The Herschel Space Observatory has produced high quality photometric and spectroscopic data in the wavelength range approximately 55 to 670 μm during its lifetime from 2009 to 2013. To date, all Herschel science data (~23,400 hours of observations, ~37,000 AORs), in addition to a variety of user-provided data products, are publicly available through the HerschelScience Archive. Meanwhile, the ALMA Science Archive is being populated with observations carried out in the first three ALMA observing Cycles, with more data becoming publically available by the day. Continua a leggere ALMA/Herschel Archival Workshop 2015
The conference will be held from Monday 8 to Friday 12 September 2014 in Marseille at the congress center “Palais du Pharo” located on the “Vieux Port”. It will focus on observational and computational star formation in the Milky Way and external galaxies, emphasizing the link between these fields. The first aim of this meeting is to bring together the Galactic and extragalactic communities to exchange new results and discuss the perspectives offered by rich existing and forthcoming facilities such as Herschel, Spitzer, Sofia, JWST, as well as radio-telescopes and interferometers such as ALMA, EVLA and the future NOEMA and SKA. The second aim of the conference is to confront the latest results regarding analytical models and simulations to detailed observations of clouds and star formation in the Milky Way and other galaxies. Continua a leggere Galactic and Extragalactic Star Formation
The purpose of this Symposium is to bring together UK, Japanese, Korean, European and International researchers to:
- present and discuss the latest astronomical results from AKARI
- discuss the legacy of the AKARI data
- discuss and plan opportunities to exploit the new data sets
- discuss plans for the next major Japanese-Korean-European space telescope, including SPICA and other similar future missions, following from the legacy of AKARI
The Herschel First Results Symposium was held in May 2010 in the ESTEC Conference Centre. More than 400 astronomers shared in the excitement during the four memorable days of the first major scientific symposium featuring Herschel results. There have been numerous expressions of interest regarding future meetings. The organisers are now pleased to be in a position to extend an invitation to the community for a follow-up meeting. The overall objective of the meeting will be to present, discuss, and take stock of the scientific breakthroughs to date based on Herschel observations, and their impact. The symposium will feature invited and contributed talks, and poster sessions.
The Doctoral School of Astronomy-Astrophysics of Paris Area (ED 127) is the only thematic doctoral school in France, in the field of astronomy and astrophysics. The school is supported by four universities or Institutes : the Paris Observatory (carrier), Université Paris-Sud (P11), Université Paris Diderot (P7) and UPMC (P6).
Since 2008, the Doctoral School organizes a biennial international school in the field of observational astronomy, intended for PhD students and postdocs. The third edition of this school will be held in March 2013. The previous two had been very successful and received about 40 participants each, representing more than fifteen different nationalities. This is the third edition of a school with the goal to train young researchers, PhD students and postdocs, regardless of nationality, to the scientific exploitation of two recently launched European space missions, Planck and Herschel. The first results obtained by these two satellites, the most successful ever launched in their respective fields, are reshaping the landscape in many areas of astrophysics (cosmology, galaxies and large structures, star formation, interstellar medium, the solar system) and there is some urgency to introduce the concepts and specific methods of exploitation of their data to future researchers. The school last one week and will follow the organization of the two schools previously held by the ED 127, a scheme that has proved itself and was appreciated by participants. The morning is devoted to lectures given by leading researchers, from around the world, and the afternoon is devoted to practical work in pairs around computers. These includes manipulating data from each satellite, a familiarization with the software to access, treatment and data analysis, using tools developed by space agencies and consortia of the two scientific missions. The astrophysical interpretation will also be addressed by numerical models developed by the community. We will offer to students the opportunity to explore the complete chain that goes from theory to the analysis of astrophysical observations. From a practical standpoint, the whole school will be held at the International Centre of Pedagogical Studies (CIEP) in Sèvres, a center able to accommodate all participants in half-board at a reasonable cost and providing modern teaching facilities. The morning will be devoted to lectures and the afternoon, students will use the computer workstations in special rooms. Students will be invited to present a poster on a topic that motivates them particularly. A laboratory visit will take place during a half day. One feature of this school is to target a wide international audience, particularly to developing countries. Accordingly, we maintain a low registration fee, thanks to a call for funding by several partners.
The Herschel mission has produced high quality photometry and spectroscopy in the far-infrared and sub-millimetre for more than 3 years. Herschel calibration clearly plays a key role in connecting the groundbased near-infrared calibration (via stars) with groundbased submm/mm calibration (via planets). This workshop will enable Herschel calibration experts and observatory users to gather to assess the current status, successes and shortcomings of the whole set of observing modes available to Herschel and the calibrations performed. It is scheduled to take place around the end of Helium cryogenic phase of the mission and before full consolidation of calibrations and archived observations in a post operational phase. The workshop will therefore provide further feedback into the planning of calibration improvements in the upcoming years so that the Herschel Science Archive has the best calibrated data possible.
The workshop is open to all and we very much welcome participants who are not members of the Herschel instrument calibration teams who have found Herschel calibration issues and/or have developed their own capabilities for calibration and data analysis. We particularly welcome experts involved in calibration of other observatories to investigate further lessons we can learn as we move into the post operations phase of Herschel. The workshop will have Herschel instrument experts who will also provide their assessment of the overall calibration and cross-calibration and future calibration improvement prospects.
More info: Herschel Calibration Workshop
Hosted by IPAC with support from the NASA Herschel and Spitzer Projects. This conference aims to explore the formation and evolution of galaxies using mostly gas tracers. Infrared and submillimeter observations gauge not only the quantity and distribution of gas in galaxies, but also the thermal and dynamical state of its various phases. Star formation and feedback involve physics that can be constrained with long wavelength observations: photoelectric heating, UV excitation, turbulence, cosmic rays, shock waves, atomic and molecular line emission, and thermal emission from dust. The conference will begin with what we know about the physical conditions of gas in the nearby universe out to z = 1, and then push outwards to earlier epochs when galaxies were forming most of their stars. Among the topics under discussion will be the mystery of dark gas, the conditions of gas in both isolated and interacting galaxies, and the role of gas in the origin of the galaxy main sequence. As we explore the results from current facilities, we hope to lay the groundwork for understanding future observations of gas and dust.