Workshops

This web page contains information about upcoming workshops and links to presentations from past workshops. Please note that some of the information contained in these presentations may have since been updated.


Upcoming Workshops


January 6, 2019, FORCAST and HAWC+ Data Analysis
Seattle, WA
In this interactive workshop on SOFIA science data analysis, participants will work on recently obtained, publicly available data sets including far-infrared polarimetry observations of 30 Doradus obtained by HAWC+ in July 2018. 
More information on event page.


Past Workshops


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2018 Workshops

August 3, 2018 Community Day, NOAO
Tucson, AZ 
The goal of this Community Day Workshop is to provide support for researchers who are interested in proposing for SOFIA during the NASA funded SOFIA Cycle 7 Call for Proposals. In addition to some SOFIA science highlights, the workshop will cover the observatory capabilities and proposal preparation. Register for free using the link provided below. 
Registration
See the registation page for remote participation option.

May 23, 2018 Community Day, IPAC
Pasadena, CA
The goal of this Community Day Workshop is to provide support for researchers who are interested in proposing for SOFIA during the NASA funded SOFIA Cycle 7 Call for Proposals. In addition to some SOFIA science highlights, the workshop will cover the observatory capabilities and proposal preparation. 
For participants: Workshop evaluation
View and download the presentations given at the 2018 SOFIA Community Days Workshops here.

May 17, 2018 Next Generation Science Instrument Pre-proposal Workshop
NASA released the SOFIA Next Generation Instrument Call for Proposals on March 6, 2018 (ROSES-18 D1.14) to fund the development of new instrumentation or implement upgrades to existing instruments for the observatory. This workshop (three of three) is being offered to aid in proposal submission. Join by phone or Webex. Workshops will be recorded and made available once the workshop is complete.
More information at: https://www.sofia.usra.edu/science/instrument-call/next-generation-science-instrument-pre-proposal-workshops

May 9, 2018 Community Day, NRAO/UVa
Charlottesville, VA
The goal of this Community Day Workshop is to provide support for researchers who are interested in proposing for SOFIA during the NASA funded SOFIA Cycle 7 Call for Proposals. In addition to some SOFIA science highlights, the workshop will cover the observatory capabilities and proposal preparation. 
For participants: Workshop evaluation
View and download the presentations given at the 2018 SOFIA Community Days Workshops here.

 

May 5, 2018 German SOFIA Workshop, Stuttgart, Germany
The purpose of the SOFIA Workshop 2018 is to bring together young astronomers, scientists, and experienced SOFIA users mainly from the German community to share information about the current status of the observatory, discuss recent results, and learn to write successful proposals.
https://conference.dsi.uni-stuttgart.de/event/1/

May 2, 2018  Community Day, UT Austin
​Austin, TX
The goal of this Community Day Workshop is to provide support for researchers who are interested in proposing for SOFIA during the NASA funded SOFIA Cycle 7 Call for Proposals. In addition to some SOFIA science highlights, the workshop will cover the observatory capabilities and proposal preparation. 
For participants: Workshop evaluation
View and download the presentations given at the 2018 SOFIA Community Days Workshops here.

April 16, 2018 Next Generation Science Instrument Pre-proposal Workshop
NASA released the SOFIA Next Generation Instrument Call for Proposals on March 6, 2018 (ROSES-18 D1.14) to fund the development of new instrumentation or implement upgrades to existing instruments for the observatory. This workshop (two of three) is being offered to aid in proposal submission. Join by phone or Webex. Workshops will be recorded and made available once the workshop is complete.
More information at: https://www.sofia.usra.edu/science/instrument-call/next-generation-science-instrument-pre-proposal-workshops

April 3, 2018 Next Generation Science Instrument Pre-proposal Workshop
NASA released the SOFIA Next Generation Instrument Call for Proposals on March 6, 2018 (ROSES-18 D1.14) to fund the development of new instrumentation or implement upgrades to existing instruments for the observatory. This workshop (one of three) is being offered to aid in proposal submission. Join by phone or Webex. Workshops will be recorded and made available once the workshop is complete.
More information at: https://www.sofia.usra.edu/science/instrument-call/next-generation-science-instrument-pre-proposal-workshops


2017 Workshops

May 15–​16, Community Day, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

May 24, Community Day, University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI
in conjunction with the Midwest Magnetic Field Workshop

May 31, Community Day, University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Further information

June 6, Community Day, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Cambridge, MA
Further information


2016 Workshops

October, FIFI-LS Workshop, SOFIA Science Center, NASA Ames
Moffett Field, CA
Presentations

May 10, Community Day, Steward Observatory
Tuscon, AZ
Presentations


2015 Workshops

August, XXIX IAU General Assembly
Honolulu, HI
Splinter session: SOFIA Mission Status and Science Update
Presentations

May 20–​21, Observers' Workshop, Historic Adobe Building 
Mountain View, CA

2015 SOFIA Observers' Workshop
Workshop page
Agenda and presentations

March 16, Ringberg Workshop
Ringberg, Germany
Selected presentations

January 1–​5, AAS 225th Meeting
Seattle, WA
Splinter session: SOFIA Mission Status and Science Update
Presentations


2014 Workshops

June 1–​5, AAS 224th Meeting
Boston, MA
SOFIA Splinter Session
Presentations

January 5–​9, AAS 223rd Meeting
Washington, DC
SOFIA Splinter Session
Presentations


2013 Workshops

January 6–​10, AAS 221st Meeting
Long Beach, CA
SOFIA Town Hall Session
Presentations


2012 Workshops

June 10–​14, AAS 220th Meeting
Anchorage, AK
Presentations

January 8–​12, AAS 219th Meeting
Austin, TX
Early Science Results from the SOFIA Observatory
Presentations


2011 Workshops

November 7-8, SOFIA Workshop, NASA Ames
Moffett Field, CA

May 22–​26, AAS 218th Meeting
Boston, MA
SOFIA: Opportunities for Scientists & Educators
Presentations

January, AAS 217th Meeting, Seattle, WA
Early Results from the SOFIA Observatory
Presentations


2010 Workshops

October 4–​8, DPS Meeting
Pasadena, CA
Presentations

June 6–​8, Asilomar Scientific Opportunities for New Instrumentation
Pacific Grove, CA
Scientific Opportunities For new Instrumentation, Asilomar 2010
Electronic Proceedings

January 3–​7, AAS 215th Meeting
Washington, D.C.
Early Science Opportunities with SOFIA V
Presentations


2009 Workshops

June 7–​11, AAS 214th Meeting
Pasadena, CA
Early Science Opportunities with SOFIA IV
Presentations

January 4–​8, AAS 213th Meeting
Long Beach, CA
Early Science Opportunities with SOFIA III
Special Session: Proposing for SOFIA Basic Science Observations
Presentations


2008 Workshops

June, AAS 212th Meeting
St. Louis, MO
Announcement
SOFIA Early Science Opportunities White Paper [pdf]

January 7–​11, AAS 211 Meeting
Austin, TX
Announcement
Workshop Flyer
Presentations:
SOFIA Early Science: Program Overview (E. Becklin)
(Movie file #1 and Movie file #2 accompanying above presentation.)
SOFIA Early Science: Imaging (S. Casey)
SOFIA Education & Public Outreach program (D. Backman)


2007 Workshops

December, SOFIA's 2020 Vision
Caltech, CA
Scientific and Technological Opportunities Workshop
Announcement
Official workshop website
Presentations
White Paper (final version, September 2008)

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