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  1. page USIC Discussion Forum edited The USIC discussion forum is retained as a historical record only, as it has been supplanted in …

    The USIC discussion forum is retained as a historical record only, as it has been supplanted in practice by the OLBIN email distribution and other mechanisms of the IAU and the International Interferometry Forum..
    USIC Discussion Forum
    This page is an area for open comments and discussion concerning USIC plans and activities. Feel free to request Wiki space membership and contribute. Please avoid editing other people's comments and simply add your own, identified, statements at the top of this page separated by a horizontal rule.
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  2. page Upcoming Meetings of Interst edited ... Upcoming Scientific Meetings of Interest Here we list upcoming meetings in which interferomet…
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    Upcoming Scientific Meetings of Interest
    Here we list upcoming meetings in which interferometric results might be relevant.
    The Interferometric ViewPeriphery of Disks
    Monday, 3 November 2014 - Thursday, 6 November 2014Sydney, AustraliaMore Information
    on Hot Stars"The Periphery of Disks" Meeting
    Star Formation Across Space and Time

    Monday, 210 November 2014 - Friday, 14 November 2014ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The NetherlandsMore Information on "Star Formation Across Space and Time" Meeting
    HIRES 2014: Astronomy at high angular resolution - a cross-disciplinary approach
    Monday, 24 November 2014 - Friday, 28 November 2014ESO Garching, GermanyMore Information on "HIRES 2014: Astronomy at high angular resolution - a cross-disciplinary approach" Meeting
    The 19th International Conference on Gravitational Microlensing
    Monday, 19 January 2015 - Friday, 22 August 2014Annapolis, MarylandMore Information on "The 19th International Conference on Gravitational Microlensing" Meeting
    The Soul of Massive Star Formation
    Sunday, 15
    March 20092015 - Friday, 620 March 2009
    Viña del Mar, Chile
    Status: Organized by ESO
    Accretion
    2015Puerto Varas, ChileMore Information on "The Soul of Massive Star Formaiton" Meeting
    International Workshop on Wolf-Rayet Stars
    Monday, 1 June 2015 - Friday, 5 June 2015Potsdam, GermanyMore Information on "International Workshop on Wolf-Rayet Stars" Meeting
    In the spirit of Bernard Lyot 2015 - Direct Detection of Exoplanets
    and Ejection in AGN: A Global View ?Circumstellar Disks
    Monday, 22 June 20092015 - Friday, 26 June 2009
    Centro A. Volta, Como, Italy
    Status: no website yet, should contact SOC when available
    The 1st PANDA Symposium
    2015MontréalMore Information on Products"In the spirit of Astrophysical Outflows:
    -- Bubbles and Super Bubbles -- Planetary Nebulae -- Winds and Jets -- AGNs
    -- Supernovae Remnants -- Magnetars and GRBs
    Lijiang, Yunnan, China, on March 30
    Bernard Lyot 2015 - April 3, 2009.
    http://www.ynao.ac.cn/~panda
    Direct Detection of Exoplanets and Circumstellar Disks" Meeting

