Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
26 June - 1 July 2016
Conference 9910
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI
Monday - Friday 27 June - 1 July 2016
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Conference Chairs
Program Committee
  • David S. Adler, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
  • Lori E. Allen, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
  • Todd Boroson, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (United States)

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Monday 27 June Show All Abstracts
Session 1:
Operations Benchmarking and Metrics
Monday 27 June 2016
10:30 AM - 12:10 PM
Location: EICC Kilsyth Hall (Level 0)
  • Session Chair:
  • Alison B. Peck, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Operational metrics for the ESO Very Large Telescope: lessons learned and future steps
Paper 9910-1
Time: 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Author(s): Francesca Primas, Stéphane Marteau, Lowell E. Tacconi-Garman, Vincenzo Mainieri, Sangeeta Mysore, Marina Rejkuba, Michael Hilker, Ferdinando Patat, Michael Sterzik, European Southern Observatory (Germany); Andreas Kaufer, Steffen Mieske, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
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The impact of science operations on science return at the Very Large Telescope
Paper 9910-2
Time: 10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
Author(s): Michael Sterzik, Uta Grothkopf, European Southern Observatory (Germany); Andreas Kaufer, European Southern Observatory (Chile); Bruno Leibundgut, European Southern Observatory (Germany); Steffen Mieske, European Southern Observatory (Chile); Ferdinando Patat, Marina Rejkuba, Martino Romaniello, Lowell E. Tacconi-Garman, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
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Improving SALT productivity by using the theory of constraints
Paper 9910-3
Time: 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
Author(s): Johannes C. Coetzee, South African Astronomical Observatory (South Africa); Petri Vaisanen, South African Astronomical Observatory (South Africa), Southern African Large Telescope (South Africa); Darragh E. O'Donoghue, The SALT Foundation (South Africa); Johan Kotze, Encarni Romero Colmenero, Brent Miszalski, Steven M. Crawford, Alexei Kniazev, Eric Depagne, Paul Rabe, Christian Hettlage, South African Astronomical Observatory (South Africa), Southern African Large Telescope (South Africa)
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A bibliometric analysis of observatory publications for the period 2010-2014
Paper 9910-4
Time: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Author(s): Dennis R. Crabtree, NRC - Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics (Canada)
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Observatory bibliographies: a vital resource in operating an observatory
Paper 9910-5
Time: 11:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Author(s): Sherry L. Winkelman, Arnold H. Rots, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
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Lunch Break 12:10 PM - 1:40 PM
Session 2:
Archive Operations, Surveys and Legacy Datasets
Monday 27 June 2016
1:40 PM - 2:40 PM
Location: EICC Kilsyth Hall (Level 0)
Data products of the ALMA and NRAO archives
Paper 9910-6
Time: 1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
Author(s): Mark D. Lacy, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)
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Validation of ESO Phase 3 data submissions
Paper 9910-7
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Author(s): Nausicaa A. R. Delmotte, Magda Arnaboldi, Laura Mascetti, Alberto Micol, Joerg Retzlaff, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
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Publication of science data products through the ESO archive: lessons learned and future evolution
Paper 9910-8
Time: 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
Author(s): Joerg Retzlaff, Magda Arnaboldi, Nausicaa A. R. Delmotte, Laura Mascetti, Alberto Micol, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
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Session 3:
Virtual Observatory
Monday 27 June 2016
2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: EICC Kilsyth Hall (Level 0)
Providing comprehensive and consistent access to astronomical observatory archive data: the NASA archive model
Paper 9910-10
Time: 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
Author(s): Thomas McGlynn, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Giuseppina Fabbiano, Alberto Accomazzi, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States); Alan Smale, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Richard L. White, Thomas Donaldson, Alessandra Aloisi, Theresa Dower, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States); Joseph M. Mazzerella, Rick Ebert, Olga Pevunova, David Imel, Graham B. Berriman, Harry I. Teplitz, Steve L. Groom, Vandana R. Desai, Infrared Processing and Analysis Ctr. (United States), California Institute of Technology (United States); Walter Landry, IPAC/Caltech (United States)
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Coffee Break 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Session 4:
Data Flow and Data Management Operations Processes and Workflows
Monday 27 June 2016
3:50 PM - 4:50 PM
Location: EICC Kilsyth Hall (Level 0)
  • Session Chair:
  • Todd Boroson, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (United States)
Public surveys at ESO
Paper 9910-11
Time: 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM
Author(s): Magda Arnaboldi, Nausicaa A. R. Delmotte, Michael Hilker, Gaitee Hussain, European Southern Observatory (Germany); Laura Mascetti, Terma GmbH (Germany); Alberto Micol, Monika Petr-Gotzens, Marina Rejkuba, Joerg Retzlaff, European Southern Observatory (Germany); Steffen Mieske, Thomas Szeifert, European Southern Observatory (Chile); Rob J. Ivison, Bruno Leibundgut, Martino Romaniello, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
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Not letting the perfect be the enemy of the good: steps toward science-ready ALMA images
Paper 9910-12
Time: 4:10 PM - 4:30 PM
Author(s): Amanda Kepley, Jennifer Donovan Meyer, Crystal Brogan, Arielle Moullet, John E. Hibbard, Remy Indebetouw, Brian S. Mason, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)
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Science data management for ESO's La Silla Paranal Observatory
Paper 9910-13
Time: 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Author(s): Martino Romaniello, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
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Session 5:
Time Domain and Transient Surveys
Monday 27 June 2016
4:50 PM - 5:50 PM
Location: EICC Kilsyth Hall (Level 0)
  • Session Chair:
  • Todd Boroson, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (United States)
CARMENES: data flow
Paper 9910-98
Time: 4:50 PM - 5:10 PM
Author(s): Jose A. Caballero, Landessternwarte Koenigstuhl (Germany); Josep Guàrdia, Institut de Ciències de l'Espai (Spain); Mauro López del Fresno, Centro de Astrobiología (Spain); Mathias Zechmeister, Institut für Astrophysik Göttingen (Germany); Enrique de Juan, Ctr. Astronómico Hispano-Alemán (Spain); F. Javier Alonso-Floriano, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain); Pedro J. Amado, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (Spain); Josep Colomé, Institut de Ciències de l'Espai (Spain); Miriam Cortés-Contreras, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain); Álvaro García-Piquer, Lluís Gesa, Institut de Ciències de l'Espai (Spain); Enrique de Guindos, Centro Astronómico Hispano Alemán (Spain); Hans-Jürgen Hagen, Hamburger Sternwarte (Germany); Jens Helmling, Luis Hernández Castaño, Centro Astronómico Hispano Alemán (Spain); Martin Kürster, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany); Javier López-Santiago, David Montes, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain); Rafael Morales Muñoz, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (Spain); Alexey Pavlov, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany); Andreas Quirrenbach, Landessternwarte Koenigstuhl (Germany); Ansgar Reiners, Institut für Astrophysik Göttingen (Germany); Ignasi Ribas, Institut de Ciències de l'Espai (Spain); Walter Seifert, Landessternwarte Koenigstuhl (Germany); Enrique Solano, Centro de Astrobiología (Spain)
