ILMT workshop in ARIES

Aryabhatta Research Institute of observational sciencES (ARIES), India and Space Sciences, Technologies and Astrophysics Research Institute (STAR, Liège University), Belgium are organizing a three days online workshop (29, 30 June and 01 July, 2020, https://aries.res.in/~ilmt/), via the Zoom platform, in the context of the 4m International Liquid Mirror Telescope (ILMT) which is located in Devasthal, ARIES, India. The ILMT has been fully constructed and is expected to get its first light in Fall 2020. The ILMT is a 4-m zenith telescope which will carry out a deep survey and high S/N photometric and astrometric observations of the solar system, galactic and extragalactic objects, also space debris, within a narrow strip of 27 arcmin in the sky, covering a total of 156 square degrees sky field during its intended operational period of 5 years.

To be best prepared to utilise the huge volume of data generated during the survey, this workshop is being organised and will focus on exploring possible science cases, efficient data handling techniques and establishing a collaboration among the astronomers participating in the workshop. A significant time will be devoted to discussions related to the technical aspects and science programs. A few articles related to the 4m ILMT can be found through the following link https://www.dropbox.com/sh/i06idnigi7ke2id/AADB_ISRqdhdIgzoleyZyHzQa?dl=0.

In this regard, we would like to invite all interested faculties, postdocs and students to participate in the workshop. You can register for the workshop using the registration form available in the workshop webpage or this link. Since the workshop will be conducted over Zoom, a limited number of registrations on a first cum first serve basis will be accepted. Participants from same institutions may join the workshop over Zoom collectively (if possible) allowing a larger number of participants. The registrations will close on 24-June-2020. The program schedule is also available at the workshop webpage and can independently be accessed using this link.