The 21st Century H-R Diagram: The Power of Precision Photometry
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram has revolutionized stellar physics over the past century. It remains an essential tool in the 21st century for studying stellar properties and behavior. New observing capabilities have improved precision and accuracy, which in turn have uncovered new populations of stars and revealed limits in our physical understanding of their structure and evolution. Now is the time to prepare for the next generation of facilities that will bring forward a new wave of diagnostics to analyze the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram.
Please join us in Baltimore for the 2018 Spring Symposium. Discussions will include:
- Simple stellar and multiple populations in the Milky Way and nearby galaxies.
- Stellar models and synthetic H-R diagrams.
- Stellar populations in distant galaxies.
- Young stellar objects and evolution to the main sequence.
- Variability, transients, and the H-R diagram.
- Preparing for future missions and observatories.
Space permitting, symposium talks are open to astronomers from all local (Maryland and Washington, DC) institutions without registering. However, seating is not guaranteed in the auditorium without registering for the symposium. Locals attending the symposium are requested to refrain from partaking in the refreshments provided. Locals wishing to partake in the refreshments will need to register and will receive a badge for admission after payment of the registration fee.
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|January 8||Registration opens|
|February 1||Abstract submission deadline for contributed talks and posters|
|March 1||Decisions on contributed talks communicated to submitters|
|March 23||Registration ends|
|Monday, April 23, 2018||Symposium||8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Monday, April 23, 2018||Opening Reception||5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, April 24, 2018||Symposium||8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday, April 25, 2018||Symposium||8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday, April 25, 2018||SDAS beer with STScI staff||5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, April 26, 2018||Symposium||8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, April 26, 2018||CHARA Workshop*||2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
*The CHARA Community Workshop will occur on Thursday afternoon after the conclusion of the symposium and is open to symposium participants if you wish to attend. There is no registration fee but you must register separately for this workshop. The CHARA workshop will provide tutorials on interferometry, the science capabilities of the CHARA Array, and how to prepare and apply for observing time. For more information or to register for the workshop, please visit CHARA's website.
Please see the Symposium Agenda for a full breakdown of sessions.
|2:00 p.m.||Stellar Astrophysics at High Angular Resolution||Gail Schaefer|
|2:45 p.m.||Overview of the CHARA Array and Applying for Time||Douglas Gies|
|3:30 p.m.||Planning Observations, Data Access, Software Tools||Gail Schaefer|
|4:15 p.m.||Open discussion to talk about ideas for observing programs||All|
|5:00 p.m.||End of Workshop|
Registration fee: $200.00
Note: All registrations and payments must be confirmed by 11:59:59 p.m. EST on Monday, March 23rd, 2018. Registration is not complete until payment of the registration fee.
Dan Weisz (University of California Berkeley)
Peter Stetson (National Research Council of Canada)
Robyn Sanderson (California Institute of Technology)
Elena Sabbi (Space Telescope Science Institute)
Alvio Renzini (Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova)
Sofia Randich (Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri)
Marc Pinsonneault (The Ohio State University)
Pier Giorgio Prada Moroni (University of Pisa)
Antonino Milone (University of Padova)
Tom Megeath (University of Toledo)
Kristen McQuinn (University of Texas – Austin)
Marcella Marconi (Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte Naples)
Gregory Herczeg (Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics)
Leo Girardi (Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova)
Karrie Gilbert (Space Telescope Science Institute)
Carme Gallart (Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias)
Aaron Dotter (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
David DeVorkin (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum)
Francesca D'Antona (Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma)
Marcella Di Criscienzo (Osservatorio di Roma)
Adam Burgasser (University of California San Diego)
Jo Bovy (University of Toronto)
Lars Bildsten (University of California Santa Barbara)
The Origins of the HR Diagram in the ‘Great Correlation’ Era
Speaker: David DeVorkin, National Air and Space Museum
Early imaging photometry and the development of DAOPHOT
Speaker: Peter Stetson, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
A Half Century of Stellar Models
Speaker: Francesca D’Antona, Observatory of Rome
Highlights from Gaia Data Release 2
Speaker: Sofia Randich and Marcella Marconi
Scientific Organizing Committee
David Soderblom (Chair)
The 21st Century H-R Diagram: The Power of Precision Photometry Materials
April 23, 2018 - April 26, 2018