NHSC eNewsletter #61
In this issue
- Using Herschel Data: Introductory Webinars
- IPAC Visiting Graduate Student Fellowship 2015
- Conferences and workshops of interest to Herschel users
1. Using Herschel Data: Introductory Webinars
The NASA Herschel Science Center will be hosting a series of 2-hour long introductory webinars on Herschel. These are directed to astronomers who have never used Herschel data before and are interested in a quick introduction to the basics.
The webinars will take place from 10:00 am to 12:00 am (PDT) on the following dates:
- July 14: An Introduction to the Herschel Science Archive
- July 15: An Introduction to SPIRE photometry
- July 16: An introduction to photometry and spectroscopy with PACS
- July 24: An Introduction to HIFI spectroscopy
- August 13: An Introduction to SPIRE spectroscopy
No registration is necessary. More information is available here
2. IPAC Visiting Graduate Student Fellowships
The Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) at Caltech announces the availability of 6-month graduate student fellowships. The program is designed to allow students from U.S. or international institutions to visit IPAC-Caltech and perform astronomical research in association with an IPAC scientist. Applicants should have completed preliminary course work in their graduate program. Funding will be provided by IPAC for the 6-month period. Students are expected to be at IPAC during the duration of the Fellowship, January to July.
The call for 2015 applications is now open. Deadline: September 5, 2014. More information is available from the Fellowship Webpage.
3. Conferences and workshops of interest to Herschel users
- From Galactic to Extragalactic Star Formation: 8- 12 September 2014, Palais du Pharo, Marseille, France
- Star Formation Across Space and Time: 11-14 November 2014, ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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.
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