The ALeRCE broker tutorial

The ALeRCE broker tutorial

A workshop for ALeRCE users.

Sept. 23, 2020 – Sept. 24, 2020

With a new generation of large etendue telescopes which will be streaming alerts from space and the ground, a new infrastructure layer connecting survey and follow-up resources is required: the astronomical alert brokers. The Automatic Learning for the Rapid Classification of Events (ALeRCE; Förster et al. 2020, Carrasco-Davis et al. 2020 and Sánchez-Sáez et al. 2020) is a Chilean led initiative to build an alert broker for the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF), the Vera Rubin C. Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) and other large etendue telescopes. In this two-day workshop you will learn to use the tools by the ALeRCE broker and will learn to code a notebook focused on your own science case.

Event website

Some instructions before the tutorial:

  1. We will use Zoom as our virtual meeting tool. Please make sure to have it installed before the meeting. You should get Zoom links via email.
  2. We will use python and jupyter notebooks, but you don’t need to have either of them installed.
  3. We recommend you to install the following extension to be able to open github hosted notebooks from Google Colab.

ALeRCE tutorial Day 1

Sept. 23, 2020, 2 p.m. – Sept. 23, 2020, 5 p.m.

Day 1 Program

ALeRCE tutorial Day 2

Sept. 24, 2020, 2 p.m. – Sept. 24, 2020, 5 p.m.

Day 2 Program


Date: Sep 23, 2020 at 14:00:00 h
Date of closure: Sep 24, 2020
Venue: Modalidad Vía Online
More info at:
Event website

Posted on Sep 21, 2020 in Events, Frontpage, Workshops & Congresses