Accurate Flux Calibration for 21st Century Astrophysics
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
Whenever an observation of an astrophysical source must be converted from instrumental values to physical units, we use flux calibration. As new questions are formulated and new capabilities become available, the requirements on the precision and accuracy of flux calibration increase. Once upon a time, 10% was considered good enough, but today, 1% is demanded, which advances in technology and computation power now enable. This workshop addresses current issues in flux calibration for the new generation of telescopes and for multi-wavelength science. In addition, the workshop honors Ralph Bohlin's seminal contributions over 40 years, particularly the development of CALSPEC, the database of spectrophotometric standards used by much of the astronomical research community.
Please join us in Baltimore in March 2020 for a workshop on Accurate Flux Calibration for 21st Century Astrophysics.
Discussions will include (but are not limited to):
- More and better stellar atmosphere models
- UV-VIS absolute flux calibration
- NIR, MIR FIR absolute flux calibration·
- All-sky networks for the future
- The art of flux calibration: Lessons from the past
- The science of flux calibration: Progress to the future
- Laboratory experiments and the quest for SI traceability
- Can you ever really know your instrument hardware?
- Flux calibration and cosmology and stellar astrophysics
This workshop is limited to 70 participants. If there is space available, local folks (Maryland and Washington, DC institutions) may attend without registering and are requested to refrain from partaking in the refreshments provided.
The colloquium on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 will be given in conjunction with the workshop, and is open. STScI colloquia are webcast.
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|December 15||Registration opens|
|January 31||Abstract submission deadline for contributed talks and posters|
|February 8||Decisions on contributed talks communicated to submitters|
|February 16||Registration closed|
|March 17||Workshop is held March 17-19, 2020|
Susana Deustua, Chair (STScI)
Greg Sloan, Dep. Chair (STScI)
Sylvia Baggett (STScI)
Ralph Bohlin (STScI)
Karl Gordon (STScI)
Mary Elizabeth Kaiser (Johns Hopkins University)
Kathleen Kraemer (Boston College)
Stephan McCandliss (Johns Hopkins University)
Charles Proffitt (STScI)
George Rieke (Steward Observatory)
Benjamin Rose (STScI)
Ralph Bohlin (STScI)
Rebekah Hounsell (University of Pennsylvania)
Ivan Hubeny (University of Arizona)
Gillian Nave (NIST)
Joseph Rice (NIST)
Bárbara Rojas-Ayala (Universidad De Tarapacá)
Abhijit Saha (NOAO)
Christiaan Sterken (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Chris Stubbs (Harvard University)
Abstract deadline has been extended until January 31, 2020.
Click the button below for the abstract submission form.
Please submit your abstract by January 31, 2020. If you encounter difficulties, you may email your abstract. Be sure to include "Abstract Submission" in the subject line, and the title, author (s) and abstract text (limited to 1500 characters) should go in the body of the message.
The titles of the abstracts selected for contributed talks will be published on this website on February 10th.
Room Block – Reservations
Make a reservation using the Flux Calibration Workshop Room Block
Click on the book a room box on the right side in the center of the page. After you click on the link, you need to change the dates of your reservation.
The Colonnade is four blocks from the Muller Building. There are a limited amount of rooms left, so please make your reservation immediately.
Room Block Information
Group Name: STSCI: Flux Calibration Workshop
Group Code: FLU
Room Cost/night: $149.00 plus taxes
Cut-off reservation date: 2/21/2020
Inn at The Colonnade Baltimore - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
4 West University Parkway
Baltimore, MD 21218-2306
The registration fee has been set to $250 USD. You will need a valid MasterCard or Visa to complete your registration. Registration will open on December 15, 2019 at https://na.eventscloud.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=502538&.
March 17, 2020
March 18, 2020
March 19, 2020
|9:00-10:30 a.m.||Session 1||Session 5||Session 8|
|10:30-11:00 a.m.||Coffee break and posters||Coffee break and posters||Coffee break and posters|
|11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.||Session 2||Session 6||Session 9|
|1:30-3:00 p.m.||Session 3||Session 7||Session 10|
|3:00-3:30 p.m.||Coffee break and posters||Colloquium||Coffee break and posters|
|3:30-5:00 p.m.||Session 4||Ralph Bohlin||Wrap up|
|5:00-6:00 p.m.||Posters and libations||RalphDAS||Adjourn|