• February 2012 onwards

    Development and testing of GalSim galaxy simulation code.

  • September 2012

    Fully-supported release of preliminary GalSim code within collaboration to begin testing and validation.

  • October 2012

    First GREAT3 Working Meeting at Carnegie Mellon University, October 17-19. See this announcement.

  • November 2012 onwards

    Gathering of galaxy data and information for finalizing the challenge design.

  • August 2013

    2 month alpha release period, with the release of some of the challenge data. The beginning of this period coincided with the Challenge Kickoff Meeting, which was held August 20-22, 2013, at the Infrared Analysis & Processing Center in Pasadena, CA.

  • mid-October 2013

    Release of half of the simulations (now available here), which begins a 6-month time period for the challenge. This release was followed very shortly by the release of GalSim v1.0.

  • November-December 2013

    Release of the remainder of the simulation.

  • January 2014

    Mid-challenge meeting to be held in Edinburgh; see the Workshop page for registration details and other information!

  • April 30, 2014

    Submission deadline for GREAT3 Challenge entries.

  • May 27-29, 2014

    The GREAT3 Final Meeting will be held at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, on 27-29 May 2014.