Upcoming ESO or ESO-related workshops
"Solar System Science with the ELTs" will focus on ESO’s ELT unique capabilities to address the open questions in the diverse subfields of Solar System science. A special emphasis will be put on how the ELT, alongside with the GMT and TMT will fit in the rich landscape of ground- and space-based telescopes, in particular with the current and future ESA missions. The conference will consist of two parts. In the first, technical session scheduled for April 28, 2022, ELT instrument experts will present the capabilities of the instruments for Solar System observations. The speakers will be encouraged to use the conference materials to develop further their ideas of the specific contribution of the ELTs to their field of research. These ideas, alongside with talks reviewing the state of the art knowledge in the different subfields of planetary science, will then be presented during the main part of the conference taking place from June 13-15, 2022.
Technologies associated with artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, data science, deep learning, and neural networks are already embedded in our daily lives. Also astronomical research is deeply impacted by the advances of AI technologies. The large amount and complexity of data produced by modern astronomical facilities require AI based technologies to allow efficient processing, and novel, synoptical, analysis and discovery methods. They add value to both engineering, observatory operations and science, with the final goal to enhance data exploitation. Building on the success of the previous series of similar events, this ESO/ESA workshop aims to facilitate the exchange of current developments and applications of AI enabled technologies in science operations for space- and ground-based astronomical facilities. The entire scientific operations workflow starting from proposal and observation preparation, scheduling and execution of observing programs, data analysis and archiving will be examined.