Session Suggestions

A fully-virtual and asynchronous venue for voluntary contributions, such as a short (~3 min) pre-recorded flash talk -- a "Rubin Research Bytes" -- will be provided to all registered participants.

Fully virtual Q&A with RRB presenters via the Rubin 2022 PCW Slack, or the Rubin Community Forum, is encouraged.

There will not be a breakout session for RRBs this year -- the materials that participants contribute will be available online for all to peruse at any time.

Organizer: Science Organizing Committee

Anyone who is planning to attend the Rubin 2022 PCW in-person is invited to request a physical, in-person poster spot on Tue Aug 9 or Thu Aug 11 by filling out the form below.

Organizer: Science Organizing Committee

Breakout Summaries and Workshop Closeout

Early Career Astronomers: Networking & Tools

Organizer: Jim Annis

We as Co-Chairs of the Galaxies SC Low Surface Brightness Working Group [Aaron Watkins and Sarah Brough], DM representative [Lee Kelvin], and with support from representatives from other Science Collaborations interested in low surface brightness astronomy [Ian Dell'Antonio, Annika Peter, and Yao-Yuan Mao (DESC LSB WG co-chairs), as well as from Peregrine McGehee (co-chair SMWLV) and Stephen Smartt (transients)] would like to propose organising a breakout session on low surface brightness (LSB) astronomy with Rubin. 

Organizer: Aaron E. Watkins, Sarah Brough, Lee Kelvin

Science Verification and Validation

Organizer: K. Bechtol

Operations Updates
Lightning Stories

Welcome, Meeting Themes, Status
Undergraduate Student Poster Pitches

Science Advisory Council Meeting Part Two

Organizer: Michael Strauss

Science Advisory Council Meeting Part One

Organizer: Michael Strauss

The eight LSST Science Collaborations will provide an annual update on their activities in preparation for doing science with the LSST data products and services, the common challenges and uncertainties they face, and an overview of their membership requirements to encourage and welcome new people to join.

Organizer: Science Organizing Committee

This year's plenary will feature two Keynote speakers.

For abstracts and more information, please see these session webpages:

Organizer: Science Organizing Committee

Abstract TBD.

Organizer: Lauren Corlies

This sessions will bring together teams and committees working on Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) related initiatives, to increase their visibility in the Rubin community, get to know each other and discuss common elements, goals, and the potential for growing through interconnections. All are welcome to attend and any volunteers wishing to represent their initiative with a short presentation should please contact the session chair.

Organizer: Federica Bianco

Sometimes a task is difficult because you’re given the wrong tools. Sometimes a tool works really well for one person but not at all for another person. And sometimes finishing a task is not as important as finding satisfaction in doing it. In this session we’ll explore some of the core tenets of Rubin EPO’s approach to software development and UX, how they support our mission to engage a broad international audience in science-learning, and what parallels exist in software for learning about science and software for doing science?

Organizer: Blake Mason

For the first Data Release, we have plans for self-calibration of photometric data of the LSST. In subsequent years, we can use the outputs from previous years for sufficiently precise photometric calibration in native LSST bands as the data are taken. Prior to full processing for a Data Release, we need to produce photometric calibrations for images as they are taken during commissioning and during the first year. This is the “bootstrap problem”, and is analogous to the problem of producing templates for first-year LSST imaging.

Organizer: Eli Rykoff

This session is aimed at participants in both the International In-Kind Contribution Program and the US/Chile Commissioning Announcement of Opportunity Program that will contributing to Rubin Observatory System Integration and Commissioning (SIT-Com) efforts. It would also be appropriate for SCOC, photometric redshift teams, and alert brokers who become ex officio members of commissioning team.

Organizer: Keith Bechtol

Everyone -- including software developers working within the Science Collaborations -- is welcome to come to this informal Q&A with the Rubin Science Platform developer team. Ask about what kind of data access will be available, authentication and authorization issues, common software packages, APIs, specialized software for data visualization and scientific analyses, and so on.

Organizer: Frossie Economou

In this session we will discuss the current state of source injection in the pipelines including an introduction for people unfamiliar with it. We will also show some examples of science uses of the synthetic source injection. FInally we will discuss any additional features that we hope to develop in the near future. 

Organizer: Sophie Reed

TBD.

Organizer: Lynne Jones

TBD.

