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Introduction to Software Technologies Used in Pan-STARRS

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Introduction to Software Technologies Used in Pan-STARRS

Time: February 18, 2011 from 11am to 1pm
Location: Manoa Innovation Center - 2nd Floor Conference Room
Street: 2800 Woodlawn Drive
City/Town: Honolulu
Website or Map: http://bit.ly/hv1rVG
Event Type: informational, lunch, session
Organized By: PanStarrs and HTDC
Latest Activity: Feb 8, 2011

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Event Description

This is a very rare “behind the scenes” opportunity for those working in leading edge software (SW) technologies to meet the Pan-STARRS SW developers and learn about the Pan-STARRS SW challenges and solutions. Companies that attend will have an opportunity to engage in follow-on detailed meetings with the Pan-STARRS SW team who can help those operating in this market to achieve their own technical goals.

 

The first half of the meeting will be presentations by Pan-STARRS staff, and the second half will be an informal Q&A and sharing of ideas.

 

RSVP: February 11, 2011 – Friday, 12pm

kajikawa@ifa.hawaii.edu 

Lunch to be provided for those who RSVP. Seats are limited!

 

Pan-STARRS -- the Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System -- is an innovative design for a wide-field imaging facility developed at the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy. The combination of relatively small mirrors with very large digital cameras results in an economical observing system that can observe the entire available sky several times each month.

 

The prototype single-mirror telescope PS1 is now operational on Mount Haleakala; its scientific research program is being undertaken by the PS1 Science Consortium - a collaboration between ten research organizations in four countries.

 

A major goal of Pan-STARRS is to discover and characterize Earth-approaching objects, both asteroids and comets that might pose a danger to our planet.

 

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