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Preliminary agenda as of 27.June 2011

Similarly to last year we will be recording the presentations to make them available here later on. It will require you to present your talk from our computer. Options available: MS Powerpoint, Keynote, PDF.

Please send your talk to Lukasz Wyrzykowski (

Registration will be open from 9am on Wednesday. Coffee will be available.

The workshop's dinner will take place in St.John's Chop House on Wednesday evening.

session title name time (with discussion)
10:00 Welcome STH/LW 10m
10:10 Gaia Gaia overview Floor van Leeuven 20m
10:30 Gaia Alerts overview [1] STH/LW 30m
11:00 coffee 30m
11:30 Gaia Archive Preparations Nicholas Walton 15m
11:45 Gaia Spectro Science Alerts Paola di Mateo 20m
12:05 Asteroids with Gaia Paolo Tanga 20m
12:35 lunch 95m
14:00 Special What shall we follow today? Ashish Mahabal 30m
14:30 Skyalert: Rapid Transients for you and your Robot Roy Williams 60m
15:30 tea 30m
16:00 Science Variable stars with Gaia Laurent Eyer 20m
16:20 SNe, overview and follow-up Massimo Turrato 30m
16:50 Microlensing Vasily Belokurov/Wyn Evans 20m
17:10 Prediction of Astrometric Microlensing Events for the Gaia Mission Svea Proft 20m
17:30 The detectability of GRB optical counterparts with Gaia Jure Japelj/Andreja Gomboc 20m
17:50 Study of high z Universe with Gaia Rene Hudec 20m
18:10 end of day 1
19:00 DINNER at St.John's Chop House
09:00 Facilities Ground Based Observations for Gaia (GBOG)'s role in Gaia Science Alerts George Seabroke 20m
09:20 Potential follow-up of GAIA alerts from the SONG and MiNDSTEp networks of telescopes. Uffe Jorgensen 20m
09:40 Galactic transients; linking GAIA alerts with multi-wavelength surveys Danny Steeghs 20m
10:00 Java Robotic Telescope for Gaia Alert System Jan Soldan 20m
10:20 "Pi of the Sky" - wide field search for optical transients Marcin Sokolowski 20m
10:40 Gloria - a network of telescopes which can take on some of Gaia alerts Lech Mankiewicz 20m
11:00 coffee 30m
11:30 The La Palma 0.5m Robotic Telescope Stuart Littlefair 20m
11:50 Transients detected in the WASP survey Peter Wheatley 20m
12:10 The LCOGT network Yannis Tsapras 20m
12:35 lunch 85m
14:00 The Liverpool Telescope and Gaia Iain Steele 20m
14:20 STILT (Small Telescopes Installed at LT) instruments Neil Mawson 20m
14:40 Iranian National Observatory Project Habib Khosroshahi 30m
15:10 Catalina Realtime Transient Survey (CRTS) Ashish Mahabal 20m
15:30 tea 30m
16:00 Lucky Imaging Astrometric follow-up Craig Mackay 20m
16:20 Overview of European and French spectroscopic facilities Michel Dennefeld 20m
16:40 Italian facilities Gisella Clementini 30m
17:10 Overview of other facilities (Swiss, Israeli, Polish, Austrian) LW 20m
17:30 discussion all 30m
18:00 end of day 2
09:00 Facilities SAAO facilities and instruments Patricia Whitelock 20m
09:20 The ESO Public spectroscopic survey of the Transient Universe Stephen Smartt 30m
09:50 Gaia-FUN-SSO: a ground-based follow-up for Solar System Objects Whilliam Thuillot 30m
10:20 Engaging with the public Gerry Gilmore 20m
10:40 Discussion Getting organized all 20m
11:00 coffee 30m
11:30 Discussion Getting organized and Summary all 60m
12:30 lunch 90m
14:00 end of day 3