TESS workshop application form
The "Expanding the Science of TESS" workshop will take place 10-14 February 2020 on the campus of the University of Sydney. More information is available at
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Last (family) name
First (given) names
Primary or Home Institution
What is your career stage?
Faculty/permanent staff or equivalent
Postdoc or equivalent
What is your research area? (select all that apply)
Stars (that aren't exploding)
The Milky Way Galaxy
Extragalactic Science (including supernovae)
What TESS data products do you intend to use? (select all that apply)
Full frame images
Do you identify as a member of a group historically underrepresented in physics and astronomy?
Did you attend TESS Ninja 1 (March 2018, NYC) or TESS Ninja 2 (March 2019, Chicago)?
TESS Ninja 1, only
TESS Ninja 2, only
Where are you primarily based?
Will you need a formal invitation letter?
(to apply for a visa, for example)
Give a brief description of what you plan to work on at this workshop. Please be as specific as you can. If you can't be specific, at least give the scientific area or domain in which your interests reside. Examples: "testing the limitations of existing asteroid characterization algorithms with TESS data" or "developing techniques to measure stellar rotation in TESS FFI data"
Technical and scientific skills
What skills, knowledge, or data do you bring and how could you contribute to the projects of others? If you have specific knowledge or expertise or roles within the TESS project, be sure to mention this here.
Things you would like to learn
What subjects or skills or data sets would you like to learn more about at this workshop? Be as specific as possible. We will try to arrange break-out sessions for the most popular subjects.
Things you could teach
Do you have data, code, or methods for which you could lead (or participate strongly in) a breakout or discussion? Promoting useful open source software or data is permitted and encouraged.
Other notes or requests
Anything else you want to add or ask?
Code of Conduct
Participants will be expected to follow the AAS Code of Ethics. Please read the code at
, and then answer the question below.
I agree to abide by the AAS Code of Ethics
I do not agree to abide by the AAS Code of Ethics
Openness and Collaboration
At this workshop, you will be expected to share ideas openly, and take on publication co-authors when others contribute significantly to your project. The collaboration policy is written in full at
. Please read the collaboration policy and then answer the question below. Note that the policy has requirements that might be in conflict with agreements you have with other parties.
I agree to bring only shareable code and data, in agreement with the collaboration policy.
I do not agree to bring only shareable code and data.
Limited travel support may be available for a small number of attendees.
I cannot attend at all unless I receive full financial support.
I can pay for part of my own travel and accommodation, but will require partial financial support.
I can pay for my own travel and accommodation.
Please check all days you can commit to attending. Preference will be strongly given to those who can commit to all five days.
Monday 10 February
Tuesday 11 February
Wednesday 12 February
Thursday 13 February
Friday 14 February
Please list any dietary restrictions
How did you hear about TESS Ninja 3?
Social media (e.g. Twitter)
Word of mouth
Advertised during a conference/meeting
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