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Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer Engineering Workshop

The workshop will be held in Paris at the Paris Observatory on October 14-16 2015.

 Annoucement

Following the first engineering workshop in Nanjing (China) and the first science team meeting in Waikoloa (Hawaii), instrumental concepts are emerging and science requirements are being consolidated. To foster discussion on the architecture of the system and the content of and interfaces between work packages, it is our pleasure to invite the engineering team to do so in Paris under the auspices of the French « douceur de vivre ». The meeting will be hosted by the Observatoire de Paris on October 14th through 16th, in the inspiring atmosphere of the astronomical heritage at this historic site.

Contact information :
email : loc.mse obspm.fr
phone : +33 1 45 07 76 56
fax : +33 1 45 07 78 72

 Registration

To register send an email to : registration.mse obspm.fr

Please indicate your participation to the social dinner, which will take place on the evening of the 14th and cost between 50€ and 60€ (more information to come).

 Program

(updated Oct. 12th)

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 Venue & Accommodation

Workshop site

The MSE engineering workshop will take place at the Paris Observatory. More precisely the « Salle du conseil » room has been booked for the occasion in the historical building (Bâtiment Perrault).

Address : 77, Avenue Denfert-Rochereau, 75014 Paris
Directions to get there can be found here : http://www.obspm.fr/acces-au-site-d...

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Map of the area around Paris Observatory.
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Street view : 77 avenue Denfert-Rochereau
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Map of the Paris Observatory Campus. Bâtiment Perrault : n°2

Accommodation

  • HOTEL du MIDI (50 rooms)
    4 avenue René Coty - 75015 Paris
    Tel : +33 1 43 27 23 25 - Fax : +33 1 43 21 24 58
    E-mail : info midi-hotel-paris.com
    Web : http://www.midi-hotel-paris.com
    Single 88-108 €, Double 98-138 €, incl. breakfast and taxes => special rates for Paris Observatory visitors.
    Metro Denfert-Rochereau - About 10 min to Gare Montparnasse by metro or bus, 5 min walk to Paris Observatory
  • BEST WESTERN ARAMIS SAINT GERMAIN (42 rooms)
    124 rue de Rennes - 75006 Paris
    Tel : +33 1 45 48 03 75 - Fax : +33 1 45 44 99 29
    E-mail : infos hotel-aramis.com
    Web : http://www.hotel-aramis.com
    Internet offer Single 85-170 €, Double 95-190 €, Breakfast : 13 € Metro Saint-Placide
    About 10 min walk to Gare Montparnasse.
  • DAGUERRE (30 rooms)
    94 rue Daguerre - 75014 Paris
    Tel : +33 1 43 22 43 54 - Fax : +33 1 43 20 66 84
    E-mail : hoteldaguerre wanadoo.fr
    Single 79-89 €, Double (1 or 2 pers.) 95-130 € => special rates for Paris Observatory visitors (except during exhibition periods).
    Metro Gaîté - About 10 min walk to Gare Montparnasse
  • MICHEL MONTPARNASSE (55 rooms)
    8 rue d’Odessa - 75014 Paris
    Tel : +33 1 43 20 61 22 - Fax : +33 1 43 21 52 62
    E-mail : hotel-michel dial.oleane.com
    Web : http://www.hotelmichel.com
    Single 143 €, Double 143€ breakfast 12 € => special rates for Paris Observatory visitors
    Metro Montparnasse - About 5 min walk to Gare Montparnasse

More addresses here.

 Socialising

  • Tuesday October 13th 20h : informal get together at « L’Académie de la bière », 88Bis Boulevard de Port-Royal, 75005 Paris La Contre-allée
  • Wednesday October 14h 19h30 : social diner at « La contre-allée », 83 Avenue Denfert-Rochereau, 75014 Paris. On the menu (50€ payment at the restaurant) :
     - Velouté de Maïs frais au foie gras
     - Pavé de cabillaud rôti en croûte d’agrumes, purée et petits légumes, émulsion citron
     - Tarte citron revisitée et son crumble
     - Vins Blanc et Rouge ( 1bt/3) & Eaux minérales (1bt/2)

 Participants

Name Institute/Company
Carine Babusiaux Observatoire de Paris - GEPI
Steven E. Bauman CFHT
Christophe Berthod DT INSU
Mohamed Bouri EPFL
Elisabetta Caffau Observatoire de Paris - GEPI
Patrick Caillier CRAL
Mathieu Cohen Observatoire de Paris - GEPI
Nicolas Flagey CFHT
Nicolas Geyskens DT INSU
Peter Gillingham AAO
Guillermo Glez. de Rivera Escuela Politecnica Superior UAM
Xuefei Gong (宫雪非) NIAOT
Kevin Ho CFHT
Philipp Hörler EPFL
Johan Kosmalski CRAL
Laleh Makarem EPFL
Nicolas Martin Observatoire astronomique de Strasbourg
Alan W. McConnachie NRC Herzberg
Shan Mignot Observatoire de Paris - GEPI
Rick Murowinski CFHT
Graham J. Murray Durham University
S. Nagabhushana Indian Institute of Astrophysics
Francisco Prada Instituto de Física Teórica (UAM/CSIC)
Alban Remillieux CRAL
Edgard Renault CRAL
Derrick Salmon CFHT
Justo Sánchez Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC)
Will Saunders AAO
Doug Simons CFHT
Paolo Spanò INAF - Arcetri
Kei Szeto CFHT
Laurence Tresse LAM
Chao Zhai (翟超) University of Science and Technology of China
Kai Zhang (张凯) NIAOT

 SOC and LOC

Members of LOC :

  • Shan Mignot,
  • Stéphane Thomas,
  • CIAS,
  • Frédéric Royer.

Members of SOC :

  • Rick Murowinsli,
  • Kei Szeto,
  • Shan Mignot.