[ASA] 2016 Keck Science Meeting

International Telescopes Support Office itso at aao.gov.au
Wed May 25 19:51:16 AEST 2016

Caltech and the W. M. Keck Observatory are pleased to announce the 2016 
Keck Science Meeting, which will take place on the Caltech campus on 
Thursday-Friday, September 15-16 2016. The meeting will bring together 
Keck users from Caltech, the University of California, NASA, the 
University of Hawaii, Yale University, Swinburne University, ANU, 
Australian Keck Users via AAL, Subaru Observatory, and Gemini 
Observatory. The primary focus of the meeting will be to share exciting 
science results made possible by Keck Observatory.

This year's meeting will feature a special session that focuses on the 
future of instrumentation at the two Keck telescopes. New instruments 
poised to be available include KCWI and NIRES. Potential future 
instrument include SHREK and KAPA. Thursday morning's session will 
highlight these upcoming capabilities and others, especially focusing on 
the science they will enable.

The meeting will also include a strategic planning session hosted by 
Chief Scientist Anne Kinney. On Friday afternoon, she will review the 
Observatory's five-year plan. The chairs of the Science Steering 
Committee will also review some of the ideas for future directions 
offered by Keck users through white paper submissions.

Participants may register for the meeting until *August 29*, but talks 
and posters must be requested by *June 17*. Approximately 20 talks and 
25 posters will be selected for the meeting agenda. There is no fee to 
attend the meeting.

For more information and to register, please visit 

Pending final budgetary approval, the AAO's International Telescopes 
Support Office intends to offer individual travel grants (up to $1500) 
to encourage and assist Australian representation at this meeting. 
Potential attendees are invited to submit an expression of interest in 
receiving a travel grant by sending an e-mail along with their submitted 
abstract to itso at aao.gov.au by 1 July 2016, and will be informed of any 
award by 1 August 2016.

Stuart Ryder
International Telescopes Support Office, AAO

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