2023 SDSS-V Collaboration Meeting

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Ingrid Daubechies Auditorium (IDA)

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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.

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

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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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