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Tuesday 13 March

09:00 - 09:20Workshop Welcome
Session A : Techniques and Current Facilities
09:20 - 09:50David HobbsThe principles of Gaia astrometry - DR2 and beyond
09:50 - 10:10Gary BernsteinAstrometric performance of the Dark Energy Camera
10:10 - 10:30Vera Kozhurina-PlataisAstrometric calibrations of HST images in the era of Gaia
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:20Steve LubowAstrometry and Proper Motions with the Hubble Source Catalog
11:20 - 11:50Stefano CasertanoPrecision trigonometric parallaxes with HST: a geometric distance to NGC 6397
Session B : Solar System, Planets & Exoplanets
11:50 - 12:10Ummi AbbasDifferential Astrometry in the Gaia GAREQ scenario: A first investigation into the observability of Jupiter's mass light deflection effect
12:10 - 12:30Simon PorterUsing High-Precision WFC3 and Gaia DR2 Astrometry to Guide New Horizons
12:30 - 13:50Lunch Break
13:50 - 14:10Tri AstraatmadjaGround-based astrometric detection of exoplanets with CAPSCam: The data analysis pipeline
14:10 - 14:30Sergio DieterichAstrometric Tests of Substellar Structure and Evolution: The Masses of ε Indi B and C
14:30 - 14:50Johannes SahlmannThe mass of planet GJ 676A b from ground-based astrometry
14:50 - 15:10Tyler GardnerProspects for Astrometric Detection of Giant Exoplanets in Binary Systems
15:10 - 15:30Aparna BhattacharyaMass Measurement of Microlensing Exoplanets with blended star astrometry
15:30 - 16:00Coffee Break
Session C : Stars
16:00 - 16:30Adam RiessNew Parallaxes of Galactic Cepheids from Spatially Scanning the Hubble Space Telescope
16:30 - 16:50Howard BondDynamical Masses of White Dwarfs in Nearby Visual Binaries from Precision Astrometry
16:50 - 17:10Noé KainsSearching for signs of an IMBH using astrometric microlensing in M 22
17:10 - 17:30Kailash SahuDetecting Isolated Stellar Mass Black Holes through Astrometric Microlensing Using HST

Wednesday 14 March

Session C : Stars (continued)
09:00 - 09:30Warren BrownHigh-precision astrometry of hypervelocity stars
09:30 - 09:50Julio ChanaméPrecision astrometry and science with wide binaries
Session D : Star Clusters
09:50 - 10:20Elena PancinoStellar Clusters with Gaia DR1 and DR2
10:20 - 10:50Coffee Break
10:50 - 11:20Anna Lisa VarriAstrometry and Globular Cluster Dynamics
11:20 - 11:40Mattia LibralatoState-of-the-art Hubble Space Telescope PROper MOtion (HSTPROMO) catalog of Galactic globular clusters. New insights and results
11:40 - 12:00Maria TiongcoEvolution of the Internal Kinematics of Globular Clusters
12:00 - 12:20Andrey DambisIdentification of stellar associations beyond 1 kpc in the Hipparcos subset of the Tycho-Gaia Asstrometric Solution catalog
12:20 - 12:30Poster Adverts
12:30 - 12:40Workshop Photo
12:40 - 14:00Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:15Poster Session
15:15 - 15:30Pre-Colloquium Tea and Cookies
15:30 - 16:30STScI/JHU ColloquiumAndy Howell (Las Cumbres Observatory)
Kilonovae, Pair Instability Supernovae, and the Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae: Surprises from Las Cumbres Observatory
16:30 - 17:00Free
17:00 -SDAS (beer and snacks)

Thursday 15 March

Session E : The Milky Way
09:00 - 09:30Jessica LuPeering Deep into the Milky Way with Infrared Astrometry
09:30 - 09:50Will ClarksonChemically-dissected rotation curves of the Galactic bulge from Main Sequence proper motions
09:50 - 10:10Emily CunninghamHALO7D - Disentangling the Milky Way Accretion History with Observations in 7 Dimensions
10:10 - 10:30Vasily BelokurovKinematics of the Milky Way stellar halo
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
Session F : The Local Group and Beyond
11:00 - 11:30Nitya KallivayalilAstrometry and Local Group Dynamics
11:30 - 11:50Marcel PawlowskiPhase-space correlations among satellites in the Local Group
11:50 - 12:10Paul ZivickNew Proper Motions of the Small Magellanic Cloud using HST
12:10 - 12:30Jeremy DarlingReal-Time Cosmology
12:30 - 13:50Lunch Break
13:50 - 14:10Eileen MeyerProper Motions of Jets with HST: Adventures in Aligning Background Galaxies
14:10 - 14:30Leonid PetrovAGN physics from synergism of Gaia and VLBI absolute astrometry
14:30 - 14:50Brian WilliamsProper Motions in Tycho's Supernova Remnant
Session G : Future Facilities
14:50 - 15:200Dana Casetti-DinescuAstrometry with LSST: Maximizing the Potential of a Deep, Wide Survey
15:20 - 15:50Coffee Break
15:50 - 16:20Robyn SandersonAstrometry with the WFIRST Wide-Field Imager
16:20 - 16:50Davide MassariPrecision Astrometry in the near future: the roles of Gaia and MICADO at the European Extremely Large Telescope
16:50 - 17:20Barbara McArthurPrecision Microarcsecond Astrometry: Faint Objects in Motion
17:20 - 17:30Workshop Wrap Up