Splinter Meeting SOFIA
SOFIA Scientific Highlights
Time: Tuesday September 12, 14:00-16:30 and Thursday September 14, 16:15-18:00 CEST (UTC+2)
Room: H 3006
Convenor(s): Maja Kazmierczak-Barthel ,
Helmut Wiesemeyer 
 DSI, Uni Stuttgart,  MPIfR, Bonn
SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, is a Boeing 747SP aircraft modified to carry a 2.7-meter telescope. SOFIA was flying above 99% of the water vapor of Earth’s atmosphere, providing the astrophysical community access to the mid- and far-infrared wavelengths.
SOFIA was an 80/20 partnership between NASA and the German Space Agency, DLR. SOFIA was expected to have a lifetime of 20 years, but the project was surprisingly cancelled by NASA and DLR in 2022, at its peak of scientific productivity. As of October 1, 2022, SOFIA ended science flight operations; the mission is over, but its legacy will last.
We would like to organize a splinter meeting during the AG Tagung in Berlin, to highlight SOFIA's discoveries, involving not only the community of astronomers based in Germany but reaching out to all colleagues working on data from the observatory's instrument suite.
We invite contributions from various fields to present their results and to state needs and visions for a continuation of a program for airborne astronomy.
Tuesday September 12, 14:00-16:30 SOFIA Scientific Highlights (H 3006)
|SOFIA's Legacy and What Comes Next|
|SOFIA highlights in star formatiom|
|Highlights of pubished and unpublished FIFI-LS/SOFIA Data|
|The envelopes of Late-type stars seen in the infrared at high spectral resolution|
|Characterizing Titan's Stratospheric Gas Composition: Insights from Space, Ground, and Airborne Observatories|
|Isotopic abundance patterns as witnesses of primordial nucleosynthesis, protostellar evolution, evaporating oceans, and life|
|The formation and physical conditions of molecular clods revealed by the [CII], CO and HI lines.|
|FEEDBACK observations of RCW79|
|SOFIA FIFI-LS spectroscopy of DR21 Main: energetics of the spatially-resolved outflow from a high-mass protostar|
|16:15||Thanh Dat Hoang:|
|Velocity-resolved high-J CO emission from high-mass star-forming regions|
Thursday September 14, 16:15-18:00 SOFIA Scientific Highlights (H 3006)
|Probing protostellar outflows in the far-infrared [OI] lines with SOFIA/FIFI-LS|
|Investigation of periodic maser outbursts in young stars with SOFIA|
|A posteriori disclosure of the most powerful protostellar accretion burst with HAWC+|
|Infrared view of the multi-phase ISM in the nucleus of NGC 253|
|Far-Infrared Imaging Spectroscopy of the Galactic Centre's Circumnuclear Disk|
|The hidden neutral oxygen in M17SW|
|HyGAL: Characterizing the Galactic ISM - SOFIA observations of atomic O, OH, and CH|
|Rainer Beck||Extragalactic Magnetism with SOFIA (SALSA Legacy Program)||Poster|