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South American Astronomy Coordination Committee (SAACC) Meeting 2017, Santiago, Chile


Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Chile Summer Time Chile (Santiago) Time)

South American Astronomy Coordination Committee...

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SAACC Fall Meeting, Oct 19, 2017 Ended Free  

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The SAACC is now in its 8th year and serves not only to provide input and advice to the AmLight PI and the Steering Committee on program and network needs, but also as a venue for coordinating the needs of these astronomical projects and institutions to improve their resource planning and implementation of operational connections between these distant facilities and users in the continental US and Latin-American Countries.

REUNA will also support virtual participation through video conferencing systems using REUNA’s MCU. If you plan to participate in the meeting virtually, please review the Video Conferencing information below. 

Corresponding time zones (start time): 

LocationLocal TimeTime ZoneUTC Offset
Miami (USA – Florida) Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:00 am EDT UTC-4 hours
Tucson (USA – Arizona) Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:00 am MST UTC-7 hours
Santiago (Chile) Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 11:00 am CLST UTC-3 hours
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil – Rio de Janeiro) Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 12:00 noon BRST UTC-2 hours
São Paulo (Brazil – São Paulo) Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 12:00 noon BRST UTC-2 hours
Berlin (Germany – Berlin) Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm CEST UTC+2 hours



This meeting is planned for Thursday, October 19th, 2017, preceding the Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) Oct 22-24, 2017 in Santiago, Chile.

 Time: 11:00 am- 16:30 pm (CLST) Santiago, Chile


The REUNA office is located at José Domingo Cañas 2819, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile

Red Universitaria Nacional, REUNA, is a corporation made up of universities, research centers of excellence and international astronomical groups. It is the National Network for Research and Education in Chile (NREN) and is currently made up of 34 institutions. 


Suggested hotels below are about 5 km from the REUNA office:
1. Park Plaza Hotel Santiago
2. Hotel Neruda, Providencia, Santiago
3. Hotel Orly


From airport to the city center you can use the link here to schedule a taxi or a rental car. 


Please email your presentation to vchergar at by October 5, 2017.

Preliminary Agenda

11:00 Welcome Remarks and Introduction - Chris Smith, SAACC Chair and Julio Ibarra, AmLight PI

Session I: Science Requirements & Activities Updates
11:10 - AURA (Chris Smith, Ronald Lambert)
11:30 - NRAO (David Halstead, Mark Lacy)
11:50 - ALMA (Giorgio Filippi, Christian Saldias)
12:10 - LSST (Jeffrey Kantor)
12:30 - Open Discussion/Coordination 
12:50 - Lunch Break (50 min)

Session II: Providers updates
13:40 - AmLight1: (Julio Ibarra)
14:00 - AmLight2: (Jeronimo Bezerra)
14:20 - REUNA (Sandra Jaque)
14:40 - RNP (Michael Stanton, Eduardo Grizendi)
15:00 - RedCLARA (Luis Eliécer Cadenas)
15:20 - ANSP, perfSonar Demo (Jeronimo Bezerra)
15:40 - Internet2 (John Hicks)
16:00 – Discussion and Closing Remarks.Adjourn


Members who have confirmed their participation will receive an email from REUNA with a link for the Meeting Room and PIN to connect.

  1. Please download the VidyoDesktop app from here:
  2. Once the app is open, please close the tab "Vidyo Portal" and come to the email you will have received from REUNA.
  3. Click the ROOM link.
  4. At the description web page that will open, please, click where it says: "Ir a la sala".
  5. The app will ask you for your Name, and the PIN (from the REUNA's email).

Any questions that you could have, please send them to Beatriz Contreras at beatriz at or call +56 2 2337 0382.

If you would like to test (15min) your equipment on October 12, 2017, at 2 pm Miami (EDT) / 3 pm Chile (CLST), please send email to Beatriz.

Connecting using a smartphone:
Download the app for Android or iOS through Apple Store or Google Play, and open the email with the link from that device (This means that you don't have to open the app, just open the email and you will be redirected to the app automatically).

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When & Where

José Domingo Cañas 2819
Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region

Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Chile Summer Time Chile (Santiago) Time)

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