South American Astronomy Coordination Committee (SAACC) is comprised of representatives from the various astronomy projects who are conducting projects or operating observatories in South America.
The SAACC is now in its 7th year and serves to provide input and advice to the AmLight PI and the Steering Committee on program and network needs. In addition to that, also serves 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.
- SAACC Meeting on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017, TBD 8:00 am-5:00 pm EDT
- SAACC Engineering Meeting on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017, TBD 8:00 am-5:30 pm EDT
Kovens Conference Center
3000 Northeast 151st Street, North Miami, FL 33181
Meeting Room 120, Lunch Room 122
Kovens Conference Center, Directions, Floor Plan of the Kovens Conference Center
Marenas Beach Resort
18683 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
Phone: (305) 503-6000
Direction to Marenas Hotel here.
* parking at Marenas Hotel cost about $15 per night
Please use this link to book your room at the Marenas Beach Resort: http://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=1721280&hotelID=73579
For January 9-10, 2017 we negotiated a room rate of $209+13%Tax & $10Res. fees. Rates are subject to availability for 3 days before and after January 9-10, 2017. Please book your room by January 3, 2017.
Courtyard Marriott Miami Aventura Mall
2825 NE 191st St, Aventura, FL 33180
Direction to the Marriott here
For reservations please call Carola Portillo at (305) 918-7444 and ask for FIU Corporate rate (~$205 + 13% Tax)
From Miami or Fort Lauderdale Airports:
Transportation from Fort Lauderdale Airport or Miami International Airport to Marenas Hotel or Marriott Courtyard can be made online using Super Shuttle for approximately $30-$40.
Taxi fares from Miami International Airport to Marenas Hotel or Marriott Courtyard is approximate $52.
Taxi fares from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Marenas Hotel or Marriott Courtyard is approximate $50
Uber rate from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Marenas Hotel or Marriot Courtyard is approximate $19-$36.
From Marenas Hotel to Kovens Conference Center and back:
Participants are encouraged to arrange their own ride-sharing to the Koven’s Conference Center from the hotel. Our poll indicates that a number of participants have car rentals. There is not be a scheduled bus for this event.
Sunny Isle Aventura Yellow Cab Taxi: (305) 897-2222
Yellow Cab Broward: (954) 777-7777
24/7 Yellow Cab: (305) 244-4444
A Miramar Taxi: (954) 438-8888
Corresponding time zones (start time):
Miami (U.S.A.): 9:00:00 AM EST – UTC-5 Hours
Santiago (Chile): 11:00:00 AM CLST– UTC-3 Hours
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil): 12:00:00 AM BRST – UTC-2 Hours
Berlin (Germany): 3:00:00 PM CET – UTC+1 Hours
Download the draft agenda here.
Please email your presentation to vchergar at fiu.edu by December 15, 2016.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
8:00 – Breakfast at Kovens Conference Center
9:00 – Welcome
Session I: Science Requirements & Activities Updates
9:20 – Remarks and Introduction: Chris Smith, SAACC Chair and Julio Ibarra, AmLight PI
9:40 – AURA (15min+5min Q&A)
10:00 – NRAO
10:20 – Refreshment Break
10:40 – ALMA
11:00 – LSST
11:20 – Open Discussion/Coordination
12:00 – Lunch Break (1 hour)
Session II: Providers updates
13:00 – AmLight1: International links
13:20 – AmLight2: Connections/protocols/developments
13:40 – REUNA
14:00 – ANSP
14:20 – RedCLARA
14:40 – Refreshment Break
15:00 – RNP
15:20 – Open Discussion/Coordination
16:00 – Adjourn
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
8:00 – Breakfast at Kovens Conference Center
9:10 – Roundtable of introductions
9:20 – Session I: Ongoing Efforts for 2017-2018
10:20 – Questions
10:30 – Refreshment Break
11:00 – Session II: Discussing Interconnections, Redundancy and Monitoring
12:00 – Session III: Designing the LSST solution for 2017-2018
13:00 – Lunch Break (1 hour)
14:00 – Session III: Continuation
14:30 – Session IV: LSST End-to-End Test Plan: Next Steps
15:45 – Refreshment Break
16:15 – Session V: Ongoing efforts for 2018-2020
17:30 – Questions
18:00 – Adjourn
CIARA will also support virtual participation through video conferencing systems using BlueJeans.
For more details click here.
The social event is scheduled for January 10, 2016. Please book your ticket SAACC Dinner Jan 10, 2016 (free for SAACC Meeting participants).
If you would like to add an additional guest(s) (spouse, relative, and friends), please purchase the [Guest Only] SAACC Dinner Jan 10, 2016, ticket at $25.
Have questions about South American Astronomy Coordination Committee (SAACC) Meeting 2017?
Contact CIARA FIU