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  3. page home edited ... For a brief record of how the USIC approached preparations for Astro2010, see http://usic.wiki…
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    For a brief record of how the USIC approached preparations for Astro2010, see http://usic.wikispaces.com/Decadal+Review+Activities. The brief summary of the outcome is that the USIC managed the preparation of one Science White paper, one Policy Position paper, one Technology paper, and one Activity paper. All told, some 70+ papers to Astro2010 either emphasized or referenced the capabilities of optical interferometry. For a more detailed accounting and for access to the papers, see http://usic.wikispaces.com/ASTRO2010+White+Papers .
    In 2013, the USIC collaborated in the formation of the Interferometry Forum, an international organization that extends the USIC mission to the international stage, under the sponsorship of the International Astronomical Union Commission 54.
    The USIC will respondhas responded to the
    History of USIC
    The USIC is a successor activity to a series of predecessor groups. The first was the Committee on Ground-Based Interferometry, an ad hoc and self-forming group to study to future of interferometry, chaired by Deane Peterson. The COGBI was active from March 2005 until June 2006, and functioned by occasional telecon.
    The COGBI contributed to preparations for the NOAO Workshop on Future Directions for Interferometry. The workshop attracted more than 60 participants to a two-day working meeting. See http://www.noao.edu/meetings/interferometry/ for the agenda, contributions and report.
    Following the NOAO Workshop, the COGBI morphed into the Platform of US based optical interferometers, chaired by Erik Bakker. At this time, the participation was primarily by scientists involved with the classical arrays.
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    MIchelle Creech-Eakman.
    USIC and Space Interferometry
    It is natural to think of space as the ideal venue for interferometry, with no disturbing/absorbing atmosphere and with easy reconfiguration of free-floating telescopes. USIC represents the U.S. ground-based interferometry community. It does not try to speak for the space intereferometry community, but needless to say, there are many links, technically, scientifically, and in exchanges of scientific and technical personnel. This has been evident and richly exploited by NASA in the simultaneous development of SIM technology and Keck Interferometer, while operating the Palomar Testbed Interferometer. It is reasonable to expect continuing significant transfers, in both directions, in scientific and technical arenas, and we look forward to continued fruitful collaboration between these communities, developing strategies which make optimum utilization of both ground and space platforms.
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  4. page home edited ... For a brief record of how the USIC approached preparations for Astro2010, see http://usic.wiki…
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    For a brief record of how the USIC approached preparations for Astro2010, see http://usic.wikispaces.com/Decadal+Review+Activities. The brief summary of the outcome is that the USIC managed the preparation of one Science White paper, one Policy Position paper, one Technology paper, and one Activity paper. All told, some 70+ papers to Astro2010 either emphasized or referenced the capabilities of optical interferometry. For a more detailed accounting and for access to the papers, see http://usic.wikispaces.com/ASTRO2010+White+Papers .
    In 2013, the USIC collaborated in the formation of the Interferometry Forum, an international organization that extends the USIC mission to the international stage, under the sponsorship of the International Astronomical Union Commission 54.
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    support it.
    History of USIC
    The USIC is a successor activity to a series of predecessor groups. The first was the Committee on Ground-Based Interferometry, an ad hoc and self-forming group to study to future of interferometry, chaired by Deane Peterson. The COGBI was active from March 2005 until June 2006, and functioned by occasional telecon.
    The COGBI contributed to preparations for the NOAO Workshop on Future Directions for Interferometry. The workshop attracted more than 60 participants to a two-day working meeting. See http://www.noao.edu/meetings/interferometry/ for the agenda, contributions and report.
    Following the NOAO Workshop, the COGBI morphed into the Platform of US based optical interferometers, chaired by Erik Bakker. At this time, the participation was primarily by scientists involved with the classical arrays.
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    and LBTI. The initial chair was Theo ten Brummelaar. The current
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    Tom Armstrong. Past chairs are Theo ten Brummelaar and MIchelle Creech-Eakman.
    USIC and Space Interferometry
    It is natural to think of space as the ideal venue for interferometry, with no disturbing/absorbing atmosphere and with easy reconfiguration of free-floating telescopes. USIC represents the U.S. ground-based interferometry community. It does not try to speak for the space intereferometry community, but needless to say, there are many links, technically, scientifically, and in exchanges of scientific and technical personnel. This has been evident and richly exploited by NASA in the simultaneous development of SIM technology and Keck Interferometer, while operating the Palomar Testbed Interferometer. It is reasonable to expect continuing significant transfers, in both directions, in scientific and technical arenas, and we look forward to continued fruitful collaboration between these communities, developing strategies which make optimum utilization of both ground and space platforms.
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  5. page home edited ... For a brief record of how the USIC approached preparations for Astro2010, see http://usic.wiki…
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    For a brief record of how the USIC approached preparations for Astro2010, see http://usic.wikispaces.com/Decadal+Review+Activities. The brief summary of the outcome is that the USIC managed the preparation of one Science White paper, one Policy Position paper, one Technology paper, and one Activity paper. All told, some 70+ papers to Astro2010 either emphasized or referenced the capabilities of optical interferometry. For a more detailed accounting and for access to the papers, see http://usic.wikispaces.com/ASTRO2010+White+Papers .
    In 2013, the USIC collaborated in the formation of the Interferometry Forum, an international organization that extends the USIC mission to the international stage, under the sponsorship of the International Astronomical Union Commission 54.
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    The paper "Funding" Funding technology development
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    observing techniques tomorrow"tomorrow {USIC_technology_OIR_WP_2014.pdf} " addresses the
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    The paper "Supporting" Supporting Community Access to Optical/Infrared Interferometry"Interferometry {USIC_science_OIR_WP_2014.doc} " discusses the
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    support it. Links to these papers will be added when they are finalized.
    History of USIC
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    functioned by occassionaloccasional telecon.
    The COGBI contributed to preparations for the NOAO Workshop on Future Directions for Interferometry. The workshop attracted more than 60 participants to a two-day working meeting. See http://www.noao.edu/meetings/interferometry/ for the agenda, contributions and report.
    Following the NOAO Workshop, the COGBI morphed into the Platform of US based optical interferometers, chaired by Erik Bakker. At this time, the participation was primarily by scientists involved with the classical arrays.
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  6. page Interferometry Web Resources edited ... Additional information regarding interferometry in the U.S. and around the world can be found …
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    Additional information regarding interferometry in the U.S. and around the world can be found in the Optical Long-Baseline Interferometry Newsletter (OLBIN) .
    Resource Links
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    Based Interferometry in the U.S. - currently active
    CHARA Array (CHARA)
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    Navy Prototype OpticalInterferometer (NPOI)
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    The LBTI Interferometer
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    Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer (MROI)
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    Ground - Based Interferometry in the U.S. - currently closed