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ANTARES: progress towards building a 'broker' of time-domain alerts
Paper 9910-14
Time: 5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
Author(s): Abhijit Saha, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States); Zhe Wang, The Univ. of Arizona (United States); Thomas Matheson, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States); Gautham Narayan, Richard Snodgrass, John Kececioglu, Carlos Scheidegger, The Univ. of Arizona (United States); Tim Axelrod, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona (United States); Tim Jenness, LSST Project Office (United States); Stephen T. Ridgway, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States); Robert Seaman, Lunar & Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona (United States); Clark Taylor, Jackson Toeniskoetter, Eric Welch, Department of Computer Science, University of Arizona (United States); Shuo Yang, The Univ. of Arizona (United States); Tayeb Zaidi, Macalester College (United States)
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DDOTI: the deca-degree optical transient imager
Paper 9910-16
Time: 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM
Author(s): Alan M. Watson, William H. Lee, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico); Eleonora Troja, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Carlos G. Román-Zúñiga, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico); Nathaniel R. Butler, Arizona State Univ. (United States); Alexander S. Kutyrev, Neil A. Gehrels, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Fernando Ángeles, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico); Stéphane Basa, Aix Marseille Université, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France); Pierre-Eric Blanc, Observatoire de Haute Provence (France); Michel Boer, Observatoire de Haute-Provence (France); Jose A. de Diego, Alejandro S. Farah, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico); Liliana Figueroa, Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico); Yilen Gómez Maqueo Chew, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico); Alain Klotz, Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (France); Fernando Quirós, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico); Maurico Reyes-Ruiz, Observatorio Astronómico Nacional (Mexico); Jaime Ruíz-Díaz-Soto, Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico); Pierre Thierry, Observatoire de Roudiere (France); Silvio Tinoco, Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
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Wednesday 29 June Show All Abstracts
Session 6:
Site and Facility Operations I
Wednesday 29 June 2016
10:30 AM - 12:50 PM
Location: EICC Moorfoot Hall (Level 0)
  • Session Chair:
  • Chris R. Benn, Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (Spain)
Operations concept for the Square Kilometre Array
Paper 9910-17
Time: 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Author(s): Gary R. Davis, SKA Organisation (United Kingdom); Douglas C. Bock, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (Australia); Antonio C. Chrysostomou, Cornelius Taljaard, SKA Organisation (United Kingdom)
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The Australian SKA Pathfinder: operations management and user engagement
Paper 9910-28
Time: 10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
Author(s): Lisa Harvey-Smith, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (Australia)
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Power monitoring and control for large scale projects: SKA, a case study
Paper 9910-25
Time: 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
Author(s): Domingos Barbosa, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal), Engage SKA (Portugal); João Paulo Barraca, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal), Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal), Engage SKA (Portugal); Dalmiro Maia, Univ. do Porto (Portugal), Engage SKA (Portugal); Bruno Carvalho, Critical Software (Portugal); Jorge Vieira, Critical Softare (Portugal); Paul Swart, Gerhard Le Roux, SKA Africa (South Africa); Swaminathan Natarajan, TataConsultancy Services (India); Arnold van Ardenne, ASTRON (Netherlands); Luis Seca, INESC TEC (Portugal)
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A new procedure to maintain and calibrate very large geographically distributed radio telescope arrays
Paper 9910-21
Time: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Author(s):
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A preliminary operations concept for the ngVLA
Paper 9910-18
Time: 11:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Author(s): Mark M. McKinnon, Claire J. Chandler, John E. Hibbard, Jeffrey S. Kern, Peggy Perley, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)
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Centralized operations and maintenance planning at the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)
Paper 9910-23
Time: 12:10 PM - 12:30 PM
Author(s): Bernhard Lopez, Atacama Large Millimeter Array (Chile); Nicholas D. Whyborn, Serge Guniat, Octavio Hernandez, ALMA (Chile); Stefan Gairing, Joint ALMA Observatory (Chile)
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STELLA: 10 years of robotic observations on Tenerife
Paper 9910-125
Time: 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM
Author(s): Michael Weber, Thomas Granzer, Klaus G. Strassmeier, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany)
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Lunch/Exhibition Break 12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
Session 7:
Site and Facility Operations II
Wednesday 29 June 2016
1:50 PM - 5:40 PM
Location: EICC Moorfoot Hall (Level 0)
The JCMT as operated by the East Asian Observatory: a brief (but thrilling) history
Paper 9910-29
Time: 1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
Author(s): Jessica T. Dempsey, Paul T. P. Ho, Craig A. Walther, Per Friberg, Graham S. Bell, Harriet A.L. Parsons, East Asian Observatory (United States); Ming-Tang Chen, Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (United States)
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Precipitable Water Vapour at the Canarian Observatories (Teide and Roque de los Muchachos) from routine GPS
Paper 9910-33
Time: 2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Author(s): Julio A. Castro-Almazán, Casiana Muñoz-Tuñón, Begoña García-Lorenzo, Gabriel Pérez-Jordán, Antonia Varela, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain); Ignacio Romero, Canary Advanced Solutions SL (Spain), European Space Operations Centre (ESA/ESOC) (Germany)
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CARMENES-NIR channel spectrograph: how to achieve the full AIV at system level of a cryo-instrument in nine months
Paper 9910-32
Time: 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Author(s): Santiago Becerril, Concepción Cárdenas, Pedro Amado, Miguel Abril, Irene Ferro, Eduard Mirabet, Rafael Morales, David Pérez, Alejandro Ramón, Miguel Andrés Sánchez-Carrasco, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (Spain); A. Quirrenbach, Landessternwarte, ZAH (Germany); I. Ribas, Institut de Ciències de l'Espai (Spain); A. Reiners, Institut für Astrophysik (Germany); J. A. Caballero Hernández, Centro de Astrobiología (Spain); W. Seifert, Landessternwarte ZAH (Germany)
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Response to major earthquakes affecting Gemini twins
Paper 9910-22
Time: 2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Author(s): Michiel van der Hoeven, Rolando Rogers, Gemini Observatory (Chile); Mathew J. Rippa, Gemini Observatory (United States); Gabriel Perez, Vanessa Montes, Cristian Moreno, Gemini Observatory (Chile)
