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

14th Sep 2022: TESS Weekly Bulletin: Sep 14th

Welcome TESS followers to our latest news bulletin! Before we highlight some of the more recent papers from the archive, we would like to introduce you to the newest member of our team -- Dr. Nicole Schanche -- who is joining us as a TESS GI Support Scientist.

This week, we are …

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1st Sep 2022: TESS Weekly Bulletin: Sep 1st

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

Short Duration Accretion States of Polars as seen in TESS and ZTF data (Duffy et al., 2022) :

Cataclysmic variables (CV) where the magnetic field of the white dwarf exceeds …

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25th Aug 2022: TESS Weekly Bulletin: Aug 25th

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

Taranga DR1: Analysis of TESS Short Cadence data for years 1 and 2 (Nandakumar et al., 2022) :

As part of its 2-year primary mission, TESS provided 2-min cadence photometry …

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