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Southern Photometric Local Universe Survey
Description of sub-surveys 12th S-PLUS Meeting - 2019
  • 12th S-PLUS Meeting

    The next S-PLUS meeting will be hosted at Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas at Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo – Brazil. The main goal is to discuss science issues inside the context of S-PLUS. Everyone is welcomed to the meeting that will take place on October 30th until November 1st, 2019.
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S-PLUS: The Southern Photometric Local Universe Survey

S-PLUS: The Universe in true colors

The Southern Photometric Local Universe Survey (S-PLUS) is a joint scientific effort of Brazilian, Chilean and Spanish institutions that aims to map ~8000 deg2 of the Southern sky with twelve optical filters consisting of 5 broadband SDSS filters and 7 narrow-band filters centered on several prominent features (i.e., [OII], Ca H+K, D4000, Hδ, Mgb, Hα and CaT). The multi-purpose astrophysical survey in the southern hemisphere has started in the end of 2016. S-PLUS data are ideal for searching low-metallicity and blue-horizontal branch stars and high redshift quasars, study the star formation histories of large numbers of galaxies selected based on the accurate 12-band photometric redshifts, and to map the large scale structure in the nearby universe, among other science goals. S-PLUS will cover an additional ~1200 deg2 of the Galactic plane and the Bulge, and observe ~1500 deg2 at low and high cadence. The latter will allow us to measure variability in stars and active galaxies, and to detect new supernovae and asteroids. It is expected that the survey will have a 3-4 year duration.


The S-PLUS project, including the T80S robotic telescope and the S-PLUS scientific survey, was founded as a partnership between the Fundacao de Amparo`a Pesquisa do Estado de Sao Paulo (FAPESP), the Observatorio Nacional (ON) and several other institutions. Commissioning, robotisation and general management of the project is done by a collaboration of Brazilian universities and institutions, primarily the Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences of the University of Sao Paulo (IAG/USP), the Federal University of Sergipe (UFS) and the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), with important financial and practical contributions from other collaborating institutes in Brazil, Chile (Universidad de La Serena) and Spain (CEFCA). The consortium is open to all scientists from the participating institutes, as well as through an external collaborator program allowing any other external scientist to apply for membership.