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Sunday, 1 May

4:00pm - 7:00pm

Early Registration - Le Saint-Paul Hôtel

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Welcome Reception - Le Saint-Paul Hôtel

Monday, 2 May - Meeting Room: "Salle Brea"

9:00am - 9:05am


Denis Mourard

Session 1 - CFHT and Maunakea Observatories
(Chair: )

9:05am - 9:50am

CFHT and Maunakea Observatories Current Status and Future Plans, Challenges, and Opportunities at CFHT

Doug Simons

9:50am - 10:10am

Subaru Telescope

Nobuo Arimoto

10:10am - 10:30am

New Opportunities with the Gemini Observatory

Chris Willott

10:30am - 11:00am

Coffee break / Poster Session "Salle Chagall"

11:00am - 11:20am

Maunakea Astronomy -- The UH Perspective

Bob McLaren

11:20am - 11:40am


Gerry Gilmore

11:40am - 12:00pm

Discussion (Chair: Herve Aussél)

Stellar Magnetism

12:00pm - 12:30pm

The BinaMIcS Large Program

Evelyne Alecian

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Lunch - "Restaurant Le Saint-Paul Hôtel"
Session 2 - CFHT Present Instruments
(Chair: Daniel Devost)

2:00pm - 2:20pm

Technical improvements and challenges at CFHT

Derrick Salmon

2:20pm - 2:30pm

MegaCam News

Simon Prunet

2:30pm - 2:40pm

WIRCam News

Pascal Fouqué

2:40pm - 2:50pm

An Overview of ESPaDOnS from 2004 to recent improvements and future plans

Nadine Manset

2:50pm - 3:00pm

GRACES: performances and early science

Lison Malo

3:00pm - 3:15pm

Dynamic Scheduling at CFHT

Simon Prunet

3:15pm - 3:30pm

MegaPipe: Supporting the CFHT Large (and Largish) programs

Stephen Gwyn

Stellar Magnetism

3:30pm - 3:50pm

ESPaDOnS and Amazing GRACES help solve the DIB Enigma

Gordon Walker

3:50pm - 4:20pm

Coffee break / Poster Session "Salle Chagall"
Session 3 - Galactic Archeology and the Nearby Universe
(Chair: Stéphane Courteau)

4:20pm - 4:50pm

The Pan-Andromeda Archaeological Survey, a retrospective

Alan McConnachie

4:50pm - 5:10pm

First results from the Pristine CaHK survey with MegaCam

Nicolas Martin

5:10pm - 5:30pm

First Espadons spectroscopic results from the CaHK Pristine survey

Kim Venn
(U. Victoria)

5:30pm - 6:00pm

The Luau survey

Rodrigo Ibata

6:00pm - 6:30pm

Baryonic Structures in the Core of the Virgo Cluster: New Results from the NGVS

Patrick Coté

Tuesday, 3 May - Meeting Room: "Salle Brea"
Session 4 - Solar System and Exo Systems
(Chair: JJ Kavelaars)

9:00am - 9:30am

OSSOS: the Outer Solar System Origins Survey

Brett Gladman

9:30am - 9:50am

The search for Near Earth Objects - how CFHT is helping

Richard Wainscoat

9:50am - 10:10am

The WEIRD planet search with WIRCAM and MegaCam

Etienne Artigau
(U. Montreal)

10:10am - 10:30am

The thermal emission of hot Jupiters and their stellar environment

Eder Martioli

10:30am - 11:00am

Coffee break / Poster Session "Salle Chagall"

11:00am - 11:20am

Seeing Yesterday's Light Together: Advantages of Simultaneous Observation with CFHT, Gemini and Subaru

Michele Bannister
(U. Victoria)

11:20am - 11:50am

The MaTYSSE Large Programme

Jean-François Donati

11:50am - 12:10pm

Star-planet interactions with ESPaDOnS and SPIRou

Claire Moutou

12:10pm - 12:30pm

Tidal dissipation in rotating low-mass stars hosting stellar or planetary companions: from BinaMIcS exploration of stellar binaries to the preparation of SPIROu

