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GLASS Busy Week 2019

WHAT IS GLASS?

The GAMA Legacy ATCA Southern Survey (GLASS) is an ATCA Legacy survey which will cover the full GAMA G23 field with up to 3000 hours on ATCA over six semesters. The full 50 square degrees will be imaged at two 4cm bands, reaching ~30 and ~50 microJy rms sensitivity at 5.5 and 9.5 GHz, respectively. With this unique dataset we will:

  1. study the properties and evolution of AGN, and
  2. calibrate and investigate non-thermal and thermal radio star formation rate measures in normal galaxies.

The G23 region is set to be one of the foremost legacy regions in the southern sky. Existing data include deep UV-FIR imaging, 60,000 optical spectra, and full value-added properties such as group catalogues, SFRs, stellar masses, dust masses, metallicities, photometric redshifts and full SED fits. The future Wide Area VISTA Extragalactic Survey (WAVES) will also target the GAMA G23 region, going to fainter magnitudes.

ATCA observing commenced in the  OCT 2016 semester. The observing is now 80% complete, which means there is a pile of new and exciting data ready to be used in excellent science!!

DATES

1 July – 5 July 2019

LOCATION

CSIRO Marsfield, ATNF HQ, located at Cnr Vimiera & Pembroke Roads, Marsfield NSW, 2122.

DESCRIPTION

CASS is hosting a busy week for all GLASS collaboration members. The purpose of the busy week is to generate some momentum behind GLASS.  Aims include updating the collaboration on the status of the project, discussing GLASS science, learning how the data is reduced, discussion around technical issues, and making substantial inroads into our first set of papers.

In particular we will:

  • Get status updates on GLASS, and other G23 projects (e..g MWA, uGMRT, GAMA, ASKAP) and their data
  • Discuss GLASS science, what we want to do with the data
  • Work on technical issues such as imaging and source extraction
  • Start work on analysis for papers, and start the writing of papers

This busy week is aimed at all GLASS collaboration members. This is an excellent opportunity to bring the collaboration face-to-face. We invite participation from those already involved with the GAMA G23 field observations and science – new team members are always welcome.

PROGRAMME

Draft agenda

July 1 to 5, 2019

Monday
Location: Faraday Room (the room just behind the Reception desk)

Session 1 (Survey and Data Updates)

1030 – 1050 GLASS Overview and Update: Minh Huynh

1050 – 1110  ASKAP36 G23 update: Andrew O’Brien

1110 – 1130 uGMRT update “uGMRT low frequency survey of G23 region”: Ishwar Chandra

1130 – 1150 MWA update “MIDAS”: Nick Seymour

1150 – 1210 GAMA G23 multiwavelength catalogue and crossmatching update (Minh for Luke and Simon, and Jonathan)

1210 – 1230 Discussion on data and surveys. Questions or areas of discussion:
• Do we have all the data we need? Anything obviously missing?
• How do we facilitate collaboration and sharing datasets?
• Future observing proposals?

1230 – 1400: lunch (not catered)

Session 2 (Science Talks and Discussions)

1400 – 1420 “Radio Quiet AGN in G23”: Isabella Prandoni

1420 – 1440 “Starforming galaxies in G23, GLASS and radio SEDs”: Tim Galvin

1440 – 1500 “Remnant Radio AGN in Region D”: Minh Huynh

1500 – 1520 “Radio Source Environments”: Jonathan Rogers

1520 – 1550 Afternoon break

1550 – 1620 Discussion on science:
• recap of papers in first set
• what are we missing from this (who is putting their hand up to do it?)
• what AGN science do we want to do?
• what SF/SB science do we want to do?
• what have we not considered / thought of?

1620 – 1700 Discussion of GLASS data and publication policy, observing issues, any other collaboration matters

Tuesday
Location: Schottky Room (take the second corridor on the left after entering through main doors by Reception and walk all the way to the end where another corridor crosses and the Schottky room is on the left – there will be signs pointing to it, but please ask at Reception if you’re unsure)

Session 3 Technical Session: Data Challenges

900 – 930 Review of Last Busy Week and Wiki, how to access data

930 – 1000 Discussion on Source Extraction (everyone):

• comparison of source extractors PyBDSF vs Aegean vs Profound, where are we at?

1000 – 1030 Discussion of Imaging and Image Quality (everyone):

• description of Tim’s calibration pipeline and Minh’s imaging scripts? (Minh and Tim)
• image and catalogue quality assessment , where are we at? What do we need?

