[ASA] Second announcement of HRMOS Science workshop, 18-22 October 2021

Gayandhi De Silva gayandhi.desilva at mq.edu.au
Thu Sep 16 22:00:53 AEST 2021

Second Announcement

HRMOS Science Workshop <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/uNGSC81V0PT6kllnOfn5fUq?domain=indico.ict.inaf.it>
October 18-22, 2021

We invite the astronomical community to participate in the 2021 HRMOS Science workshop, to be held online and in-person 18-22 October, 2021.

Abstract Deadline extended to 30 September 2021

Registration: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/BRSnC91WPRTkOvvoRFE2Dej?domain=indico.ict.inaf.it

Abstract Submission: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/L0DuC0YKPviGyKK6Jc2ksXG?domain=indico.ict.inaf.it

To submit an abstract, you need to open an INDICO Account and login with Indico as the authentication provider. When creating your INDICO account, you will be asked about the event you are attending, and the relevant contact person. Please use the following text: “HRMOS workshop. INAF Contact: Laura Magrini”. Your account should be activated within one or two working days. Let us know if you have any issues.

No registration fees


The High-Resolution Multi-Object Spectrograph (HRMOS) is a proposed facility instrument for ESO’s VLT, following the initial presentation at the VLT 2030 workshop. HRMOS provides a combination of capabilities essential to carry out breakthrough science across a broad range of active research areas from Galactic and Local Group Archaeology to Stellar Astrophysics and Exoplanet studies. HRMOS fills a gap in capabilities amongst the landscape of future instrumentation planned for the next decade. The key capability of HRMOS is high spectral resolution (R = 60,000 - 80,000) with multi-object (50-100) capabilities and stability that provides radial velocity precision (~10m/s). Initial designs predict a SNR=30 is achievable within 1hr for mag(AB) = 17-18 depending on resolution. The combination of high resolution and multiplex going to relatively bluer wavelengths (from 380nm), is truly a spectrograph that will push the boundaries of our knowledge and is envisioned as a workhorse instrument in the future.

This conference aims to bring together the International scientific community, to propose and discuss science projects where HRMOS will have a strong impact due to its unparalleled capabilities, as well as identifying the areas where it will provide unique synergies with existing and forthcoming large surveys and facilities such as 4MOST, WEAVE, MOONS and the ELTs.

This meeting is your opportunity to present your science with HRMOS and join the collaboration to push forward the HRMOS project in preparation for an upcoming White paper call.

Format and Contributions

Given the current pandemic restrictions, the meeting will be run online on all days 18-22 October, nominally 9am-1pm CEST. All presentations will be recorded and made available for the registered participants.

Confirmed Speakers:

  *   Ana Brucalassi
  *   Asa Skuladottir
  *   Brunella Nisini
  *   Devika Kamath
  *   Gabriele Cescutti
  *   Gerry Gilmore
  *   Grazina Tautvaisiene
  *   Holger Baumgardt
  *   Jon Lawrence
  *   Joss Bland-Hawthorn
  *   Keith Hawkins
  *   Lorenzo Spina
  *   Mark Gieles
  *   Oscar Gonzalez
  *   Rob Jeffries
  *   Thomas Bensby
  *   Thomas Nordlander
  *   Valentina D'Orazi
  *   Vanessa Hill
  *   Yuan-Sen Ting

Participants are strongly encouraged to submit a short abstract describing the science questions and topics they would like to address with HRMOS. We anticipate a talk length of 20min for contributed presentations.

New science ideas are very much welcome. The current options for the instrument concept will also be presented and discussed.

For any questions, do not hesitate to contact Gayandhi, Sofia or Eline.

Best regards,
HRMOS Core Science Team

Gayandhi De Silva (AAO-Macquarie, Australia), Sofia Randich (INAF-Arcetri, Italy), Eline Tolstoy (Kapteyn, The Netherlands), Laura Magrini (INAF-Arcetri, Italy), Vanessa Hill (OCA, France), Thomas Bensby (Lund, Sweden), Rob Jeffries (Keele, UK), Rodolfo Smiljanic (CAMK/PAN, Poland), Oscar Gonzalez (UK-ATC, UK), Ása Skúladóttir (INAF-UNIFI, Italy), Nadège Largarde (UTINAM, Besançon, France)

A/ Prof Gayandhi De Silva
Australian Astronomical Optics, Macquarie University
105 Delhi Rd, North Ryde, NSW 2113, Australia

gayandhi.desilva at mq.edu.au<mailto:gayandhi.desilva at mq.edu.au>

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