May 12-14, 2013

Meeting Abstract

SITELLE, an imaging Fourier transform spectrometer with a field of view of 11 x 11 arcminutes (0.32'' pixels), is coming soon (summer 2013) to the CFHT. The aim of this meeting is twofold: to present the scientific capabilities of SITELLE, and to discuss the best ways to maximize the scientific output of this instrument in different research fields. Ample time will be allocated for discussions. More information about SITELLE and imaging fourier transform spectroscopy can be found in the Documents and publications section of this website.
A tentative program of the meeting is presented below and will be updated on a regular basis.

An introduction to Imaging Fourier transform spectroscopy
Current status of SITELLE: the instrument and its detectors
Data reduction, calibration and analysis
CFHT planning (commissioning, queue observing, shared risk observations)
SITELLE and the other IFUs
Science with SITELLE I - : ISM in the Milky Way
Science with SITELLE II - : Nearby galaxies
Science with SITELLE III - : Galaxy groups & interstellar gas
Science with SITELLE IV - : Cosmology
A visit to ABB's labs - SITELLE testing

The Program Organizing Comittee will consider any proposed contributions but priority will be given to those that are related to the selected themes for this meeting.

Important Dates

October 31, 2012 : First Announcement
March 1, 2013 : Deadline for early registration (Fees to be determined soon)
April 5, 2013 : Abstract submission deadline
April 5, 2013 : Hotel reservation deadline
May 12, 2013 : Beginning of Scientific Meeting
May 14, 2013 : End of Scientific Meeting