ZTF 3rd Science Meeting

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The ZTF science meetings are open only to members of the ZTF collaboration or by invitation.

The October 2022 ZTF team meeting is taking place on Oct 18-21 and will be focused on recent results from within the collaboration, and provide an avenue for extended discussion about what the collaboration would like to do for the final ~12 months of the survey. Potential changes could be made to the cadence, follow-up (SEDM Palomar), or filter choices adopted by the survey. Participation in the first two days of the meeting will be limited to ZTF collaboration members. The final day of the ZTF meeting will be open via invitation from the organizers and to ZTF collaboration members. This last day will be focused on a discussion of “Time-domain astronomy with small aperture telescopes in the Rubin era.”

The aim of this meeting is to bring together researchers in time-domain astronomy to discuss potential strategies and synergies for different small aperture facilities once Rubin begins routine operation. The meeting will be primarily focused on discussion, with the aim of developing new plans (complementing and competing with Rubin) using small telescopes.

Detailed information about the meeting is available also at https://sites.northwestern.edu/sedmztf22/.


Applications will open soon.


The program for this science meeting includes talks by young researchers, summaries of activities for individual science working groups and plenty of time for discussion and brainstorming for cross-swg collaborations.


A block of rooms has been arranged at the Hilton Orrington/Evanston in downtown Evanston at a rate of $125/night + taxes. Rooms are available Monday through Friday night. The deadline for bookings is September 22.


The lead organizer of the 3rd science meeting is Adam Miller, an assistant professor at the Department of Physics & Astronomy (Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences) who is a ZTF partner. He is assisted by members of the SOC (Brad Cenko, Anna Franckowiak, Boris Gaensicke, Kate Maguire) and members of the LOC (Kari Frank, Alexandra Lenox, William Varcellone).


If you have questions, please get in touch with us at amiller [at] northwestern.edu