SOFIA Cycle 3 Results

The approved programs for SOFIA Cycle 3, from both the US and German (DE) queues are listed in these tables. The first table contains programs in the main approved category, while the second table contains Do if Time category programs. The complete TAC results of the German proposals are available here.

Prop. ID
(Queue)
PI
(Affiliation)
Proposal Title Instrument Awarded Time (hrs)
03_0005
(DE)
Christof Buchbender
(Universitaet zu Koeln)
Velocity resolved [CII] and [NII] observations in M33 GREAT 1.70
03_0007
(US)
William Reach
(SOFIA/USRA)
Dark Molecular Gas in the Diffuse Interstellar Medium FIFI-LS 9.00
03_0012
(US)
Paul Goldsmith
(Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
SOFIA [CII] Observations of CNM Clouds GREAT 13.00
03_0014
(US)
Pierre Vernazza
(CNRS, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, France)
Uncovering the surface composition of the largest main-belt asteroids with FORCAST: 1 Ceres and 4 Vesta FORCAST 1.00
03_0020
(US)
Robert Gehrz
(University of Minnesota)
SOFIA Target of Opportunity (ToO) Observations of Bright Classical Novae in Outburst FLITECAM FORCAST 8.00
03_0021
(US)
Robert Gehrz
(University of Minnesota)
SOFIA Target of Opportunity Observations of Supernovae in Nearby (D < 5 Mpc) Galaxies FLITECAM FORCAST 6.00
03_0022
(US)
Robert Gehrz
(University of Minnesota)
Dust in the Winds of Proto-planetary Nebulae: RV Tauri Stars and SRd Variables FLITECAM FORCAST 14.50
03_0024
(US)
Aneurin Evans
(University of Keele, UK)
Further observations of the BAG phenomenon FLITECAM FORCAST 10.00
03_0028
(US)
Michael Person
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Monitoring Pluto's Atmosphere with Stellar Occultations During the New Horizons Flyby Epoch FLIPO 4.50
03_0030
(US)
Glenn Orton
(Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
17- to 37-micron Photometry and Spectroscopy of Uranus and Neptune FORCAST 2.50
03_0032
(US)
Els Peeters
(SETI Institute)
Aromatics versus aliphatics: revealing the structure of carbonaceous dust. FLITECAM FORCAST 5.00
03_0035
(US)
Thierry Fouchet
(Observatoire de Paris, France)
Searching for methyl in Jupiter EXES 1.00
03_0037
(US)
Mark Swain
(Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
The Origin of non-LTE Emission on Dayside of a hot-Jupiter Exoplanet FLITECAM 5.00
03_0038
(US)
Glenn Orton
(Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Jupiter's Stratospheric HCN, Hydrocarbon and Temperature Fields EXES 4.00
03_0039
(US)
Andrew Harris
(University of Maryland)
Understanding the excitation of NGC253's starburst molecular gas GREAT 5.00
03_0041
(US)
Imke de Pater
(University of California, Berkeley)
Jupiter's Tropospheric Dynamics from SOFIA Mapping of Temperature, Para-Hydrogen, and Aerosols FORCAST 1.00
03_0042
(DE)
Klaus Huber
(Hamburger Sternwarte, Universitat Hamburg)
Do starspots inflate the exoplanet CoRoT-2b? FLIPO 3.30
03_0043
(US)
Leslie Looney
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Warm Gas and Shocks in the Filaments and Central Hub of Serpens South FIFI-LS 5.00
03_0044
(US)
Leslie Looney
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Mapping the OMC1 Outflow in Mid-J CO Lines FIFI-LS 1.00
03_0049
(US)
Terry Jones
(University of Minnesota)
Massive Star Formation in the Large Magellanic Cloud FORCAST 6.00
03_0051
(US)
Alexander Tielens
(Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands)
The characteristics and evolution of dense knots in the Supernova Remnant, Cas A FIFI-LS 16.00
03_0052
(US)
Daniel Angerhausen
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Observation of the primary transit of GJ 3470b: Warm Uranus transmission spectrophotometry with FLIPO FLIPO 6.00
03_0054
(DE)
Rolf Guesten
(Max-Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie Bonn)