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Coffee Break 3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
LBTO's long march to full operation: step 2
Paper 9910-20
Time: 3:40 PM - 4:00 PM
Author(s): Christian Veillet, David S. Ashby, Julian C. Christou, John M. Hill, John K. Little, Douglas M. Summers, R. Mark Wagner, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States); Elena Masciadri, Alessio Turchi, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
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Worth its SALT: four years of full science operations with the Southern African Large Telescope
Paper 9910-26
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
Author(s): Petri Vaisanen, South African Astronomical Observatory (South Africa), Southern African Large Telescope (South Africa); Chris Coetzee, Anja Schroeder, Steve M. Crawford, David A. H. Buckley, Janus Brink, Eric Depagne, Alexei Kniazev, Thea Koen, Paul Kotze, Fred Marang, Brent Miszalski, Encarni Romero Colmenero, Ockert Strydom, Veronica Van Wyk, Theodore B. Williams, South African Astronomical Observatory (South Africa)
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Technical maintenance activities at Paranal Observatory
Paper 9910-24
Time: 4:20 PM - 4:40 PM
Author(s):
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A collimated beam projector for precise telescope calibration
Paper 9910-27
Time: 4:40 PM - 5:00 PM
Author(s): Michael Coughlin, Harvard Univ. (United States); Timothy M. C. Abbott, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile); Kairn Brannon, Harvard Univ. (United States); Chuck Claver, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States); Peter E. Doherty, Harvard Univ. (United States); Merlin Fisher-Levine, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States); Patrick J. Ingraham, LSST (United States); Robert H. Lupton, Princeton Univ. (United States); Nicholas Mondrik, Harvard University (United States); Christopher W. Stubbs, Harvard Univ. (United States)
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SOAR telescope operation in the LSST era: real-time follow-up on large scales
Paper 9910-30
Time: 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Author(s): Jonathan Elias, SOAR Telescope (Chile); Cesar Briceño, Ctr. de Investigaciones de Astronomía (Venezuela)
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Organizational transformation to improve operational efficiency at Gemini South
Paper 9910-31
Time: 5:20 PM - 5:40 PM
Author(s): Michiel van der Hoeven, Diego Maltes, Rolando Rogers, Gemini Observatory (Chile)
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Session PWed:
Poster Session
Wednesday 29 June 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: EICC Cromdale Hall (Level -2)

Posters in this session may be displayed beginning at 10.00 on the designated day and will be available for extended viewing. The interactive poster session with authors in attendance will be Wednesday evening from 18.00 to 20.00. Authors should remove their posters at the end of the poster session. Posters left displayed will be considered unwanted and will be discarded.

Poster presentation guidelines are available online.
ASTRI SST-2M archive system: a prototype for the Cherenkov Telescope Array
Paper 9910-72
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Alessandro Carosi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy), Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italy); Stefano Gallozzi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy); Fabrizio Lucarelli, Saverio Lombardi, Michele Mastropietro, Lucio A. Antonelli, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy), Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italy); Alessandro Costa, INAF-OACT (Italy); Alberto Madonna, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
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Usefulness and dangers of relying on grant acknowledgments in an observatory bibliography
Paper 9910-73
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Sherry L. Winkelman, Arnold H. Rots, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
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Gemini base facility operations environmental monitoring: key systems and tools for the remote operator
Paper 9910-74
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Martin Cordova, Andrew W. Serio, Francisco Meza, Gemini Observatory (Chile); Gustavo Arriagada, Gemini Observatory (United States); Hector Swett, Gemini Observatory (Chile); Jesse Ball, Paul Collins, Neal Masuda, Gemini Observatory (United States); Javier Fuentes, Gemini Observatory (Chile)
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Approximations of the synoptic spectra of atmospheric turbulence by sums of spectra of coherent structures
Paper 9910-75
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Viktor V. Nosov, Vladimir P. Lukin, Evgeny V. Nosov, Andrey V. Torgaev, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation)
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ALMA Array Operations Group process overview
Paper 9910-76
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Emilio Barrios, Hector Alarcon, ALMA (Chile)
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System-dependent earthquake inspection procedures at Paranal Observatory
Paper 9910-77
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Juan Osorio, Andres Ramirez, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
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SystMon: a data visualization tool for the analysis of telemetry data
Paper 9910-78
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Juan Carlos Guerra Ramon, Christian Stephan, Eduardo Peña, Javier Valenzuela, Juan Osorio, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
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Obsolescence of electronics at the VLT
Paper 9910-80
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Gerhard Hüdepohl, Juan Pablo Haddad, European Southern Observatory (Chile); Christian Lucuix, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
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Operation of AST3 telescope and site testing at Dome A, Antarctica
Paper 9910-81
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Zhaohui Shang, Tianjin Normal Univ. (China), National Astronomical Observatories (China); Yi Hu, Bin Ma, National Astronomical Observatories (China); Keliang Hu, National Astronomical Observatories, CAS (China); Michael C. Ashley, University of New South Wales (Australia); Lifan Wang, Purple Mountain Observatory, CAS (China); Xiangyan Yuan, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics and Technology, CAS (China)
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Operations of the laser traffic control system in Paranal
Paper 9910-82
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Paula Santos, Paola Amico, European Southern Observatory (Germany); Douglas M. Summers, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States); Philippe R. Duhoux, Robin Arsenault, Thomas Bierwirth, Harald Kuntschner, Pierre-Yves Madec, European Southern Observatory (Germany); Michael Pruemm, European Southern Observatory (Germany), Informate (Germany); Marina Rejkuba, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
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Planning your JWST/NIRSpec observation: pre-imaging and source catalogue
Paper 9910-83
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Leonardo Ubeda, Tracy Beck, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
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Sun avoidance strategies at the Large Millimeter Telescope
Paper 9910-84
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Kamal Souccar, Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst (United States); David R. Smith, MERLAB, P.C. (United States); F. Peter Schloerb, Gary Wallace, Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst (United States)
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Observing with FIFI-LS on SOFIA: time estimates and strategies to use a field imaging spectrometer on an airborne observatory
Paper 9910-85