Organizer: Lynne Jones

LSST will detect a multitude of galaxies out to 26th magnitude and beyond, producing unprecedentedly dense sky images for a survey of this type. To take complete advantage of the LSST dataset we must be able to robustly infer single-galaxy properties from image regions in which multiple galaxies appear to significantly overlap.

Organizer: James J. Buchanan

The next version of imSim will include an optical ray-tracer allowing new detailed simulations of the telescope and control systems that were previously not possible. This session will primarily be a discussion between imSim developers and optical system experts to design and plan for simulating and then executing commissioning tests with the ComCam, LSSTCam and the AuxTel, using the new version of imSim. A short introduction to planned new features of imSim will be presented.

Organizer: Chris Walter

This session will cover the plans for Commissioning-related activities related to the Rubin Observatory's roadmap to photometric redshifts for the Rubin LSST Data Release Object catalog, and the future "PZ Validation Cooperative" which will use the commissioning data released as part of Data Previews 1 and 2. Infrastructure and algorithmic development for the LSST Data Release catalogs, and for future cutting-edge science with advanced photo-z techniques, will also be covered. All are welcome to attend this session.

Organizer: John Franklin Crenshaw, Alex Malz

With the LIGO/Virgo/Kagra O4 and O5 runs coming up, this breakout session will discuss plans for Rubin Observatory's role in multi-messenger astrophysics -- including target-of-opportunity (ToO) follow-up for GW events and neutrinos from IceCube -- and the software frameworks needed to maximize science impact. All are welcome to participate. To volunteer to present in this session, please contact the session chair(s).

Organizer: Eric Bellm, Raffaella Margutti

This session is for anyone, community scientist or project staff member, who has or will travel to Chile, or who has lived or lives in Chile. Presentations from anyone (especially Chileans!) on advice, tips, or recommendations for travel to and within Chile -- in particular to La Serena and the Cerro Pachon summit -- are solicited. Please contact the session chair to volunteer to speak in this session.

Organizer: Kevin Reil

Satellite operators continue to launch low-Earth-orbit (LEO) "constellations" of hundreds to thousands of satellites. In the future, more than 100,000 bright satellites will be visible for large portions of the night during the decade of Rubin LSST operations. In this session, we'll provide an update of the expected number of LEO satellites, the mitigation strategies that operators have attempted, and the potential impacts on Rubin science.

Organizer: Tony Tyson

This breakout session will discuss the capabilities of current and future follow-up facilities, and the time-domain astronomy they will enable. Participants will be invited to raise scientific use-case scenarios for discussion. Speakers will include representatives of the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE) and the Astronomical Event Observatory Network (AEON). To volunteer to present in this session, please contact any one of the session chairs.

Organizer: Alessandra Corsi, Rachel Street, Jen Sobeck

This session will cover the simulations behind, and the first results from, the Dark Energy Science Collaboration's Extended LSST Astronomical Time-Series Classification Challenge (ELAsTiCC), an open data challenge to classify simulated astronomical events from time-series data in preparation for the LSST.

Organizer: Alex Gagliano, Alex Malz

This session will cover the scientific use-cases and anticipated performance of Difference Image Analysis (DIA) with the LSST Science Pipelines, with an eye towards Commissioning plans and coordination. All are welcome to volunteer to present recent results and performance evaluations of the DIA software, and raise topics for discussion (e.g., new algorithms, common technical blockers). To volunteer to present in this session, please contact the session chair(s).

Organizer: Michael Wood-Vasey

DESI is and will remain the most competitive instrument for large-scale spectroscopic surveys for the remainder of this decade, and the DESI survey is by far the largest wide-area spectroscopic survey ever done. This session will present and discuss how the DESI observations that will help to realize the primary science goals of the LSST, and the options and advantages of coordinating surveys to enhance the science goals of each. All are welcome to participate. To volunteer to present in this session, please contact the session chair(s).

Organizer: Julien Guy, Martin White

This session will feature a report from the recent "From Data to Software to Science" (DSS) meeting hosted by the LINCC Frameworks (LSST Interdisciplinary Network for Collaboration and Computing), which focused on common challenges faced by astronomers and Rubin staff in carrying out their science analyses given the scale and complexity of the LSST data set. The report identifies six technical areas where the astronomy community could come together to develop science analysis tools and software infrastructure that would enable a broad range of LSST science (e.g.

