Celebrating 10 years of the STELLA robotic observatory
When Nov 08, 2016 10:00 AM to Nov 09, 2016 05:20 PM
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Where SH, Lecture hall
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In September 2016 the STELLA robotic observatory is in constant operation for 10 years. Time to look back and pet ourselves with a two-day mini-workshop.

Today, STELLA consists of two 1.2m robotic telescopes in a common building located on the Izana ridge in Tenerife and is part of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias’s Teide Observatory. STELLA-I is dedicated to wide-field imaging and photometry while STELLA-II is dedicated to high-resolution spectroscopy. This combination of imaging and spectroscopy not only fosters diverse science cases but also rises interesting challenges for the optimized operation of such a facility.

The meeting is split into a technical part on the 8th and a science part on the 9th. The technical part is dedicated to robotic astronomy in general and thus also highlights some other projects with various ties to STELLA. It is thus also of interest to people planning to pursue robotic projects on their own in a foreseeable future. The science session on the 9th focuses on scientific results obtained with either of the two STELLA telescopes.

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