2023 SDSS-V Collaboration Meeting

Date & Time

The 2023 SDSS-V Collaboration Meeting will be held at the Flatiron Institute in New York City, NY. The SDSS-V project involves three key projects — the Milky Way Mapper, the Local Volume Mapper, and the Black Hole Mapper — that will together observe nearly 6 million stars in the Milky Way and satellite galaxies, 400,000 black holes and galaxy clusters, and 3000 deg^2 of the ionized ISM from APO and LCO! The first public data release was in January 2023 with internal data products now being released to collaboration. With these exciting milestones, the collaboration meeting this year will be devoted to SDSS-V science talks, status updates, and tutorials, with both plenary and splinter sessions, from July 31-August 4, 2023. July 31st – 3rd August will be collaboration meeting talks/discussions and 4th August will be breakout sessions and workshops.

Liu Chao (NAOC)
Mike Eracleous (Penn State)
Keith Hawkins (U.T. Austin)
Nimisha Kimari (STScI)
Melissa Ness (CCA / Columbia)
Sebastian Sanchez (UNAM)
Mara Salvato (MPE)
Benny Trakhtenbrot (Tel Aviv University)
Boris Gaensicke (Warwick)

Daniel Horta Darrington (CCA)
Thavisha Dharmawardena (CCA)
David Hogg (CCA / NYU)
Melissa Ness (CCA / Columbia)

The fifth Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-V) is an all-sky, multi-epoch spectroscopic survey that will yield optical and infrared spectra of over 6 million objects during its five-year lifetime (2020–2025). Using SDSS’s existing and anticipated new facilities at Apache Point Observatory and Las Campanas Observatory, SDSS-V will survey the entire sky — mapping the Milky Way using rapid, repeated observations, mapping Local Volume galaxies using wide-angle integral field spectroscopy, and mapping black holes using time-domain spectroscopy of quasars and bright X-ray sources.

For more information please visit the SDSS-V website.

SDSS members can also visit the SDSS-V Wiki

Speakers: Please submit your slides to our Dropbox file request link by 4pm the day before your talk.

Remote Access Link: The Zoom link for this meeting will only be shared via email. Per foundation policy, we request no one share the Zoom line publicly to reduce the chance of Zoom spammers. Please reach out to the administrative contact for this event or a member of the organizing committee for Zoom access.

Please bring a government issued ID. All attendees will be carded twice: Once upon arrival by security and again upon check-in with an admin. The second confirmation is to ensure you are 21+ in order to participate in our reception. Those under the age of 21 will be given a wristband indicating not to be served alcohol. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available at the reception.

2023 Group Photo

Agenda at a Glance

Monday, July 31st
8-9am: Breakfast
9-10:30am: Talks
10:30-11am: Break
11-12pm: Talks
12-1:30pm: Lunch & MWM Zero to Hero Session
1:30-3pm: Talks
3-3:30pm: Break & Speed Geeking
3:30-5pm: Talks
5-6:30pm: Reception

Tuesday, August 1st
8-9am: Breakfast & New Members’ Breakfast
9-10:30am: Talks
10:30-11am: Break
11-12pm: Talks
12-1:30pm: Lunch & COINS Town Hall
1:30-2:30pm: Talks
2:30-3pm: Lightning Talks for Posters Session
3-4pm: Break & Group Photo
4-5pm: Talks
7-9pm: MWM “Breakfast” with the Southern Hemisphere

Wednesday, August 2nd
8-9am: Breakfast
9-10:30am: Talks
10:30-11am: Break
11-12pm: Talks
12-1:30pm: Lunch
1:30-3pm: Talks
3-4pm: Break & Poster Sessions
4-5pm: Talks

Thursday, August 3rd
8-9am: Breakfast
9-10:30am: Talks
10:30-11am: Break
11-12pm: Talks
12-1:30pm: Lunch
1:30-3pm: Talks
3-4pm: Break
4-5pm: Talks

Friday, August 4th
8-9am: Breakfast
9-12pm: Breakout Sessions
12-1:30pm: Lunch
1:30-5pm: Breakout Sessions



