The conference schedule is now available. Speakers have been given a 20 minute time slot (ideally 15 minutes for talk + 5 minutes for questions). Invited speakers 20 + 5. We plan to post all talks in pdf or ppt format on this webpage for future use.

As of August 10th. Minor update will be done as needed.

Program (PDF)

Friday, August 7, 2015

Welcome Reception
18:00-22:00 Registration - Koa room
19:30-22:00 Welcome Reception

Saturday, August 8, 2015 (Day 1)

8:00-8:30 Registration (in the meeting room)
8:30-8:35 Nemanja Jovanovic, Anna Moore Welcome and Introduction
8:35-8:50 John Storey SCAR AAA and its objective
Session 1 Site-testing & Automated Facilities (Chair: Anna Moore)
8:50-9:10 Eric Steinbring Status of Astronomy from Ellesmere Island
9:10-9:30 Yi Yang First results from The Gattini South Pole UV Experiment
9:30-9:50 Michael Ashley Update on the PLATO project, and its future development
9:50-10:10 Matthew Freeman Measuring the infrared sky at the Antarctic Plateau
10:10-10:30 Discussion
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break - Koa room
Session 2 CMB/Sub-mm (Chair: Philip Lubin)
10:45-11:05 Zeeshan Ahmed CMB polarization at 90deg S
11:05-11:25 Lorenzo Moncelsi SPIDER: Probing The Dawn Of Time From Above The Clouds
11:25-11:45 Nicholas Galitzki BLAST-TNG: High Resolution Measurements of Polarized Dust Emission
Nathan Lourie BLAST-TNG: Telescope Overview and Status
12:10-12:30 Discussion
12:30-13:30 Lunch - Crater Dim Cafe (Lunch box)
Session 3 Optical/Near-Infrared (Chair: Michael Burton)
13:30-13:50 Lifan Wang Time Domain Survey from Antarctica –from Optical to Near Infrared
13:50-14:15 Nicholas Law The Antarctic Evryscope: Continuously Observing the Entire Southern Sky
14:15-14:35 Jeremy Mould The Kunlun Infrared Sky Survey
14:35-14:55 Anna Moore Gattini-IR: A Synoptic IR Survey from the South Pole
14:55-15:10 Discussion
15:10-15:25 Coffee Break - Koa room
Session 4 Exoplanets/Optimizing for Antarctica (I) (Chair: Naruhisa Takato)
15:25-15:50 Olivier Guyon Directly imaging of exoplanets and disks from ground and space-based observatories, and scientifific potential of an Antartic-based facility
15:50-16:10 Peter Tuthill Towering Ambition: Planet Formation Imager and the High Antarctic Plateau
16:10-16:30 Gil Moretto How to capitalize the unique Antarctica site performance for astronomy
16:30-16:50 Nemanja Jovanovic Astrophotonics: the ideal toolkit for Antarctic observatories
16:50-17:05 Discussion
Conference Dinner
17:30 Transportation to dinner
17:45-18:30 Volcanologist talk
18:45-20:45 Conference Dinner - Volcano House

Sunday, August 9, 2015 (Day 2)

8:45-8:50 Announcements
Session 4 Exoplanets/Optimizing for Antarctica (II) (Chair: John Learned)
8:50-9:10 Guoliang Li Explore Point Spread Function Combing Star and Galaxy Images
Session 5 Neutrinos & Cosmic Rays (Chair: John Learned)
9:10-9:30 Jennifer Adams IceCube Astrophysical Neutrinos
9:50-10:10 Jarred Roberts The Search For the Ghosts of the Deep
10:10-10:30 Discussion
10:30-10:50 Coffee Break - Koa room
Session 6 Site Updates (Chair: Nemanja Jovanovic)
10:50-11:10 Sites 1 (10 min each) McMurdo/LDB (Moncelsi), South Pole (Ahmed)
11:10-11:30 Sites 2: (10 min each) Arctic (Steinbring), Dome C (Moretto)
11:30-12:00 Sites 3: (10 min each) Dome A (Lifan), Ridge A (Kulesa), Dome F (Okita)
12:00-12:30 Discussion
12:30-13:30 Lunch - Lehua room
13:50 Group Photo
14:00 Group excursion, bus departure time
14:00-17:45 Hike Kirauea Iki trail and lava tube
19:30-21:30 10-pin bowling

Monday, August 10, 2015 (Day 3)

8:45-8:50 Announcements
Session 7 Future Facilities and Collaborations (Chair: Gil Moretto)
8:40-9:00 Simon Radford Submm Observing Conditions
9:00-9:20 Craig Kulesa Terahertz (THz) Astronomy from Antarctica: New opportunities for groundbreaking science
9:20-9:40 Philip Lubin Future Surveys: Fundamental Limits and Global Site Statistics
9:40-10:00 Break for accommodation checkout
10:00-10:20 Ming-Tan Chen The Greenland Telescope
10:20-10:40 Andrea Richichi Astrophysics at NARIT and potential for collaborations in Antarctica
10:40-11:00 Jessica Zheng Progress on AST3_NIR camera design
11:00-11:30 Discussion
Session 8 Workshop session: toward the Antarctic facilities of 2025 (Chair: Anna Moore)
Session 9 White paper to SCAR (Chair: John Storey)
11:30-12:30 John Storey SCAR AAA Tasks for today
12:30-13:30 Lunch - Crater Rim Cafe
13:30-14:30 Group Discussion by Working Group Topics
14:30-15:00 Working group presentations (10mins each x 3)