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Christian Fischer, Aaron Bryant, Simon Beckmann, Sebastian Colditz, Fabio Fumi, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany); Norbert Geis, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany); Thomas Henning, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany); Rainer Hönle, Christof Iserlohe, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany); Randolf Klein, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States); Alfred Krabbe, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany); Leslie W. Looney, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States); Albrecht Poglitsch, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany); Walfried Raab, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands); Felix Rebell, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany); Christopher Q. Trinh, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
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High precision tracking method for solar telescopes
Paper 9910-86
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Jingjing Guo, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China); Yunfei Yang, Song Feng, Kaifan Ji, Kunming Univ. of Science and Technology (China); Jiaben Lin, Zhen Zeng, Bingxiang Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
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ESO Phase 3 automatic data validation: groovy-based tool to assure the compliance of the reduced data with the Science Data Product Standard
Paper 9910-87
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Laura Mascetti, Terma GmbH (Germany), ESO (Germany); Vincenzo Forchi, Magda Arnaboldi, Nausicaa A. R. Delmotte, Alberto Micol, Joerg Retzlaff, Stefano Zampieri, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
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Automated scheduler improvements and generalizations for the Automated Planet Finder
Paper 9910-88
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Bradford Holden, Univ of California Observatories (United States); Jennifer Burt, William T. S. Deich, Univ. of California Observatories (United States)
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Trends and developments in VLT data papers as seen through telbib
Paper 9910-89
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Dominic Bordelon, Uta Grothkopf, Silvia Meakins, Michael Sterzik, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
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Optimizing the observational efficiency of the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) using dynamic scheduling
Paper 9910-90
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Large collaboration in observational astronomy: the Gemini Planet Imager exoplanet survey case
Paper 9910-92
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Franck Marchis, SETI Institute (United States); Paul R. Kalas, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States); Marshall D. Perrin, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States); Quinn M. Konopacky, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States); Dmitry Savransky, Cornell Univ. (United States); Bruce A. Macintosh, Stanford Univ. (United States); Christian Marois, National Research Council of Canada Herzberg (Canada); James R. Graham, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
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Data reduction pipelines for the Keck Observatory Archive
Paper 9910-93
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Hien D. Tran, Richard W. Cohen, Andrew Colson, Jeffrey A. Mader, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States); M. Swain, A. C. Laity, M. Kong, NExScI (United States); Christopher R. Gelino, Graham B. Berriman, NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (United States)
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E-ELT HIRES the high resolution spectrograph for the E-ELT: integrated data flow system
Paper 9910-94
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Guido Cupani, Stefano Cristiani, Valentina D'Odorico, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (Italy); Emanuele Pomante, Univ. degli Studi di Trieste (Italy); Giorgio Calderone, Paolo Di Marcantonio, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (Italy); Alessandro Marconi, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
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Aircraft avoidance for laser propagation at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory: life under a busy airspace
Paper 9910-95
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Gustavo Rahmer, Michael J. Lefebvre, Julian C. Christou, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
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Genetically optimizing weather predictions
Paper 9910-96
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Stephen B. Potter, South African Astronomical Observatory (South Africa); Kai Staats, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (South Africa); Encarnacion Romero Colmenero, South African Astronomical Observatory (South Africa)
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Detailed design of a deployable tertiary mirror for the Keck I telescope
Paper 9910-97
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Jason X. Prochaska, Univ of California Observatories (United States); Christopher T. Ratliff, Univ of California Observatories (United States), W.M. Keck Observatory (United States); Gerald Cabak, Alex Tripsas, Univ of California Observatories (United States); Sean Adkins, W.M. Keck Observatory (United States); Michael Bolte, David Cowley, Univ of California Observatories (United States); Mike Dahler, W.M. Keck Observatory (United States); William Deich, Univ of California Observatories (United States); Hilton Lewis, W.M. Keck Observatory (United States); Jerry Nelson, Univ of California Observatories (United States); Sam Park, W.M. Keck Observatory (United States); Michael Peck, Andrew Phillips, Univ of California Observatories (United States); Mike Pollard, Bill Randolph, W.M. Keck Observatory (United States); Dale Sandford, James Ward, Univ of California Observatories (United States); Truman Wold, W.M. Keck Observatory (United States)
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DAG telescope site studies and infrastructure for possible international co-operations
Paper 9910-99
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Sinan Kaan Yerli, Middle East Technical Univ. (Turkey); Cahit Yesilyaprak, Atatürk Üniv. (Turkey); Onur Keskin, Isik Üniv. (Turkey); Sinan Alis, Istanbul Univ, Department of Astronomy and Space Sciences (Turkey)
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An autonomous observation and control system of BSST in Antarctic
Paper 9910-100
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Peng-yi Tang, Jian Wang, Guangyu Zhang, Ming-hao Jia, Jie Chen, Shu-cheng Dong, Fengxin Jiang, Hong-fei Zhang, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)
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Education and public engagement in observatory operations
Paper 9910-101
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Pavel Gabor, Vatican Observatory Research Group (United States); Louis Mayo, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Dennis Zaritsky, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
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Monitoring the performance of the Southern African Large Telescope
Paper 9910-102
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Christian Hettlage, SAAO (South Africa), SALT Foundation Pty. Ltd (South Africa); Chris Coetzee, Petri Vaisanen, Encarni Romero Colmenero, Steven M. Crawford, Paul Kotze, Paul Rabe, South African Astronomical Observatory (South Africa), Southern African Large Telescope (South Africa); Stephen Hulme, Southern African Large Telescope (South Africa); Janus Brink, Deneys S. Maartens, Keith R. J. Browne, Ockert Strydom, South African Astronomical Observatory (South Africa), Southern African Large Telescope (South Africa); David De Bruyn, Amazon (South Africa)
