The ZTF Alert Stream

Thursday 08/17
11:00am - 12:30pm

The Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) is expected to have first light shortly after the meeting, and to serve a public "LSST-like" stream beginning in ~April 2018.  The alert stream can serve as a useful live precursor for developing brokers and other time-domain tools.  We will describe the ZTF science surveys, the alert contents and formats, and data access from a broker or science user point of view.  We will close with a hands-on demonstration of accessing and filtering the alert stream.

Eric Bellm