March 13-15, 2023: CHARA Science Meeting

March 16-17, 2023: Imaging and Modeling Workshop

The 2023 CHARA Science Meeting will be held at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA on March 13-15, 2023. The meeting will bring together the CHARA community to discuss recent science results and technical developments at the CHARA Array, including work on the next generation of beam combiners and progress on adding a mobile 7th telescope to the array. We welcome participation from those in the CHARA consortium and the growing community of open access observers.

Following the Science Meeting, we will hold an Imaging Workshop on March 16-17, 2023. The workshop will provide an introduction to interferometry, summary of observing strategies, and an overview of modeling and imaging software packages. There will be interactive work sessions where participants learn how to use different software tools and analyze data to get hands on experience with the modeling/imaging software.  This hands-on workshop will provide instruction, demonstrations, and advice to students and other scientists on getting the most from their observations with the CHARA Array. Participants are encouraged to bring their own interferometric data to work on, but there will be sample data sets on a variety of different types of objects available to use during the workshop.


Hybrid format: Participants can attend and deliver talks either in-person or online via webex.



There will be a registration fee ($80 for faculty/staff, $40 for students) to cover breakfast and lunch at the Science Meeting on March 13-15 for in-person participants. Virtual participation is free. There is no fee for the Imaging Workshop on March 16-17 (participants are responsible for buying their meals during the Workshop).

Link to submit a talk/poster. Please pre-register, submit a title for your talk or poster, and enter dietary restrictions by February 10, 2023.

Register for Science Meeting and/or Imaging Workshop. Registration and payment due by March 3rd, 2023.



The Science Meeting will be held at the Indian Creek Lodge in DeKalb County, GA. The venue is a 10 minute walk from the Indian Creek MARTA station (23-minute ride from the GSU campus in Atlanta and 8-minute ride from Decatur, GA). We plan to arrange ride-share options. Indian Creek Lodge is located at 900 S. Indian Creek Dr., Stone Mountain, GA 30083

The Imaging Workshop will be held in the Aderhold Learning Center (Room #202) on the GSU campus in downtown Atlanta. The workshop will be held during the week of Spring Break, so please enter from the North end of the building. 



Program for CHARA Science Meeting

Program for Imaging and Modeling Workshop

For those presenting talks, a CHARA Power Point Template is available if you are interested in using it.


Conference Dinner

There will be a buffet dinner at the home of Doug Gies and Rebecca Bays on the evening of Monday, March 13, 2023 at 6 - 10 pm. Please sign up for the dinner through the registration link and indicate the number of guests who will be in joining us for dinner.



There will be a group excursion to the Georgia Aquarium on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 6-8pm. Tickets are available through the Registration Page.


Hotel and Travel Information

Visit our Lodging and Travel Information page for hotel recommendations and public transportation options on MARTA.


Dining Recommendations

Visit our Dining Recommendations page for recommendations on where to eat dinner in Decatur and lunch and dinner in downtown Atlanta.


Local Organizing Committee

Thanks to our local hosts: Douglas Gies (chair), Jeremy Jones, and Alicia Rice!


Additional Information:

COVID Policy