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Conference 4011
Friday 31 March 2000
Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 4011

Advanced Global Communications Technologies for Astronomy

Conference Chairs: Robert I. Kibrick, UCO/Lick Observatory; Anders Wallander, European Southern Observatory (Chile)

Program Committee: Joseph J. Brandt, National Radio Astronomy Observatory; Albert Conrad, California Association for Research in Astronomy/W.M. Keck Observatory; Ryusuke Ogasawara, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan; Mauro Pucillo, Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (Italy); James R. Wright, Gemini 8-m Telescopes Project

Friday 31 March

SESSION 1

Room: Ground Floor 02 Fri. 09.00

Collaboration on the Internet

Chair: Albert Conrad, California Association for Research in Astronomy/W.M. Keck Observatory

09.00 Sharing data, information, and software for the ESA Planck mission: the IDIS prototype, F. Pasian, Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (Italy); A. J. Banday, M. Bartelmann, Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik (Germany); K. Bennett, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands); R. Gispert, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (France); A. Hazell, W. O'Mullane, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands); C. Vuerli, Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (Italy) [4011-01]

09.20 Evaluation of a low-end architecture for collaborative software development, remote observing, and data analysis from multiple sites, M. Messerotti, Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (Italy); W. Otruba, Sonnenobservatorium Kanzelhoehe/Karl-Franzens-Univ. Graz (Austria); A. Hanslmeier, Karl-Franzens-Univ. Graz (Austria) [4011-02]

09.40 Internet quality of service between the UK and La Palma: 1997-2000, I. A. Steele, P. McNerney, Liverpool John Moores Univ. (UK) [4011-03]

JSky: building a repository of reusable Java components for astronomy, M. A. Albrecht, European Southern Observatory (Germany) [4011-22]

Coffee Break 10.00 to 10.30

SESSION 2

Room: Ground Floor 02 Fri.10:30

Network Infrastructure and Remote Access

Chair: Joseph J. Brandt, National Radio Astronomy Observatory

10.30 Network infrastructure for the VLT, E. Allaert, A. Wallander, European Southern Observatory (Chile) [4011-04]

10.50 Core network infrastructure supporting the VLT at ESO Paranal in Chile, H. Reay, Serco GmbH (Chile) [4011-05]

11.10 Transcontinental local area network, G. Hunt, National Radio Astronomy Observatory [4011-06]

11.30 High-speed data access to the Green Bank telescope, G. Hunt, A. Bridle, National Radio Astronomy Observatory [4011-07]

Posters Pops/Posters-Thursday and Friday

The following posters will be displayed all day Thursday and Friday. Authors will present a five-minute (including questions) oral preview of their posters following the conclusion of Session 2. Authors will also be present at their posters for discussion from 17.30 to 18.30Thursday.

  • Network infrastructure improvements at Gemini, J. R. Wright, T. Fujioka, J. Kennedy, Gemini 8-m Telescopes Project [4011-08]
  • Gemini: connecting north and south, T. Fujioka, J. R. Wright, Gemini 8-m Telescopes Project [4011-09]
  • Design for access to the data produced by the Green Bank telescope, G. Hunt, National Radio Astronomy Observatory [4011-10]
  • Videoconferencing at Gemini, J. R. Wright, T. Fujioka, Gemini 8-m Telescopes Project [4011-11] Lunch/Exhibit Break 12.10 to 13.40

SESSION 3

Room: Ground Floor 02 Fri. 13.40

Remote Observing

Chair: Mauro Pucillo, Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (Italy)

13.40 Remote observing with the 30m radiotelescope, W. Brunswig, C. Thum, Instituto de Radio Astronomia Milimetrica (France) [4011-12]

14.00 Distributed observing facility for remote access to multiple telescopes, M. Callegari, Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (Italy); S. Aro, Nordic Optical Telescope Scientific Association (Finland); M. A. Duran, TCP Sistemas e Ingenieria (Spain); F. Genova, Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg (France); P. Linde, Nordic Optical Telescope Scientific Association (Sweden); F. Ochsenbein, Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg (France); A. Panciatici, F. Pasian, Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (Italy); J. D. Ponz, Lab. de Astrofisica Espacial y Fisica Fundamental (Spain); M. Pucillo, Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (Italy); J. A. Rodriguez, TCP Sistemas e Ingenieria (Spain); P. Santin, Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (Italy); A. Talavera, Lab. de Astrofisica Espacial y Fisica Fundamental (Spain) [4011-13]

14.20 Remote observing with the Keck Telescopes from the U.S. mainland, R. I. Kibrick, S. L. Allen, UCO/Lick Observatory; A. Conrad, California Association for Research in Astronomy/W.M. Keck Observatory [4011-14]

14.40 Simultaneous remote observation from 6 sites organized at the 1m telescope of Yunnan Observatory, W. Cao, Yunnan Observatory (China); B. Ye, Beijing Astronomical Observatory (China); K. Ji, UCO/Lick Observatory [4011-15]

Coffee Break 15.00 to 15.30

SESSION 4

Room: Ground Floor 02 Fri. 15.30

Public Outreach and Remote Robotic Control

Chair: James R. Wright, Gemini 8-m Telescopes Project

15.30 Catch the stars in the net! Astronomy and new technologies in an Italian project of public education and outreach, L. Benacchio, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy) [4011-16]

15.50 Enabling schools and public access to the Liverpool Robotic Telescope, I. A. Steele, A. Newsam, P. McNerney, M. Simoce, D. Carter, Liverpool John Moores Univ. (UK) [4011-17]

16.10 Security of remotely-operated robotic telescopes, E. Ball, Telescope Technologies Ltd. (UK) [4011-18]

16.30 Wolfgang-Amadeus: the University of Vienna twin robotic photoelectric telescopes, K. G. Strassmeier, T. Granzer, Institut für Astronomie/Univ. Wien (Austria); L. J. Boyd, Fairborn Observatory [4011-19]

SESSION 5

Room: Ground Floor 02 Fri. 16.50

Novel High Bandwidth Applications

Chair: Ryusuke Ogasawara, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

16.50 One-meter optical communication telescope system concept, P. Koehler, H. Teske, W. Heilemann, R. Tietsch, G. Kuehn, B. Tenner, Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH (Germany) [4011-20]

17.10 Very long baseline connected interferometry via the ATM network, H. Kiuchi, Y. Takahashi, A. Kaneko, J. Amagai, T. Yoshino, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (Japan); N. Kawaguchi, H. Kobayashi, K. Fujisawa, National Astronomical Observatory (Japan); H. Uose, S. Iwamura, NTT Information Sharing Platform Labs. (Japan); T. Hoshino, NTT Advanced Technology Corp. (Japan); J. Nakajima, T. Kondo, Kashima Space Research Ctr. (Japan) [4011-21]


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