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  1. SAACC Meeting on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 from 09:00 – 17:00 hours
  2. SAACC Engineering Meeting (LSST NET Meeting by invitations only) on Thursday, April 18th, 2019 from 09:00 – 17:00 hours



The meeting will take place at Cerro Calán, Observatorio Astronómico Nacional, Camino El Observatorio #1515, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile


The SAACC is now in its 10th 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.

Please email your presentation to vchergar at by April 15, 2016.

Corresponding time zones (start time): 

Santiago, Chile Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 9:00 am CLT
Miami, USA Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 9:00 am EDT
Tucson, USA Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 6:00 am MST
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 10:00 am BRT
São Paulo, Brazil Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 10:00 am BRT
Chicago, USA Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 8:00 am CDT
Berlin, Germany Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm CEST

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
9:00 – Welcome remarks and introduction (Jeff Kantor, Julio Ibarra)

Session I: Science Requirements & Activities Updates
9:20 – AURA (Mauricio Rojas)
9:40 – Gemini and NCOA ()
10:00 – LSST Construction and Commissioning (Jeff Kantor)
10:20 – LSST Operations (Robert Blum)
10:40 – NRAO ()
11:00 – Refreshment Break
10:30 – ALMA ()
11:50 – GTM ()
12:10 – Las Campanas Observatory (LCO)
12:30 – Data Observatory (Chile)
12:50 – Open Discussion/Coordination

13:00 – Lunch Break (1 hour)

Session II: Providers updates
14:30 – AmLight1: International links (Julio Ibarra)
14:50 – AmLight2: Connections/protocols/developments (Jeronimo Bezerra)
15:10 – REUNA ()
15:30 – RNP ()
15:50 – Refreshment Break
16:20 – RedCLARA (Luis Cadenas)
16:40 – ESnet ()
17:00 – Internet2 (John Hicks)
17:20 – Open Discussion/Coordination
17:30 – Adjourn

Proposed Agenda for the LSST NET Meeting – Thursday, April 18th, 2019

In 2017, as a consequence, from the AmLight SAACC Spring Engineering meeting, the LSST Network Engineering Team (NET) was formed to describe the requirements to interconnect the networks and operations towards a manageable, cost-effective, secure and scalable end-to-end network infrastructure to support LSST.  LSST NET includes network engineers from every institution involved with the LSST end-to-end network provisioning and governance. The goal of the April 18th meeting of the LSST NET team is to further clarify the requirements and interconnections to each of the networks that will be supporting LSST.

9:00 – 10:00 Virtual NOC (Jeronimo Bezerra, Ron Lambert)
10:00-10:30 ESnet Atlanta – Chicago (Paul Wefel)
10:30-11:00 Miami – Boca Raton – Atlanta (Julio Ibarra)
11:00 -11:30 La Serena – Santiago (Alber Astudillo, Ron Lambert)
11:30 -12:00 Santiago – Sao Paolo (Aluizio Hazin)
12:00 -13:00 NCSA – IN2P3 (Matt Kollross)

13:00 -14:00 Lunch break (1 hour)

14:00 -15:00 QoS, E2E Testing (Jeronimo Bezerra)
15:00- 16:00 2019/2020 Network Architecture and Demonstration (Jeff Kantor)
16:00 -17:00 Documentation (Jeff Kantor)


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No visa is required for traveling to Chile for US citizens. U.S. citizens entering Chile must have a valid passport. U.S. citizens traveling to Chile for recreation, tourism, business, or academic conferences do not need to obtain a visa prior to their arrival in Chile. A Tourist Card will be issued for a stay of up to 90 days.


Video Conference Information: CIARA will also support virtual participation through video conferencing systems

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 from 08:00 – 17:00 hours (SAACC Meeting)

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 from 08:00 – 17:00 hours (LSST NET Meeting) 



In person:
Coming soon

Coming soon


Suggested hotels:

transfer time, 30 minutes approximately

transfer time, 25 minutes approximately

Hotel ICON LAS CONDES ($124)
transfer time, 20 minutes approximately

Hotel KENNEDY ($140)
transfer time, 25 minutes approximately

Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton ($110)
transfer time, 30 minutes approximately


From the Santiago Internationa Airport -Aeropuerto Internacional Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez (SCL) to the city center you can use the link here to schedule a taxi.

Uber is also available in Santiago. For more details click here.
Similiar service to uber is provided by an app called Cabify. For more details click here.