1030 – 1100 morning break

1100 – 1230 Plan collaborative work for this Busy Week

a) what papers to start? Draw up paper skeletons
b) analysis that is required? (e.g. quality assessment, crossmatching to other radio catalogues/GAMA catalogues, SEDS, consolidating multiple component GLASS sources into one, source counts, etc).
c) what do you want to work on over the next few days?
The idea is to come up with a several streams of work that people can join

1230 – 1330 lunch (not catered)

1330 – 1500 Start Collaborative work

1500 – 1530 Afternoon break

1530 – 1700 Continue Collaborative Work

Wednesday
Location: Schottky Room (take the second corridor on the left after entering through main doors by Reception and walk all the way to the end where another corridor crosses and the Schottky room is on the left – there will be signs pointing to it, but please ask at Reception if you’re unsure)

900 – 930: Sprint stand ups: Each person updates whole group about how they are going (30 mins total, 1 to 2 minutes each)
– what did you accomplish yesterday?
– what are you working on today?
– what is getting in your way, i.e. what is your blocker or what help do you need?

930 – 1230 Continue with collaborative work.
(break at 1030)

1230 – 1330 lunch (not catered)

1330 – 1500: Continue with collaborative work.

1500: Stas Colloquium

16:30 end

Thursday
Location: Faraday Room (the room just behind the Reception desk)

900 – 930: Sprint stand ups: Each person updates whole group about how they are going (30 mins total, 1 to 2 minutes each)
– what did you accomplish yesterday?
– what are you working on today?
– what is getting in your way, i.e. what is your blocker or what help do you need?

930 – 1230 Continue with collaborative work.
(break at 1030)

1230 – 1330 lunch (not catered)

1330 – 1700: Continue with collaborative work.
(Break at 1530)

Friday
Location: Faraday Room (the room just behind the Reception desk)

900 – 930: Sprint stand ups: Each person updates whole group about how they are going (30 mins total, 1 to 2 minutes each)
– what did you accomplish yesterday?
– what are you working on today?
– what is getting in your way, i.e. what is your blocker or what help do you need?

930 – 1230 Continue with collaborative work.
(break at 1030)

1230 – 1330 lunch (not catered)

1330 – 1400/1415: Reports back to the group, wrap up and summarise.
(Finish at 1400/1415)

CONTACT

Minh Huynh or Kate Chow

REGISTRATION

Registration is now open but will close on June 7 2019. Please register using the GLASS Busy Week Registration Form. There is no registration fee.

TRAVEL GRANTS

A limited number of travel grants will be available. Early career researchers will be prioritised but all in need are welcome to apply. Applications have now closed and have been grants awarded.

LOGISTICS

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science is located at CSIRO’s Radiophysics laboratory just 20kms north-west of Sydney’s CBD and is easily accessible by car and various forms of public transport. The site is a short distance to Sydney Olympic Park, Chatswood, Parramatta and the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

The 2019 Busy Week will be held on site in two different rooms (Faraday and Schottky rooms), see programme above.

Getting to The Workshop

By Car

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science is an easy, 20 minute drive from Sydney’s CBD and approximately a 35-minute drive from Sydney’s Domestic and International Airport. On-site parking is available.

By Train

Macquarie University or Epping train stations are a short taxi or bus ride from CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science. Trains to Sydney’s CBD (and Epping line) depart every few minutes. Macquarie University to Sydney’s CBD takes approximately 25 minutes by train. The Sydney Metro is due for completion this year, so fingers crossed the Macquarie Train Station will be back up and running by July! The Transport website below has further details.

By Bus

Buses travel to CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science from many Sydney Metropolitan areas, including the City, Hills District, North Shore, Chatswood, Manly, the Ryde and Carlingford areas, and the Western Suburbs. The closest bus stop is located on Epping road near Vimiera road.

Visit Transport for NSW for Train and Bus timetable information.

Please also note that the cheapest option for travel by public transport in Sydney is via an Opal card. Opal is the smartcard ticketing system used to pay for travel on public transport in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Add value before you travel and tap on and off to pay your fare. There are many benefits of using an Opal card, including, cheaper fares and daily and weekly fare caps. If you don’t have an Opal card, you can use contactless payments (not available on buses) or purchase single trip tickets on most services, however prices are more expensive than using an Opal card fare. There is also an Opal app which can provide an estimated cost of trips. There are also many other trip planning apps available for Sydney, on various platforms, as shown on Transport for NSW.

ACCOMMODATION

Details about the Marsfield site, useful links and other accommodation options, including the Marsfield Lodge, are described on this page.
Please find below a list of possible accommodation options for the busy week.

Within 30 minutes walk of CSIRO

MGSM Executive Accommodation
Phone: +61 2 9850 9300
Approx: $200AUD / Night
For reservation please visit the website www.hotel.mgsm.com.au/executive-accommodation

Travelodge Macquarie (Motel style Accommodation)
81 Talavera Road
North Ryde 2113, NSW
Phone: +61 2 8874 5200
Approx: $200AUD / Night
For reservation please visit the website www.tfehotels.com.au , select Travelodge Macquarie North Ryde and enter date.