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Jun
19
Upcoming Herschel related meetings and conferences
Posted by h schelp on 19 June 2017 05:36 PM

Dear Herschel colleagues,

Please find below information about two events that may be of interest to some of you:

 

Cosmic Censuses: exploiting large panchromatic surveys to understand extragalactic populations; U Sussex, UK, 9-13 October 2017

Many international observatories have been conducting surveys of the extragalactic sky at many wavelengths. Such surveys now cover 100s or 1000s of square degrees at depths sufficient to detect many different astrophysical phenomena through most of cosmic time and over volumes sufficient to provide detailed statistics, probing representative environments and to detect rare and transitory phenomena.

This meeting is organised by the Herschel Extragalactic Project (HELP) who are assembling data and tools to analyse data over the ~1200 deg^2 footprint of the Herschel surveys.

All information is available here:

http://herschel.sussex.ac.uk/meetings/2017/06/06/cosmic_census_meeting_2017.html

The intention will be to have a meeting format that is conducive to discussion and practical interaction.

The deadline for abstract submissions is 21 June 2017.
By the same date you can register your interests for various topics.

 
The Cosmic Wheel and the Legacy of the AKARI Archive: From Galaxies and Stars to Planets and Life; Tokyo, Japan, 17-20 October 2017

The aim of this conference is twofold; first to highlight the most important AKARI contributions to our understanding of astronomical processes; and second to expose the astronomical community to the potential of the AKARI legacy, so that the archive can be fully exploited in the following decades.

All information is available here:

http://www.ir.isas.jaxa.jp/AKARI/akari2017/

Submission deadline for oral presentation abstracts: 30 June 2017
Same application deadline for financial support.

Submission deadline for poster presentation abstracts: 19 September 2017



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May
17
Release of the Herschel/PACS Point Source Catalogue
Posted by h schelp on 17 May 2017 06:45 PM

Dear Herschel colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the public release of the Herschel/PACS Point Source Catalogue (HPPSC), containing close to half million entries spread between the three PACS bands.

The distribution of the detected sources in the sky and other top-level information about this catalogue can be found on the HPPSC web page at:

https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/herschel/pacs-point-source-catalogue

The catalogue consists of three major tables, one HPPSC table for each band, provided as compressed comma-separated value format files. Two additional tables are provided in the same format: one is a list of slightly extended sources (HPESL) and one is a rejected source list (HPRSL). Links for each table can be found below:

For your convenience, you can also perform queries around a particular position in the sky using the Catalog Search Tool for Herschel data available from NASA's Infrared Science Archive (IRSA), or the TAP (Table Access Protocol) service provided by the Herschel Science Archive through convenient VO tools like TOPCAT. The Herschel/PACS Point Source Catalogue is also available through ESASky.

The PACS instrument onboard Herschel mapped ~8% of the far-infrared sky. The broad-band filters were centered at 70, 100 and 160 μm, allowing an angular resolution of 5.6ʺ, 6.8ʺ and 11.3ʺ, respectively. A total number of 14,842 PACS maps were searched for catalogue sources, which were obtained as part of 430 different observing proposals, all performed in standard observing modes, but with a wide variety of science goals.

The construction procedure, the content and validation processes are detailed in the HPPSC Explanatory Supplement. We emphasize the importance of this document in allowing users to perform valid scientific studies with the catalogue. As it was derived from far-infrared observations, the Galactic cirrus emission is a major limiting factor in photometric accuracy, completeness and reliability. Please read the Cautionary Notes carefully in order to be aware of the caveats on the provided products.

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May
5

Dear Herschel colleagues,

A new version of the Herschel Interactive Data Processing Environment software (HIPE 15.0.1) is available for download at:
 
https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/herschel/hipe-download

This patch version does not contain any new functionality with respect to HIPE 15.0.0, the 'legacy' version of the Herschel data reduction and data analysis software released in mid-January, but it has been created mainly to fix an important bug discovered only very recently affecting the fitBaseline task
, used for the interactive baseline correction of HIFI data products, and another problem potentially affecting the sourceTimelineFitter task used by the SPIRE interactive data analysis software. Besides this, a few minor documentation updates have also been included in this version. None of the changes implemented affect the instrument pipelines or the legacy pipeline products contained in the Herschel Science Archive.

For more detailed information about 'What's New in HIPE 15.0.1' you can visit:

http://herschel.esac.esa.int/twiki/bin/view/Public/HipeWhatsNew15x#Highlights

As usual, please, let us know through the helpdesk if you have any problems during the downloading/installation process, or with any other aspect of this new version of HIPE and we will assist you.

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Mar
30

Dear Herschel colleagues,

This may be of interest to some of you:

The topic of the 41st Summer School Alpbach 2017 – A Research and Education Lab for Space Science and Technology - to be held on 18-27 July 2017 at Alpbach/tyrol, Austria, is “Dust in the Universe”.

Lectures will provide an overview on dust in the Universe, present the current knowledge and gaps in our understanding to enable the students to select and formulate objectives for new space missions. Four student teams will be setup to define the scientific objectives of a space mission and a preliminary end-to-end mission design including the spacecraft, scientific instruments, mission and science operations that will meet the stated objectives.

Interested students (from Bachelor to PostDocs) can find more information at:

http://www.summerschoolalpbach.at/


Application deadline is 31 March 2017!

 

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Mar
7

 

[IMPORTANT: this communication provides updated information and replaces previous e-mail circulated last week on the subject, confirming extension of the abstract submission deadline and updating abstract submission procedure]

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Dear Herschel colleagues,

We think that the following announcement will be of interest for many of you.

EWASS 2017 Symposium 16: Science with a large cooled FIR Space Observatory - information and updated abstract submission details
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The objective of this EWASS symposium is to discuss and evaluate the scientific rationale for a future FIR single-dish mission and offer the opportunity to the wide European astronomical community to participate and present their ideas with priorities. The output is aimed to be the European FIR Community input for future FIR missions of ESA and national space agencies, as well as input for our colleagues in the US decadal review.

This meeting will take place on 29-30 June 2017 as Symposium 16 in the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS) to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, on 26-30 June 2017.

For more information on EWASS:

http://eas.unige.ch/EWASS2017/

For more information on Symposium 16:

http://eas.unige.ch/EWASS2017/session.jsp?id=S16

In addition to the invited talks, the symposium will include contributed talks and posters, with time for discussion. All posters will be displayed for the entire symposium duration. Although the symposium is science oriented, posters on telescope technology and instrumentation are welcome.

The general EWASS 2017 abstract submission deadline was 8 March, however, for Symposium 16 special arrangements are in place as follows:

To submit an abstract you are invited to use the following link:

https://kuonicongress.eventsair.com/ewass2017/abstractlate

AND then in addition please advice Thijs de Graauw (S16 Symposium Organiser) on the following e-mail address: <tdegraau@alma.cl>, that you have
submitted an abstract, attaching the abstract you just submitted to the email.

The new S16 abstract submission deadline is 22 March 2017!

Additional related information:

The "European Far-Infrared Space Roadmap" is available here:

https://arxiv.org/abs/1701.00366

For more information on the "FISICA" EU-funded FP7 project see:

http://www.fp7-fisica.eu/

For more information on the NASA study "Origins Space Telescope" see:

https://asd.gsfc.nasa.gov/firs/
http://newsletter.stsci.edu/the-origins-space-telescope-mission-study



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