International Astronomical Union Technical Workshop
- Astronomical Site Evaluation in the Visible and Radio Range -
13-17 November 2000, in Marrakech, Morocco
The SOC warmly invites you to attend the Technical Workshop "Site 2000" of the
International Astronomical Union.
Have a look at the Scientific Goals.
We look forward to hearing from you that you wish to attend and perhaps present a
paper. See Call for Papers and
Registration on how to
do this. Check the latest update of the list of registered
If you have any questions, please email us at
The purpose of this meeting is to assess the state of the art with regard to astronomical
site testing in the visible, IR and radio range. Emphasis will be placed on the physical
mechanisms which govern the propagation of waves in the atmosphere, their origin and
consequences. A special mention will be made to all the techniques which allow us to
evaluate the perturbation along the beam path: remote sensing, in situ probing and atmospheric
A detailed survey of the major astronomical sites will be presented, as well as the
requirements of ground based astronomy for the next decades. Although this meeting is devoted to
gaining a better insight into the physical phenomena, related fields of astronomy will be
included, such as interferometry and adaptive optics. Special attention will be paid to
The workshop will cover items related to "Astronomical Site Evaluation in the Visible and Radio Range".
(full program) and give the opportunity to the optical
and radio communities to compare methods and needs.
||Physical Mechanism of Atmospheric Turbulence |
||Measuring Instruments in the Visible |
||Site Characterization and Atmospheric Transparency in
the mm/submm Range|
||Tropospheric Phase Instability and Compensation Schemes|
|| Phase correction: Adaptive Optics and Interferometry|
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