Celebrating ZTF-I & Soft Launch of ZTF-II

1000-1230 (Pacific Time), October 23, 2020 (Friday)

This is a short meeting to celebrate the conclusion of Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) Phase I ("ZTF-1") which was fully commissioned by March 2018 and formally ended this Fall. The meeting also serves as a formal vote of thanks for the ZTF Community Science Advisory Committee (CSAC; Chair, Steve Ridgway, NSF's OIR Lab; Marcel Augueros, Lisa Storrie-Lombardi, Juna Kollmeier, Marc Pinsonneault, Mukremin Kilic, David Sand).

Thanks to continued funding from NSF and a global partnership we will operate ZTF for FY2021-2023. The end ZTF-II also marks the rise of the Vera Rubin Observatory. We introduce the capabilities and vision for this second phase of ZTF during the second part of the meeting. This part ends with a discussion session in which the ZTF-II team will answer questions from the audience. The forum also serves for inputs from the community.

Since the celebratory meeting has been condensed into 2 hours (instead of two days, as originally planned), we provide background material consisting of (1) extended presentations for the performance of ZTF-, the data depolyment plans, and extended recorded versions of the science talks. We urge potential new users to review these talks.

The presentation files will be made linked to the schedule before the meeting. The talks will be recorded and linked to the ZTF homepage, following the meeting. (Legalese: by attending this meeting you agree to be recorded).

For help during or before the meeting please contact, Dr. Lin Yan, lyan@astro.caltech.edu

Celebrating ZTF Phase I
Chair: Eric Bellm, University of Washington, Survey Scientist
Soft Launch of ZTF Phase II
Chair: Mansi Kasliwal, Co-PI NSF MSIP, ZTF-II

List of Participants   ||   Publications

Talks given at recently concluded team meetings: ZTF-I Summary (Graham)  |  ZTF Data System (Masci)  |  Status of ZTF Calibration (Drake)

Extended versions of the science talks:
Exotic Asteroids (Bolin): Recording, pdf   ||   Double Degenerates (Burdge): recording, pdf   ||   Flux-limited Supernova Survey-I (Fremling): recording, pdf  ||  Flux-limited Supernova Survey-II (Perley): recording, pdf   ||   Volume-limited Supernova Survey (De): recording, pdf   ||   Landscape of Fast Transients (Ho): recording, pdf   ||   Tidal Disruption Events (Gezari): recording, pdf   ||   Planetesimals around White Dwarfs (Vanderbosch): recording, pdf