What Was That? – Planning Eso Follow Up for Transients, Variables, and Solar System Objects in the Era of LSST
We invite participants to a workshop to prepare for effective follow up of alerts from the Vera C. Rubin Observatory’s Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) using European Southern Observatory (ESO) telescopes. This workshop will cover a broad range of science topics associated with variable, transient or moving objects that will be discovered in vast numbers by the LSST. We intend to mix overview talks on how LSST will impact these fields, lessons learned from previous surveys and ESO programmes, the expected yield of discoveries from LSST, and the planned capabilities of ESO facilities in the coming decade. We will have talks that introduce the LSST, its alert brokers and other tools and services designed to enable follow-up observations. The workshop will include dedicated breakout sessions to plan broad community follow up programmes at ESO.
The workshop will take place at ESO headquarters in Garching, Germany, between the 22nd and 26th of January 2024. In person attendance is encouraged to facilitate collaboration building, but virtual attendance will also be supported. Further information can be found at https://www.eso.org/sci/meetings/2024/lsst.html
The registration deadline will be 30 November 2023.