30 AM Standardization and calibration in the variability time domain - Christiaan Sterken (University of Brussels)   (WH1W)
8:45 AM
Session 2A (until 10:30 AM) (WH1W)
8:45 AM Announcements   (WH1W)
9:00 AM The Flux Calibration of Gaia - Dr Elena Pancino (INAF - Bologna Observatory)   (WH1W)
Paper
Slides
10:00 AM Calibration of the Far-infrared and Sub-millimetre Instruments of the Herschel Space Observatory - Dr Anthony Marston (ESA)   (WH1W)
Slides
10:30 AM --- Coffee Break ---
11:00 AM
Session 2B (until 12:00 PM) (WH1W)
11:00 AM Defining High-Energy Calibration Standards: IACHEC (International Astronomical Consortium for High-Energy Calibration) - Dr Herman Marshall (MIT Kavli Institute)   (WH1W)
Slides
11:30 AM Effect of Calibration Errors on Cosmological Parameter Estimates - Dr Dragan Huterer (University of Michigan)   (WH1W)
Slides
8:45 AM
Session 3A (until 10:30 AM) (WH1W)
8:45 AM Announcements   (WH1W)
9:00 AM High-Precision Wavelength Calibration - Dr Ronald Holzwarth (MPQ & Menlo)   (WH1W)
Slides
10:00 AM The CALIFA survey - Bernd Husemann (Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam)   (WH1W)
10:30 AM --- Coffee Break ---
11:00 AM
Session 3B (until 12:00 PM) (WH1W)
11:00 AM Calibration of the Bright Sky with APASS - Arne Henden (AAVSO)   (WH1W)
Slides
11:20 AM Lyra mission: establishing a standard system for stellar photometry - Andrei Dambis (Sternberg Astronomical Institute) Dr Aleksey Mironov (Sternberg astronomical institute of Moscow Lomonosov State University)   (WH1W)
Paper
Slides
8:45 AM
Session 4A (until 10:30 AM) (WH1W)
8:45 AM Announcements   (WH1W)
9:00 AM The International Celestial Reference Frame System (ICRS) - Dr Ed Fomalont (NRAO)   (WH1W)
Paper
Slides
10:00 AM Calibration strategy for the SkyMapper Survey - Prof. Mike Bessell (RSAA, ANU)   (WH1W)
Slides
10:30 AM --- Coffee Break ---
11:00 AM
Session 4B (until 12:00 PM) (WH1W)
11:00 AM Spectrophotometry in Space: HST/WFC3 a case study - Dr Susana Deustua (stsci)   (WH1W)
Slides
11:30 AM Photometric Calibration for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) - Dr Tim Axelrod (LSST) Dr Lynne Jones (University of Washington)   (WH1W)
Slides
PM
12:00 PM --- Lunch Break ---
1:00 PM
Session 1C (until 3:00 PM) (WH1W)
1:00 PM Earth's Atmosphere and Climate - Dr Bruce Wielicki (NASA)   (WH1W)
Slides
2:00 PM Using GPS to Measure NIR Extinction By Water Vapor - Cullen Blake (Princeton University)   (WH1W)
Slides
2:20 PM How the Evil Atmosphere Affects Ground-based Astronomy, and How to Correct for It - John McGraw (University of New Mexico)   (WH1W)
Slides
2:40 PM aTmcam: A Simple Atmosphere Transmission Monitoring Camera For Sub One Percent Photometric Precision - Ms Ting Li (Texas A&M University)   (WH1W)
Paper
Slides
3:00 PM --- Coffee Break ---
3:30 PM
Session 1D (until 5:10 PM) (WH1W)
3:30 PM Addressing the photometric calibration challenge: explicit determination of the instrumental response and atmospheric transmission functions - Prof. Christopher Stubbs (Harvard University)   (WH1W)
Slides
4:00 PM A Balloon-Borne Light Source for Precision Photometric Calibration - Maxwell Fagin (Dartmouth College)   (WH1W)
Slides
4:20 PM DECal: A Spectrophotometric Calibration System For DECam. - Dr Jennifer L. Marshall (Texas A&M University)   (WH1W)
4:40 PM Precision Photometry via Man-made Light Sources, for Optical and for Microwave Astronomy - Prof. Justin Albert (University of Victoria)   (WH1W)
5:10 PM
Posters (until 6:00 PM) (Atrium)
5:10 PM Assessing SDSS spectroscopy via kinematics - Andrei Dambis (Sternberg Astronomical Institute)   (Atrium)
5:10 PM Cloud Computing with Context Cameras - Dr Andrew Pickles (LCOGT Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope) Prof. Wayne Rosing (LCOGT)   (Atrium)
