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The Subaru Seminar is usually held in Room 104 of the Hilo Base Facility, adjacent to the main lobby. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are interested in giving a seminar, please contact Subaru seminar organizers (Tomonori Usuda, Kumiko S. Usuda, Masahiko Hayashi, Masayuki Akiyama) by email.

September 26, Monday from 9:00am to 6:00pm

" Subaru New Instrument: HiCIAO PDR "

Subaru HiCIAO Team

HiCIAO is a new high contrast instrument for the Subaru telescope to be used with a combination of the new 188 actuator adaptive optics (AO). It can be regarded as a successor of the current coronagraph CIAO and 36-actuator AO. HiCIAO is a near-infrared camera equipped with sophisticated coronagraph and several simultaneous differential imaging modes, which will greatly enhance the contrast capability compared with the current instrument. The development consists of NAOJ/Mitaka, Subaru, and University of Hawaii. The design of this instrument is now in progress and we plan to have a two-half-day PDR sometime in September. The site will be at the Subaru Hilo office in Hawaii. The aim of the PDR is to establish the science and design of the Subaru/HiCIAO, and I would like to ask you to attend this meeting, hoping to have your advice and recommendation for this new instrument from either/both scientific or technical point of view as experts in this science/techniques. Since the basic fund for this instrument has been already secured via a Japanese MEXT fund, this may not be a main issue in the PDR. In a short word, I would like to ask your opinions/advices if our instrument design is suitable for a high contrast science under some given fund.

HiCIAO PDR Schedule Draft

Date: 2005 September 26 (HST)
Place: Subaru Hilo office (Room 104A)
linked to Mitaka (and others in requested)
Agenda (in HST time):
9:00-9:30 Opening Remarks (Karoji/Nishimura)
Introduction (Tamura)
9:30-11:00 Science presentation (Hayashi)
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-12:00 Discussion (w/ Reviewers)
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Technical presentation (Hodapp)
15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-16:30 Performance presentation (Abe)
16:30-17:00 Some future scope (Takami/Abe)
17:00-18:00 Other inputs & overall discussion
19:00- Banquet

Seminars are also held at JAC, CFHT, and IfA.

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