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Speakers Bureau -- PowerPoint Slides and Other Documents


SOFIA Program General Overview

Observatory Overview and Specifications   pptx (3.8 MB)
First Generation Instruments   pptx (9.36 MB)

Much of the content in the presentations above was derived from talks given by E. Becklin, R. Gehrz and others at various institutions. The complete presentations are available in the Speakers Bureau Archive.

Recent SOFIA Science Results

A number of recent SOFIA science results have been presented as part of a series of SOFIA Splinter Sessions at the biannual AAS meetings. Below are links to some of these recent results. For earlier presentations, please see the SOFIA Workshops page.

AAS 224 - 2014 June - Boston, MA
AAS 223 - 2014 January - Washington, D.C.

A Sample of SOFIA Early Science Results

These results have been derived from the published literature and have been included in various SOFIA presentations. Authors of other Early Science papers are encouraged to send us a 1-2 page summary of their work for inclusion on this page. Links to the papers on Early Science results may be found on the publications page.

6-37 μm Imaging of the Central Orion Nebula and the Orion BN/KL Region - Shuping et al. 2012, ApJL, 749, L22 & De Buizer et al. 2012, ApJL, 749, L23   pptx (1.61 MB)
First Detection of OD Outside the Solar System - Parise et al. 2012, A&A, 542, L5   ppt (1.47 MB)
SOFIA/GREAT Discovery of Interstellar Mercapto Radicals (SH) - Neufeld et al. 2012, A&A, 542, L6   pptx (238 KB)
SOFIA/GREAT Observations of S106: Dynamics of the Warm Gas - Simon et al. 2012, A&A, 542, L12   ppt (906 KB)
Probing MHD Shocks with High-J CO Observations: W28F SOFIA Observations - Gusdorf et al. 2012, A&A, 542, L19   pptx (1.44 MB)
[CII] Observations of the Ring Nebula (NGC 6720) - Sahai et al. 2012, A&A, 542, L20   ppt (801 KB)
SOFIA Studies the Galactic Circumnuclear Disk - Requena-Torres et al. 2012, A&A, 542, L21   pptx (973 KB)
Movies and Animations    
FORCAST Short Science Flight #2 mov (310.75 MB) (recommended for downloading only, not watching on the web)
Short SOFIA First Flight wmv (10.7 MB)  
Door Operation Simulation mpg (700 KB)  
"Design Reference Mission" simulation avi (162.256 MB)  

The Science Vision for SOFIA and The Case for SOFIA

The Science Vision summarizes the unique capabilities that SOFIA will offer to the astronomical community, and describes a number of exciting science programs that are representative of SOFIA's potential contributions. View the Vision document (22 MB PDF file). /The Case for SOFIA/ offers a high level introduction to some of the compelling science themes that the observatory will explore. View the Case document (PDF file).

SOFIA Speakers Bureau Presentation Archive
SOFIA E&PO ppt, (4.4 MB) pdf (3.9 MB)
SOFIA General Public ppt, (7.6 MB) pdf (13.4 MB)

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