Welcome to TESS Asteroseismic Science Operations Center
The TESS Asteroseismic Science Operations Center (TASOC) provides asteroseismological data from the NASA TESS mission to astronomers who are members of the TESS Asteroseismic Science Consortium (TASC). It is also the platform used to facilitate the international collaborations within TASC.
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4th Apr 2023: TASC GI Cycle 6 Coordination
The TESS Guest Investigator (GI) office is soliciting proposals for the second year of the second extended mission. Like in the first extended mission TASC does not have reserved 2-minute and 20-second cadence targets, and hence GI proposals from TASC are important to ensure the selection of targets for asteroseismology. More information on the GI program (including a proposal template) can be found here.
The proposal deadline for Cycle 6 is Friday, April 14 2023, at 4:30pm US Eastern Time.
Similar to previous cycles, we set up a GI coordination page on the TASOC Wiki to coordinate the submission of TASC GI proposals:
If you are planning to submit a GI proposal and would like to coordinate, we recommend the following steps:
- Add your proposal information on the Cycle 6 GI coordination page (https://tasoc.dk/gi/Cycle6)
- Submit your target lists on the TASC Cycle 6 Proposal Submission Page. Note that 2-min and 20-sec target lists need to be submitted separately.
If you have any questions or need help with putting together TASC GI proposals please don’t hesitate to contact the co-chairs of the TASC GI Coordinated Activity (Dan Huber and Marc Pinsonneault).
16th Mar 2023: T'DA11 Announcement
The TESS Data for Asteroseismology (T'DA) workshop series focused on developing a TESS pipeline optimized for asteroseismology by bringing together people from across TASC to brainstorm, compare, and implement ideas for data preparation.
We would like to restart the T'DA workshop series with T'DA 11, at Konkoly Observatory, Budapest, Hungary from 24-26 May. Remote participation will be available, but we encourage in-person attendance when possible.
16th Aug 2022: Materials from the TASC6/KASC13 in Leuven
Materials from the TASC6/KASC13 workshop in Leuven, have been made available on TASOC. This includes all recordings, slides, posters and photos from the conference.
If you have any other material from the meeting that you would like to add to the page, please contact the TASOC administrator.
Thank you all for a very nice meeting, and hope to see you again next year in Hawai'i!
21st Sep 2023: TESS Weekly Bulletin: Sep 21st
Welcome TESS followers to our latest news bulletin!
This week, we are looking at three recent papers from the archive. Enjoy!
Four New Compact Triply Eclipsing Triples found with Gaia and TESS (Czavalinga et al. 2023) :
Triply eclipsing triples represent a special geometrical configuration where an eclipsing binary is itself …
8th Sep 2023: Data Validation Products updated for Sector 66
We would like to draw to your attention the following issue with the TESS Data Validation (DV) results.
The data validation products (full- and mini-report PDFs, one-page TCE report summary PDFs, time series FITS files, and DV results XML files) for Sector 66 have been updated. The target pixel and …
22nd Aug 2023: TESS Weekly Bulletin: Aug 22nd
Welcome TESS followers to our latest news bulletin! This week, we are looking at three recent papers from the archive. Enjoy!
TIC 43152097. The first eclipsing binary in NGC 2232 (Frasca et al. 2023) :
Eclipsing binary stars have long been used as fundamental calibrators for precise stellar masses, sizes, and …