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Gaia-GREAT / LSST Astro-Visualisation Workshop

The upcoming ESA Gaia mission and LSST telescope will generate large and rich multidimensional data-sets of the sky. This week-long school will cover visualisation of, astrometric data, temporal data, and spectroscopic data. Example sessions will allow attendees to utilise existing and emerging tools to address a number of worked example problems.
When 13 September 2012 03:20 PM to
18 September 2012 03:20 PM
Where Seattle WA
Attendees Places will be limited, thus registering an early interest to attend is essential. Full registration opens today 17th July 2012. The SOC will contact all registrants by Fri 27 July 2012 as to whether they have been accepted onto the School.
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The upcoming ESA Gaia mission and  LSST telescope will generate large and rich multidimensional data-sets of the sky. These data sets will present significant challenges in terms of data analysis and data access. In order to aid its scientific interpretation, visualisation of data will play an important role. Visualisation of these large multi-dimensional data sets will require the use of the latest techniques and tools. 

In order to provide an overview of these latest visualisation technologies, this school, co-sponsored by the Gaia-GREAT research network, and the University of Washington representing the LSST, together with Microsoft Research, will be held at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA: 13-18 September 2012

The school will cover a range of techniques applicable to the data presented by Gaia and LSST. Thus it will cover visualisation of, for instance, astrometric data, temporal data, spectroscopic data. Example sessions will allow attendees to utilise existing and emerging tools to address a number of worked example problems. Visualisation examples will utilise simulation data from both Gaia (e.g. the Gaia Universe Model data) and LSST. 

The format of the programme is such that the first day (Thur 13 Sep 2012) will be jointly co-located with the Astro-Informatics 2012 Conference day 'Connecting Research With Computational Science Education Workshop' - which will take place at Microsoft Research, Redmond. On Fri 14 Sep 2012, the morning will be devoted to the use of the Microsoft WorldWideTelescope for advanced data visualisation, highlighting its full integration with scientific data. The remaining days (15, 17, 18 Sep 2012) will be composed of lectures, demonstrations and small group practical sessions.

Speakers include:

- Igor Chilingarian (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)
- Andrew Connolly (University of Washington)
- Jonathan Fay (WWT, Microsoft Research)
- Juan Gonz·lez (ESA, ESAC)
- Zeljko Ivezic (University of Washington)
- Emanuel Joliet (ESA, ESAC)
- Mario Juric (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) (TBC)
- Robert Lupton (Princeton) (TBC)
- William O'Mullane (ESA, ESAC)
- Caroline Soubiran (Obs de Bordeaux)
- Mark Taylor (University of Bristol)
- Nicholas Walton (University of Cambridge)

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