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South American Astronomy Coordination Committee (SAACC) Meeting 2019, Santiago, Chile


Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Chile Standard Time Chile (Santiago) Time)

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SAACC Spring Meeting, April 17, 2019 Ended Free  

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The SAACC is now in its 10th 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. 

Corresponding time zones (start time): 

Santiago, Chile Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 9:00 am CLT
Miami, USA Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 9:00 am EDT
Tucson, USA Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 6:00 am MST
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Wed, Apr 17, 2019, at 10:00 am BRT
São Paulo, Brazil Wed, Apr 17, 2019, at 10:00 am BRT
Chicago, USA Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 8:00 am CDT
Berlin, Germany Wed, Apr 17, 2019, at 3:00 pm CEST



1. SAACC Meeting on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 from 09:00 – 17:00 hours
2. SAACC Engineering Meeting (LSST NET Meeting by invitation only) on Thursday, April 18th, 2019 from 09:00 – 17:00 hours


The meeting will take place at Cerro Calán, Observatorio Astronómico Nacional, Camino El Observatorio #1515, Las Condes, 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. 

Additionally, REUNA, together with the Universities of O’Higgins, Talca, Bío-Bío, Concepción, and La Frontera, are pleased to invite you to participate in the launch event of the new High-Speed Optical Network between Santiago and Temuco. The meeting marks the second milestone in the construction of the digital superhighway that REUNA will make available to the scientific and academic community of Chile. This new section has a capacity of 100 Gbps and unlimited growth potential.
REUNA would like to invite the SAACC participants to join this ceremony to be held on Tuesday, April 16 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, at the offices of Inria Chile (Apoquindo 2827, 12th floor, Santiago). The activity will be in Spanish.
Please confirm your participation by phone +56223370340 or email to Space is limited. Download pdf invitation here.


Suggested hotels:

transfer time, 30 minutes approximately

transfer time, 25 minutes approximately

Hotel ICON LAS CONDES ($124)
transfer time, 20 minutes approximately

Hotel KENNEDY ($140)
transfer time, 25 minutes approximately

Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton ($110)
transfer time, 30 minutes approximately


From the Santiago Internationa Airport -Aeropuerto Internacional Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez (SCL) to the city center you can use the link here to schedule a taxi.

From the hotel to Cerro Calán, and to the Mestizo restaurant, you can use the Taxi El Alba, +569 3246 7535

Uber is also available in Santiago. For more details click here.
Similar service to uber is provided by an app called Cabify. For more details click here.


Please email your presentation to vchergar at by April 15, 2019.

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
9:00 – Welcome remarks from REUNA and UChile Astronomy Department (Guido Garay)
9:10 – Welcome remarks and introduction (Jeff Kantor, Julio Ibarra)

Session I: Science Requirements & Activities Updates
9:20 – AURA (Mauricio Rojas)
9:40 – Gemini and NCOA (Eduardo Toro)
10:00 – LSST Construction and Commissioning (Jeff Kantor)
10:20 – LSST Operations (Robert Blum)
10:40 – NRAO (David Halstead, Adele Plunkett)
11:00 – Refreshment Break
11:30 – Data Observatory Chile (Aisen Echeverria)
11:50 – Open Discussion/Coordination

12:10 – Lunch Break (1 hour 50 min)

Session II: Providers updates
14:00 – AmLight1: AmLight-ExP Links, Express route activation, In-band network telemetry (Jeronimo Bezerra)
14:30 – Astronomy in Chile (Monica Rubio)
15:00 – AmLight2: Performance monitoring and measurement (Rodrigo Pescador)
15:20 – REUNA (Albert Astudillo)
15:40 – RNP (Aluizio Hazin)
16:00 – Refreshment Break
16:30 – RedCLARA (Luis Cadenas)
16:50 – Internet2 (John Hicks)
17:10 – Open Discussion/Coordination
17:30 – Adjourn

18:30 (TBD) – SAACC Social Dinner Event at Restaurant El Mestizo (Bicentenario 4050, Vitacura, Región Metropolitana, Chile). Please RSVP here.

Thursday, April 18th, 2019
The LSST NET meeting is by invitation only.


Video Conference Information: REUNA will support virtual participation through ZOOM video conferencing systems. 
Instructions on how to use ZOOM can be found here.

Time: This is a recurring meeting. Meet at any time

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Cerro Calán, Observatorio Astronómico Nacional
Camino El Observatorio #1515
Las Condes
Santiago, Santiago

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Chile Standard Time Chile (Santiago) Time)

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