Coordinated Surveys of the Southern Sky

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Coordinated Surveys of the Southern Sky

February 27 - March 3, 2023

ESO Garching

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The European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Observatory are jointly organising a symposium with the main goal of maximising the science impact of surveys conducted by both organisation’s facilities.  The aims of the symposium are to raise awareness across the respective communities of survey capabilities and to build liaisons in preparation for synergetic surveys, as well as for multi-wavelength follow-up programs. To achieve this, the symposium will have sessions focussing on planned surveys and current and upcoming survey facilities, including SKA pathfinder and precursor instruments as well as the SKA, and ESO’s optical, near infrared and mm facilities. It will cover a variety of research areas: the Galaxy and Solar System science, galaxies and galaxy evolution, EOR and the high-redshift Universe, and transients and time-domain science. In addition, ample time will be reserved for more focussed discussion sessions to forge synergies between different teams and develop plans for collaborative surveys and cross-facility follow-up programs.

The workshop will be held at the ESO headquarters in Garching near Munich, from 27 February to 3 March 2023 and will allow virtual as well as in-person participation.

The program will start with a three-day conference from midday on Monday the 27th of February to midday on Thursday the 2nd of March local time. All sessions will be recorded so they will be accessible by all participants afterwards. Subsequently, there will be smaller workshops running from the afternoon of Thursday the 2nd until noon on Friday the 3th of March local time. These workshops will be more focussed on science area and the participation will be by invitation, complemented with additional contributors based on the abstract submission. The purpose of the workshops is to create opportunities to discuss in more detail the ideas of synergies presented at the conference, make plans and create connections between the communities. 

We now invite abstract submissions for presentations in the main conference session. Presentations focussing on particular facilities or surveys, as well as science-focussed presentations are solicited. Given the synergistic nature of the event, the SOC will especially look out for presentations that cover multi-wavelength or multi-facility survey aspects.

The abstract submission deadline: 31 October 2022.


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