Wind blown snow at South Pole station
 
 
     

JACARA Science Meeting on PILOT

   

   

Friday March 26 2004, 10am-4pm
Anglo Australian Observatory

To discuss PILOT, the Pathfinder for an International Large Optical Telescope, a proposed 2m-class Optical / IR telescope for Dome C, Antarctica. PILOT will be capable of wide-field, diffraction limited imaging from 30 microns to below 1 micron.

This meeting featured four parts:

  1. PILOT
  2. Scientific Opportunities for PILOT
  3. PILOT as a pilot for an ELT
  4. The opportunity for Australia - Open Discussion

Sample Science Programs for PILOT
Program

Presentations can be obtained by following the links from each title

Program

Presentations can be obtained by following the links from each title

Session
Length
Topic Speaker
1
  PILOT (Fred Watson)
10:00
5
Introduction  
 
10
Astronomy in Antarctica and JACARA Michael Burton
 
20
Performance specifications for PILOT Jon Lawrence
 
5
Constructing telescopes in Antarctica John Storey
 
5
Auroral emission in Antarctica Jessica Dempsey
 
10
The seeing at Dome C Tony Travouillon
11:15
15
Coffee  
2
  Scientific Opportunities for PILOT (Peter Tuthill)
11:30
10
Observing planets with PILOT Jeremy Bailey
 
10
Photometric follow-up of transiting planet candidates Marton Hidas
 
10
Time series photometry Tim Bedding
 
10
AO imaging of pulsar wind nebulae Matthew Whiting
 
10
Radio science and PILOT Tony Wong
 
5
Star formation Michael Burton
 
10
Weak lensing and the cosmic shear Chris Blake
12:45
30
Lunch (free for registered participants)  
2
  Continued (Michael Burton)
13:15
10
The formation of the Milky Way Geraint Lewis
 
10
Near-field cosmology: stellar populations in galaxies Joss Bland-Hawthorn
 
10
Supernova discovery Stuart Ryder
14:00
10
Coffee  
3
  PILOT as a pilot for an ELT (Matthew Colless)
14:10
10
Super-seeing and the Antarctic plateau Peter Gillingham
 
10
The What Telescope - an example of the free-range of Antarctic design Will Saunders
 
10
Automating observatories - meeting the challenge Michael Ashley
 
10
From PILOT to an interferometer Peter Tuthill
 
20
From PILOT to an ELT - the opportunity for Australia John Storey
4
(no break)
The Opportunity for Australia  
15:30
30
Open Discussion  
16:00
  Wine & Cheese