SCiMMA web conference, Tue 6th October 2020 at 12:00 PDT

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Adam Brazier

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Oct 6, 2020, 11:07:31 AM10/6/20
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We invite you to join a public zoom conference for the SCIMMA project, on Tuesday 6th October 2020 at 12:-13:00 PDT (15:00-16:00 EDT). The Zoom connection is

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In this telecon, we will hear from the team behind the ZTF Phase-II Marshal, FRITZ. Speakers will include Mansi Kasliwal and Dima Duev

Fritz: the Zwicky Transient Facility Phase-II Marshal

The Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF, https://ztf.caltech.edu) is an astronomical sky survey currently in operation at the Palomar Observatory in Southern California. ZTF acquires 1.5 TB of compressed sky images per night, extracts astronomical data on more than 1 billion sources, and produces up to a million of nightly alerts of activity of astronomical sources. ZTF has entered Phase II on October 1, 2020. In this talk, I will present Fritz, the open-source marshaling system for ZTF-II (https://github.com/fritz-marshal). Envisioned as the main portal for the science data in ZTF-II, Fritz is designed to be modular and extensible, both on the backend and the frontend, so it can be customized for various scientific use-cases. Fritz both incorporates a number of modern software tools and replaces legacy software that has been used in ZTF. The Kowalski software (https://github.com/dmitryduev/kowalski) has been adapted to listening to the science alert streams, enhancing and ingesting the data, and serving (filtered) data to Fritz’s frontend powered by SkyPortal (https://github.com/skyportal/skyportal), a web application that interactively displays astronomical datasets for discovery, annotation, analysis, and follow-up.

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Adam Brazier (for SCIMMA)

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