Atomic Oxygen in protoplanetary disks GREAT 2.80
03_0057
(US)
Christopher Tibbs
(California Institute of Technology)
Exploring the role of CII in current Spinning Dust Models GREAT 2.50
03_0059
(US)
Matthew Hayes
(Stockholm University, Sweden)
Far Infrared Spectroscopy of the Nearby Analogues of High-Redshift Galaxies FIFI-LS 7.00
03_0062
(US)
Bruce McCollum
(Catholic University of America)
Exploring Emission Features of the First Known Stellar Merger FORCAST 5.50
03_0064
(US)
Jean Chiar
(SETI Institute)
The Evolution of Preplanetary Matter: FORCAST Grism Spectroscopy of Ices from 5 to 8 microns FORCAST 8.00
03_0065
(US)
Naseem Rangwala
(University of Colorado at Boulder)
Characterizing Warm Molecular Hydrogen in Active Star-Forming Systems EXES 17.00
03_0066
(US)
S. Megeath
(University of Toledo)
Characterizing the Energetics of the Youngest Protostars: FIFI-LS Spectroscopy of Herschel-Identified Extreme Class 0 objects in Orion FIFI-LS 5.50
03_0067
(DE)
Miwa Goto
(Universitats-Sternwarte Munchen)
The Deuteration Ladder of H3+ EXES 1.40
03_0072
(US)
Jean Chiar
(SETI Institute)
FLASH: FLITECAM Limits on the Abundance of Silicate Hydrates in the ISM FLITECAM 2.50
03_0073
(DE)
Jochen Eisloeffel
(Thuringer Landessternwarte - Karl-Schwarzschild-Observatorium)
Probing the hidden atomic gas in Class I jets FIFI-LS 6.00
03_0078
(DE)
Sarah Ragan
(Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie, Heidelberg)
Does oxygen outshine carbon in the CMZ? GREAT 1.20
03_0080
(DE)
Karl Menten
(MPIfR)
Solving the Mystery of Class II CH3OH maser excitation EXES 2.00
03_0082
(US)
Roberta Humphreys
(University of Minnesota)
Cool Dust and the Mass Loss Histories of the Hypergiants FORCAST 6.50
03_0083
(DE)
Stephan Schlemmer
(Universitaet Koeln)
Observing ortho-D2H+ absorption towards IRAS 16293-2422 A/B GREAT 3.50
03_0084
(US)
Andrew Rivkin
(The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory)
Characterization of OH and H2O in Asteroids FLITECAM 6.00
03_0085
(DE)
Sümeyye Suri
(Universitat Koeln)
[CII] and [OI] observations towards selected filaments in the Orion A Molecular Cloud GREAT 1.70
03_0086
(DE)
Diane Cormier
(Universitat Heidelberg)
Disentangling the ISM phases of the nearby low-metallicity dwarf galaxy NGC4214 using velocity-resolved [CII] GREAT 3.10
03_0087
(DE)
Diane Cormier
(Institut fur Theoretische Astrophysik, Heidelberg)
Deciphering Star Formation in Disk Galaxies: Relating ISM conditions to the Molecular Gas Fraction in NGC5055 FIFI-LS 1.00
03_0088
(DE)
Claudia Comito
(Universitaet Koeln)
Atomic oxygen across the Galaxy GREAT 2.00
03_0089
(US)
Francisca Kemper
(Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Crystallization of silicates in massive young star cluster Westerlund 1: a nearby starburst analog FORCAST 12.00
03_0091
(US)
John Bally
(University of Colorado at Boulder)
FORCAST Imaging and Spectroscopy of the mini-starburst in W43 FORCAST 11.00
03_0092
(US)
Kate Su
(University of Arizona)
Nature of the Warm Excess in eps Eri: Asteroid belt or Dragged-in Grains FORCAST 15.00
03_0094
(DE)
Helmut Wiesemeyer
(Max-Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie Bonn)
Physico-Chemical Conditions in the Butterfly Nebula NGC6302 GREAT 2.50
03_0095
(US)
Nicola Schneider
(LAB, University of Bordeaux, France)
Shocks or PDRs in S106 ? [OI] and high-J CO observations GREAT 1.00
03_0097
(US)
Tom Megeath
(University of Toledo)
Broad [OI] in Outflows: The GREAT Observations of Orion Protostars GREAT 6.00
03_0098
(US)
Patrick Morris
(California Institute of Technology)
Locating and Measuring the High Mass Ejecta from the Unstable Massive Star System eta Carinae FORCAST 10.00
03_0099
(US)
Inseok Song
(University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.)