Stéphane Mathis
(AIM Paris-Saclay)

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Lunch - "Restaurant Le Saint-Paul Hôtel"
Session 5 - SPIRou
(Chair: Claire Moutou)

2:00pm - 2:30pm

SPIRou - a cryogenic nIR spectropolarimeter & velocimeter for CFHT

Jean-François Donati

2:30pm - 2:50pm

The SPIRou RV surveys

Etienne Artigau
(U. Montreal)

2:50pm - 3:10pm

SPIRou - the impact of magnetic fields on star and planet formation

Silvia Alancar

3:10pm - 3:30pm

CoolSnap: surveying physical properties of M dwarfs for an optimized search for habitable exo-Earths

Pascal Fouqué

3:30pm - 3:50pm

Multi-wavelength studies of hot-star magnetospheres

Mary Oksala
(Obs. Paris)

3:50pm - 4:20pm

Coffee break / Poster Session "Salle Chagall"
Session 6 - Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer
(Chair: Nicolas Martin)

4:20pm - 4:50pm

The science case and science development for MSE

Alan McConnachie
(MSE Project Office)

4:50pm - 5:05pm

The Universe in absorption: ISM and the IGM with MSE

Nicolas Flagey
(MSE Project Office)

5:05pm - 5:20pm

Chemical tagging of the outer Galaxy: the definitive Gaia follow-up

Vanessa Hill

5:20pm - 5:35pm

Galaxies and their surrounding large scale structure

Patrick Coté

5:35pm - 5:50pm

Euclid and MSE

Yannick Mellier

5:50pm - 6:10pm

MSE project technical description and engineering development

Nicolas Flagey
(MSE Project Office)

6:10pm - 6:35pm


7:30pm - 10:00pm

Meeting Dinner at Le Negresco Hotel

Wednesday, 4 May - Meeting Room: "Salle Brea"
Session 7 - CFHT and Maunakea Observatories
(Chair: )

9:00am - 9:15am

The science productivity of CFHT

Daniel Devost

9:15am - 9:30am

Outreach Beyond Limits - How CFHT reaches its diverse constituents

Mary Beth Laychak

9:30am - 9:50am

The role of 4m class telescopes at ESO

Ivo Saviane

9:50am - 10:05am

CFHT User Poll

Claire Moutou

10:05am - 10:30am

Discussion and Phase 2 Evolution

10:30am - 11:00am

Coffee break / Poster Session "Salle Chagall"
Session 8 - Stellar Magnetism
(Chair: Tristan Guillot)

11:00pm - 11:20pm

The BRITE Survey

Gregg Wade

11:20am - 11:40am

The first magnetic delta Scuti stars

Coralie Neiner

11:40am - 12:10pm

The MIMeS Survey

Matthew Shultz and Gregg Wade
(Queens U., RMCC)

12:10pm - 12:30pm

Magnetic Properties of Ap Stars: A Volume-Complete Picture

James Sikora
(Queens U.)

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Lunch - "Restaurant Le Saint-Paul Hôtel"
Session 9 - SITELLE
(Chair: )

2:00pm - 2:25pm

SITELLE: Commissioning and Science Verification

Laurent Drissen
(U. Laval)

2:25pm - 2:40pm

ORBS, The SITELLE's Reduction Pipeline

Thomas Martin
(U. Laval)

2:40pm - 2:55pm

HII Regions as seen with the 2D Wide-Field Spectrometer SITELLE

Laurie Rousseau-Nepton
(U. Laval)

2:55pm - 3:10pm

Thermodynamics of HII regions: SITELLE SV results

Gilles Joncas
(U. Laval)

3:10pm - 3:25pm

Planetary Nebulae with SITELLE

Eric Lagadec

3:25pm - 3:40pm

Multispectral analysis of Cygnus Loop and IC 443 with SITELLE

Alexandre Alarie
(U. Laval)