Organizer: Andy Connolly, Jeremy Kubica, Rachel Mandelbaum

For anyone new to the Rubin Observatory or seeking a refresher on the observatory's systems (telescope and site, camera, data management, and education and public outreach), this session will place a special emphasis on jargon and acronyms.

Organizer: Melissa Graham

The Rubin Users Committee members will meet to discuss various issues regarding the Rubin Science Platform and the planned LSST data products. Discussion topics can be suggested by anyone in advance, by contacting any member of the UC (https://www.lsst.org/scientists/users-committee). The first hour of this meeting will be open to everyone, and the last half-hour will be a closed discussion for UC members only.

Organizer: Melissa Graham

This will be a free-form workshop/working session about Equity and Inclusion in all different spaces of the project - science collaborations, operations, in-kind contributors, member and partner institutions all have a responsibility to uphold the values of the Rubin/LSST project. The goal of the session is for participants to derive short-term goals and establish at least one accountability metric which they will be invited to report on after a minimum of 6 months.

Organizer: Alysha Shugart

LSSTCorp is supporting a cohort of graduate students to attend the 2022 Rubin PCW.  The students will present their Rubin/LSST-related research in this dedicated poster session immediately after the Wednesday morning plenary session.  PCW attendees will have the opportunity to hear the students briefly pitch their posters at the end of the plenary session. The students look forward to sharing their work during this poster session, and interacting further during other PCW sessions and activities!

Organizer: Patricia Burchat

LSSTCorp is supporting a cohort of undergraduates to attend the 2022 Rubin PCW.  The students will present their Rubin/LSST-related summer research projects in a dedicated poster session immediately after the Monday afternoon plenary session.  PCW attendees will have the opportunity to hear the students briefly pitch their posters at the end of the plenary session. The students look forward to sharing their work during this poster session, and interacting further during other PCW sessions and activities!

Organizer: Patricia Burchat

Title: JWST & Rubin Observatory: Engineering, Commissioning, and Science

Organizer: Science Organizing Committee

The intent of this session is to disucss the needs (equipment,space, staff, time) needed for re-assembling and simple funtional checkup of the camera aftre it is received on the summit. The output of this meeting should be a list of activities with duration needed, personnel needed and space/equipment needed

Organizer: Vincent Riot

The intent of this session is to go ove the current verification plan for the camera to be reviewed at the camera pres-ship review and which would be done as part of the reverification on the summit after the camera is re-assembled.

Organizer: Vincent Riot

This is a working session to review the lits of activities needed and associated time to stop, remove and re-start the camera from the telescope when in operation. The intent is to complete this session with a spreadhseet listing activities and time required along with justifications.

Organizer: Vincent Riot

This session will focus on  project wide recommnedaion items from the camera pumped coolant final design review from August 2-4, 2022. We will review open actions and focus on planning for fabrication, installation and testing both at SLAC and on the summit

Organizer: Vincent Riot

In this session we will discuss the trust triangle based on the youtube from Frances Frei https://www.ted.com/talks/frances_frei_how_to_build_and_rebuild_trust. Participants are encourage to watch the video before joining (10min).

We will then organize the rest of the session on what trust means for Rubin and the LSST and how to ensure we base our work and interactions on trust.

Organizer: Sandrine Thomas

The Rubin Observatory In-kind Program comprises over 150 diverse contributions from the international community spanning Telescope Time, Datasets, Data Access Centres and computing resources, Operations offsets and Software received by Science Collaborations and the Observatory. In this session, the In-kind Program team will provide an overview of the contributions, and the process to implement contributions and receive them. The talks will be followed by a Q&A session and more detailed discussion of the Telescope Time contributions.

Organizer: Aprajita Verma, Steve Ridgway, Knut Olsen, Steve Margheim, Phil Marshall, Greg Madejski, Bob Blum

Do you want to know more about what the NOIRLab Communications, Education and Engagement (CEE) team does for the NOIRLab Programs (Rubin, CSDC, CTIO, Gemini and KPNO)? This session will outline the work of the CEE group, including a description of, and the history and motivation behind, a number of key education and engagement programs. Come and ask all your questions and get to know CEE.

Organizer: Amanda Kocz

Background: The Rubin In-Kind program includes roughly a dozen Independent Data Access Centers (IDACs) and Scientific Processing Centers (SPCs).  These contributions aim to provide computing and storage resources to the Rubin community, along with local access to subsets of the LSST data, to support compute-intensive scientific analysis.