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Gaia payload Uplink Commanding System: from science goals to payload configuration
Paper 9910-103
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Juan-Manuel Martin-Fleitas, European Space Astronomy Ctr (Spain), Aurora Technology B.V. (Netherlands); Jose Osinde, European Space Astronomy Ctr. (Spain), Isdefe (Spain); Asier Abreu, European Space Astronomy Ctr (Spain), Elecnor Deimos Space (Spain); Cian Crowley, European Space Astronomy Ctr (Spain), HE Space Operations B.V. (Netherlands); Alcione Mora, European Space Astronomy Ctr (Spain), Aurora Technology B.V. (Spain); Hassan Siddiqui, European Space Astronomy Ctr (Spain), Telespazio Vega UK Ltd. (United Kingdom); Neil Cheek, European Space Astronomy Ctr. (Spain), Serco Gestion de Negocios (Spain); Rocio Guerra, European Space Astronomy Ctr. (Spain); Emmanuel Joliet, European Space Astronomy Ctr. (Spain), California Institute of Technology (United States)
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Quality control and data flow operations of SPHERE
Paper 9910-104
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Wolfgang Hummel, European Southern Observatory (Germany); Julien H. V. Girard, Julien Milli, Zahed Wahhaj, European Southern Observatory (Chile); Lars Lundin, European Southern Observatory (Germany); Arthur Vigan, European Southern Observatory (Chile), Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
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Development of an automated data acquisition and processing pipeline using multiple telescopes for observing transient phenomena
Paper 9910-106
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Vaibhav Savant, Niall Smith, Cork Institute of Technology (Ireland)
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Taking the San Pedro Martir National Astronomical Observatory into the era of time domain and massive data astronomy
Paper 9910-107
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s):
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Versatile quality control scheme for the adaptive optics instruments at the VLT
Paper 9910-108
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Julien H. V. Girard, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
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Model-based fault detection and diagnosis in ALMA subsystems
Paper 9910-110
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): José L. Ortiz, Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (Chile); Rodrigo Carrasco, Univ. Adolfo Ibañez (Chile)
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Investigating the effect of atmospheric turbulence on mid-IR data quality with VISIR
Paper 9910-111
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Mario van den Ancker, European Southern Observatory (Germany); Daniel Asmus, European Southern Observatory (Chile); Christian Hummel, Hans-Ulrich Käufl, Florian Kerber, European Southern Observatory (Germany); Alain Smette, European Southern Observatory (Chile); Julian Taylor, European Southern Observatory (Germany); Konrad Tristram, European Southern Observatory (Chile); Jakob Vinther, Burkhard Wolff, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
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DAG: a new observatory and a prospective observing site for other potential telescopes
Paper 9910-113
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Cahit Yesilyaprak, Atatürk Üniv. (Turkey); Sinan Kaan Yerli, Middle East Technical Univ. (Turkey); Onur Keskin, Isik Üniv. (Turkey); Bulent Gucsav, Ataturk Univ, Research and Application Center for Astrophysics (Turkey)
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FACT: from remote to robotic operation of an Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope
(Canceled)
Paper 9910-114
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s):
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The MIRI Medium Resolution Spectrometer calibration pipeline
Paper 9910-117
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Alvaro Labiano-Ortega, ETH Zürich (Switzerland); Ruyman Azzollini, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom); Jeb I. Bailey, Sterrenwacht Leiden, Universiteit Leiden (Netherlands); Steven M. Beard, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom); Daniel Dicken, CEA-Ctr. de SACLAY (France); Macarena Garcia-Marin, European space Agency (United States); Vincent Geers, Alistair C. H. Glasse, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom); Adrian M. Glauser, ETH Zürich (Switzerland); Karl D. Gordon, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States); Kay Justtanont, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden); Pamela Klaassen, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom); Fred Lahuis, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands); David R. Law, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States); Jane Morrison, The Univ. of Arizona (United States); Michael Muller, Univ. of Groningen (Netherlands); George H. Rieke, The Univ. of Arizona (United States); Bart Vandenbussche, KU Leuven (Belgium); Gillian S. Wright, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
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Linear and Angolar Moment of a general spherical TEM and DEM beam radio wave detection with a quadratic order system processor in state of art technology implementation: a three axis sensors array quadratic order correlator for the 21cm radiation radio detection coming from Early Universe
Paper 9910-118
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Francesco Romano, EExSKA (Italy); Alessandro Trifiletti, Sapienza Univ. di Roma (Italy); Rosario F. Cimmino, Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per i Transporti e la Logistica (Italy)
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Evolution of operations for the Survey Telescope at Paranal
Paper 9910-119
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Cristian M. Romero, Steffen Mieske, Stéphane Brillant, Andres Pino, Susana Cerda, Claudia Reyes, Carlos La Fuente, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
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PHOENIX: the production line for science data products at ESO
Paper 9910-120
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Reinhard Hanuschik, Lodovico Coccato, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
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ESO science data product standard for 1D spectral products
Paper 9910-121
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Alberto Micol, Magda Arnaboldi, Nausicaa A. R. Delmotte, Laura Mascetti, Joerg Retzlaff, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
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Building a pipeline of talent for operating radio observatories
Paper 9910-122
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Lory M. Wingate, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)
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Training telescope operators and support astronomers at Paranal
Paper 9910-123
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Henri M. J. Boffin, European Southern Observatory (Germany); Dimitri A. Gadotti, Joe Anderson, Andres Pino, Willem-Jan de Wit, Julien H. V. Girard, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
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SPOT: an optimization software for dynamic observation programming
Paper 9910-126
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Anne-Marie Lagrange, Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (France); Pascal Rubini, Private (France); Nadia Brauner-Vettier, UGA/G-SCOP (France); Hadrien Cambazard, Nicolas Catusse, Pierre Lemaire, G-INP/G-SCOP (France); Laurence Baude, Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (France)
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Thursday 30 June Show All Abstracts
Session 8:
Program and Observation Scheduling I
Thursday 30 June 2016
10:30 AM - 12:10 PM
Location: EICC Moorfoot Hall (Level 0)
Sharing the skies: the Gemini Observatory international time allocation process
Paper 9910-109
Time: 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Author(s): Steven J. Margheim, Gemini Observatory (United States)
