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2010 Calibration Workshop
Workshop Schedule

Final Schedule

All talks are in the Bahcall Auditorium

Day 2 Day 3

All posters are on the 4th Floor, in the Boardroom and in the Library Area

Splinter Sessions

20-Jul-10 Mini-Course

13:00 to 17:00 Multidrizzle Mini Course, In the Auditorium, STSCI


21-Jul-10 Talks

Start Time Title Speaker
8:00 Registration -
9:00 Welcoming remarks M. Mountain
9:15 The Legacy of the Hubble Space Telescope Spectrographs(Invited) J. C. Howk
10:00 Science Capabilities of the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph J. Green
10:20 The On-Orbit Performance of the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph A. Aloisi
10:40 Posters and Coffee -
11:10 COS FUV Flat Fields and Signal-to-Noise Characteristics T. Ake
11:25 COS Sensitivity Trends in Cycle 17 R. Osten
11:40 Observing with HST below 1150 Å Extending COS/G130M and G140L coverage to 905 Å S. Osterman
11:55 The Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph After SM4 Repair C. Proffitt
12:10 Ironing Out the Wrinkles in STIS T. Ayres
12:25 Slitless Spectroscopy with HST Instruments J. Walsh
12:40 Lunch
13:40 An insight on the Gaia BP/RP and G-band flux calibration (Invited) E. Pancino
14:25 ACCESS: Mission Overview, Design and Preliminary Performance M. E. Kaiser
14:45 SNDICE, a calibrated multi-wavelength light source for optical telescope calibration with a stability and a precision of 10^-4 K. Schahmaneche
15:00 WFPC2 Closeout Calibrations J. Biretta
15:20 WFPC2 Filters After 16 yrs on Orbit P. Lim
15:35 Posters and Coffee -
16:05 The NICMOS Legacy Archival Calibration Project A. Koekemoer
16:25 NICMOS Reference Files in the NCS Era, 2002-2008 T. Dahlen
16:40 NICMOS Coronagraphy: Recalibration and the NICMOS Legacy Archive PSF Library G. Schneider
16:55 Calibration of the HST NICMOS F110W Using High Redshift Red-Sequence Galaxies P. Ripoche
17:10 Posters & Opening Reception -
19:10 end of day one -

22-Jul-10 Talks

Start Time Title Speaker
8:00 Registration -
9:00 An Overview of Detectors (Invited) B. Rauscher
9:45 New Scientific Capabilities of the HST WFC3 R. O'Connell
10:05 Performance and Calibration of Wide Field Camera 3 J. Mackenty
10:25 Posters and Coffee -
10:55 Photometric Performance of WFC3 UVIS and IR Cameras J. Kalirai
11:10 WFC3 UVIS and IR Channel Flat-Fields E. Sabbi
11:25 Fringing in the WFC3/UVIS Detector M. Wong
11:40 WFC3 IR "Blobs", IR Sky Flats and the measured IR background levels N. Pirzkal
11:55 WFC3 In-Orbit Grism Performance H. Kuntschner
12:10 WFC3 IR Detector Behavior B. Hilbert
12:25 Lunch -
13:25 Persistence in the WFC3 IR Detector K. Long
13:40 First On-orbit Measurements of the WFC3-IR Count-rate Non-Linearity A. Riess
13:55 WFC3 Image Calibration and Reduction Software H. Bushouse
14:10 ACS after SM4: New Life for an Old Workhorse D. Golimowski
14:30 A Pixel-Based Correction for Imperfect CTE in ACS's WFC J. Anderson
14:45 Red Leak Effects in Observations of Solar System Objects with ACS/SBC P. Feldman
15:00 Application of the SIDECAR ASIC as the detector controller for ACS and the JWST near-IR instruments M. Loose
15:15 Posters and Coffee -
15:35 The Astrometric Context of HST in 2010 (Invited) W. V. Altena
16:20 Multi- Wavelength Geometric Distortion Solution for WFC3/UVIS and IR. V. Kozhurina-Platais
16:35 Calibration of HST's Fine Guidance Sensors E. Nelan
16:55 A New Technique for Measuring Absolute Proper Motions with HST: Using Background Galaxies as Positional References S. T. Sohn
17:10 Cross-matching the Hubble Legacy Archive N. Cole
17:25 Posters & Reception -
18:25 Conference Dinner @ Azafran -


Start Time Title Speaker
8:00 Registration -
9:00 Cross-Calibration of Space Infrared Telescopes (Invited) S. Carey
9:45 JWST Overview J. Mather
10:05 The JWST Integrated Science Instrument Module: Status and Test Plans M. Greenhouse
10:25 JWST Pipeline: Discussion of Data Reduction R. Jedrzejewski
10:40 Posters and Coffee -
11:10 JWST Absolute Flux Calibration Planning K Gordon + R. Bohlin
11:30 Calibrators for the in-orbit spectrophotometric calibration of the Medium Resolution Spectrograph of MIRI onboard the JWST T. Nakos
11:45 JWST Science Operations: the Phase I & II Process T. Beck
12:00 A Redesign of Multidrizzle A. Fruchter
12:15 Open discussion on image combination software -- User requirements A. Fruchter
12:30 Book Signing Edward Weiler
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Hubble -- A Journey through Space and Time Edward Weiler
15:00 - 17:00 Splinter Sessions Location
15:00 Splinter Session 1: Slitless Spectroscopy Room N420
15:00 Splinter Session 2: Count-rate Non-linearity in the IR Room N310
15:00 Splinter Session 3: Absolute Calibration of Standard Stars Room 112

21-23 Jul-10 Posters

Posters are up all three days.

