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

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Adam Brazier

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, 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 ( 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 ( 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 (, 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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