UCLA Lake Arrowhead Lodge

Fall 2024 Dates: TBD

Registration will open in the spring!

The Center for Adaptive Optics Fall Science Retreat provides a forum for researchers in the adaptive optics field to share current results and plan future collaborations.

The CfAO Fall Retreat this year will center around three to four workshops, with overlapping themes in adaptive optics. This is an excellent opportunity for researchers to exchange ideas and make progress in developing the technology of AO for both astronomy and vision science applications.

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Last year’s registration costs (to be updated in the spring of 2024)

Full Package in Single Room
Meeting, all meals, and double room lodging
$200 $1755 $1955
Full Package in Shared Room
Meeting, all meals, and double room lodging
$200 $1155 $1355
Guest: Bring a guest (non-participating in the
meeting). Includes meals and lodging in shared room
$1155 $1155
Half-Day Commuter: Meeting and 2 meals included* $200 $570 $770
Full-Day Commuter: Meeting and all meals included* $200 $705 $905

* The complete half-day commuter package includes registration fees and 2 meals per day (lunch and dinner) for the duration of the program.

** The complete full-day commuter package includes registration fees and 3 meals per day for the duration of the program.

Shared Room: We have a limited number of shared rooms for those who are already coming with a relation or partner (pending on availability). While we will not be pairing roommates for this event, shared rooms are available for participants who wish to make their own roommate plans. Please select the ‘Single Room’ option if you are attending solo.

Attention International Travelers: Attendees must arrange for medical insurance to cover the period of the event. Since emergency-room visits in the US can cost thousands of dollars for those who are uninsured, the insurance is well worthwhile. Traveler’s medical insurance can be obtained online or through a trusted travel agent.

Last year’s schedule (to be updated in the spring of 2024)

Scientific Organizing Committee

Rebecca Jensen-Clem, UC Santa Cruz, rjensenc@ucsc.edu

Phil Hinz, University of California Observatories, phinz@ucsc.edu

Jessica Lu,
UC Berkeley,

Mark Chun, Univ. of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy,

Michael Fitzgerald,

Nicole Putnam, SUNY College of Optometry, nputnam@sunyopt.edu

Robert Zawadzki, UC Davis,

Steph Sallum, UC Irvine, ssallum@uci.edu

Julian Christou, NOIR Lab, Julian.Christou@noirlab.edu

Max Millar-Blanchaer, UC Santa Barbara, maxmb@ucsb.edu

Quinn Konopacky, UC San Diego, qkonopacky@ucsd.edu

University of California Observatories

Program Lead: Graseilah Coolidge  gcoolidge@ucolick.org Tel: ‭(831) 316-3019‬

Please contact us at cfao@ucolick.org if you have any special needs regarding rooming and registration. For more information about the Resort Amenities, location and directions, please visit the venue’s website.