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The 4th VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea Science Meeting will be held at Vina del Mar, Chile, 21-23 March 2013.

 

The official poster is now available here in pdf and png format.

 


 

Scientific Rationale

 

VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea (VVV) is one of the six ESO Public Surveys selected to operate with the new 4-meter VISTA Telescope. VVV is scanning the Milky Way bulge and an adjacent section of the midplane, where star formation activity is high. The survey will take 1929 hours of observations during many years, covering ~109 point sources across an area of 520 deg2, including 37 known globular and ~420 open clusters. During the Fourth VVV Meeting we will discuss the results of the first three years (2010-2013) of the VVV Survey as well as to plan the strategies for the next years. The Meeting is being planned to include contributed talks, poster sessions and plenary discussions.

 


 

Topics

 

  > Interstellar Medium

  > Stellar Populations

  > Pulsating Variables

  > Nearby Stars and BDs

  > Main Belt Asteroids and TNOs

  > Galaxies in the Avoidance Zone

  > Quasars and AGNs

  > Galactic Structure

  > Eclipsing Binaries

  > Star Clusters and SFRs

 


 

Registration

 

NEW! Registration is now closed

 

Registration for all participants must be made directly by email rsaito@astro.puc.cl. Please include your First and Last Name, Institution, Country and in the case you are planning to contribute with a talk or poster, please send us an informative title.

 

 

Financial support: We are able to provide financial support covering hosting at Hotel Best Western Marina del Rey for the participants presenting talks/posters. In this case your hotel reservation must be made directly at rsaito@astro.puc.cl before March 4. Please indicate in your email the Name, ID number (RUT / Passport), Nationality, and Check-in/out dates. Students: we are able to cover two nights in double room, check-in/-out on Thursday/Saturday. Faculty: we are able to cover single rooms. Please contact the LOC indicating the check-in/out dates.

 

The hosting at the hotel includes breakfast, lunch during the conference (Thursday and Friday), and the Conference Dinner.

 

Due to the vacation period in Chile during February, the registration deadline is now extended to March 10.

 


 

Accommodation

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The Conference will be held at Hotel Best Western Marina del Rey, located in downtown Vina de Mar. Reservations must be made directly with the hotel, and the participants should mention they will participate in the "VVV Science Meeting" in order to get special prices. For any question about the reservations please contact:

 

E-mail: reservas.vina@marinahoteles.cl

Phone: +56 (32) 238-3000

 

Alternative accommodation options are available in Vina del Mar and nearby Valparaiso: [1] [2]

 

Important: In the case you are interested in Financial Support covering hosting at Hotel Best Western Marina del Rey, please do not contact the hotel directly. The proper reservation instructions are presented above at the section Registration.

 


 

Traveling to Vina del Mar

 

The International Airport of Santiago (code SCL), officially called Arturo Merino Benitez, is located on the outskirts of Santiago. Public transport is available between the airport and downtown Santiago, with options including buses, minibuses and taxis. We highly recommend using the official transport offered by Santiago airport. Further information can be found at http://www.aeropuertosantiago.cl/. Those who wish to travel directly from the airport to Vina del Mar can take a bus (details at the link above) or taxi to Estacion Pajaritos, from there you can catch a bus to Vina del Mar. Alternatively, if you arrive on a LAN flight it is possible to book a direct transfer from the airport to Vina. This journey must be booked in advance with LAN and is apparently not available to passengers arriving on other airlines (http://www.lan.com/asociados/informacion/datos_uso_diario/buses_vina.html).

 


 

Vina del Mar

 

Vina del Mar is a Chilean commune and coastal city in Valparaiso Province, 120km from Santiago. Vina is also known as La Ciudad Jardin ("The Garden City") for displaying big green areas. It has precious beaches, with long avenues that limit with the ocean. During March the average temperature in Vina del Mar ranges from 12C (54F) to 21C (70F) with little rain, ~2 mm/month. A regular bus service connects Vina to Santiago every 10-20min during the day. (see turbus or pullman bus).

 

File source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Puente_Casino_-_Estero_Marga_Marga_-_ViJPEG3%B1a_del_Mar.JPG


 

Scientific Program (Preliminary)

 

Day 1, March 21 (Thursday)

 

10:00 – 11:00 Registration, Coffee-Break & Poster Session

 

11:00 – 11:40 Dante Minniti: Update on the VVV Survey

11:40 – 12:05 Istvan Dekany: The VVV General Variability Database and Periodic Variable Star Catalog

12:05 – 12:30 Roberto Saito: A Search for Galactic Novae in the Inner Bulge

 

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

 

14:00 – 14:25 Rodolfo Barba: Hundreds of New Clusters in VVV: Insights into the High and Low Mass Ends of the Galactic Cluster Distribution

14:25 – 14:50 Graeme Candish: Investigating the Christmas Tree: Structures in the Phase Space of Popping Star Clusters

 