Organizer: Knut Olsen

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Organizer: Merlin Fisher-Levine, Claire Juramy

We are currently implementing a new means of managing all the critical periodic, preventative, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance activities at the Rubin Observatory - Summit and elsewhere.  The software and support services for that implementation have been recently determined.  This workshop meeting will introduce the openMAINT computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to all and will offer the opportiunity to help us crarft and optimize its application to all of our critical maintenance requirements - right now, through Commissioning and into Operations.

Organizer: Jeff Barr, Holger Drass

Over the last year, we've made a number of updates to the Rubin Science Pipelines, which were used to produced data release DP0.2 with simulated LSST data.  We'll review new features added over the last year, current performance on precursor datasets (when changed), and plans for the next year.  This session will highlight algorithmic and validation contributions from members of the Science Pipelines team over the last year.

Organizer: Yusra AlSayyad

Rubin Observatory is committed to enabling high-impact science during the first year of operation of the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST). In this session we will present updates to the plans for enabling Early Science. We invite advance questions from the community on this topic.

Organizer: Leanne Guy

SHE during commissionng and operation will cover  the SHE management model,  Defining onboarding and access to site authoirzation processes and preventive protocols. Definition of response in case of emergency protocols and interaction with the AURA-O/NOIRLab Chile community. Safety Orientation Process; contents, Safety Road; driving protocols and requirements. LOTO (lockout/tagout) standard. 

Organizer: Giovanni Corvetto

We will discuss commissioning plans for Rubin Active Optics, both with ComCam and the full camera. Specific topics may include:
• Observations we plan to take during commissioning
• Goals of each type of observation
• Analysis plans for each type of observation
• Criteria to guide progress through various commissioning tasks (when do we declare success?)

We seek expertise from community members with experience commissioning other telescopes’ active optics systems, including DECam, Magellan, VST, and others.

Organizer: Josh Meyers

Usuall DM all hands meeting of a couple of hours with a status update and perhaps a network overview from Crisitan

We should extend to DP (Ops ) as well.

Organizer: William O'Mullane

We as Co-Chairs of the Galaxies SC Low Surface Brightness Working Group [Aaron Watkins and Sarah Brough], DM representative [Lee Kelvin], and with support from representatives from other Science Collaborations interested in low surface brightness astronomy [Ian Dell'Antonio, Annika Peter, and Yao-Yuan Mao (DESC LSB WG co-chairs), as well as from Peregrine McGehee (co-chair SMWLV) and Stephen Smartt (transients)] would like to propose organising a breakout session on low surface brightness (LSB) astronomy with Rubin. 

Organizer: Aaron E. Watkins, Sarah Brough, Lee Kelvin

Explore the Solar System with us as we work together through the online investigation, along with some formative assessment breaks. Afterwards we will discuss ways to use and assess this investigation, including leveraging the design aspects of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Bases Curriculares (Chile). Learn about the timeline for future investigation releases, and options to join our community of practice.

Organizer: Ardis Herrold

Come to get an overview of the new Surveying the Solar System investigation, and all of the related teaching resources on the education pages of the new Rubin website. We will also preview supporting materials that can be used from the main Rubin website, such as videos and staff profiles.

Most of this session unpacks how to prepare for and use the Solar System investigation. We will begin first with exploring the phenomenon, the teacher guide, and learning how to navigate through the investigation.

Organizer: Ardis Herrold

In this session we will go over the many important details about interacting with the Rubin Observatory Control System with a special focus on commissioning. Our plan is to cover the following topics:

Organizer: Tiago Ribeiro

This session is planned to go through the Dynalene Project's progress during the last year. Starting with the Preliminary Design up to getting closer to the start-up milestone, covering all the piping construction process, Power and Controls Cabinet design and assembly, IT and Electrical works, and Control Software developments, including all issues and difficulties during these stages.

Organizer: David Jiménez Mejías

The annual PCW Unconference is a dynamic and engaging session. The final 1.5 hour block on Wednesday afternoon is reserved for emergent topics, and there are no pre-scheduled breakouts during this time.

How does it work? Over the first three days of the meeting, attendees use a suggestion board to post their ideas for breakout topics and to vote for ones they would like to attend. During the coffee break immediately before the Unconference, the SOC matches the available conference room sizes to the suggested topics based on votes.

Organizer: Melissa Graham