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Wed 26 Oct 2005
Fri 28 Oct 2005


Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218

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Have questions? Please contact 2005 HST Workshop Organizers.
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Charge transfer inefficiency, time-dependent sensitivity, fringing effects, point-spread functions, line-spread functions, scattered light, echelle blaze function shifts, charge trapping, hot pixels, cosmic ray persistence... whether we like it or not, the correctness of interpretation of data from the Hubble Space Telescope (and other observing facilities!) hinges on understanding these complex effects and calibrating them out. In addition, conducting projects at the forefronts of science often means pushing the instruments to their limits, where all kinds of calibration "gotchas" may become relevant.

So... come present and witness recent advances in the understanding of data from the HST instruments ACS, NICMOS, STIS, WFPC2, and FGS during the fifth HST Calibration Workshop, to be held at the Space Telescope Science Institute. Other topics to be covered include:

  • The calibration status of COS and WFC3
  • Cross-calibration efforts between HST, Spitzer, and JWST instruments
  • Analysis of dithered undersampled data
  • HST archive enhancements
  • Software packages such as MultiDrizzle, PyRAF, and STSDAS

The workshop is mainly intended to foster sharing of information and techniques between observers, instrument support teams, and instrument developers. There will be sessions of talks, posters, and time for demonstrations and splinter groups on various topics. Proceedings of the meeting are planned to be published in early 2006.

Important Dates

August 12 Abstract submission deadline
September 23 Online registration deadline


Date Event Time
Tuesday, October 25, 2005 Evening Reception & Registration 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 26, 2005 Workshop 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 27, 2005 Workshop 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday, October 28, 2005 Workshop 8:30 a.m. - 1:50 p.m.


Please see the Workshop Agenda for a full breakdown of sessions

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