14:50 – 15:10 Coffee-Break & Poster Session

15:10 – 16:00 Poster Presentations

 

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Day 2, March 22 (Friday)

 

10:00 – 10:40 Steve Majewski: Status of the APOGEE Project and Opportunities for VVV Synergy

10:40 – 11:05 Roger Cohen: Globular Clusters in VVV: Status, Results, and Plans

 

11:05 – 11:35 Coffee-Break & Poster Session

 

11:35 – 12:00 Maren Hempel: Milky Way Globular Clusters and VVV- an Almost Perfect Match

12:00 – 12:25 Eamonn Kerins via video link (TBD)

12:25 – 12:50 Javier Alonso Garcia: Variable Stars in the Most Extinct Galactic Globular Clusters

 

12:50 – 14:30 Lunch

 

14:30 – 14:55 Alexandre Roman-Lopez: A Candidate Globular Cluster Behind the Milky Way

14:55 – 15:20 Francesco Mauro: Results from the HB Survey of Bulge Globular Clusters in the VVV

15:20 – 15:45 Krzysztof Helminiak: Eclipsing Binaries behind the Bulge

 

15:45 – 16:15 Coffee-Break & Poster Session

 

16:15 – 16:40 Mariuz Gromadzki: VVV High Proper Motion Survey

16:40 – 17:10 Poster Presentations

17:10 – 18:00 General Discussion I

 

20:30 –           Conference Dinner

 

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Day 3, March 23 (Saturday)

 

10:00 – 10:40 Licai Deng: Time-Domain Stellar Physics in SONG: The Plan and Current Status

10:40 – 11:05 Istvan Dekany: Mapping the Metal-Poor Population of the Bulge with RR Lyrae

 

11:05 – 11:35 Coffee-Break & Poster Session

 

11:35 – 11:50 Sergio Vasquez: 3D Kinematics through the X-shaped Milky Way Bulge

11:50 – 12:50 General Discussion II

 

13:00 –           Lunch

 

 

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List of Posters

 

P01 David Alarcon: Carbon Stars in the Galactic Bulge

P02 Laura Baravalle: Deteccion de Galaxias detras del plano de la Via Lactea

P03 Daniela Barrios: Identificacion de fuentes microlente OGLE en imagenes del relevamiento VVV

P04 Juan Carlos Beamin: Proper motions in the VVV survey

P05 Regis Cartier: Photometric and Astrometric Characterization of Variability QUEST–La Silla

P06 Bruno Dias: Searching for RR Lyrae in HP1

P07 Celia Rosa Fierro: Modelating atmospheres of young cluster members stars with CMFGEN

P08 Felipe Gran: A search for high-amplitude variables in the VVV data

P09 Felipe Gran: Digitizing IR light-curves for VVV Templates Project

P10 Sebastian Gurovich: Making multiple epoch catalogs for VVV

P11 Eliade Lima: Young Stellar Clusters in Nebular Complexs with VVV

P12 Camila Navarrete: Near-IR light-curves from Omega Cen RR Lyrae stars

P13 Claudio Navarro: Near-IR Templates from omega Centauri observations: Type II Cepheids and Eclipsing Binaries

P14 Sebastian Ramirez: VVV open star clusters: New NIR spectroscopy for OB-type dwarf stars

P15 Tiago Ribeiro: Near-infrared photometry of Low Accretion Rate Polars

P16 Laura Saez: Measuring the mass of the Milky Way bulge

P17 Maria Victoria Santucho: Possible structures of Sagittarius Stream behind the Milky Way Bulge

 


 

Participants

 

  Last update on 20.mar.2013  

First Name

Last Name

Institution

Country

Contribution

Title

David

Alarcon Flores

PUC-Chile

Chile

Poster

Carbon Stars in the Galactic Bulge

Maria Sol

Alonso

Instituto de Ciencias Astronomicas de la Tierra y el Espacio

Argentina

---

---

Javier

Alonso-Garcia

PUC-Chile

Chile

Talk

Variable Stars in the Most Extinct Galactic Globular Clusters

Pia

Amigo

Universidad de Valparaiso

Chile

---

---

Rodolfo

Angeloni

PUC-Chile

Chile

Poster

A first VVV glimpse of R CrB stars

Laura

Baravalle

IATE

Argentina

Poster

Deteccion de Galaxias detras del plano de la Via Lactea

Rodolfo

Barba

Univ. de La Serena

Chile

Talk

Hundreds of new clusters in VVV: insights into the high- and low-mass ends of the galactic cluster distribution

Daniela

Barrios

Universidad de Valparaiso

Chile

Poster

Identificacion de fuentes microlente OGLE en imagenes del relevamiento VVV

Juan Carlos

Beamin

PUC-Chile

Chile

Poster

Proper motions in the VVV survey

Graeme

Candlish

Universidad de Concepcion

Chile

Talk

Investigating the Christmas tree: structures in the phase space of popping star clusters