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Getting NuSTAR on target: predicting mast motion
Paper 9910-35
Time: 10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
Author(s): Karl Forster, Kristin K. Madsen, Hiromasa Miyasaka, California Institute of Technology (United States); William W. Craig, Space Sciences Lab. (United States); Fiona A. Harrison, Vikram R. Rana, California Institute of Technology (United States); Craig B. Markwardt, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Brian W. Grefenstette, California Institute of Technology (United States)
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Oprimizing GESE operations by orbit selection and system design
Paper 9910-36
Time: 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
Author(s): Sara R. Heap, Lloyd R. Purves, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Feature-based telescope scheduler
Paper 9910-37
Time: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Author(s): Elahesadat Naghib, Robert J. Vanderbei, Princeton Univ. (United States); Christopher W. Stubbs, Harvard Univ. (United States)
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Ongoing evolution of proposal reviews in the Spitzer warm mission
Paper 9910-38
Time: 11:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Author(s): Lisa J. Storrie-Lombardi, Spitzer Science Ctr. (United States), California Institute of Technology (United States); Suzanne R. Dodd, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Nancy Silbermann, Luisa M. Rebull, Seppo Laine, Megan Crane, John R. Stauffer, Lee Armus, Spitzer Science Ctr. (United States), California Institute of Technology (United States)
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Lunch Break 12:10 PM - 2:00 PM
Session 9:
Program and Observation Scheduling II
Thursday 30 June 2016
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: EICC Moorfoot Hall (Level 0)
  • Session Chairs:
  • Todd Boroson, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (United States) ;
  • Alison B. Peck, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)
The LSST Scheduler from design to construction
Paper 9910-39
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Author(s): Francisco Delgado, Michael A. Reuter, LSST (United States)
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Survey strategy optimization for the Atacama Cosmology Telescope
Paper 9910-41
Time: 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
Author(s): Francesco De Bernardis - for the ACT collaboration, Cornell University (United States); Jason Stevens, Cornell Univ. (United States); M. Hasselfield, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States); D. Alonso, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom); J. R. Bond, CITA, Univ. of Toronto (Canada); E. Calabrese, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom); S. K. Choi, K. T. Crowley, Princeton Univ. (United States); M. Devlin, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States); J. Dunkley, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom); P. A. Gallardo, S. W. Henderson, Cornell Univ. (United States); M. Hilton, Univ. of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa); R. Hlozek, Univ. of Toronto (Canada); S. P. Ho, Princeton Univ. (United States); K. Huffenberger, Florida State Univ. (United States); B. J. Koopman, Cornell Univ. (United States); A. Kosowsky, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States); T. Louis, UPMC Univ. Paris 06, UMR7095 (France); M. S. Madhavacheril, Stony Brook Univ. (United States); J. McMahon, Univ. of Michigan (United States); S. Næss, Univ. of Oslo (Norway); F. Nati, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States); L. Newburgh, Univ. of Toronto (Canada); M. D. Niemack, Cornell Univ. (United States); L. A. Page, M. Salatino, Princeton Univ. (United States); A. Schillaci, Ponticia Univ. Cattolica de Chile (Chile); B. L. Schmitt, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States); N. Sehgal, Stony Brook Univ. (United States); J. L. Sievers, Univ. of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa); S. M. Simon, D. N. Spergel, S. T. Staggs, Princeton Univ. (United States); A. van Engelen, CITA, Univ. of Toronto (Canada); E. M. Vavagiakis, Cornell Univ. (United States); E. J. Wollack, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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SNR-based queue observations at CFHT
Paper 9910-42
Time: 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
Author(s): Daniel Devost, Claire Moutou, Nadine Manset, William Mahoney, Todd Burdullis, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States); Jean-Charles Cuillandre, Institut de recherche sur les lois fondamentales de l'Univers (CEA/IRFU)/Observatoire de Paris (France); René Racine, Département de Physique, Université de Montréal and Observatoire du Mont Mégantic (Canada)
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Coffee Break 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Pandeia: a multi-mission exposure time calculator for JWST and WFIRST
Paper 9910-44
Time: 3:30 PM - 3:50 PM
Author(s): Klaus M. Pontoppidan, Timothy E. Pickering, Victoria G. Laidler, Karoline Gilbert, Christopher D. Sontag, Christine Slocum, Mark J. Sienkiewicz, Christopher Hanley, Nicholas M. Earl, Laurent Pueyo, Swara Ravindranath, Diane M. Karakla, Massimo Robberto, Alberto Noriega-Crespo, Elizabeth Barker, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
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Proposal creation, submission, and evaluation: the OPAL example
Paper 9910-45
Time: 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM
Author(s): Jill Rathborne, Jessica Chapman, Phillip G. Edwards, Arkadi Kosmynin, Douglas C. Bock, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (Australia)
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Hinode/EIS science planning and operations tools
Paper 9910-46
Time: 4:10 PM - 4:30 PM
Author(s): Jonn A. Rainnie, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
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Dispatch scheduling to maximize exoplanet yield
Paper 9910-112
Time: 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Author(s):
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An optical to IR sky brightness model for the LSST
Paper 9910-48
Time: 4:50 PM - 5:10 PM
Author(s): Peter Yoachim, Univ. of Washington (United States); Michael Coughlin, Harvard Univ. (United States); George Z. Angeli, Chuck Claver, LSST (United States); Andrew J. Connolly, Univ. of Washington (United States); Kem H. Cook, Cook Astronomical Consulting (United States); Scott Daniel, Zeljko Ivezic, R. Lynne Jones, Univ. of Washington (United States); Catherine E. Petry, LSST (United States); Michael A. Reuter, LSST (United States); Christopher W. Stubbs, Harvard Univ. (United States); Bo Xin, LSST (United States)
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Measurements of airglow on Maunakea at Gemini Observatory
Paper 9910-49
Time: 5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
Author(s): Katherine C. Roth, Adam Smith, Andrew Stephens, Olesja Smirnova, Gemini Observatory (United States)
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Friday 1 July Show All Abstracts
Session 10:
Operations and Data Quality Control
Friday 1 July 2016
8:50 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: EICC Moorfoot Hall (Level 0)
  • Session Chair:
  • Andreas Kaufer, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Two years of LCOGT operations: the challenges of a global observatory
Paper 9910-50
Time: 8:50 AM - 9:10 AM
Author(s): Nikolaus Volgenau, Todd Boroson, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (United States)
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The dark energy survey and operations: years 1 to 3
Paper 9910-51
Time: 9:10 AM - 9:30 AM
