[ASA] The Second FunnelWeb Workshop - November 9-10, 2015

Chris Tinney c.tinney at unsw.edu.au
Wed Sep 16 09:01:25 AEST 2015

Second FunnelWeb Workshop 2015

The Second FunnelWeb Workshop will be held at the Australian Graduate School of Management, UNSW on November 9-10, 2015.
The FunnelWeb<http://funnel-web.wikispaces.com/home> survey aims to create the "HD Catalogue for the 21st Century", by delivering uniform spectroscopy for a factor of 10 or more of the brightest stars in the Southern sky than any previous survey. It will target SNR>100 spectra at R>2000 between 390 and 880nm of all stars down to I=12 and south of +10, plus all candidate M dwarfs down to I=14.
FunnelWeb<http://funnel-web.wikispaces.com/home> utilises the Starbugs technology (developed by the AAO), to enable a faster spectroscopic survey than any other technology.

With the survey set to commence ob serving in July 2016, this meeting is an important next step in defining the mechanisms required to implement the survey, as well as the science the survey will address. Issues the meeting will seek to address include:

  *   What catalogues will be cross-matched with the resulting FunnelWeb database?
  *   Strategies for selecting observing fields (i.e. tiling, object selection) from the Input Catalogue.
  *   Survey Implementation
     *   Scheduling of the observers (which will be required for at least the first 12 months?
     *   Planning each night's observing?
     *   Implementing each nights observing, Maintaining observing logs? Updating the input catalogues.
     *   Tools required to do the above
  *   Processed data through to extracted spectra. Calibrating to external photometry.
  *   Object Classification Algorithms (i.e. Spectral types, Binarity, etc)
  *   Object Parameter Estimation (i.e. Teff, log(g), [Fe/H], [alpha/Fe]
  *   Data distribution
     *   Within the team
     *   To the world
  *   All the science FunnelWeb will address

Venue - There meeting will be hosted by the Exoplanetary Science at UNSW<http://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/~cgt/cgt/Homepage.html>group at the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) conference venue at UNSW.

Registration - Please register by e-mailing c.tinney at unsw.edu.au<mailto:c.tinney at unsw.edu.au>. Breaks and meals will be provided. There will be no registration fee.
Program - will be made available at this site closer to the date of the meeting. A preliminary list of expected speakers is provided below. The purpose of this meeting is to host a discussion within the project on key decisions for the project. So this list is not exclusive, and we would welcome other speakers to present on the same subjects, as well as other talks that members of the community would like to present.


        Chris Tinney - FunnelWeb Overview

        Kyler Kuehn - The TAIPAN instrument
Mike Ireland - TESS

        Simon Murphy - Input Catalogues
Sanjib Sharma - Tiling and Object Selection Strategies
Sarah Martell - Observing Systems: The GALAH experience
TBD - Data Reduction : The GALAH experience
Mike Ireland - Data Reduction: pyFunnelWeb
Andrew Hopkins - Plans for the Taipan (galaxy) survey

        TBD - Website and Internal Database
TBD - External Databse and Data release

Professor Chris Tinney | Associate Dean (Research),  UNSW Science
ARC Discovery Outstanding Researcher,   School of Physics, UNSW
Exoplanetary Science at UNSW,  http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/~cgt
c.tinney at unsw.edu.au<http://unsw.edu.au/>, +61 2 9385 5168,  131 Old Main Building

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