Welcome to TESS Asteroseismic Science Operations Center

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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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In order to have access to TASOC you have to be a member of TASC. Please see the "New TASC member" page on how to become a member.


16th Jan 2024: Reducing Data Search Options

As a step in the discontinuation of the maintenance of the TASOC database, it will soon no longer be possible to access data products generated by the TESS mission via the Data Search tab. We refer users to the MAST archive where all these data are available.
The TASOC/T'DA reduced data will still be available (and can also be accessed via the Bundles tab).

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:

  1. Add your proposal information on the Cycle 6 GI coordination page (https://tasoc.dk/gi/Cycle6)
  2. 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.

Read more here


19th Mar 2024: TESS Weekly Bulletin: Mar 19th

Welcome TESS followers to our latest news bulletin!

This week, we are looking at three recent papers from the archive. Enjoy!

Three Warm Jupiters around Solar-analog stars detected with TESS (Eberhardt et al. 2024) :

Massive planets on relatively short-period orbits provide important information about the processes and mechanisms responsible for …

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4th Mar 2024: Notice of upcoming call for community input into the TESS Extended Mission Planning

The TESS mission will be inviting the community's input on science cases that should be prioritized in TESS's future extended missions. The purpose of this announcement is to give the community advance notice of this upcoming opportunity to provide input to the TESS extended mission planning.

The format of requested …

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15th Feb 2024: TESS Weekly Bulletin: Feb 15th

Welcome TESS followers to our latest news bulletin!

This week, we are looking at three recent papers from the archive. Enjoy!

The Peculiar Bursting Nature of CP Pup (Veresvarska et al. 2024) :

CP Puppis is a cataclysmic variable that produced a bright, fast nova explosion in 1942, and has been …

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