FORCAST Spectroscopy of Extreme Debris Disks FORCAST 3.50
03_0100
(DE)
Hendrik Linz
(MPIA Heidelberg)
Catching H2 - a unique opportunity for EXES EXES 1.50
03_0101
(US)
Jeonghee Rho
(SETI Institute)
Far-infrared Study of High Velocity Ejecta Associated with Cold Dust in Young Supernova Remnants FIFI-LS 3.00
03_0103
(DE)
Friedrich Wyrowski
(Max-Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie)
Probing high-J CO through the evolution of high-mass star forming clumps, Part II GREAT 1.20
03_0104
(US)
Gregory Sloan
(Center for Radiophysics and Space Research, Cornell University)
An infrared spectral survey of Galactic carbon stars FORCAST 7.50
03_0108
(DE)
Friedrich Wyrowski
(Max-Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie)
Ammonia as a probe of infall in high-mass star forming clumps, Part III GREAT 1.70
03_0109
(US)
Jonathan Tan
(University of Florida)
Peering to the Heart of Massive Star Birth - IV. Surveying Across Evolution, Environment and the IMF FORCAST 20.00
03_0110
(US)
L. Helton
(SOFIA/USRA)
A FORCAST Mid-IR Study of the Classical Nova V1369 Cen (Nova Centauri 2013) FLITECAM FORCAST 7.00
03_0113
(DE)
Paul Hartogh
(Max-Planck-Institut fur Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-Lindau)
Constraints for the hydrogen peroxide and water cycle on Mars GREAT 3.70
03_0114
(US)
Margaret McAdam
(University of Maryland)
Degree of Alteration on Asteroids: Mapping water in the Asteroid Belt FORCAST 8.50
03_0116
(DE)
Annie Hughes
(MPIA)
New insights for PDR modelling in low metallicity environments: the case of N44 GREAT 1.00
03_0120
(US)
Rodrigo Herrera-Camus
(University of Maryland)
The GREAT [CII] Account of the Low-Metallicity ISM in the SMC FIFI-LS GREAT 9.50
03_0121
(DE)
Maria Kapala
(Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie, Heidelberg)
Investigation of the [CII] origins in the non-star-forming bulge of the M31 FIFI-LS 4.50
03_0124
(US)
Diane Wooden
(NASA Ames Research Center)
FORCAST Observations of a Bright ToO Comet FORCAST 1.00
03_0126
(US)
Timothy Lee
(NASA Ames Research Center)
A Search for c-C3H3+: identifying the Cyclopropenylidene Precursor EXES 4.50
03_0127
(US)
Antoine Gusdorf
(Observatoire de Paris, LERMA/LRA, ENS, France)
GREAT observations of the W43-MM1 ridge GREAT 2.50
03_0130
(US)
Angela Cotera
(SETI Institute)
Star Formation in the Galactic Center: Massive stars and the ISM towards Sgr B FLITECAM FORCAST 3.50
03_0131
(US)
Nathan Smith
(University of Arizona)
Constraining the Mass in Cool Dust Shells Around Massive Stars FORCAST 7.00
03_0135
(US)
Kevin Croxall
(Ohio State University)
Exploring Far-IR Abundance Diagnostics in Nearby Galaxies FIFI-LS 5.00
03_0138
(US)
Silvia Vicente
(Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, Netherlands)
[OI] and OH line profiles from proplyds in Orion and the Carina nebulae GREAT 6.00
03_0139
(US)
David Principe
(Rochester Institute of Technology)
Mid-infrared Imaging of X-ray Sources in L1630 and NGC 2264: Investigating the Onset of Magnetic Activity in Protostars FORCAST 4.00
