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The AstroTechTalk (ger) offers a place to discuss, for all interested colleagues and especially for the technical departments, the project leaders, the administration and the scientists as the ultimately users:

  • status of instrumentation projects
  • scientific tasks and features of the instruments in construction or planned
  • new possible involvements
  • technical innovations and developments
  • technical problems and their solutions
  • logistical problems and their solutions
  • how to improve operation and observation
  • project standards.

Time: Always Fridays 11:00 - 12:00 (during the construction work: 10:00 - 11:00)

Location: MPIA Hoersaal (during the construction work: HdA Auditorium)

Outline:

  • Announcements (news, visitors, etc.) (mainly in German)
  • Talk of about 30 min about a selected topic (German or English, will be announced)
  • Follow up discussion and questions (German or English, depending on the speaker)


Proposals for talks: Please send an email to "hofferbert -at- mpia.de" or "naranjo -at- mpia.de" - alternatively you might reach us by phone (06221-528209 or -290) or in person (room 211 or 018) at MPIA.

Date Speaker Topic
08.01.2021 -- Christmas break
15.01.2021 (11hrs, Zoom) Silvia Scheithauer Video-link: https://zoom.us/j/2521989441

Behind the scenes at "help -at- mpia.de"


This is NOT a typical AstroTechTalk. It is an initiative by the MPIA Computer Committee. The intended audience is the MPIA technical departments and the administration. As a follow-up to the email by Prof. Rix from December 10, 2020 on the support request for the IT team we will have a presentation on the tasks and non-tasks of the MPIA IT department. It should also raise the awareness for the current working situation of our IT colleagues. The main contents of this presentation had been prepared by the IT department. This presentation will also be given at the PSF coffee and Galaxy coffee to reach a maximum number of MPIA staff.

Presentation: German
Slides: English
Questions: German, English
22.01.2021
29.01.2021
05.02.2021
12.02.2021 (11hrs, Zoom) Michael Lehmitz Video-link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87350333758?pwd=NlJHdExjUEVETVBPWTRCOXoyRytJUT09

4MOST and the 4MOST Facility Control System (Part 1)


This talk is a presentation consisting of two parts.

After a short introduction about 4MOST and its scientific application, part 1 will also introduce us to the 4MOST Consortium and the participation of MPIA. Besides, the 4MOST instrument components (wide field corrector and ADC, A&G camera systems, AESOP – fiber positioner, metrologie camera system, instrument cable wraps, the three spectrographs and corresponding cryo-vacuum control for the detector systems) and its corresponding control electronics will also be explained. Additionally, an overview of the electronic cabinets at the telescope will also be presented.

Part 2 focuses on the 4MOST calibration unit and focal station test tool, including the network infrastructure and cabling, the telescope interfaces, and its documentation. Besides, the project status and milestones will also be presented.

Presentation: German
Slides: English
Questions: German, English
19.02.2021 (11hrs, Zoom) Michael Lehmitz Video-link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81528774196?pwd=TkhXZDBFMEtlK2hpT3duVDVGRFpEQT09

4MOST and the 4MOST Facility Control System (Part 2)


This talk is a presentation consisting of two parts.

After a short introduction about 4MOST and its scientific application, part 1 also introduced us to the 4MOST Consortium and the participation of MPIA. Besides, the 4MOST instrument components (wide field corrector and ADC, A&G camera systems, AESOP – fiber positioner, metrologie camera system, instrument cable wraps, the three spectrographs and corresponding cryo-vacuum control for the detector systems) and its corresponding control electronics were also explained. Additionally, an overview of the electronic cabinets at the telescope was also presented.

Part 2 focuses on the 4MOST calibration unit and focal station test tool, including the network infrastructure and cabling, the telescope interfaces, and its documentation. Besides, the project status and milestones will also be presented.

Presentation: German
Slides: English
Questions: German, English
26.02.2021
05.03.2021
12.03.2021
19.03.2021
(11hrs, Zoom)
Christian Fendt Video-link: https://zoom.us/j/92239978912?pwd=SEFkQzN1V0pNSFc4ZDJWRWVmSkVoQT09

An assessment of MPIA's travel activities

Concerned about the global warming situation, the sustainability group at MPIA has conducted a survey about the travel activities of MPIA colleagues in the years 2018, 2019, 2020. We will report on this study and want to discuss corresponding future perspectives.

Presentation: German
Slides: English
Questions: German, English
26.03.2021
02.04.2021 -- Good Friday
09.04.2021 -- Easter holidays
16.04.2021
23.04.2021
30.04.2021
07.05.2021
14.05.2021 -- Bridging days after Ascension
21.05.2021
28.05.2021 -- Pentecost holidays
04.06.2021 -- Pentecost holidays
11.06.2021
18.06.2021
25.06.2021
02.07.2021
09.07.2021
16.07.2021
23.07.2021
30.07.2021 -- Summer holidays

Preview:

DD.MM.2021 - Speaker: Title

TBD 2021: Natalie Fischer and Martin Wetz: Workshop program at the HdA

TBD 2021: Ulf Seemann (ESO): Calibration Work

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