3:40pm - 3:50pm


3:50pm - 4:20pm

Coffee break
Stellar Magnetism

4:20pm - 4:50pm

History of the Magnetic Sun: The evolution of surface magnetic fields in young solartype stars

Colin Folsom

Session 10 - The Distant Universe
(Chair: Herve Aussél)

4:50pm - 5:20pm

CFHTLenS - The Canada France Hawaii Telescope Lensing Survey

Hendrik Hildebrandt
(U. Bonn)

5:20pm - 5:40pm

AMALGAM: Weak lensing cluster masses from 100+ Megacam/Suprimecam archival data

Rafael Gavazzi

5:40pm - 6:00pm

The view of CFHT on the distribution of stellar mass in galaxy clusters since z=1

Remco Van der Burg
(AIM Paris Saclay)

6:00pm - 6:20pm

The CLAUDS program

Stéphane Arnouts

6:20pm - 6:40pm

VICS82: VISTA/CFHT Stripe 82 Survey

Yen-Ting Lin

Poster presentations
CFHT, Maunakea Observatories
  • 1 - Richard Wainscoat - University of Hawaii - Protecting astronomical sites, including Maunakea, from light pollution
CFHT Present Instruments
  • 2 - Gregory Barrick - CFHT - New MegaCam Filter Set
  • 3 - Gregory Barrick - CFHT - MegaCam Lens 1 Coating Failure and Recovery
  • 4 - Gregory Barrick - CFHT - New Thermal Enclosure for ESPaDOnS
  • 5 - Gregory Barrick - CFHT - Upgrades and Improvements to the CFHT f/8 Secondary Support System
  • 6 - Kevin Ho - CFHT - MegaCam filter transport system modifcations
  • 7 - Kevin Ho - CFHT - MegaCam on-sky efficiency improvements
  • 8 - Olivier Lai - OCA - AIR-FLOW: Airborne Interferometric Recombiner, Fluctuations of Light at Optical Wavelengths
  • 9 - Nadine Manset - CFHT - Optmizing telescope time with ESPaDOnS
  • 10 - Derrick Salmon - CFHT - Dome venting and IQ improvements ~ past and future
  • 11 - Chris Willott - CADC-NRC - The CFHT Archive at the CADC
  • 12 - Kanoa Withington - CFHT - PH1 and PH2 upgrades
Sitelle Science Verification
  • 13 - Carmelle Robert - U. Laval - Stellar Populations in the Interacting System Arp94 with SITELLE
Solar and Exo systems
  • 14 - Bryce Bolin - Nice Observatory - Probing the asteroid rotational breakup limit
Galactic Archeology and the Nearby Universe
  • 15 - Edouard Bernard - OCA - Lagrange - The Pan-STARRS field of streams
The Distant Universe
  • 16 - Stephane Arnouts - LAM - The VIPERS-MLS : Galaxy evolution within the large scale structures
Stellar Magnetism
  • 17 - Zsolt Keszthelyi - Royal Military College of Canada - The LIFE project: The Large Impact of magnetic Fields on the Evolution of hot stars
  • 18 - James Sikora - Queens University - HD 35502: A Hierarchical Triple System With a Magnetic B5IVpe Primary
  • 19 - Gregg Wade - Royal Military College of Canada - The BinaMIcS project: orbital, magnetic and physical properties of the B-type spectroscopic binary HD 164492C
  • 20 - Gregg Wade - Royal Military College of Canada - The BinaMIcS project: orbital, magnetic and physical properties of the highly eccentric spectroscopic binary HD 34736
  • 21 - Gregg Wade - Royal Military College of Canada - Main sequence evolution of magnetic and abundance geometries of cluster Bp stars
  • 22 - Gregg Wade - Royal Military College of Canada - Stokes IQUV spectropolarimetry of cool stars: a new window on their magnetic field structure
  • 23 - Gregg Wade - Royal Military College of Canada - Mapping the topology of the giant magnetic field of the O star NGC 1624-2
Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer