Our Galactic Ecosystem: Opportunities and Diagnostics in the Infrared and Beyond
In-person conference, February 28-March 4, 2022, Lake Arrowhead, CA

Colloquia and Tele-Talks
Talks include Colloquia and Tele-talks that anyone is welcome to attend.

S3: SOFIA Science Series
The SOFIA Science Series is a series of workshops covering a variety of topics relevant to the infrared astronomical community. 

SOFIA/ALMA Summer Series
North American ALMA Science Center and SOFIA Science Center joint summer seminar series, exploring synergies between radio/millimeter and infrared observations, spanning a large range of astrophysical topics. 

Meetings and Workshops
Meetings and workshops are events designed for scientists who want to learn more about SOFIA and get help with submitting proposals and using SOFIA data.


Upcoming Events

 

Colloquium: Investigating the electron density distribution in low metallicity environment

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Speaker
Fiorella Polles
Affiliation
USRA
Location
(In person) Ames Research Center (Virtual) Webex
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ALMA studies of galaxies at the epoch of reionization revealed that the far-infrared line emission [OIII]λ88µm is often very strong, a result which suggests a diffuse hard radiation field and a porous interstellar medium (ISM), through which the ionizing photons escape. While it is not possible to study in the detail the ISM of these high-redshift galaxies, we can gain insights into the internal structure of these galaxies by studying local analogs of the ‘chemically young’ environments that characterize those high-redshift galaxies: the nearby low-metallicity dwarf galaxies.

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SOFIA at the 240th AAS Meeting

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Location
Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA
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SOFIA science will be at the 240th AAS Meeting June 12-16, 2022 in Pasadena, California! This webpage lists all SOFIA-related events during the meeting. All times are Pacific Time.

Splinter Session

Monday, June 13, 10:00–11:30am PT, Conference Room 204

Mid and Far-IR Observations: Leveraging Science across the Spectrum

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240 AAS Splinter Session: Mid and Far-IR observations: leveraging science across the spectrum

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Location
Pasadena Convention Center - Conference Room 204
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Multi-wavelength observations can open up new and unique comparisons between tracers and physical processes. For instance, while mid infrared line observations typically access molecular vibrational transitions, far infrared and (sub-)mm wave lines probe the rotational excitation ladder. Similarly, mid-to-far infrared continuum observations (intensity and polarization) probe the hot and warm dust, respectively, while (sub-)mm wave data are most sensitive to the cold dust.

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240 AAS Town Hall: SOFIA Town Hall

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Location
Pasadena Convention Center - Ballroom C
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The US-German Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), is currently operating in its 9th observing cycle, and continues to enable and produce high-impact science results ranging from Earth studies to high-redshift galaxies. SOFIA continues to be the only observatory that provides community access to the mid- and far-infrared wavelength range, preparing the astronomical community both scientifically and technologically for the ambitious roadmap set forth by the Astro2020 Decadal report.

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