Town and Country Resort and Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
27 June - 2 July 2010
Conference 7737
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems III
Wednesday - Friday 30 June - 2 July 2010
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Abstract Due:
14 December 2009

Author Notification:
15 February 2010

Manuscript Due Date:
31 May 2010

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Wednesday 30 June Show All Abstracts
Session 1:
Site and Facility Operations I
Wednesday 30 June 2010
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
10 years of VLT end-to-end operations
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The MMT Observatory: operations 10 years after conversion
Paper 7737-2
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The IRAM Plateau de Bure interferometer: current status, upgrades, and future
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Constructing the EVLA while operating the VLA
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Mixing completion, commissioning, and operations at the LBT
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A new La Silla site operations paradigm
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APEX: five years of operations
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Laser Guide Star operations at the Gemini North Telescope
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Laser operations at the 8-10m class telescopes Gemini, Keck, and the VLT: lessons learned, old and new challenges
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Session 2:
Site and Facility Operations II
Wednesday 30 June 2010
1:50 PM - 3:10 PM
The ALMA maintenance plan
Paper 7737-11
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Operational model for the Magdalena Ridge Observatory interferometer
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Testing and validation of orbital operations plans for the MESSENGER mission
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Using the Baldrige criteria for observatory strategic and operations planning
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Session 3:
Science Operations Processes
Wednesday 30 June 2010
3:40 PM - 6:00 PM
Scientific productivity and impact of large telescopes
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ALMA science operations
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Kepler Science Operations processes, procedures, and tools
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The care and feeding of the JWST on-board event-driven system
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Gemini Observatory: five years of multi-instrument queue operations
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GALEX extended mission operations
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Downsizing a great observatory: reinventing Spitzer in the warm mission
Paper 7737-21
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Session PS:
Wednesday Poster Session
Wednesday 30 June 2010
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Authors should be prepared to display their poster at morning coffee break. Posters for this conference will be on display in the Grand Exhibit Hall on Wednesday. The interactive poster session with authors in attendance will be Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Posters can remain displayed for extended viewing until 9:00 pm. Authors should return to remove their posters after 8:30 pm. Posters left displayed will be considered unwanted and will be discarded.
Interfaces between science and engineering operations for the WISE Telescope
Paper 7737-59
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Preventive maintenance optimization at Paranal Observatory
Paper 7737-60
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Reliability culture at La Silla Paranal Observatory
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Data management subsystem software architecture for JWST
Paper 7737-62
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Queue observing at the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic 1.6-m telescope
Paper 7737-63
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Fermi Large Area Telescope operations: from pre-launch challenges to mission success
Paper 7737-64
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Shootout: the performance of dual-image cosmic-ray detection algorithms
Paper 7737-65
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Recent developments for the SINFONI pipeline
Paper 7737-66
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The GPS water vapor monitor and thermal astronomy at Gemini South
Paper 7737-67
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DTS: the NOAO Data Transport System
Paper 7737-68
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The Gemini Recipe System: a dynamic workflow for automated data reduction
Paper 7737-69
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The Spitzer Bibliography Database: bibliographic statistics
Paper 7737-70
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Spitzer warm mission transition and operations
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Post-cryogenic reanalysis of the absolute calibration of the infrared array camera on the Spitzer Space Telescope
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Toward a green observatory
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First year of ALMA site software deployment: where everything comes together
Paper 7737-74
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Software operations support at Gemini Observatory
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Process-oriented modeling method for sensors resources management under sensor web
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The ESO Extremely Large Telescope dome: system engineering strategies for electrical power management
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A portable observatory for persistent monitoring of the night sky
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From Chile to Europe in minutes: handling the data stream from ESO's Paranal Observatory
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PySALT: the SALT science pipeline
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Autonomous operations in extreme environments: the AMICA case
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PACS scan mapping mode optimization with the Herschel Space Observatory
Paper 7737-84
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The X-shooter pipeline
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The new FORS pipeline
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Spectroradiometric calibration of telescopes using laser illumination of flat field screens
Paper 7737-87
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Changes and improvements to the Gemini North Aircraft Avoidance Program at the Gemini North Laser Guide Star facility on Mauna Kea
Paper 7737-88
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Washing very large mirrors, in-situ: extending the life of astronomical coatings
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High-precision photometry with WIRCam at the CFHT
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Effect seasonal of optical seeing above Oukaimeden Observatory in the Morocco High Atlas mountains: dependence of results on the exposure time
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Paper 7737-91
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Characterization of the mid-IR image quality at Gemini South
Paper 7737-92
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Session PL3:
Thursday Plenary Session
Thursday 1 July 2010
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Session 4:
Time Domain and Target of Opportunity
Thursday 1 July 2010
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The VLT rapid-response mode: implementation and scientific results
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Managing target of opportunity (ToO) observations in queue mode at Gemini Observatory
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LCOGT sites and site operations
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Scheduling observations on the LCOGT network
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The Gamma-ray Coordinates Network (GCN): real-time events to the world
Paper 7737-26
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VOEvent as a framework for autonomous observatory operations
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Paper 7737-27
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Session 5:
Transient Events and Observatory Operations
Thursday 1 July 2010
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Catalina real-time transient survey
Paper 7737-28
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Transient events on mobile devices: astronomers as consumers
Paper 7737-31
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Transient alert operations for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
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Session 6:
Dynamic Observatory Scheduling
Thursday 1 July 2010
3:40 PM - 5:20 PM
New observing concepts for ESO survey telescopes
Paper 7737-33
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Partner time sharing at the Submillimeter Array
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JWST planning and scheduling operations and concepts
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Simulation of autonomous observing with a ground-based telescope: the LSST experience
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Implementation of the LSST operations simulator for testing observatory design, operations, observing cadences, and delivery of LSST science
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Friday 2 July Show All Abstracts
Session 7:
Remote Robotic and Service
Friday 2 July 2010
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Switching the Liverpool Telescope from a full-service operating model to self-service
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A shared approach to supporting remote observing for multiple observatories
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VISTA: survey area definition tool
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Data compression for optimizing observatory workflows
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Mopra remote observing: a story of innovation and success
Paper 7737-93
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Session 8:
Archive Operations and Legacy
Friday 2 July 2010
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Spitzer Heritage Archive
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STARS 2: implementation issues for 2nd-generation archiving and query software
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Science data production at ESO: strategy, plans, and lessons learned
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Session 9:
User Support
Friday 2 July 2010
1:10 PM - 2:30 PM
User support: new ways forward after 10 years of successful VLT operations
Paper 7737-48
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ALMA science operations and user support: software
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Handling observation proposals for SALT
Paper 7737-50
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SMARTS revealed
Paper 7737-80
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Session 10:
Operations and Data Quality Control
Friday 2 July 2010
2:30 PM - 5:20 PM
Calibration of the LSST instrumental and atmospheric photometric passbands
Paper 7737-52
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Absolute spectroradiometry of standard stars
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Solving the global photometric self-calibration problem in LSST
Paper 7737-54
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The physical model in action: quality control for X-Shooter
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Quality control and data flow operations of the survey instrument VIRCAM
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Handling heterogeneous arrays: calibrations and data reduction
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The APEX calibration plan: goals, implementation, and achievements
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Summary and/or Discussion
Friday 2 July 2010
5:20 PM - 5:50 PM
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