Events

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E.g., 3/07/2021

Distant Dusty Universe

Date: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 3:30pm PST
Speaker: 
Irene Shivaei
Affiliation: 
University of Arizona
Location: 
Online
Event Type: 
Colloquium

Dust is one of the most mysterious components of galaxies. It not only plays an important role in the physics and chemistry of the interstellar medium, but also shapes our views of galaxies by absorbing and scattering UV and optical light and re-emitting it at longer infrared wavelengths. Despite its importance, we know very little about dust at high redshifts.

Southern Sources with EXES/SOFIA: A Community Chat

Date: 
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 8:30am to 10:00am PDT
Speaker: 
TBD
Location: 
Online
Event Type: 
Workshop

The EXES instrument onboard SOFIA (4.5 – 28.3 μm, R=5000-100000) typically operates during ~ 20 flights per observing cycle, all departing from the NASA Palmdale base. These flights can access a large section of the observing sky, but cannot reach regions with declinations below -36 degrees (and in practice, below -24 degrees for faint sources), which require flights departing from a Southern hemisphere base.