The Dark Energy Survey is one of the largest and deepest photometric surveys to-date and it is considered the predecesor of the Vera Rubin observatory. It currently covers 5000 square degrees of the southern sky in 5 broadband filters: g,r,i,z,Y, reaching a mean depth at S/N=10 of g=24.7, r=24.4, i=23.8, z=23.1 and Y=21.7 mag for the latest DR2 public release. The survey consists of more than 600 million objects detected in 10,169 coadded image tiles of size 0.534 deg2 produced from 76,217 single-epoch images.
During the years, the collaboration has released several public data releases, incrementaly in size and sofistication. At the same time, the collaboration has developed tools for the access and explotation of the public data. Since this is a huge repository, and with many releases, some previous knowledge of the data structure and the tools is neccesary for an efficient use of the data.
With this workshop, we intend to show the participants all the resources DES has to offer to your science, as well as to provide hands-on experience with the various tools available.
This workshop is data oriented and it will consist of 3 distinct blocks: a) an introduction to the DES survey and public data available. b) A session dedicated to guided examples on the use and access of DES data. c) Hands-on parallel sessions for specific science objetives (ideally defined together with the participants).
The workshop is organized by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) in collaboration with Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, MedioAmbientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT) and Dark Energy Survey experts. The workshop will take place at the IAC headquarters in La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, on the 16th and 17th of June.
The schedule can be found below at Agenda ; hands-on topics will be defined according to the participants interests, so early bird registrations are appreciated.
The workshop will be streamed but support will be provided for in-person participants only.
We will provide information prior to the workshop on how to install and run some of the software which will help you to understand the various tools leading up to and following on from the workshop.
Participation is open to anybody interested in DES data, especially those in Tenerife. The number of participants is limited to 50. There are no registration fees. Lunchs are not provided, but we will serve coffee breaks both on the 16th and 17th of June free of charge.
- DES project page https://www.darkenergysurvey.org/
- Public data releases documentation https://des.ncsa.illinois.edu/releases/
- Science and Data portals (please register before the workshop):