Regis

Cartier

Universidad de Chile

Chile

Poster

Photometric and Astrometric Characterization of Variability QUEST–La Silla

Marcio

Catelan

PUC-Chile

Chile

---

---

Roger

Cohen

Universidad de Concepcion

Chile

Talk

Globular Clusters in VVV: Status, Results and Plans

Georgina

Coldwell

ICATE - CONICET - UNSJ

Argentina

---

---

Rodrigo

Contreras

PUC-Chile

Chile

---

---

Istvan

Dekany

PUC-Chile

Chile

Talk

1 - The VVV General Variability Database and Periodic Variable Star Catalog

2 - Mapping the metal-poor population of the bulge with RR Lyrae stars

Licai

Deng

Chinese Academy of Sciences

China

Talk

Time-Domain Stellar Physics in SONG: The plan and current status

Bruno

Dias

IAG-USP / ESO

Brazil / Chile

Poster

Searching for RR Lyrae in HP1

Fernanda

Duplanic

ICATE-CONICET

Argentina

---

---

Celia Rosa

Fierro Santillan

Universidad de Valparaiso

Chile

Poster

Modelating atmospheres of young cluster members stars with CMFGEN

Felipe

Gran

PUC-Chile

Chile

Poster

1 - A search for high-amplitude variables in the VVV data

2 - Digitizing IR light-curves for VVV Templates Project

Mariusz

Gromadzki

Universidad de Valparaiso

Chile

Talk

VVV high proper motion survey

Sebastian

Gurovich

Instituto Astronomico y Experimental (IATE)

Argentina

Poster

Making multiple epoch catalogs for VVV

Gergely

Hajdu

PUC-Chile

Chile

---

---

Krzysztof

Helminiak

PUC-Chile

Chile

Talk

Eclipsing Binaries behind the Bulge

Maren

Hempel

PUC-Chile

Chile

Talk

Milky Way Globular Clusters and VVV – an ALMOST perfect match

Daniela

Iglesias

PUC-Chile

Chile

---

---

Eliade

Lima

UFRGS

Brazil

Poster

Young Stellar Clusters in Nebular Complexs with VVV

Steve

Majewski

University of Virginia

USA

Talk

Status of the APOGEE Project and Opportunities for VVV Synergy

Francesco

Mauro

Universidad de Concepcion

Chile

Talk

Results from HB Survey of Bulge Globular Clusters in VVV

Andres

Meza

Universidad Andres Bello

Chile

---

---

Dante

Minniti

PUC-Chile

Chile

Talk

Update on the VVV survey

Veronica

Motta

Universidad de Valparaiso

Chile

---

---

Camilo

Munoz

PUC-Chile

Chile

---

---

Camila

Navarrete

PUC-Chile

Chile

Poster

Near-IR light-curves from Omega Cen RR Lyrae stars

Claudio

Navarro

PUC-Chile

Chile

Poster

Near-IR Templates from omega Centauri observations: Type II Cepheids and Eclipsing Binaries

Sebastian

Ramirez

Universidad de Valparaiso

Chile

Poster

VVV open star clusters: New NIR spectroscopy for OB-type dwarf stars

Tiago

Ribeiro

SOAR Telescope

Chile

Poster

Near-infrared photometry of Low Accretion Rate Polars

Alvaro

Rojas

PUC-Chile / Observatoire de la cote d'Azur

Chile / France

---

---

Karina

Rojas

Universidad de Valparaiso

Chile

---

---

Alexandre

Roman-Lopes

Univ. de La Serena

Chile

Talk

A candidate Globular Cluster behind the Milky-Way?

Laura

Saez

PUC-Chile

Chile

Poster

Measuring the mass of the Milky Way bulge

Roberto

Saito

PUC-Chile / Univ. de Valparaiso

Chile

Talk

A search for Galactic novae in the inner bulge

Maria Victoria

Santucho

Instituto Astronomico y Experimental (IATE)

Argentina

Poster

Possible structures of Sagittarius Stream behind the Milky Way Bulge

Sergio

Vasquez

PUC-Chile

Chile

Talk

3D kinematics through the X-shaped Milky Way bulge

Nicolas

Viaux

PUC-Chile

Chile

---

---

Manuela

Zoccali

PUC-Chile

Chile

---

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SOC and LOC

 

Local Organizing Committee (alphabetical): Javier Alonso-Garcia, Rodolfo Angeloni, Carmen Gloria Cordovez, Istvan Dekany, Krzysztof Helminiak, Maren Hempel, Roberto Saito, Mario Soto, Giselle Ulloa

 

 

Scientific Organizing Committee (alphabetical): Marcio Catelan, Jim Emerson, Douglas Geisler, Wolfgran Gieren, Valentin Ivanov, Dante Minniti, Veronica Motta, Marina Rejkuba, Alexandre Roman-Lopes, Manuela Zoccali