ADASS 2002 Trip Report

Oral Presentations

Next Generation Telescopes, Control Systems

  • The SKA (Ron Ekers, invited): best damn talk of the conference IMHO. "Software is a Capital Cost; Hardware is an Operational Expense"!

  • James Webb Space Telescope (formerly NGST); interesting but not much on Software, other than reuse existing infrastructure

  • VLT Adaptive Optics (slow talk): aiming for "end-to-end" (beginning to end?)

ADASS 2002 Trip Report
Pat Murphy