03_0140
(US)
Lars Kristensen
(Smithsonian Institution Astrophysical Observatory)
Where is the oxygen in protostellar outflows? GREAT 6.00
03_0141
(US)
Norbert Werner
(Stanford University)
The role of cold gas in the evolution of nearby giant elliptical galaxies FIFI-LS 5.00
03_0146
(US)
Jose Fonfria
(Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico)
Vibrationally excited water in the envelope of the C-rich AGB star IRC+10216 EXES 5.00
03_0151
(US)
Geoffrey Blake
(California Institute of Technology)
THz Observations of Interstellar and Planetary CO2 Ice: Unlocking the Power of FIFI to Explore Solid-State Astrophysics FIFI-LS 1.00

Proposals in the Do if Time category

Prop. ID
(Queue)
PI
(Affiliation)
Proposal Title Instrument
03_0008
(US)
James De Buizer
(SOFIA/USRA)
Revealing the Embedded Structures and Sources within Giant HII Regions: The Northern Hemisphere Sample FORCAST
03_0009
(US)
James De Buizer
(SOFIA/USRA)
Revealing the Embedded Structures and Sources within Giant HII Regions: The Southern Hemisphere Sample FORCAST
03_0013
(DE)
Wolfagang Brandner
(Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie, Heidelberg)
Disentangling the complex ISM structure of the Galactic starburst W49 FORCAST
03_0025
(DE)
Alexander Zernickel
(Universitaet Koeln)
Observations of [C II] in the filamentary structures of the massive star-forming region NGC 6334 GREAT
03_0033
(US)
Joel Green
(University of Texas, Austin)
Shock origins in young stellar objects using resolved [O I] 63 um lines observed by GREAT GREAT
03_0040
(US)
Fabrice Herpin
(Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux, France)
Water in Massive protostellar objects: first detection of THz water maser and water inner abundance. GREAT
03_0056
(US)
Randolf Klein
(SOFIA/USRA)
The Early Evolution of Very Massive Star-Forming Cores FORCAST
03_0058
(US)
Tracey Hill
(Joint ALMA Observatory, Chile)
Characterising young high-mass stars in Cygnus X using SOFIA. FORCAST
03_0077
(DE)
Juan-Pablo Perez-Beaupuits
(Max-Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie Bonn)
Unvailing the dark molecular gas and ionized gas in M17SW with [O I] and [N II] maps. GREAT
03_0079
(US)
Kathleen Kraemer
(Boston College)
Fullerene Emission from Crystalline Silicate Sources: A FORCAST Investigation FORCAST
03_0102
(DE)
Timea Csengeri
(Max-Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie Bonn)
The origin of ridges: signatures of shocks GREAT
03_0112
(DE)
Silvia Leurini
(Max Planck Institut fuer Radioastronomy)
Far-infrared line coolants in massive star-forming regions GREAT
03_0143
(US)
Will Fischer
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Characterizing the Youngest Known Outbursting Protostar from FORCAST Imaging FORCAST
03_0155
(US)
David Principe
(Rochester Institute of Technology)
Investigating Dusty Disks in Low Mass Stars: FORCAST Imaging of the Nearby Pre-MS Binary TWA 30 A and B FORCAST

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