NHSC eNewsletter #62
In this issue
- Upcoming SPIRE Spectroscopy Webinar
- Conference Announcement: Star Formation accross Space and Time
- SPIRE Interactive Analysis Bug Fix for HIPE 12.1
- Conferences and workshops of interest to Herschel users
The last of the summer series of introductory Herschel webinars is taking place August 13th, from 10:00 am to 12:00 am (PDT). It will be devoted to an introduction to SPIRE spectroscopy. No registration is necessary.
The webinar will provide an overview of the SPIRE spectrometer, a description of the spectrometer standard data processing and products, and an introduction to data analysis. More information is available here.
Presentations from the previous webinars are avaiable from the series webpage.
This meeting seeks to bring together astronomers interested in all aspects of star formation, from local galactic to extreme extra-galactic, high-z conditions. Recent advances on the subject suggest that the various communities can benefit from each other, and the meeting aims to facilitate cross-fertilization between researchers with different observational and theoretical backgrounds. The conference will take place at ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 11-14 November 2014. The deadline for abstract submission is 28 August 2014. More information available from the conference webpage.
A bug that renders two deglitchers in the tasks spiaLevel1 and spiaLevel05 unusable was found recently. We have prepared a quick fix that will correct a standard HIPE 12.1 installation. Please download the file spire_ia_tools_13.23.17.jar and follow the instructions in the README.txt file. More information is available from the SPIA page.
- From Galactic to Extragalactic Star Formation: 8 - 12 September 2014, Palais du Pharo, Marseille, France
- Thirty years of beta Pic and debris disks studies: 8 - 12 September 2014, Paris, France
- Star Formation Across Space and Time: 11 - 14 November 2014, ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
- Wide-field InfraRed Surveys: Science and Techniques: 16 - 20 November 2014, Pasadena, CA, USA.
New Molecules Around Old Stars
External • June 17, 2014
Astronomers have discovered that a molecule vital for creating water exists in the burning embers of dying Sun-like stars. When low- to middleweight stars like our Sun approach the end of their lives, they eventually become dense, white dwarf stars. In doing so, they cast off their outer layers of dust and gas into space, creating a kaleidoscope of intricate patterns known as planetary nebulas.