SOFIA Workshop 2011

November 7 and 8, 2011
NASA Ames Research Center, Building 3
Moffett Field, California


BACKGROUND AND GOALS:

Starting with the first science flights in December 2010, SOFIA would have flown about 30 science flights by November 2011. On the majority of these flights, data were obtained for US Basic Science and German Demonstration Time Guest Investigator (GI) programs. The instruments used for the GI programs during this period were FORCAST and GREAT.

The November 2011 SOFIA Workshop will provide a participatory forum where members of the astronomy community can meet and interact with the SOFIA Science Center staff and learn about the details of SOFIA observations and data. The aim is to help astronomers write excellent proposals for SOFIA observing time, and to share information on data analysis. Experienced ground-based/airborne infra-red observers will get insight into the particular characteristics of SOFIA. Those new to the field will get sufficient introduction to the observatory to get started.

AGENDA AND PRESENTATIONS:

Agenda PDF

November 7, Monday
Morning
Time Topic Speaker File
8:30 - 9:30 Breakfast
9:30 - 10:15 Welcome & Introduction
  Program Status P. Marcum PDF
  Science Mission Operations E. Young PDF
10:15 - 11:00 Cycle 1 Call for Proposals W. Reach PDF
11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break    
11:15 - 11:45 User Tools for Cycle 1: Phase 1 R. Shuping PDF
11:45 - 12:15 Flight Planning R. Klein PDF
 
Afternoon
Time Topic Speaker File
12:15 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:15 GREAT Introduction R. Guesten (via webex) PDF
2:15 - 3:00 FORCAST Introduction J. De Buizer PDF
3:00 - 3:30 Coffee/Poster Viewing
3:30 - 4:15 Archive & Data Products M. Charcos-Llorens PDF
4:15 - 4:30 Essentials of Chop-Nod Observing J. De Buizer PDF
4:30 - 5:15 FORCAST Observation Modes and Strategies J. De Buizer PDF
5:30 - 7:00 Reception at the Moffett Field Museum
 
November 8, Tuesday
Morning
Time Topic Speaker File
8:30 - 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 - 9:45 FORCAST Grisms L. Keller (via webex) PDF
9:45 - 10:30 FLITECAM I. MacLean (telecon) PDF
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:30 HIPO E. Dunham PDF
11:30 - 12:00 Acquisition, Guiding & Diagnostic Cameras J. Wolf  
 
Afternoon
Time Topic Speaker File
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:15 GREAT Observations of rho Oph D. Li  
2:15 - 3:00 User Tools for Cycle 1: Phase 2 R. Shuping PDF
3:00 - 3:45 Coffee/Poster Viewing
3:45 - 4:15 Discussion
4:15 - 4:30 Closing Remarks R. Sankrit  
4:30 Adjourn

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