    Infrared Spatial
    Interferometer (ISI
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    Keck Interferometer (KI)
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    Ground - Based Interferometry in the U.S. - permanently closed
    Palomar Testbed Interferometer (PTI)
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    CHARA Array (CHARA)
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    Navy Prototype OpticalInterferometer (NPOI)
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    Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer (MROI)
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    The LBTI Interferometer
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Friday, October 3

  1. page home edited ... Latest News For a brief record of how the USIC approached preparations for Astro2010, see htt…
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    Latest News
    For a brief record of how the USIC approached preparations for Astro2010, see http://usic.wikispaces.com/Decadal+Review+Activities. The brief summary of the outcome is that the USIC managed the preparation of one Science White paper, one Policy Position paper, one Technology paper, and one Activity paper. All told, some 70+ papers to Astro2010 either emphasized or referenced the capabilities of optical interferometry. For a more detailed accounting and for access to the papers, see http://usic.wikispaces.com/ASTRO2010+White+Papers .
    TheIn 2013, the USIC collaborated in the formation of the Interferometry Forum, an international organization that extends the USIC mission to the international stage, under the sponsorship of the International Astronomical Union Commission 54.
    The
    USIC will
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    Telescope (LSST)". The paper "Funding technology development and novel instrumentation today in order to enable breakthrough observing techniques tomorrow" addresses the concerns for funding of innovative instrumentation and technology. The paper "Supporting Community Access to Optical/Infrared Interferometry" discusses the need for community access to optical interferometry and the importance of NSF programs which support it. Links to these papers will be added when they are finalized.
    History of USIC
    The USIC is a successor activity to a series of predecessor groups. The first was the Committee on Ground-Based Interferometry, an ad hoc and self-forming group to study to future of interferometry, chaired by Deane Peterson. The COGBI was active from March 2005 until June 2006, and functioned by occassional telecon.
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