This meeting is planned for Thursday, October 19th, 2017, preceding the Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) Oct 22-24, 2017 in Santiago, Chile.

Time: 11:00 am-16:30 pm (CLST) Santiago, Chile

Please register here.

REUNA_smallThe meeting will take place at the REUNA offices is located at José Domingo Cañas 2819, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile. REUNA will also support virtual participation through video conferencing systems using REUNA’s MCU. If you plan to participate in the meeting virtually, please review the Video Conferencing information below.

The SAACC is now in its 8th year and serves not only to provide input and advice to the AmLight PI and the Steering Committee on program and network needs, but also as a venue for coordinating the needs of these astronomical projects and institutions to improve their resource planning and implementation of operational connections between these distant facilities and users in the continental US and Latin-American Countries.
To download a pdf version the January 2017 SAACC report click here.

Corresponding time zones (start time): 

Location Local Time Time Zone UTC Offset
Miami (USA – Florida) Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:00 am EDT UTC-4 hours
Tucson (USA – Arizona) Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:00 am MST UTC-7 hours
Santiago (Chile) Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 11:00 am CLST UTC-3 hours
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil – Rio de Janeiro) Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 12:00 noon BRST UTC-2 hours
São Paulo (Brazil – São Paulo) Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 12:00 noon BRST UTC-2 hours
Berlin (Germany – Berlin) Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm CEST UTC+2 hours


Video Conference Information:

Please connect with Bluejeans info below for the afternoon meeting:

Connecting directly from a room system?

1) Dial: or
2) Enter Meeting ID: 128 866 165

Just want to dial in on your phone?

1) Direct-dial with my iPhone or
+1.408.740.7256 (United States)
+1.888.240.2560 (US Toll Free)
+1.408.317.9253 (Alternate number)
(Global Numbers)
2) Enter Meeting ID: 128 866 165
3) Press #

Members who have confirmed their participation will receive an email from REUNA with a link for the Meeting Room and PIN to connect.

If you connect with your computer or smartphone: 

  1. Please download the VidyoDesktop app from here:
  2. Once the app is open, please close the tab “Vidyo Portal” and come to the email you will have received from REUNA.
  3. Click the ROOM link.
    PIN: 3030
  4. At the description web page that will open, please, click where it says: “Ir a la sala”.
  5. The app will ask you for your Name, and the PIN (from the REUNA’s email).
   If you connect via Videoconferencing system:
  1. Please call trough H323  technology to PLAZA IP
  2. In the welcome screen, please choose option: # 1 #
  3. Enter the room ID: 016104#
  4. Enter the room PIN: 3030#

Any questions that you could have, please send them to Beatriz Contreras at or call +56 2 2337 0382.

Connecting using a smartphone:
Download the app for Android or iOS through Apple Store or Google Play, and open the email with the link from that device (This means that you don’t have to open the app, just open the email and you will be redirected to the app automatically).


11:00 (CLST) Chile time – Welcome Remarks and Introduction – Chris Smith, SAACC Chair and Julio Ibarra, AmLight PI | Download presentation

Session I: Science Requirements & Activities Updates
11:10 – AURA (Chris Smith, Ronald Lambert)| Download presentation
11:30 – NRAO (David Halstead, Mark Lacy) | Download Presentation
11:50 – ALMA (Giorgio Filippi, Christian Saldias) | Download Presentation
12:10 – LSST (Jeffrey Kantor) | Download presentation
12:30 – Open Discussion/Coordination

12:50 – Lunch Break (50 min)

Session II: Providers updates
13:40 – AmLight1:  (Julio Ibarra) | Download Presentation
14:00 – AmLight2: (Jeronimo Bezerra, Vinicius Arcanjo) Download presentation AmLight 2, QoS
14:20 – REUNA (Sandra Jaque) | Download presentation
14:40 – RNP (Michael Stanton, Eduardo Grizendi) | Download Presentation
15:00 – RedCLARA (Luis Eliécer Cadenas) | Download Presentation
15:20 – ANSP, perfSonar Demo (Jeronimo Bezerra) | Download Presentation
15:40 – Internet2 (John Hicks) | Download presentation
16:00 – Discussion and Closing Remarks. Adjourn



Suggested hotels below are about 5 kms from the REUNA office:
1. Park Plaza Hotel Santiago
2. Hotel Neruda, Providencia, Santiago
3. Hotel Orly

From airport to the city center you can use the link here to schedule a taxi or a rental car.