SkyMapper: Everything you Need to Know to Use the Terabytes

When: 7 - 9 April 2014

Where: Duffield Lecture Theatre & CSO Common Room, RSAA Mt Stromlo, The Australian National University, Cotter Road, Weston Creek (Map and Directions)

Program: The workshop Program is now available here

Participants List

Workshop presentations can be found here

The commissioning of the SkyMapper telescope is finished and regular survey observations will start soon. In light of real performance figures and the survey landscape of 2014 the SkyMapper survey strategy is updated to deliver the primary science value more quickly. This is the time to look at early data and discuss methods of data analysis and ways of sharing the data. The workshop is open to the Australian astronomy community, but capped at 50 participants. It aims to bring together makers and users of the survey, so that it may be used as effectively as possible.

The format will include presentations, moderated discussions and break-out mini-workshops. We want to present our core services and discuss the possibility of value-added data products developed jointly with the community. We will also report on science applications with commissioning data and help the community to evaluate science opportunities with the survey.

Confirmed Attendees include:

  • Matthew Colless, Michael Irealnd, Helmut Jerjen, Stefan Keller, Brian Schmidt, Rob Sharp, Christian Wolf, Fang Yuan (RSAA)
  • Matthew Bailes (Swinburne)
  • Simon Driver (UWA) 
  • Andrew Hopkins (AAO)
  • Baerbel Koribalski (CSIRO)
  • Quentin Parker (Macquarie/AAO)
  • Chris Tinney (UNSW)
  • Patrick Tisserand (Paris)

Travel and Accommodation
Participants will arrange their own travel and accommodation; however, we list here some relatively convenient options in the general vicinity of the workshop venue.

Local Organising Committee

  • Brian Schmidt
  • Christian Wolf
  • Denise Sturgess
  • Kylie Williams