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