›Calibration and Standardization of Missions and Large Surveys in Astronomy and Astrophysics
The purpose of this conference is to foster communication among the various surveys and missions -- allowing for the exchange of information regarding calibration requirements, methodologies, and strategies for meeting those requirements -- for the benefit of all.
Topics of the conference are expected in the broad areas of Astrometry, Photometry and Spectrophotometry across the electromagnetic spectrum -- i.e., including the very high energy (x-ray and gamma ray) and the long wavelength regime (e.g. radio and millimeter) as well as the traditional ultraviolet, visible and infrared. Common issues to be discussed include definition of standard systems, maintenance of standard systems, intercalibration between systems, Earth's atmospheric effects, inventory of transformable systems and databases, regions of applicability of data transformations, calibration of instruments/telescopes before and after deployment, impact of calibration errors on astrophysics parameters, and archiving of calibration data.