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2010 CFHT Users Meeting
November 16-18, 2010
ASIAA Auditorium, Taipei, Taiwan

Program

We have a very packed program for this 9th User's meeting, whose primary goal is to set future directions while also showcasing CFHT science. At this User's Meeting, future directions are especially important. Time slots are variable; SOC elected to give instrument proposals and reports on running large programs more time; any presentation longer than 15 minutes should reserve 5 minutes (at least) for questions and discussion. The 10 and 15 minute slots should reserve at least 3 minutes for questions unless the speaker does not wish questions/discussion to follow their talk.

In order for everyone to be able to present their science, many slots are 10 or 15 minutes. In order to have a smooth meeting and leave the needed time for round table discussion, PLEASE respect your colleagues and (1) stay within your time slot, and (2) submit your presentation file to LOC staff one session before the session of your talk so that we may have seamless transition between talks.

Monday November 15, 2010
18:00~20:00 RECEPTION & REGISTRATION
Tuesday November 16, 2010
08:30 Registration
09:00 Welcome
CFHT: the State of the Corporation (Chair: Denis Mourard)
09:15~10:30 Veillet/Devost - Status of CFHT
10:30~10:45 CFHT's Scientific Productivity and Impact
Dennis Crabtree (NRC-HIA)
10:45~11:15 Coffee and Posters
New Instruments: SPIRou (Chair: Denis Mourard)
11:15~11:45 Invited SPIRou
René Doyon (Unliversite de Montreal)
11:45~12:00 The SPIROU Instrumental Design
René Doyon (Unliversite de Montreal)
12:00~12:15 Solar System Science with SPIRou
Thomas Widemann (LESIA - Observatoire de Paris)
12:15~13:30 Lunch
New Instruments: SITELLE (Chair: Coralie Neiner)
13:30~14:00 Invited SITELLE - A wide-field imaging Fourier transform spectrometer for the CFHT
Laurent Drissen (Université Laval, Québec)
New Instruments: Gyes (Chair: Coralie Neiner)
14:00~14:10 Current status of the GAIA mission and the importance of complementary ground-based observations
Catherine Turon (GEPI, Observatoire de Paris)
14:10~14:30 Invited GYES a multi-object fibre-fed spectrograph for the CFHT prime focus
Piercarlo Bonifacio (GEPI-Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, Univ. Paris Diderot)
14:30~14:45 Science with GYES
Francois Patrick (Observatoire de Paris)
14:45~15:00 GYES and 3D mapping of the galactic ISM
Rosine Lallement (LATMOS/IPSL)
15:00~15:30 Coffee and Posters
New Instruments: `IMAKA and CFHT Image Quality (Chair: Coralie Neiner)
15:30~16:00 Invited `IMAKA - the ultimate wide-field imager for CFHT
Mark Chun (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii)
16:00~16:15 `IMAKA science
Harvey Richer (UBC)
16:15~16:35 Image Quality Improvements through Thermal Imbalances and Telescope Optics Corrections
René Racine (Association of Canadian Uniersities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA))
Which future instrument(s) for CFHT? (Chair: Brett Gladman)
16:35~18:00 Round table
18:00 End of the session
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