1. SAACC Meeting on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020, from (TBD) 8:00 am-5:00 pm EDT
  2. LSST NET Meeting (by invitation only) on Thursday, April 23rd, 2020, from (TBD) 8:00 am-5:30 pm EDT


Kovens Conference Center
3000 Northeast 151st Street, North Miami, FL 33181
Meeting Room TBD, Lunch Room TBD

* For parking at Kovens please use this FIU Parking & Transportation link to register your license plate. ONLY license plate is needed.

Kovens Conference Center, DirectionsFloor Plan of the Kovens Conference Center



The SAACC is now in its 11th 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, 2020.

Corresponding time zones (start time): 

Miami, USA Wed, Apr 22, 2020, at 9:00 am EDT
Santiago, Chile Wed, Apr 22, 2020, at 9:00 am CLT
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Wed, Apr 22, 2020, at 10:00 am BRT
São Paulo, Brazil Wed, Apr 22, 2020, at 10:00 am BRT
Berlin, Germany Wed, Apr 22, 2020, at 3:00 pm CEST
Paris, France Wed, Apr 22, 2020, at 3:00 pm CEST

Preliminary Agenda
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
8:00 – Breakfast at Kovens Conference Center
9:00 – Welcome

Session I: Science Requirements & Activities Updates
9:20 – Remarks and Introduction
9:40 – AURA (Ronald Lambert)
10:00 – NRAO (David Halstead, Adele Plunkett)
10:20 – Refreshment Break
10:40 – ALMA (Giorgio Filippi -ESO, C.Saldias, N.Ovando -JAO/ADC)
11:00 – LSST (Jeffrey Kantor)
11:20 – Open Discussion/Coordination

12:00 – Lunch Break (1 hour)

Session II: Providers updates
13:00 – AmLight1: International links (Julio Ibarra)
13:20 – AmLight2: Connections/protocols/developments (Jeronimo Bezerra)
13:40 -REUNA (Albert Astudillo)
14:00 – ANSP (Luis Lopez)
14:20 – RedCLARA (Luis Cadenas)
14:40 – Refreshment Break
15:00 – RNP (Michael Stanton, Eduardo Grizendi)
15:20 – Open Discussion/Coordination
16:00 – Adjourn
18:00 Social Activities

Thursday, April 23, 2020
8:00 – Breakfast at Kovens Conference Center

9:10 – Roundtable of introductions
9:20 – Session I:
10:20 – Questions
10:30 – Refreshment Break
11:00 – Session II:
12:00 – Session III:

13:00 – Lunch Break (1 hour)

14:00 – Session IV:
14:30 – Session V:
15:45 – Refreshment Break
16:15 – Session VI:
17:30 – Questions
18:00 – Adjourn


Please register for the SAACC Meeting at Eventbrite by clicking here.

Some nationalities require visas to enter the USA. Please use your invitation letter that you received by email. If you need additional information please contact us at


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

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020


In person:






From Miami or Fort Lauderdale Airports:

Transportation from Fort Lauderdale Airport or Miami International Airport to Marenas Hotel or Marriott Courtyard can be made online using Super Shuttle  for approximately $30-$40.

Taxi fares from Miami International Airport to the Hotel or Marriott Courtyard is approximate $52.
Taxi fares from Fort Lauderdale Airport to the Hotel area is approximately $50

Uber rate from Fort Lauderdale Airport to the Hotel area is approximate  $19-$36.

From Hotel to Kovens Conference Center and back:


 Social Event