Author(s): H. Thomas Diehl, Fermi National Accelerator Lab (United States); E. Neilsen, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States); R. Gruendl, National Ctr. for Supercomputing Applications (United States), Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United Arab Emirates); B. Yanny, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States); T. M. C. Abbott, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile); J. Aleksić, The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (Spain); S. Allam, J. Annis, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States); E. Balbinot, Univ. of Surrey (United Kingdom); M. Baumer, Stanford Univ. (United States); L. Beaufore, The Ohio State Univ. (United States); K. Bechtol, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States), Univ. of Wisconsin (United States); G. Bernstein, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States); S. Birrer, ETH Zurich (Switzerland); C. Bonnett, The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (Spain); D. Brout, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States); C. Bruderer, ETH Zurich (Switzerland); E. J. Buckley-Geer, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States); D. Capozzi, Univ. of Portsmouth (United Kingdom); A. Carnero Rosell, Univ. of Portsmouth (United Kingdom), Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom); F. J. Castander, Institut de Ciéncies de l’Espai (Spain); R. Cawthon, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States); C. Chang, ETH Zurich (Switzerland); L. Clerkin, Univ. College London (United Kingdom); R. Covarrubias, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States); C. Cuhna, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (United States); C. D'Andrea, Univ. of Portsmouth (United Kingdom), Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom); L. da Costa, Lab. Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia (Brazil); R. Das, Univ. of Michigan (United States); C. Davis, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (United States); J. Dietrich, Univ. Observatory Munich (Germany), Excellence Cluster Universe (Germany); A. Drlica-Wagner, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States); A. Elliott, The Ohio State Univ. (United States); T. Eifler, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States), Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); J. Etherington, Univ. of Portsmouth (United States); B. L. Flaugher, J. Frieman, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States); A. Fausti Neto, Lab. Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia (Brazil); M. G. Fernández, Institut de Ciéncies de l’Espai (Spain); C. Furlanetto, Univ. of Notingham (United Kingdom); D. Gangkofner, Univ. Observatory Munich (Germany), Excellence Cluster Universe (Germany); D. W. Gerdes, Univ. of Michigan (United States); D. A. Goldstein, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States), Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States); K. Grabowski, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States); R. R. Gupta, Argonne National Lab. (United States); S. Hamilton, Univ. of Michigan (United States); H. Head, Austin Peay State Univ. (United States); J. Helsby, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States); D. Hollowood, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States), National Ctr. for Supercomputing Applications (United States); K. Honscheid, The Ohio State Univ. (United States); D. James, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile); M. Johnson, M. W. G. Johnson, National Ctr. for Supercomputing Applications (United States); S. Jouvel, T. Kacprzac, Univ. College London (United Kingdom); S. Kent, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States); R. Kessler, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States); A. Kim, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States); E. Krause, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States), Kavlie Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States); C. I. Krawiec, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States); A. Kremin, Univ. of Michigan (United States); R. Kron, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States); S. Kuhlmann, Argonne National Lab. (United States); N. Kuropatkin, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States); O. Lahav, Univ. College London (United Kingdom); J. Lasker, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States); T. S. Li, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States), Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States); E. Luque, Instituto de Física, UFRGS (Brazil), Lab. Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia (Brazil); N. MacCrann, Jodrell Bank Ctr. for Astrophysics (United Kingdom); M. March, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States); J. Marshall, N. P. Mondrik, Texas A&M Univ. (United States); E. P. Morganson, National Ctr. for Supercomputing Applications (United States), Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States); D. Mudd, The Ohio State Univ. (United States); A. Nadolski, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States); P. Nugent, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States); P. Melchior, Excellence Cluster Universe (Germany), The Ohio State Univ. (United States); F. Menanteau, National Ctr. for Supercomputing Applications (United States), Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States); D. Q. Nagasawa, Texas A&M Univ. (United States); B. Nord, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States); R. Ogando, Lab. Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia (Brazil), Observatório Nacional (Brazil); L. Old, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom); A. Palmese, Univ. College London (United Kingdom); D. Petravick, National Ctr. for Supercomputing Applications (United States); A. A. Plazas, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States), Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); A. Pujol, Institut de Ciéncies de l’Espai (Spain); A. B. A. Queiroz, Instituto de Física, UFRGS (Brazil), Lab. Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia (Brazil); K. Reil, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (United States), SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States); A. K. Romer, Univ. of Sussex (United Kingdom); R. Rosenfeld, Instituto de Física Teórica, Univ. Estadual Paulista (Brazil); A. Roodman, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (United States), SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States); P. Rooney, Univ. of Sussex (United Kingdom); M. Sako, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States); A. I. Salvador, Instituto de Física Teórica, UAM-CSIC (Spain); C. Sánchez, The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (Spain); E. Sánchez Álvaro, Ctr. de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (Spain); B. X. Santiago, Instituto de Física, UFRGS (Brazil), Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States); A. Schooneveld, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom); M. Schubnell, Univ. of Michigan (United States); E. Sheldon, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States); A. Smith, Austin Peay State Univ. (United States); R. C. Smith, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile); M. Soares-Santos, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States); F. Sobreira, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States), Instituto de Física Teórica, Univ. Estadual Paulista (Brazil); M. Soumagnac, Univ. College London (United Kingdom); H. Spinka, Argonne National Lab. (United States); S. S. Tie, The Ohio State Univ. (United States); D. Tucker, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States); V. Vikram, Argonne National Lab. (United States); K. Vivas, A. R. Walker, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile); W. Wester, M. Wiesner, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States); H. Wilcox, Univ. of Portsmouth (United Kingdom); P. Williams, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States); A. Zenteno, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile); Y. Zhang, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States), Univ. of Michigan (United States); Z. Zhang, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
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Lessons from and methods for surveying large areas with the Hubble Space Telescope
