REUNA, in support of AmLight and the South American Astronomy Coordination Committee (SAACC), and in collaboration with the University of Chile’s Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM), would like to invite you to join us in Santiago, Chile for the mid-2013 SAACC meeting. The SAACC is now in its 4th 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. Within this context, it is our pleasure to host the Mid-2013 SAACC Meeting in Santiago, Chile. The meeting will take place on August 19, 2013 at the CMM offices on the University of Chile campus located near downtown Santiago. In order to coordinate hotel reservations, transport to/from the airport, and any other details, please contact Amparito Sánchez firstname.lastname@example.org As always, we will also support virtual participation through video conferencing systems using REUNA’s MCU. If you plan to participate in the meeting virtually, please contact Amparito Sánchez email@example.com to coordinate the connection. The agenda will be posted to the SAACC website and Facebook page in the near future, and updated as we firm up participation. We look forward to seeing you in Santiago in August!
August 19, 2013
09:00 – 18:00 hrs
Centro de Modelamiento Matemático -CMM offices, Av. Blanco Encalada 2120 Piso 7, Santiag
Telephone: 562- 2 337 0340.
From the AmLight proposal:
“Given the extensive use of AmLight by the astronomical community, the AmLight PI will convene a South American Astronomy Coordination Committee (SAACC) that will be comprised of representatives from the various astronomy projects who are conducting projects or operating observatories in South America. … The SAACC will serve not only to provide input and advice to the AmLight PI and the Steering Committee on program and network needs, but will also serve 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.”
SAACC Meeting Agenda
The NH Hotel in Santiago, Chile is the suggested Hotel. More information coming soon.
Aug 19, Monday
Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM) conference room (seats up to 50). More information coming soon.
8:30am Van from hotel to CMM
9:00am Morning session 1: standard projects talks
10:30am Coffee break
11:00am Morning session 1: standard provider talks
1:00pm Lunch at Club Hipico (hosted by CMM)
3:00pm Afternoon session 1: South American Projects
4:30pm Coffee break
4:45pm Afternoon session 2: South American Projects
6:30pm End sessions, Van to hotel
8:00pm Dinner at Divertimiento? (hosted by REUNA)
Aug 20, Tuesday
9:00am Van to airport (for those going to Pucon)
11:00am Flight to Pucon meeting
Standard Project Talks (Network Needs)
1) AURA/NOAO/Gemini/SOAR (Chris/Ron)
2) LSST (Jeff Kantor)
3) NRAO/ALMA (David Halstead?)
4) ALMA (Giorgio/Jorge)
5) NAOJ/ALMA —
6) ESO/ALMA?? — Giorgio/Jorge
7) CCAT —
Standard Provider Talks (Network capabilities forecasts)
2) CLARA (invite Florencio?
3) RNP (invite Michael Stanton)
South American Projects (Connectivity, Computing, and Science)
1) NLHPC (Eduardo Vera)
2) PUC initiatives?
3) LINEA (Brazil/Luiz da Costa)
4) CMM/Astroinformatica (Jaime San Martin)
5) Agua Negra Tunnel Lab (Claudio Dib)?
6) Auger Project?
7) Santa Maria? Concepcion? Valpo?
8) Guest talk: SKA
H.323 video conferencing paramaters for the SAACC meeting, August 19, 2013:
P MCU: 18.104.22.168 (mcu-reuna.reuna.cl)
Short name (TituloMCU): reuna-saacc
PIN (access code): 6216
Hora de reunión: 13 a 22 hrs GMT
Inicio de conexión : 12 hrs GMT
Término de conexión: 23 hrs