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2024 HotSci at JHU/STScI: Getting Ready for Roman


About Event

Wed 26 Jun 2024


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


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

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"Getting Ready for Roman" featuring Annalisa Calamida (STScI) on The Roman Galactic Bulge Time-Domain Community Survey, Rachael Beaton (STScI) on Roman & the Quest to find the Smallest Galaxies, and Julien Girard (STScI) on Looking at mature exoJupiters with the Roman Coronagraph.


All 2024 HotSci talks are held on Wednesdays at 3:00 PM. This series is hosted by STScI and will be held as an in-person and virtual event.

You may join in person at STScI’s John N. Bahcall Auditorium or virtually on STScI's Live Science Events Facebook page.

Please direct questions or comments to contact above. The 2024 HotSci Committee members are: Logan Jones (STScI), Sapna Mishra (STScI), Pallavi Patil (JHU), Adarsh Ranjan (STScI).

Special Talk

Speaker: Annalisa Calamida (STScI)
Title: The Roman Galactic Bulge Time-Domain Community Survey
Abstract: As a member of the Roman Galactic Bulge Time-Domain Community Survey Definition Committee I would like  to highlight the main science goals of this survey, the preliminary selected field of view, cadence and filter requirements, and how the user community can still provide input to define the final survey metric. I would like to have a discussion on the extra science that could be done with the survey data that will be hosted by MAST and how we could prepare for that.

Speaker: Rachael Beaton (STScI)
Title: Roman & the Quest to find the Smallest Galaxies
Abstract: I will discuss how Roman can constrain the lower end of the galaxy mass function and trace the cosmic web to the lowest masses possible. I will talk about the methodological needs in the form of constraining distances to low surface brightness objects and the stellar population studies necessary to test out our solutions.

Speaker: Julien Girard (STScI)
Title: Looking at mature exoJupiters with the Roman Coronagraph
Abstract: The Roman Coronagraph is a technology demonstrator on-board the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope. Unlike the “prime” wide field camera, the Roman Coronagraph has a tiny field of view and operated at visible wavelengths. It will validate several key technologies never flown in space to date. It is a necessary pathfinder to one day, build a mission like the Habitable Worlds Observatory and image Earth twins. It is our best shot as a community to image exoJupiters in visible reflected light (just like we see Jupiter in the night sky) well before 2030. I will show the community based efforts to best prepare for this new kind of data and observations.

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