AND SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS IN THE ERA OF LSST
22 - 26 January 2024
The goal of this meeting is to encourage coordination in the communities who study the variable, transient and moving objects that the Vera C Rubin observatory’s LSST will discover vast numbers of, to figure out how best ESO’s facilities can provide the necessary follow up.
We will introduce the LSST and its public alerts (and ‘brokers’ and related systems for filtering these) to a wider ESO audience, discuss how previous surveys of transients (e.g. PESSTO) have operated and what models are best for the LSST era, and provide an opportunity for the communities of researchers in these topics to come together to plan coordinated efforts. Coordination will be key to maximising the science that can come from combining LSST discoveries and the wide variety of detailed observations possible with ESO facilities. The purpose of this meeting is to provide a platform to explore collaboration and coordinated ESO programmes in the LSST era.
- Introductions to LSST, its alert brokers, and ESO facilities in the next decade
- Results and lessons learned from previous surveys (e.g. Gaia alerts, ZTF, PESSTO)
- The transient sky (e.g. CVs, SNe, etc.)
- The variable sky (e.g. variable stars, AGN, Microlensing, etc.)
- The moving sky (e.g. Solar system discoveries and transient phenomena)
The workshop will take place at the ESO Headquarters in Garching near Munich and remotely (via MS TEAMS) from the morning of Tuesday, 23rd until noon of Friday 26th of January. Monday late afternoon/evening is planned for registration and get together.