Messenger No. 139 (March 2010)

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Telescopes and Instrumentation

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J. Emerson, W. Sutherland
The Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA): Looking Back at Commissioning

ADS BibCode:
2010Msngr.139....2E
Section:
Telescopes and Instrumentation
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Emerson, J.; Sutherland, W.
AA(Astronomy Unit, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom) AB(Astronomy Unit, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom)
Abstract:
The ESO near-infrared survey telescope, VISTA, is about to enter operation. Dry runs for VISTA’s Public Surveys have been in progress since November 2009 and the full surveys will begin soon. Some points from the VISTA commissioning are outlined.
References:
Arnaboldi, M. et al. 2007, The Messenger, 127, 28 Emerson, J. P. et al. 2004, The Messenger, 117, 27 Emerson, J. P. et al. 2006, The Messenger, 126, 41
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M. Arnaboldi et al.
VISTA Science Verification — The Galactic and Extragalactic Mini-surveys

ADS BibCode:
2010Msngr.139....6A
Section:
Telescopes and Instrumentation
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Arnaboldi, M.; Petr-Gotzens, M.; Rejkuba, M.; Neeser, M.; Szeifert, T.; Ivanov, V.D.; Hummel, W.; Hilker, M.; Neumayer, N.; Møller, P.; Nilsson, K.; Venemans, B.; Hatziminaoglou, E.; Hussain, G.; Stanke, T.; Teixeira, P.; Ramsay, S.; Retzlaff, J.; Slijkhuis, R.; Comerón, F.; Melnick, J.; Romaniello, M.; Emerson, J.; Sutherland, W.; Irwin, M.; Lewis, J.; Hodgkin, S.; Gonzales-Solares, E.
AA(ESO) AB(ESO) AC(ESO) AD(ESO) AE(ESO) AF(ESO) AG(ESO) AH(ESO) AI(ESO) AJ(ESO) AK(ESO) AL(ESO) AM(ESO) AN(ESO) AO(ESO) AP(ESO) AQ(ESO) AR(ESO) AS(ESO) AT(ESO) AU(ESO) AV(ESO) AW(VISTA Consortium, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom) AX(VISTA Consortium, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom) AY(Cambridge Astronomical Surveys Unit (CASU), University of Cambridge, United Kingdom) AZ(Cambridge Astronomical Surveys Unit (CASU), University of Cambridge, United Kingdom) BA(Cambridge Astronomical Surveys Unit (CASU), University of Cambridge, United Kingdom) BB(Cambridge Astronomical Surveys Unit (CASU), University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Abstract:
The Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) will be mostly dedicated to the execution of ESO public surveys, requiring large amounts of service observing time. VISTA Science Verification (SV) thus differs from that usually implemented for other VLT instruments. VISTA SV consisted of two self-contained mini-surveys: a Galactic mini-survey in the region around the Orion Belt stars; and a deep extragalactic mini-survey of the nearby spiral galaxy NGC 253. ESO astronomers used these mini-surveys as benchmarks to optimise the survey operation procedures, minimise overheads, and experience the full end-to-end process of survey data acquisition. The raw data and associated calibrations from both mini-surveys were released in December 2009, and the reduced images and catalogues will soon be available, enabling the first exciting science with VISTA.
References:
Arnaboldi, M. et al. 2007, The Messenger, 127, 28 Arnaboldi, M. et al. 2008, The Messenger, 134, 42 Bally, J. 2008, in Handbook of Star Forming Regions, Volume I: The Northern Sky, ed. B. Reipurth (San Francisco, ASP Monograph Publications) 4, 459 Chabrier, G. et al. 2000, ApJ, 542, 464 Emerson, J., McPherson, A. & Sutherland, W. 2004, The Messenger, 117, 27 Karachentsev, I. D. et al. 2003, A&A, 404, 93 Malin, D. & Hadley, B. 1997, PASA, 14, 52
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D. Bonaccini Calia et al.
Laser Development for Sodium Laser Guide Stars at ESO

