To download a pdf version of the SA3CC 2022 report click here.


  1. SA3CC Meeting – (TBD)
  2. Vera Rubin Observatory NET Meeting (by invitation only) –  (TBD)


Register in advance for this meeting:




The SA3CC is now in its 14th 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 TBD, 2023.

NOTE: The agenda can be changed to accommodate different time zones.

SA3CC Meeting Agenda


Rubin Observatory NET Meeting Agenda (by invitation only)




Conference Hotels

Marenas Resort Miami | 5.3 miles
18683 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
Booking here: BLOCK LINK TBD
Rate Info: FIU Discounted Room Rate ($229 + $20 resort fees + tax)
Toll-Free: 877.858.2305
Reservations: 305.503.6036

Courtyard Miami Aventura Mall | 4.1 miles
2825 N.E. 191st Street, Aventura, FL 33180
Booking here: BLOCK LINK TBD
Rate Info: FIU Discounted Room Rate (TBD)
Local: 305.937.0805
Toll-Free: 800.321.2211
Fax: 954.937.0806

Additional Hotels

Residence Inn Miami Aventura Mall | 4.9 miles
19900 W. Country Club Drive, Aventura, FL 33180
Rate Info: TBD Ask for the FIU/Kovens rate
Local: 786.528.1001
Toll Free: 800.331.3131
Fax: 786.528.1002

Hampton Inn | 5.5 miles
1000 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
Rate Info: TBD
Local: 954.874.1111
Toll Free: 800.426.7866
Fax: 954.874.1112

Daddy O Hotel | 5.9 miles
9660 East Bay Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154
Rate Info: TBD
Local: 305.868.4141
Fax: 305.723.7676

AC Hotels by Marriott Miami Aventura
20805 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, FL 33180
Rate Info: TBD
Local: 305.952.5544
Website: AC Hotels by Marriott Miami Aventura

Best Western on the Bay
1819 79th Street Causeway, North Bay Village, FL 33141
Rate Info: TBD
Local: 305.537.7056


Register in advance for this meeting:


CIARA will support virtual participation through video conferencing systems using ZOOM.

*Please sign to ZOOM with your name. For security reasons, we will have to drop the participants signed without a name.

How to use ZOOM instructions

  • Create a Zoom account for a more streamlined approach to our conference.
    • To download the Zoom software, visit
      • Click on the blue “Download” button under the section, “Zoom Client for Meetings.”
      • Open the download “Zoom.pkg” and follow the installation instructions.
  • Helpful Commands in Zoom:
    • Share your screen
      • Please wait for the host to make you a presenter
      • Click on “screen share” and select your presentation
    • “Away” Status
      • Please use the away icon if you step away, as we don’t have many breaks built into the schedule.
      • Click on your profile icon in the top right corner. Set your status to “Away” by clicking the corresponding option in the drop-down menu.
      • Learn more about Zoom status icons here.
    • Chat:
      • While in a meeting, click “Chat” in the meeting controls.
      • This will open the chat on the right. You can type a message into the chat box or click on the drop down next to To: if you want to send a message to a specific person.
      • When new chat messages are sent to you or everyone, a preview of the message will appear and Chat will flash orange in your meeting controls.
    • Gallery View:
      • In the Zoom client, click “Settings,” and then click “Video” to display the video settings page.
      • Enable the option “Display up to 49 participants per screen in Gallery View.”
      • Start or join a meeting.
      • Click “Gallery View” in the top-right corner.
        • If the meeting has 49 or fewer attendees, all of them are displayed on a single page. If more than 49 attendees are in the meeting, 49 thumbnails are displayed on each page.
      • Learn more about Gallery View here.
    • Hide Non-Video Participants
      • When you are in “Gallery View,” right-click on any participant that either has their video off or dialed in via telephone, or you can click on the 3 dots at the upper right of their participant box.
      • Choose “Hide Non-Video Participants” to hide all users with their video off.
      • To show non-video participants again, click “Total non-video participants” at the top of your screen and select “Show non-video participants.”
      • Learn more about Video Layout here.
    • Polls + Q&A:
      • When a meeting host would like you to participate in a poll or answer a question, a message box will pop up on your screen.
      • You will have a limited amount of time to submit your answers.
    • Raise Hand:
      • During a meeting, click on the icon labeled “Participants” at the bottom center of your Zoom window.
      • At the bottom of the window on the right side of the screen, click the button labeled “Raise Hand.”
      • Click “Raise Hand” if you want to say something in the meeting.
      • Your digital hand is now raised. Lower it by clicking the same button, now labeled “Lower Hand.




From Miami or Fort Lauderdale Airports:

Uber from Miami or Fort Lauderdale airport to the Kovens is $30 to $60 depending on the ride.

Sunny Isle Aventura Yellow Cab Taxi: (305) 897-2222
Yellow Cab Broward: (954) 777-7777
24/7 Yellow Cab: (305) 244-4444
A Miramar Taxi: (954) 438-8888

There will not be a scheduled bus for this event.