Poster Number Title First Author
C1 Cosmic Origins Spectrograph Commissioning: Overview of COS Servicing Mission Observatory Verification Charles (Tony) Keyes (STScI)
C2 On-Orbit Performance of the COS Detectors David Sahnow (Johns Hopkins University)
C3 On-Orbit Performance of COS Target Acquisitions Steven Penton (University of Colorado)
C4 Wavelength Calibration of the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph Cristina Oliveira (STScI)
C5 COS External Spectroscopic Performance: FUV spectral and Spatial Resolution Parviz Ghavamian (STScI)
C6 COS Data Processing Improvements Based on HST SMOV Results Thomas Ake (STScI/CSC)
S1 Trend of Dark Rates of the COS and STIS MAMA Detectors Wei Zheng (Johns Hopkins University)
S2 Monitoring of the Wavelength Calibration Lamps for the Hubble Space Telescope Ilaria Pascucci (Space Telescope Science Institute)
S3 Updated Status and Performance of the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph's Charged-Coupled Device Michael Wolfe (STScI)
S4 Removing the herring-bone pattern-noise from all HST/STIS Side-2 CCD data: a factor ~3 enhancement in sensitivity Rolf Jansen (ASU, School of Earth & Space Exploration)
S5 Post-SM4 Flux Calibration of the STIS Echelle Modes Azalee Bostroem (STScI)
S6 The Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph Flat Fielding Sami-Matias Niemi (STScI)
A1 Calibration of B,V,R,I Photometry for the Wide Field Channel of the HST Advanced Camera for Surveys Richard Shaw (NOAO)
A2 Post-SM4 ACS/WFC Bias Striping: Characterization And Mitigation Norman Grogin (STScI)
A3 ACS/WFC Crosstalk Anatoly Suchkov (JHU)
J1 The NIRSpec calibration concept Guido De Marchi (European Space Agency)
J2 NIRSpec - the JWST Multi-Object Spectrograph Guido De Marchi (European Space Agency)
J3 Dither Patterns for JWST's NIRCam Jay Anderson (STScI)
J4 The JWST Tunable Filter Imager and its Calibration Andre Martel (STScI)
J5 JWST Fine Guidance Sensor Calibration Pierre Chayer (STScI)
J6 Detecting Cosmic Rays in Infrared Data Rachel Anderson (STSCI)
W1 WFC3 UVIS Detectors Sylvia Baggett (STSCI)
W2 Anomalies and Artifacts of the WFC3 UVIS and IR Detectors: An Overview Michael Dulude (STScI)
W3 WFC3 UVIS Linearity Low to Near Saturation Abhijith Rajan (Space Telescope Science Institute)
W4 WFC3 UVIS Linearity Near and Beyond Saturation Ronald Gilliland (STScI)
W5 Measurement of the Count-Rate Non-linearity in WFC3-IR Detectors Robert Hill (NASA/GSFC)
W6 WFC3 Low-Frequency Flat Field Corrections Jennifer Mack (STScI)
W7 Internal Monitoring of WFC3/UVIS Charge Transfer Efficiency Vera Kozhurina-Platais (STScI)
W8 On-Orbit Measurement of the Point Spread Function on the WFC3 Detectors Dressel Linda (STScI)
W9 An example reduction of WFC3/IR slitless data Martin Kuemmel (Space Telescope - European Coordinating Facility)
W11 Dither and drizzle strategies for Wide Field Camera 3 Max Mutchler (Space Telescope Science Institute)
N1 New NICMOS Flat-fields Deepashri Thatte (Space Telescope Science Institute)
N2 New Bad Pixel Mask Reference Files for the Post-NCS Era ELIZABETH BARKER (STScI)
N3 The Detection and Removal of Large-scale Background Structures in NICMOS Observations Eric Hsiao (LBNL)
T1 Measuring Aperture Locations in the HST Focal Plane Colin Cox (Space Telescope Science Institute)
T2 HST Cycle 19 Exposure Time Calculators Rosa Diaz (STScI)
T4 UBVRI-ZY and ugriz calibrated zero-points from 20 calspec standards covering a wide range of color. Andrew Pickles (Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope. LCOGT)
T5 Recovery of very low signal-to-noise transiting lightcurves using self-coherence Mr. Ingo Waldmann (University College London)