Second Announcement
Workshop on
Defining the Data System for the
Frequency Agile Solar Radiotelescope (FASR)
University of Maryland
College Park, MD  USA
28-29 May, 2003

Registration Form
List of Participants
Lodging Information

This is a 2-day workshop on the initial definition of the data system for the Frequency Agile Solar Radiotelescope (FASR).   You can read some details about the motivation for the workshop in the first announcement.  The purpose of this workshop is to bring together ~20-30 specialists representing a broad range of relevant disciplines including solar radio astronomy; the solar, space weather and forecasting communities; data analysis and data system design.  See the list of respondents to the announcements so far.

An outline and schedule for the workshop should be available by 1 May, 2003, so please check back.  Although the format of the workshop will include a number of invited talks to establish a common basis, the emphasis will be on lively discussion, in which the pros and cons of different approaches will be aired.  Specific topics will include:

        * Approaches to operations, data acquisition, storage and distribution
        * Real-time data products - prospects and requirements
        * The data analysis environment - technologies, programming languages,
                                        visualization, algorithms
        * Data accessibility by the broader community
        * Access and analysis by specialists

The workshop will be held at the University of Maryland just outside of Washington on May 28-29, 2003. See below for the sign-up form.  More information on FASR can be found at its website,


The University of Maryland offers an easily accessible locale.  The workshop will be held in an auditorium close to the Department of Astronomy.  Click here for local maps and directions.

The University of Maryland lies in the city of College Park some  8 miles north-east of the White House. The airport most  convenient to College Park is the Baltimore-Washington International airport (BWI), but the Washington area's other two airports,  Reagan National (DCA) and Washington Dulles (IAD), are both easily reached from College Park. Shuttle buses to hotels are available for roughly $20-$40, and Reagan National has a Metro stop that connects to College Park Metro, a short taxi ride away from the hotels. Parking cars on campus is always a sore point but we expect to be able to arrange parking.  Travel arrangements will be the responsibility of each participant.

Hotel accomodation is available in the city of College Park close to campus.  Here is detailed information on lodging at local motels.

You may email questions concerning the Workshop, addressed to Jimei Cao, at  You may also call Stephen White at:
    Phone:  (304) 456-2227
    Fax:      (304) 456-2229

If you have already filled out the pre-registration form, there is no need to do so again.  If you have not yet done so, please fill out the online form at