CERW 2017 is being established to facilitate and enrich research opportunities in solar science and citizen science. SIU Carbondale has established research observation areas at the SIU Farms Dark Site and the main campus that will be available to workshop participants. Participants will be required to present on their research project and are requested to submit brief abstracts for either talks and/or poster presentations. Selected presentations will be made at SIU Carbonadale on August 19, 2017. Posters will additionally be displayed at the Crossroads Astronomy Science and Technology Expo to be held August 20 – 21 at SIU Carbondale. Successful applicants will be given access to research space for eclipse observations either on the SIUC main campus, or at the SIUC Farms Dark Site. Space is limited.
For full consideration, abstracts should be submitted no later than 28 Feb 2017 to email@example.com.
Lodging: Participants will be responsible for their own lodging arrangements. Limited accommodations are available at SIU Touch of Nature. Contact Touch of Nature Eclipse coordinator, Kayla Cole (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details. See additional details for camping options below.
Registration costs and details TBA.
SIU Dark Site
The SIU Farms dark site consists of ten telescope pads, open grass areas, and a parking area. Additionally, there is a small area that may be used for camping by the workshop participants. There are no services available at the site. A single common use open wall tent will be setup at the site to provide limited shade and shelter to teams along with a hospitality trailer. Teams wanting to stay on site will be allowed to primitive camp, or arrange for their own RV accommodations. Porta potties will be provided on site.
The pads are oriented in such a way that they all have a clear view of totality and do not block one another. Pads are 10’ X 10’ concrete and are separated from one another to provide vibration isolation. Teams may setup their own tents on the pads provided they do not block other team’s observations.
The site is located in the center of a 1 mile section of SIU farm fields and is far away from any roadways to minimize the chance of passing vehicles causing vibrations that would affect observations. The site is secluded from the general public to allow for setup of telescopes in advance and uninterrupted research observations. Research teams at the site will need to provide for their own power utilizing batteries or portable generators.
Main SIU Carbondale Campus
Teams needing access to power or having a major outreach component will be allowed observation space on the main campus. Contact the workshop coordinator, Bob Baer, email@example.com for details.
Feb 28, 2017 Abstracts due
March 24, 2017 Notifications of accepted presentations
July 31, 2017 Posters and presentation slides due to workshop coordinator
August 18, 2017: Advanced access to observation sites for equipment setup and calibration.
August 19, 2017: Talks presented at the SIU Student Center Auditorium. Posters presented outside the Student Center Auditorium.
August 20, 2017: Posters on display at Expo
August 21, 2017: Eclipse research observations
August 22, 2017: Dark site closed.
Bob Baer, SIU Carbondale
Mark Byrd, SIU Carbondale
Thanasis Economou, University of Chicago
Mike Kentrianakis, American Astronomical Society
Matt Penn, National Solar Observatory