Here’s a snapshot of SOFIA-related events planned for the 233rd American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting held on January 6–10, 2019 in Seattle, Washington.
Workshop for FORCAST and HAWC+ Data Analysis
Sunday, January 6, 2019
8:30 am - 5:15 pm PST
Washington State Convention Center, Room 201
Astronomers interested in learning how to analyze SOFIA data are invited to enroll in the upcoming SOFIA workshop at the AAS. Participants will have the opportunity to work directly with SOFIA scientists on recently obtained, publicly available data sets from polarimetry observations using HAWC+ and FORCAST.
Special Session: The Role of Magnetic Fields and Filaments in Star Formation
Monday, January 7, 2019
SOFIA is organizing this special session to highlight recent advances in observing and understanding magnetic fields and filaments in star formation. It is intended to bring together the latest studies of magnetic fields in star forming regions and the galactic environment.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
6:30 - 7:30 pm PST
The Town Hall is a venue for the astronomical community to learn about important new SOFIA programmatic developments and to ask questions about current operations and future plans.
Due to impacts to the aircraft’s schedule, all tours scheduled for Monday, January 7-Wednesday, January 9, are cancelled.
Monday, January 8, 2019 - Wednesday January 9, 2019
Tours of SOFIA will be held at Boeing Field, with busses available to transport participants to and from the AAS. Guests will tour the interior of the observatory while learning more about SOFIA’s recent science observations. There is no cost for the tours, however, space is limited.