AAS 243

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Events & Presentations

The events listed below are either organized by NOIRLab or are related to NOIRLab activities.

Saturday 6 January 2024

9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Observing in the Big Data Era: A hands-on workshop with the tools to manage astronomical observing programs and data

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Designing Community Engagement from a Mutuality Worldview

Sunday 7 January 2024

9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Inclusive Astronomy Education: Bridging Gaps for Diverse Learners

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Workshop Saving Astronomy and the Environment: Tools and Approaches for Addressing Existential Threats

Monday 8 January 2024

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm Splinter Session

Engaging Students with Rubin Observatory’s Coloring the Universe Investigation

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Special Session

Community Based Astronomy: Case Studies and Discussion

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Splinter Session

An Evening with Maunakea Observatories

Tuesday 9 January 2024

10:00 am - 11:30 am Special Session Early Science with Rubin LSST
10:00 am - 11:30 am Special Session DESI: Towards Year I Science
10:00 am - 11:30 am Oral Session Observatories and Public Outreach: Preserving Culture and the Dark Sky
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Exhibitor Theater Gemini Program Platform: An Early Look at Gemini’s Next Generation Observing System

6:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Splinter Session

NOIRLab and US-ELTP Joint Open House

Wednesday 10 January 2024

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Special Session

Collaboration to Protect the Dark and Quiet Sky

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Splinter Session

Gemini + US NGO - Introduction to Gemini Observatory in the 2020s: How to Propose for Time and Complete your Program

10:00 am - 11:30 am Special Session

Optical Long Baseline Interferometry: Your Next Essential Research Tool

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Town Hall

NSF's NOIRLab Town Hall

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Splinter Session

US NGO + Gemini - The Present and Future of Exoplanet Science with the Gemini Observatory

Thursday 11 January 2024

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Town Hall

Rubin Observatory Town Hall

NSF's NOIRLab and US-ELTP Joint Open House

Tuesday 9 January 2024 at 6:45 pm to 8:45 pm

NSF’s NOIRLab and the US Extremely Large Telescope Program (US-ELTP) invite you to our joint Open House! Together, we represent most of the present and future US public access, optical and infrared major ground-based observatories. 

US-ELTP is a joint endeavor of NOIRLab and the organizations building the Giant Magellan Telescope and the Thirty Meter Telescope.

NOIRLab includes world-leading facilities: the International Gemini Observatory, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO), Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO), the Community Science & Data Center (CSDC) and the operations of Vera C. Rubin Observatory.

We will have two presentations separated by a short interlude to enjoy complimentary light fare and drinks and have conversations with participants and presenters.

(1) In the first session, you'll hear from scientists from NOIRLab, the Giant Magellan Telescope, and the Thirty Meter Telescope about the objectives of the US-ELTP and the status of the observatories. We look forward to talking with you about this exciting project that will offer tremendous opportunities for scientific progress in the coming decades and beyond.

(2) In the second session, you’ll get brief updates on NOIRLab activities and then join discussions on topics of interest to the US ground-based, nighttime optical and infrared astronomy community. 

Everyone is welcome!

Exhibit Resources and Handouts

Useful links

Open Internship positions

Research Intern: Exoasteroids

Supervisor: Aaron Meisner
Expected dates: Targeted internship timeline is June through August 2024
Location: Tucson, AZ. Remote work eligible from AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, MD, NM, TX, VA, WA. The pay rate is $17.20 per hour, this is a full-time temporary position. 

The Research Intern will carry out research on white dwarfs and circumstellar dust. The intern(s) will help build and launch a new Zooniverse citizen science project called “Exoasteroids”, searching for infrared variable white dwarfs in data from NASA’s WISE space telescope. The intern(s) will be supervised by Aaron Meisner, a NOIRLab staff member. “Exoasteroids” is a collaboration including both professional researchers and amateur astronomers. This internship offers an exciting combination of discovery-oriented astronomy research, data science, and science communication.

Communications Intern

Expected dates: Anytime
Location: Tucson, AZ

The Communications, Education and Engagement (CEE) team is looking for interns eager to gain experience in science communication about frontline astronomy projects. The internship (a temporary full-time staff position of 3 months renewable to 6 months) will provide a full view of media relations and communications with various audiences, including staff, scientific users, and the general public. 

Presentations involving NOIRLab staff and Programs

Updated on April 17, 2024, 5:09 am