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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News

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!

10th May 2022: TASC6 contributed talk abstract deadline: 16 May

The deadline for contributed talks for the TASC6/KASC13 workshop is on Monday 16 May. All details are available on the conference website: https://fys.kuleuven.be/ster/events/conferences/2020/tasc6

9th Mar 2022: TASC GI Cycle 5 Coordination

The TESS Guest Investigator (GI) office is soliciting proposals for the first year of the second extended mission, which is planned to start in September 2022. 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. Note that the cadence for full-frame images in the second extended mission will be decreased to 200 seconds (Nyquist frequency of 216 c/d or 2500 µHz). More information on the GI program (including a proposal template) can be found here.

The proposal deadline for Cycle 5 is .

Similar to previous cycles, we set up a Cycle 5 GI coordination page on the TASOC Wiki to coordinate the submission of TASC Cycle 5 proposals.

If you are planning to submit a GI proposal and would like to coordinate, we recommend the following steps:

  1. Add your proposal information on the Cycle 5 GI coordination page. Teams with similar science cases are encouraged to coordinate. Non-US TASC members are encouraged to approach US-based TASC members (who are eligible for funding).
  2. Submit your target lists on the TASC Cycle 5 Proposal Submission Page. Note that 2-min and 20-sec target lists need to be submitted separately.

If you have any questions, concerns, or need help with putting together TASC GI proposals please contact the co-chairs of the TASC GI Coordinated Activity.

TESS News

21st Nov 2022: TESS Weekly Bulletin: Nov 21st

Welcome TESS followers to our latest news bulletin! This week, we are looking at three recent papers from the archive. Enjoy!

Quick-Look Pipeline Light Curves for 5.7 Million Stars Observed Over the Second Year of TESS' First Extended Mission (Kunimoto et al. 2022) :

Thanks to their nearly-complete sky coverage …

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4th Nov 2022: TESS Weekly Bulletin: Nov 4th

Welcome TESS followers to our latest news bulletin! This week, we are looking at three recent papers from the archive. Enjoy!

TESS Giants Transiting Giants III: An eccentric warm Jupiter supports a period-eccentricity relation for giant planets transiting evolved stars (Grunblatt et al. 2022) :

Discovering planets on short, eccentric orbits …

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24th Oct 2022: TESS Interactive Data Workshop

Join us for a TESS workshop on Saturday, January 7, 2023 from 9am-5pm PST at AAS 241 in Seattle, WA. Registration is available via the AAS portal.

This full day workshop is presented to the community to learn about TESS, review how to obtain data and research funding through the …

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