5:10 PM DA-Type White Dwarfs: Soft X-ray Standards for the Calibration of X-ray Instruments - Dr Thomas Rauch (Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Kepler Center for Astro and Particle Physics, Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany)   (Atrium)
5:10 PM Model-Atmosphere Spectra of Spectrophotometric Standard Stars - Access via the Virtual Observatory Service TheoSSA - Dr Thomas Rauch (Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Kepler Center for Astro and Particle Physics, Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany)   (Atrium)
5:10 PM The Gaia-ESO survey astrophysical calibration - Dr Elena Pancino (INAF - Bologna Observatory)   (Atrium)
Paper
Poster
6:00 PM --- Reception ---
12:00 PM --- Lunch Break ---
1:00 PM
Session 2C (until 3:00 PM) (WH1W)
1:00 PM Calibration of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) - Dr Jeff Mangum (National Radio Astronomy Observatory)   (WH1W)
Paper
Slides
2:00 PM An Absolute Flux Density Scale from 1 to 50 GHz - Bryan Butler (NRAO)   (WH1W)
Slides
2:30 PM Photometric calibration of the Kilo Degree Survey (KiDS) - Dr Gijs Verdoes Kleijn (OmegaCEN / Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen)   (WH1W)
Slides
3:00 PM --- Coffee Break ---
3:30 PM
Session 2D (until 5:00 PM) (WH1W)
3:30 PM Photometric Calibration Strategy of the Dark Energy Survey - Douglas Tucker (Fermilab)   (WH1W)
Slides
4:00 PM PreCam, the Precursor to the Dark Energy Camera: Instrumentation and First Results - Dr Kyler Kuehn (Argonne National Laboratory)   (WH1W)
Slides
4:20 PM PreCam a step towards the Photometric Calibration of the Dark Energy Survey - Dr Sahar Allam (Fermilab)   (WH1W)
Slides
4:40 PM Calibrating the PAU Survey's 46 Filters - Anne Bauer (IEEC/CSIC)   (WH1W)
Paper
Slides
5:00 PM
Posters (until 6:00 PM) (Atrium)
12:00 PM --- Lunch Break ---
1:00 PM
Session 3C (until 3:30 PM) (WH1W)
1:00 PM SI-Traceable Calibrations of Celestial Objects - Claire Cramer (NIST)   (WH1W)
Slides
2:00 PM A Path to NIST Calibrated Stars over the Dome of the Sky - Prof. Peter Zimmer (University of New Mexico)   (WH1W)
2:20 PM Experience with SDSS SN Calibration - John Marriner (FNAL)   (WH1W)
2:40 PM Calibration and inter-calibration of the SNLS and SDSS-II supernova survey - Dr Marc Betoule (LPNHE CNRS IN2P3)   (WH1W)
Slides
3:00 PM SNDice: a Calibration System designed for Wide Field Imagers - Dr Nicolas Regnault (LPNHE (Paris))   (WH1W)
3:30 PM --- Group Photo ---
3:40 PM --- Break: View Posters, Attend Fermilab Colloquium, Return to Hotel, etc. ---
6:30 PM --- Conference Dinner ---
12:00 PM --- Lunch Break ---
1:00 PM
Session 4C (until 3:30 PM) (WH1W)
1:00 PM Panchromatic Calibration of Astronomical Observations with State-of-the-Art White Dwarf Model Atmospheres - Dr Thomas Rauch (Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Kepler Center for Astro and Particle Physics, Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany)   (WH1W)
Paper
Slides
2:00 PM From Hubble's NGSL to Absolute Fluxes - Dr Sara Heap (NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center)   (WH1W)
2:30 PM ACCESS: Status, Calibration Strategy, and Design Performance - Dr Mary Elizabeth Kaiser (Johns Hopkins University)   (WH1W)
2:50 PM Improvements to the absolute photometric calibration of IRAC - Dr Sean Carey (Spitzer Science Center / IPAC)   (WH1W)
Slides
3:10 PM Calibration plan for J-PAS and J-PLUS surveys. - Dr Nicolas Gruel (Centro de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (ceFca))   (WH1W)
3:30 PM --- Coffee Break ---
4:00 PM
Session 4D (until 5:15 PM) (WH1W)
4:00 PM SkyProbe: Real-Time Precision Monitoring, in the Optical, of the Absolute Atmospheric Absorption on the Telescope's Science and Calibration Fields - Jean-Charles Cuillandre (Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope)   (WH1W)
Slides
4:15 PM Conference Wrapup - Dr Susana Deustua (STSCI)   (WH1W)
Slides