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Accretion Processes in Symbiotic Stars and Related Objects

FIRST CHILE-KOREA-GEMINI WORKSHOP ​ON STELLAR ASTROPHYSICS

La Serena, Chile, December 4 - 7, 2016


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We are pleased to announce a joint Chile-Korea-Gemini workshop on accretion processes ​in symbiotic stars and related objects, to be held on December 4-7, 2016 in La Serena - Chile

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Second Chilean Workshop on Theoretical and Numerical Astrophysics

Santiago, Chile, November 14-15, 2016
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


Models and simulations provide a nexus between theory and observations, and over the last years significant efforts have emerged in the Chilean community to develop new computational approaches, sophisticated simulations as well as refined theoretical calculations. To stimulate and extend the existing developments and to allow new collaborations between the different groups in Chile, a first very successful "Workshop on Numerical Models and Simulations" was held in May 2015 at Universidad Andrés Bello and organized by Patricia Tissera.

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Sharing One Sky: SDSS, APOGEE, and Astronomy Outreach

Viña del Mar, Chile, May 25-26, 2016

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES

The focus of the workshop is astronomy education and public outreach, with a particular focus on sharing strategies and methods, creating cross-cultural and multi-lingual ventures, forming E/PO collaborations, and exploiting the science and international reach of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and the Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE) — which will soon be operating from parallel sites in the U.S. and Chile —  for fostering these activities. We wish to bring together astronomers, educators, and journalists to achieve the above objectives, and also formulate methods by which we can promote the public face of SDSS and APOGEE within Chile, across the Americas and beyond

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Primera escuela de Astroquimica Mayo 2016

Santiago, Chile, Mayo 9 - 13, 2016
Webpage: http://astroquimica.das.uchile.cl/

La Primera escuela Hispano-Chilena de Astroquimica tiene como fin, acercar  la astronomía y la química y, junto con ello, dar a los jóvenes la oportunidad de estar al día sobre los últimos avances y formarse para tener las últimas herramientas que ofrece este campo de estudio. La escuela está dirigida a estudiantes de doctorado y postdoctorandos en astronomía, física  y química. 

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Gemini Observatory mini-Workshop: Data Driven Modeling of Spectra using The Cannon

La Serena, Chile, March 17 - 18, 2016

Gemini South Observatory, La Serena, will be holding a mini-workshop on the python code The Cannon with Anna Ho from Caltech on March 17-18. Anna will give two talks on determining spectral abundances with data driven models and also guide participants in two workshop sessions on how The Cannon works using a test data set and a session where people can use the code with their own dataset. We only have space for 30 participants in the workshop sessions although more people can attend the talks.

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The Supernovae Through the Ages Conference

Easter Island, Chile, August 9 - 13, 2016

Scientific Rationale

Supernova science has entered a golden age with daily announcements of new discoveries. This rate of discovery is only going to increase as we move to an era of large-scale non-targeted surveys, which will culminate with the LSST. In order to take advantage of this deluge of observations the community needs to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of data analysis techniques to ensure that optimal science is achieved. As supernova sample sizes continue to drastically increase, well-observed nearby events will still provide the most direct insights into progenitor properties and explosion mechanisms. Here, the challenge is to obtain multi-wavelength observations at epochs as early as possible post-explosion, where crucial constraints on physics are at their most powerful.

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