Enhancing the Legacy of HST Spectroscopy

Enhancing the Legacy of HST Spectroscopy – The Enhancing the Legacy of HST Spectroscopy workshop will take place November 15-16, 2012 at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. The the workshop will bring together the community of astronomers involved in HST medium and high-resolution spectroscopy (with special emphasis on the active instruments) in order to investigate how HST’s impact on current and future research can be optimized — including both direct and archival investigations.

The organization of the workshop is still ongoing, but the agenda will most likely include:

  • Current status of spectroscopic observations and data handling
    • Overview of the HST spectroscopic science program
    • Telescope and instrument status
    • Pipeline data processing
    • Archive and HLA interfaces
  • Optimizing the utilization of spectroscopic data: the community view
    • Enhancements in pipeline processing
    • Analysis tools
    • Improving data discovery
  • Future HST observations
    • Completing the HST UV/optical spectroscopic legacy
  • Demos and hands-on experience