Paper 9910-52
Time: 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Author(s): John W. MacKenty, Ivelina G. Momcheva, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
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Spectral calibration for the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer: challenges and solutions
Paper 9910-54
Time: 9:50 AM - 10:10 AM
Author(s): Nicolas FLAGEY, CFHT (United States); Alan W. McConnachie, Kei Szeto, Richard Murowinski, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States); Shan B. Mignot, Observatoire de Paris à Meudon (France)
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Calibration development strategies for the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) data center
Paper 9910-55
Time: 10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
Author(s): Fraser T. Watson, Steven Berukoff, Tony Hays, Kevin Reardon, Daniel Speiss, Scott Wiant, National Solar Observatory (United States)
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Coffee Break 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
ALMA quality assurance: concepts, procedures, and tools
Paper 9910-56
Time: 10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
Author(s): A. Maurizio Chavan, European Southern Observatory (Germany); Stephane L. Tanne, ALMA (Chile); Eiji Akiyama, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan); Robert Kurowski, Suzanna Randall, European Southern Observatory (Germany); Baltasar Vila Vilaro, ALMA (Chile); Eric Villard, Joint ALMA Observatory (Chile)
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Data mining spacecraft telemetry: towards generic solutions to automatic health monitoring and status characterisation
Paper 9910-58
Time: 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
Author(s): Pierre Royer, Joris De Ridder, Bart Vandenbussche, Sara Regibo, Rik Huygen, Wim De Meester, KU Leuven (Belgium); David J. Evans, Jose Martinez, European Space Agency (Germany); Moritz Korte-Stapff, ESA (Germany)
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Session 11:
Science Operations Processes and Workflows I
Friday 1 July 2016
11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
Location: EICC Moorfoot Hall (Level 0)
  • Session Chair:
  • Chris R. Benn, Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (Spain)
The evolution of observing modes at ESO telescopes
Paper 9910-59
Time: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Author(s): Stéphane Marteau, Olivier R. Hainaut, European Southern Observatory (Germany); George Hau, Steffen Mieske, European Southern Observatory (Chile); Ferdinando Patat, Marina Rejkuba, European Southern Observatory (Germany); Ivo Saviane, European Southern Observatory (Chile); Lowell E. Tacconi-Garman, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
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New facilities, new challenges: the telescope and instrument operators evolution at ESO
Paper 9910-60
Time: 11:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Author(s): Andres Pino, Stéphane Brillant, Susana Cerda, Antoine Mérand, Steffen Mieske, Alain Smette, Cristian M. Romero, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
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Lunch Break 12:10 PM - 1:40 PM
Session 12:
Science Operations Processes and Workflows II
Friday 1 July 2016
1:40 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: EICC Moorfoot Hall (Level 0)
  • Session Chairs:
  • Christian Veillet, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States) ;
  • Alison B. Peck, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Operations of the Thirty-Meter-Telescope (TMT) International Observatory
Paper 9910-61
Time: 1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
Author(s): Christophe Dumas, Hanne Buur, Kim Gillies, Angel Otarola, Matthias Schoeck, Warren Skidmore, Tony Travouillon, Thirty Meter Telescope (United States)
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Science operations at Gemini Observatory
Paper 9910-62
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Author(s): Rene Rutten, Gemini Observatory (Chile); Andrew J. Adamson, Sandy Leggett, Gemini Observatory (United States)
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4MOST: science operations for a large spectroscopic survey program with multiple science cases executed in parallel
Paper 9910-66
Time: 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
Author(s): Jakob Walcher, Roelof de Jong, AIP (Germany); Tom Dwelly, MPE (Germany); Olga Bellido, AIP (Germany); Thomas Boller, MPE (Germany); Cristina Chiappini, AIP (Germany); Sofia Feltzing, Univ. Lund (Sweden); Mike Irwin, Richard McMahon, IoA (United Kingdom); Andrea Merloni, MPE (Germany); Olivier Schnurr, AIP (Germany); Nicolas Walton, IoA (United Kingdom)
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Planning JWST NIRSpec MSA spectroscopy using NIRCam pre-images
Paper 9910-64
Time: 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
Author(s): Tracy Beck, Leonardo Ubeda, Susan Kassin, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States); Karoline Gilbert, STScI (United States); Diane M. Karakla, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States); I. N. Reid, STScI (United States); William P. Blair, Johns Hopkins University (United States); Charles D. Keyes, D. R. Soderblom, Maria A. Pena-Guerrero, STScI (United States)
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Moving toward queue operations at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory
Paper 9910-65
Time: 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Author(s): Michelle L. Edwards, Douglas M. Summers, Joseph A. Astier, Igor Suarez Sola, Christian Veillet, Jennifer Power, Andrew Cardwell, Shane Walsh, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (United States)
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Coffee Break 3:20 PM - 3:50 PM
The 4MOST Operations System
Paper 9910-63
Time: 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM
Author(s): Tom Dwelly, Andrea Merloni, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany); Jakob C. Walcher, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany); Nicolas Clerc, Alain Gueguen, Thomas Boller, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany); Roelof S. de Jong, Cristina Chiappini, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany)
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Optimizing parallel observations for the JWST/MIRI instrument
Paper 9910-67
Time: 4:10 PM - 4:30 PM
Author(s): Macarena Garcia-Marin, European Space Agency (United States); Christopher Willmer, University of Arizona (United States); Alvaro Labiano-Ortega, ETH Zurich / Institute for Astronomy (Switzerland); Stacey Alberts, The Univ. of Arizona (United States); George Rieke, University of Arizona (United States); Gillian Wright, UK Astronomy Technology Centre (United Kingdom); Marcia Rieke, University of Arizona (United States)
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Through thick and thin: quantitative classification of photometric observing conditions on Paranal
Paper 9910-68
Time: 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Author(s): Florian Kerber, European Southern Observatory (Germany); Richard R. Querel, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (New Zealand); Bianca Neureiter, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. München (Germany); Reinhard Hanuschik, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
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A daily task manager for Paranal Science Operations
Paper 9910-69
Time: 4:50 PM - 5:10 PM
Author(s): Cristian M. Romero, Steffen Mieske, Stéphane Brillant, European Southern Observatory (Chile); Myriam Rodrigues, Observatoire de Paris à Meudon (France); Andres Pino, Leonel Rivas, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
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Delivering data reduction pipelines to science users
Paper 9910-71
Time: 5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
Author(s): Wolfram Freudling, Martino Romaniello, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
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