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The White Book

The White Book including a brief summary of the talks and the discussions held during the workshop is available File:Whitebook2011.pdf.

Archive and recordings of the talks

All talks are available as PDFs. Video and audio recording is available under rec link. Note, some of the videos are not available or a bit corrupt due to technical issues.

session title name time (with discussion)
10:00 Welcome STH/LW 10m
10:10 Gaia Gaia overview rec Floor van Leeuven 20m
10:30 Gaia Alerts overview (Prezi on Gaia Alerts) rec STH/LW 30m
11:00 coffee 30m
11:30 Gaia Archive Preparations rec Nicholas Walton 15m
11:45 Gaia Spectro Science Alerts rec Paola di Mateo 20m
12:05 Asteroids with Gaia rec Paolo Tanga 20m
12:35 lunch 95m
14:00 Special What shall we follow today? rec Ashish Mahabal 30m
14:30 Skyalert: Rapid Transients for you and your Robot rec Roy Williams 60m
15:30 tea 30m
16:00 Science Variable stars with Gaia rec Laurent Eyer 20m
16:20 (Gaia) Supernovae: overview and follow-up rec Massimo Turrato 30m
16:50 Prediction of Astrometric Microlensing Events for the Gaia Mission rec Svea Proft 20m
17:10 Microlensing (Evans, Wyrzykowski) rec Wyn Evans/Lukasz Wyrzykowski 20m
17:30 (moved to Thu)) The detectability of GRB optical counterparts with Gaia rec Jure Japelj/Andreja Gomboc 20m
17:50 (moved to Thu) Study of high-z Universe with Gaia, Spectroscopic Alerts & Czech Gaia CU7 support by RTs rec Rene Hudec 20m
18:10 end of day 1
19:00 DINNER at St.John's Chop House
09:00 Facilities Ground Based Observations for Gaia (GBOG)'s role in Gaia Science Alerts rec George Seabroke 20m
09:20 Potential follow-up of GAIA alerts from the SONG and MiNDSTEp networks of telescopes. rec Uffe Jorgensen 20m
09:40 Galactic transients; linking GAIA alerts with multi-wavelength surveys rec Danny Steeghs 20m
10:00 Java Robotic Telescope for Gaia Alert System rec Jan Soldan 20m
10:20 "Pi of the Sky" - wide field search for optical transients rec Marcin Sokolowski 20m
10:40 Gloria - a network of telescopes which can take on some of Gaia alerts rec Lech Mankiewicz 20m
11:00 coffee 30m
11:30 (not presented) The La Palma 0.5m Robotic Telescope Stuart Littlefair 20m
11:50 (not presented) Transients detected in the WASP survey Peter Wheatley 20m
12:10 The LCOGT network rec Yannis Tsapras 20m
12:35 lunch 85m
14:00 The Liverpool Telescope and Gaia rec Iain Steele 20m
14:20 STILT (Small Telescopes Installed at LT) instruments rec Neil Mawson 20m
14:40 Iranian National Observatory Project Habib Khosroshahi 20m
15:00 Catalina Realtime Transient Survey (CRTS) rec Ashish Mahabal 30m
15:30 tea 30m
16:00 Lucky Imaging Astrometric follow-up rec Craig Mackay 20m
16:20 Overview of European and French spectroscopic facilities rec Michel Dennefeld 20m
16:40 Italian facilities rec Gisella Clementini 20m
17:00 Overview of other facilities (Swiss, Israeli, Polish, Austrian) rec Lukasz Wyrzykowski 20m
17:20 Discussion rec all 40m
18:00 end of day 2
09:00 Facilities SAAO facilities and instruments rec Patricia Whitelock 20m
09:20 The ESO Public spectroscopic survey of the Transient Universe rec Stephen Smartt 30m
09:50 Gaia-FUN-SSO: a ground-based follow-up for Solar System Objects rec William Thuillot 30m
10:20 Engaging with the public rec Gerry Gilmore 20m
10:40 Discussion Getting organized rec all 20m
11:00 coffee 30m
11:30 Discussion Getting organized and Summary all 60m
12:30 lunch 90m
14:00 end of day 3