A. Roman-Lopes (Universidad de La Serena)
Adam Wheeler (Ohio State)
Adrian Price-Whelan (Flatiron Institute)
Ahmad Nemer (New York University Abu Dhabi)
Aidan McBride (University of Utah)
Alejandra Zaavik Lugo Aranda (Institute of Astronomy, UNAM)
Alenka Negrete (Institute of Astronomy, UNAM)
Alessa I. Wiggins (Texas Christian University)
Alex Ji (University of Chicago)
Alexander Novara (New York University)
Alexandre Roman-Lopes (Department of Astronomy – ULS)
Amaya Sinha (University of Utah)
Amy Jones (STScI)
Amy Rankine (University of Edinburgh)
Andrea Merloni (MPE)
Andres Almeiad (University of Virginia)
Andrew Saydjari (Harvard/CfA)
Anne-Marie Weijmans (University of St Andrews)
Artemis Theodoridis (University of Florida)
Benny Trakhtenbrot (Tel Aviv University)
Brian Cherinka (Space Telescope Science Institute)
Bruno Dias (IAI-UTA, Chile)
Carlos Roman-Zuniga (Instituto de Astronomia, UNAM)
Carrie Filion (Johns Hopkins University)
Catarina Aydar (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics)
Chervin Laporte (University of Barcelona)
Claudio Ricci (Universidad Diego Portales)
Collin Dabbieri (Vanderbilt University)
Conor Sayres (University of Washington)
Danny Horta (Flatiron Institute/CCA)
Darshan Kakkad (Space Telescope Science Institute)
David Nidever (Montana State University)
Dejene Zewdie (Universidad Diego Portales)
Dhanesh Krishnarao (DK) (Colorado College)
Diego Llanes (Western Washington University)
Doug Finkbeiner (Harvard University)
Elena D’Onghia (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Eleonora Zari (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg)
Emily Cunningham (Columbia University)
Emily Griffith (CU Boulder)
Emma Galligan (Georgia State University)
Evelyn Johnston (Universidad Diego Portales, Chile)
Francia Riesco (Colorado State University)
Gail Zasowski (University of Utah)
Grisha Zeltyn (Tel Aviv University)
Gus Beane (Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian)
Hans-Walter Rix (MPIA)
Hector Ibarra-Medel (Instituto de Astronomia, UNAM)
Hugh Sharp (University of Connecticut)
Ilija Medan (Vanderbilt University)
Isabelle Gauger (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics)
Ivan Katkov (New York University Abu Dhabi)
Ivanna Escala (Carnegie Observatories)
Jack Delaney (University of Edinburgh)
Jack Roberts (The Ohio State University)
James Aird (University of Edinburgh)
Jamie Tayar (University of Florida)
Jason Hunt (CCA)
Jennifer Johnson (Ohio State University)
Jessica Gallegos (UNAM)
Jessie Runnoe (Vanderbilt University)
Jianhui Lian (Yunnan University)
JJ Hermes (Boston University)
Joe Burchett (New Mexico State)
Joel Brownstein (University of Utah)
Johannes Buchner (MPE)
John Bochanski (Rider University)
John Donor (Texas Christian University)
John Wilson (Univ of Virginia)
Joleen Carlberg (STScI)
Jonah Otto (Texas Christian University)
Jonathan Bird (Vanderbilt University)
Jordan Raddick (Johns Hopkins University)
José Sánchez-Gallego (University of Washington)
Joseph Gelfand (NYU Abu Dhabi)
Juna Kollmeier (CITA)
Karla Peña Ramírez (Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile)
Kathryn Johnston (Columbia)
Keaton Bell (CUNY)
Keith Hawkins (University of Texas at Austin)
Keith Inight (University of Warwick)
Knox Long (STScI)
Laura Duffy (Pennsylvania State University)
Leigh Wojno (MPIA)
Logan Fries (University of Connecticut)
Lucy Lu (Columbia University )
Lyra Cao (Vanderbilt University)
Maddie Lucey (University of Texas/ University of Pennsylvania)
Mara Salvato (MPE)
Mary Ogborn (Pennsylvania State University)
Maryum Sayeed (Columbia University )
Matthew Temple (Univ. Diego Portales)
Meg Davis (University of Connecticut)
Michael Blanton (New York University)
Mike Eracleous (The Pennsylvania State University)
Mitchell Karmen (Johns Hopkins University)
Natalie Myers (Texas Christian University)
Nathan De Lee (Northern Kentucky University)
Nick Troup (Salisbury University)
Nicola Gentile Fusillo (European Space Agency, ESAC)
Nimisha Kumari (Space Telescope Science Institute)
Niv Drory (McDonald Observatory, UT Austin)
Paloma Guetzoyan (University of Edinburgh)
Paola Gallegos Salgado (UNAM)
Paul J. Green (SAO)
Paula Jofre (Institute of Astrophysical Studies, Diego Portales University, Chile)
Peter Frinchaboy (TCU)
Pierre Thibodeaux (University of Chicago)
Priscilla Holguin Luna (New Mexico State University)
Qian Yang (Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian)
Qiaoya Wu (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Qingling Ni (MPE)
Rachael Beaton (Space Telescope Science Institute )
Ricardo Lopez-Valdivia (IA UNAM)
Sara Frederick (Vanderbilt University)
Scott Anderson (University of Washington)
Sebastián F. Sanchez (Instituto de Astronomia UNAM)
Sergey Khoperskov (AIP)
Sherelyn Alejandro (Hunter College/Maria Mitchell Observatory)
Shivani Shah (University of Florida)
Sofia Golla (Penn State)
Sophia Waddell (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics)
Suvi Gezari (STScI/JHU)
Szabolcs Mészáros (ELTE Gothard Astrophysical Observatory)
Thavisha Dharmawardena (CCA)
Tom Dwelly (MPE)
Tom Herbst (MPIA)
Turner Woody (Harvard Center for Astrophysics)
Vedant Chandra (Harvard University)
Viola Hegedus (ELTE Gothard Astrophysical Observatory)
Will Cerny (Yale University)
William Roster (MPE)
Xiang-Xiang Xue (National Astronomical Observatories, CAS)
Xinyu Dai (University of Oklahoma)
Yingyi Song (University of Toronto)
Zoe Hackshaw (University of Texas at Austin)
Zoltan Dencs (ELTE Gothard Astrophysical Observatory)


