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LSST Workshop, Nov 19-21, La Serena, Chile

The beginning of operations of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), scheduled for ~2020, is approaching very fast. The main motivation for this workshop is to address how prepared are we, as Chilean community, for the avalanche of LSST data and more importantly what research we hope to do with these data. With this in mind, we are organizing a two-days meeting in which members of the Chilean community can present and discuss their ideas to make the best use of the LSST data and multi wavelength follow-up studies, ranging from solar system and planetary science to high redshift galaxies and cosmology.

There will be invited talks (speakers TBD) by key LSST players to provide context and further information. In addition, a few hours will be spent discussing more practical aspects including data access, computing needs, resources, Chilean representation on LSST panels, etc. 
 
The meeting will be held in beautiful La Serena, at the Ministerio de Obras Publicas Auditorium. For those interested, a tour to Cerro Pachon, including Gemini-S and views of the LSST site and ongoing constructions will be offered on Saturday, November 21. There will be no registration fees for the workshop. Coffee breaks, lunches and dinner on Thursday will be provided free of charge for all participants. In addition, young scientists presenting work related to LSST can apply for financial support to attend the workshop. Graduate students already working on LSST-related projects applying to present their work at the meeting are strongly encouraged to apply for travel support from SOCHIAS on the October or November calls.
 
Registration deadline passed

Hotels:

Most hotels that we normally work with are now fully booked. We recommend making private arrangements and look for rental apartments at e.g., airBnB

Conference dates: November 19-21, 2015

Registration deadline: November 6, 2015 (already passed)

SOC: Francisco Forster, Leopoldo Infante, Sebastian Lopez, Dante Minniti, Chris Smith, Ezequiel Treister (Chair).

LOC:  Rodolfo Barba, Camila Ibarlucea, Chris Smith (Chair), Aldo Valcarce

 

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