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2014 Pan-STARRS1 Webcasts
Thursday Jun 26, 2014
2014 Pan-STARRS1
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2014 Pan-STARRS1
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Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Suvi Gezari  (University of Maryland)
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Branimir Sesar  (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy)
The Palomar Transient Factory (PTF) is a fully-automated, wide-field survey for a systematic exploration of the optical transient and variable sky. The survey, now in its 5th year of operation, has enabled studies of Solar System bodies, the struc ...
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Matt Nicholl  (Queen's University Belfast)
Extremely luminous (M<-21) supernovae in dwarf galaxies are challenging our understanding of stellar evolution and explosion. Those which fade slowly, such as SN 2007bi, are thought to be associated with very-high-nickel-mass, ‘pair-instability’ ...
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Armin Rest  (STScI)
We present griz light curves of 146 spectroscopically confirmed Type Ia Supernovae (0.03 < z <0.65) discovered during thefirst 1.5 years of the PS1 Medium Deep Survey. A Hubble diagram is constructed with a subset of 113 SNe Ia that pass our light ...
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Daniel Scolnic  (JHU)
We discuss the main systematic uncertainties in the current Pan-STARRs Type Ia Supernova Analysis and improvements to this analysis. We present an update on the full spectroscopic sample as well as the photometric sample, and methods to improve the ...
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Darryl Wright  (Queen's University Belfast)
The problem of reliable transient detection in large data streams that contain many artefacts as a result of difference imaging is common to modern synoptic sky surveys such as Pan-STARRS1. Currently the process of selecting real transients from the ...
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Eric Morganson (CFA)
The Time Domain Spectroscopic Survey (TDSS) is an SDSS IV project that will obtain spectra of 250,000 of the most variable objects across 14,000 square degrees of the sky. In addition to being an order of magnitude larger than any previous spectro ...
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Emmanuel Farina (n/a)
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Andy Lawrence (University of Edinburgh )
At the PS1 meeting in Durham, we reported the discovery of new class of extragalactic transient, that we believe represent high z=1 AGN undergoing high amplitude microlensing events by z=0.2 foreground galaxies. We now have much more extensive lig ...
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Sidharth Kumar  (University of Maryland College Park )
Automated identification of AGN and SN in photometric survey catalogs is of paramount utility in an age of massive observational and computational viability, and concommitant increases in the volumes of data. We present a novel method for the clas ...
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Tingting Liu (University of Maryland College Park)
We applied the differential photometry technique of inhomogeneous ensemble photometry on the Pan-STARRS1 (PS1) Medium Deep (MD) survey to construct high quality light curves of variable quasars. We followed the methodology of Bhatti et al. (2010), ...
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Shaun Cole (Institute for Computational Cosmology, Durham University)
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2014 Pan-STARRS1
Jiayi Liu  (Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat)
We present the Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) optical follow up of the Planck Sunyaev- Zel’dovich (SZ) sources of unconfirmed galaxy clusters that overlap with PS1. We use 151 Planck confirmed galaxy clusters with ...
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Li-Hwai Lin  (ASIAA)
Using groups and clusters identified with probability friend-of-friend (PFOF) group finder from the PS1 Medium Deep Survey, we study the impacts of the environment on the star formation activities of galaxies. While the fraction of quiescent galax ...
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Sebastien Foucaud (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
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2014 Pan-STARRS1
Kenneth Chambers (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii)
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Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Benjamin Laevens  (MPIA/Strasbourg Observatory)
I will present the results of the search for new Milky Way dwarf galaxies using the Pan-STARRS data. With new coverage of the sky equalling that of the SDSS again and attaining depths similar to the aforementioned survey, Pan-STARRS gives us an unpre ...
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Eddie Schlafly  (MPIA)
The PS1 survey has enabled detailed and systematic studies of dust in the Milky Way not before possible. I present results from our ongoing project to use the PS1 photometry to map the Galaxy's dust. This effort has so far produced a new Bayesian fra ...
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Gregory Green  (Harvard/CfA)
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2014 Pan-STARRS1
Douglas Finkbeiner  (Harvard University)
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2014 Pan-STARRS1
Chien-Cheng Lin (National Central University)
Most if not all stars formed clustered in molecular clouds. Star clusters are relative easier to determine ages, distances, and chemical abundances than a single star, therefore, they serve as laboratories to test stellar evolutionary models and a ...
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Iling Lin  (TBD)
Cepheids are standard candles that can be used to determine distances to nearby galaxies by using well-calibrated period-luminosity (P-L) relations . Properties of Cepheids are well examined in BVI filters; however they are not well studied in griz ...