Alan Uomoto (Carnegie Institution for Science)
Ani Thakar (The Johns Hopkins University)
Boris Gaensicke (University of Warwick)
Catherine Manea (University of Texas at Austin)
Dan Qiu (NAOC)
Dante Minniti (Universidad Andres Bello, CHILE)
Diogo Souto (Federal University of Sergipe)
Donald Schneider (Penn State)
Doug Geisler (Universidad de Concepcion and Universidad de La Serena, Chile)
Eduardo Méndez Delgado (Heidelberg University)
Franz Bauer (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
Guy Stringfellow (UC Boulder)
Johan Comparat (MPE)
Jon Trump (UConn)
Julio Chanamé (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
Kate Grier (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Katia Cunha (Steward Observatory, University of Arizona)
Logan Sizemore (Western Washington University)
Lou Baya Ould Rouis (Boston University)
Lucía Adame (Instituto de Astronomia, UNAM, Mexico)
Marina Kounkel (Vanderbilt University)
Mary Loli Martinez-Aldama (Universidad de Valparaiso)
Matthias Kluge (MPE)
Melissa Ness (Columbia University)
Niall Deacon (MPIA)
Niel Brandt (Penn State University)
Paul Nandra (MPE)
Ricardo Lopez ValdiviaI (IA UNAM)
Santiago Bernal (Instituto de Física y Astronomía, Universidad de Valparaíso)
Sean Morrison (University of Illinois Urbana Champaign)
Serena Kim (Steward Observatory, University of Arizona)
Tony Wong (University of Illnois at Urbana-Champaign)
Zenaida Sánchez Méndez (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

Travel & Accommodations

Nearby Airports
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
LaGuardia International Airport (LGA)

Nearby Trains

  • NJ Transit and Amtrak: CCA is a 10-15 minute walk from Penn Station/Moynihan Train Hall. For those on the Northeast corridor, this is the fastest and easiest route.
  • The NJ PATH train also has a station nearby at 23rd Street.
  • Metro North: CCA is a short subway/cab ride away from Grand Central. For those in the Hudson Valley or Connecticut this is the recommended route.
  • For MTA Subway: There are multiple train lines that run near our office. Nearby stations include: Union Square (4, 5, 6, N, Q, R, W, L), 23rd St./Broadway (W, R), 23rd St./6th Ave (F, M), and 23rd St./7th Ave (1). 23rd St./Park Ave (6). Please see MTA Info for assistance.

Nearby Hotels
There are no hotel blocks reserved for this event, but the CCA recommends the following hotels within walking distance of our office:

The Evelyn Hotel
7 E 27th St, New York, NY 10016
(212) 545-8000

The James New York – NoMad
22 East 29th Street, New York, NY 10016
(888) 526-3778

The Royalton Park Avenue
420 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016
(212) 317-2900

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