SOFIA science will be all over the 235th American Astronomical Society Meeting! This webpage lists all SOFIA-related events at AAS235.

Town Hall

Tuesday, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm, Room 313B
SOFIA leadership will update the community with the status and future of the project. NASA Astrophysics Division Director, Paul Hertz, will provide brief opening remarks. Prizes will be awarded for the best SOFIA thesis and best paper. Light food and refreshments will be offered.

Hyperwall Presentation: SOFIA’s View of Galactic Evolution

Presented by Randolf Klein (SOFIA/USRA)
Sunday, 12:30 - 12:40 pm, NASA booth

Splinter Session: Exploring the Infrared Universe

Sunday, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Room 323C - Coffee and cookies will be served
2:00-2:05 J. Jackson – Introduction/Welcome
2:05-2:17 Emily Levesque (U. Washington)
2:18-2:30 Klaus Pontoppidan (STScI)
2:31-2:43 Matt Hankins (Caltech)
2:43-2:55 Enrique Lopez Rodriguez (SOFIA/USRA)
2:56-3:08 Darek Lis (JPL)
3:10-3:20 Hal Yorke (SOFIA//USRA)– Panel discussion with Chat Hull (ALMA), Stefanie Milam (NASA Goddard) and Ted Bergin (U Mich)
3:20-3:30 Q&A

Oral Session: Molecular Clouds, HII Regions, Interstellar Medium with SOFIA

Tuesday, 2:00 - 3:10 pm, Room 324
Talks by B-G Andersson (SOFIA/USRA), James Jackson (SOFIA/USRA), Wanggi Lim (SOFIA/USRA), M. Liu (UVa), S. Coude (SOFIA/USRA), S. Nickerson (NASA Ames)
Read the abstracts here

Splinter Session: IR Science Interest Group

With talks by P. Korngut (SPHEREx), P. Goldsmith (ASTHROS), T. Kataria (Origins), Hal Yorke (SOFIA), M. Bradford (SPICA)
Tuesday, 9:30 - 11:30 pm, Room 304AB

Hyperwall Presentation: SOFIA's view of Galactic Center​s

Presented by James Radomski (SOFIA/USRA)
Tuesday, 5:00 - 5:10 pm, NASA booth

Plenary Lecture: The Future of Infrared Astronomy in the Context of Spitzer, SOFIA, and JWST

Wednesday, 11:40 am - 12:30 pm, Ballroom AB
Peter Eisenhardt (JPL) and James De Buizer (SOFIA Science Center)

SOFIA Exhibit Hall booth

Scientists will be available at the booth to discuss your ideas and answer your questions. Come pick up our latest newsletter fresh from the press. Can't make it to a poster session? Select SOFIA science posters will be on display at the booth! SOFIA will be located at booth #416 by IPAC and the AAS Career Center; view the Exhibit Hall floor plan here.

Talks, Posters, and iPosters

  • 110.26. Exploring the Mass Loss Histories of the Red Supergiants G. Helmel et al., Jan 7 9:00-10:00 AM (poster)
  • 145.02. The Interstellar Medium of High Redshift Galaxies from Observations and Simulations T. Leung Jan 5, 2:10-2:30 PM (oral)
  • 146.03. The magnetic field of the torus of NGC1068 as seen by ALMA polarimetry E. Lopez-Rodriguez et al., Jan 5, 2:20-2:30 PM (oral)
  • 163.06. Far-Infrared and Submillimeter Polarization Spectrum of the OMC-1 Region J. Michail et al., Jan 5, 3:00-3:10 PM (oral)
  • 167.01. The magnetic field geometry in M51 and NGC891 observed with SOFIA HAWC+ J. Kim et al., Jan 5, 5:30-6:30 PM (poster)
  • 175.10. Updates to the Calibration System and Test Cryostat for HIRMES E. Lee et al., Jan 5, 5:30-6:30PM (poster)
  • 229.04. Modeling the SEDs of High-Mass Protostellar Cores R. Klein and J. Monzon, Jan 6, 10:50-11:00 AM (oral)
  • 236.08. Modeling [OI] Fine Structure Line Emission P. Goldsmith, Jan 6, 10:10-11:20 AM (oral)
  • 275.09. Far Infrared Spectroscopy Near and Far with ZEUS-II on APEX and FIFI-LS SOFIA C. Rooney et al., Jan 6 5:30-6:30 PM (Poster)
  • 283.02. SOFIA detects C+ in the collisional ring galaxy NGC 2445 D. Fadda et al., Jan 6 5:30-6:30 PM (iPoster)
  • 283.09. OBSERVING BLUE COMPACT DWARF GALAXIES WITH SOFIA HAWC+ AND FIFI-LS S. Motino et al, Jan 6 5:30-6:30 PM (iPoster)
  • 308.03. Time variability of mid-infrared emission from the pre-transitional disk around AB Aur R. Shuping et al., Jan 7, 9:00-10:00 AM (poster)
  • 309.07. Observations of Nearby Galaxies Using SOFIA FIFI-LS Spectroscopy Harden & Stacey, Jan 7, 9:00-10:00 AM (poster)
  • 312.02. Spectro-polarimetry of Grain Alignment M. Dilg, Jan 7, 9:00-10:00 AM (iPoster)
  • 312.03. Measurements of magnetic field structure and strength in a starless core L183 J. Karoly et al, Jan 7 9:00-10:00 AM (Iposter)
  • 314.01. Where is the oxygen in protostellar outflows? U. Yildiz & L .Kristensen, Jan 7, 9:00-10:00 AM (iPoster)
  • 315.01. High-Resolution Mid-Infrared Molecular Line Surveys of the Hot Cores N. Rangwala et al., Jan 7 9:00-10:00 AM (Iposter)
  • 315.02. Physics and Chemistry of Radiation Driven Cloud Evolution. [C II] Kinematics of IC 59 and IC 63. , R.Dennis, Jan 7, 9:00-10:00 (iPoster)
  • 328.02. Three Transition Points in the Formation of Young Stars and Star Clusters , N. Karnath, Jan 7 10:10- 10:30 am (Dissertation Talk)
  • 336.01. SOFIA GREAT Observations of OI in the Circumnuclear Ring Region Of the Galactic Center, E. Becklin et al, Jan 7, 10:00-10:10 (oral)
  • 336.02. SOFIA/FORCAST Galactic Center Legacy Survey: Overview and First Results M. Hankins et al., Jan 7 10:10-10-20 AM (oral)
  • 437.09. Scan-mapping Polarimetry with SOFIA/HAWC+, M. Gordon et al., Jan 8 3:20-3:30 PM (oral)
  • 444.06. Highlights of observations with FIFI-LS onboard the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy R. Minchin et al., Jan 8 3:00-3:10 PM (oral)
  • 455.04. The Many Faces of Shocked and Turbulent Gas in Nearby Extragalactic Systems P. Appleton et al, Jan 8, 9:00-10 AM (iPoster)