HerschelThe Herschel Observatory is a European-led far-infrared observatory, launched in 2009 and operated through 2013. Herschel has deployed the largest-ever infrared space telescope, at 3.5m in diameter, and operates from the Earth-Sun Lagrange point several times further out than the moon. During its 3.5 year lifetime, Herschel has investigated gas and dust in the coldest and most active regions of the Universe.
I am involved with many Herschel projects focusing on galaxy properties and evolution, including:
- The large OT1 project Beyond the Peak: Resolved Far-Infrared Spectral Mapping of Nearby Galaxies with SPIRE/FTS, which will assess the full range of conditions of molecular gas in the local universe.
- The Key Project KINGFISH — Key Insights on Nearby Galaxies — a Far-Infrared Survey with Herschel
- Water and CO: Signatures of Microturbulent Shocks in NGC 891
- An open time project on WISE-selected post-starburst galaxies: After the Fall: Probing Dust and Gas in Post-Starburst Galaxies with Herschel
- The Mass and Structure of Molecular Gas in the Small Magellanic Cloud and the Herschel Legacy at Low Metallicity
- Towards a Resolution of Uncertainties in Calibrating Nebular Abundances, an effort to exploit the power of far-infrared line emission to resolve long-standing discrepancies in the heavy-element abundance calibration of the Universe.
- [CII] Observations of the Unexplored Atomic Gas-Rich ISM in Nearby Galaxies
Herschel LinksA few Herschel-related pages here, in no particular order:
- The KINGFISH spectrocopy planning page.
- The KINGFISH Wiki (password required).
- The KINGFISH Observing Schedule.
- The internal data page for KINGFISH (password required).
- The Beyond the Peak project website.
Last modified: Fri Nov 1 11:55:21 EDT 2013