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Stella Seitz (USM & MPE)
PAndromeda is the 3 year M31-monitoring compaign of PanSTARRS-1. In this talk we summarize the data-quality and data products from the PAndromeda Key-Project. Since the Key-Project runs its own pipeline for the photometric alignment of the PS1-prepro ...
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Mihael Kodric (TBD)
From the first year of PAndromeda observations we derive a sample of Andromeda galaxy (M31) Cepheids in the rP1 and iP1 filters. The 2009 Cepheids we find constitute the largest published Cepheid sample in M31. By determining the age of the Cepheids ...
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Chien-Hsiu Lee (TBD)
The high cadence, long-term PS1 Andromeda monitoring campaign (PAndromeda) yields well-sampled light curves that drastically improve our understanding of variables in M31. First of all, using the SigSpec package (Reegen 2007), we identify 17 double-m ...
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Adam Riess (STScI )
The Hubble constant remains one of the most important parameters in the cosmological model, setting the size and age scales of the Universe. Present uncertainties in the cosmological model including the nature of dark energy, the properties of neutri ...
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Nina Hernitschek  (MPIA)
2014 Pan-STARRS1
David Thilker  (JHU)
We will present results from our PS1-based effort to obtain a comprehensive, physically-interpreted view of z ~ 0 galaxy structure via pixel-SED fitting of resolved galaxies. This project is the basis for the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey (POGS, http://p ...
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Richard Wainscoat (n/a)
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2014 Pan-STARRS1
Zheng Zheng  (JHU)
Seven hundred face-on non-interacting nearby disk galaxies selected from the Pan-STARRS1 (PS1) Medium Deep Survey (MDS) are analyzed using both 1D radial profile and 2D stack techniques. The surface brightness (SB) radial profiles are measured down t ...
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Nicholas Martin  (MPIA & Strasbourg Observatory)
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2014 Pan-STARRS1
Sebastien Heinis  (University of Maryland)
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2014 Pan-STARRS1
David James  (CTIO/NOAO)
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Robert Lupton  (Princeton University)
The LSST project confidently expects to receive a Construction Start from the NSF in July 2014. I shall review the design and status of the hardware (telescope and camera) and software systems. In the context of the data processing I'll talk about so ...
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Carol Christian  (STScI)
The term Citizen Science is used in myriad ways to describe the interaction of non-discipline volunteers in research endeavors. The brand of Citizen Science that is most relevant to survey type data has been initiated and successfully demonstrated by ...
Monday Jun 23, 2014
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Matt Mountain ( STScI Director)
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Kenneth Chambers (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii)
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Eugene Magnier (UH / IfA)
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2014 Pan-STARRS1
Rick White  ( STScI)
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2014 Pan-STARRS1
Daniel Farrow (ICC, Durham)
2014 Pan-STARRS1
David Thilker  (JHU)
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Nigel Metcalfe (Durham University)
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Douglas Finkbeiner (Harvard University)
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Daniel Scolnic  (JHU)
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Mark Huber  (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii)
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Roberto Saglia  (MPE)
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Larry Denneau  (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii)
We have calculated 90% confidence limits on the steady-state rate of impact-generated catastrophic disruptions (CD) of main belt asteroids in terms of the absolute magnitude at which one catastrophic disruption occurs per year (H0_CL) as a function o ...
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Edward Lin  (National Central University)
The Centaurs are solar system bodies with orbits among four giant planets. This class of object is the transitional population between the Kuiper belt objects and the Jupiter-family comets. Some of them show the cometary activities so called “acti ...
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Alan Fitzsimmons  (Queen's University Belfast)
During the PS1 surveys the IPP+MOPS pipeline has resulted in the identification of more than 7 million moving objects. The vast majority of these were main-belt asteroids. The excellent photometry available has allowed us to calculate absolute magnit ...
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Andrew McNeill  (University Belfast)
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Niall Deacon  (MPIA)
Wide binaries provide unique laboratories for studying low-mass star formation and substellar atmospheres. Pan-STARRS1 provides the ideal tool for discovering large populations of these objects with its red-sensitive detectors, multiple epochs and ...
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Christian Obermeier  (MPIA Heidelberg)
Pan-Planets is one of the 12 key science projects of the Pan-STARRS 1 Science Consortium. Its main scientific focus is the detection of transiting Hot Jupiters around M dwarfs. We present the results of our ongoing search for exoplanets. Due to an ...
2014 Pan-STARRS1
Stephen Williams  (National Observatory of Athens)
Mass loss in massive evolved stars will reveal itself with an infrared excess via dust. We have made use of extensive Spitzer archival observations which have allowed us to explore this population of stars in nearby galaxies as identified by their ...