[ASA] ACAMAR virtual workshop on the Future of Traditional Survey Science, 22-24 September 2021

Richard de Grijs richard.de-grijs at mq.edu.au
Wed Jun 30 10:31:43 AEST 2021

Dear colleagues,

ACAMAR, the Australia-China Consortium for Astrophysics Research 
(https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/_ZVlCANpgjCNJ7VgJfG39lN?domain=acamar.org.au), is sponsoring a three-day workshop on the 
/Future of Traditional Survey Science/, to be held online on 22, 23 and 
24 September 2021: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/J0qJCBNqjlC7JEA1JT6GCvE?domain=ftss2021.casconf.cn

Optical and near-infrared astronomy is now truly in a transition phase 
from small-team projects to large-scale mega-surveys. Australian and 
Chinese colleagues are ideally placed to take advantage of these 
developments, which could have an ever greater impact if we combined 
forces to pursue the most exciting opportunities where complementary 
expertise is available among the partners. Current facilities and 
ongoing photometric and spectroscopic surveys in China and Australia, as 
well as those accessible internationally to both communities, offer 
exciting prospects for major new insights into stellar and galactic 
properties across time and space.

This three-day virtual workshop aims to familiarise researchers from 
both partner countries with each other's expertise and research 
interests, thus leveraging our joint strengths to achieve more than the 
simple sum of our research efforts. In practical terms, the software and 
database tools we need to make the data accessible to both communities 
will feature prominently, as will developments regarding future 
instrumentation needs.

_/Topics will include/_:

1. Spectroscopy: GALAH+ (Australia); LAMOST (China); 4MOST (Australia, 
international); SDSS, DESI (international)

2. Time domain: Vera Rubin Observatory/LSST (Australia); 50BiN/SONG 
(China); TESS (international)

3. Extremely Large Telescopes: GMT (Australia); TMT, C30 (China)

4. Future ground-based facilities: 6.5m/12m telescopes (China), 2.5m 
WFST (USTC/PMO), 1.6m Mephisto telescope (YNU): multi-colour optical/NIR 
photometric surveys (China)

5. Future space facilities: Chinese Space Telescope (UV–optical sky 
survey); JWST, Euclid, Nancy Roman Space Telescope (international)

Important dates:
- *20 August 2021*: /*Deadline for submission of abstracts*/
- 3 September 2021: Workshop programme released
- *21 September 2021*: /*Workshop registration deadline*/

Register here: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/A_goCD1vlpT5rgM1rFAe_Sa?domain=ftss2021.casconf.cn

We look forward to your abstract submissions and to welcoming you to the 
virtual meeting in September.

On behalf of the Scientific Organising Committee,

Richard de Grijs
(Australian SOC co-chair)

Prof. Richard de Grijs

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Macquarie University
Balaclava Road
Sydney, NSW 2109

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