ADS BibCode:
2010Msngr.139...12C
Section:
Telescopes and Instrumentation
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Bonaccini Calia, D.; Feng, Y.; Hackenberg, W.; Holzlöhner, R.; Taylor, L.; Lewis, S.
AA(ESO) AB(ESO) AC(ESO) AD(ESO) AE(ESO) AF(ESO)
Abstract:
A breakthrough in the development of sodium laser guide star technology at ESO was made in 2009. The laser research and development programme has led to the implementation of a narrowband Raman fibre laser emitting at the wavelength of the sodium lines at 589 nm with demonstrated power beyond 50 W. Fibre lasers are rugged and reliable, making them promising candidates for use in the next generation of laser guide star systems, such as the Adaptive Optics Facility planned for installation on VLT UT4 in 2013.
References:
Ageorges, N. & Dainty, C. 2000, Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics for Astronomy, Kluwer Agrawal, G. P. 2001, Non Linear Fibre Optics, Academic Press Arsenault, R. et al. 2006, The Messenger, 123, 6 Beckers, J. M. 1992, Appl. Optics, 31, 6592 Beletic, J. W. et al. 2005, Experimental Astronomy, 19, 103 Bonaccini Calia, D. et al. 2003, Proc. SPIE, 4839, 381 Bonaccini Calia, D. et al. 2006, Proc. SPIE, 6272, 627 Boyd, W. R. 2003, Nonlinear Optics, Academic Press (2nd ed.) Drummond, J. et al. 2004, PASP, 116, 278 Feng, Y. et al. 2008, Optics Express, 16, 10927 Feng, Y. et al. 2009, Optics Express 17, 19021 Feng, Y. et al. 2009, Optics Express, 17, 23678 Hackenberg, W. et al. 1999, The Messenger, 98, 14 Holzlöhner, R. et al. 2010, A&A, 510, A 20 Kibblewhite, E. 2008, Proc. SPIE, 7015, 70150M-1 Milonni, P. W. et al. 1998, JOSA A, 15, 217 Rabien, S. et al. 2003, Proc. SPIE, 4839, 393 Taylor, L. R. et al. 2009, Optics Express, 17, 14687 Taylor, L. R. et al. 2010, Optics Express, accepted
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G. Siringo et al.
A New Facility Receiver on APEX: The Submillimetre APEX Bolometer Camera, SABOCA

ADS BibCode:
2010Msngr.139...20S
Section:
Telescopes and Instrumentation
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Siringo, G.; Kreysa, E.; De Breuck, C.; Kovacs, A.; Lundgren, A.; Schuller, F.; Stanke, T.; Weiss, A.; Guesten, R.; Jethava, N.; May, T.; Menten, K.M.; Meyer, H.-G.; Starkloff, M.; Zakosarenko, V.
AA(ESO) AB(Max-Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn, Germany) AC(ESO) AD(Department of Astronomy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA) AE(ESO) AF(Max-Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn, Germany) AG(ESO) AH(Max-Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn, Germany) AI(Max-Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn, Germany) AJ(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, USA) AK(Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena, Germany) AL(Department of Astronomy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA) AM(Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena, Germany) AN(Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena, Germany) AO(Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena, Germany)
Abstract:
The Submillimetre APEX Bolometer Camera, SABOCA, was successfully commissioned in March 2009 for operation as a facility instrument on the 12-metre APEX telescope, located on Llano de Chajnantor at an altitude of 5100 m. This new camera for the 350-μm atmospheric window uses superconducting bolometers and was built by the Max-Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in collaboration with the Institute of Photonic Technology. SABOCA complements the existing suite of sub-mm receivers available on APEX, fully exploiting the excellent atmospheric transmission at the site by offering effective mapping of the thermal continuum dust emission at shorter wavelengths.
References:
Chanin, G. & Torre J. P. 1984, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A., 1, 412 Chini, R. et al. 1997, ApJL, 474, L135 Dowell, C. D. et al. 2003, Proc. SPIE, 4855, 73D Griffin, M. et al. 2006, Proc. SPIE. 6265, 7G Guesten, R. et al. 2006, A&A, 454L, 13 Guesten, R. et al. 2008, Proc. SPIE, 7020 Reichertz, L. A. et al. 2001, A&A 379, 735 Siringo, G. et al. 2007, The Messenger, 129, 2 Siringo, G. et al. 2009, A&A, 497, 945
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R. Sharples et al.
Recent Progress on the KMOS Multi-object Integral Field Spectrometer

ADS BibCode:
2010Msngr.139...24S
Section:
Telescopes and Instrumentation
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Sharples, R.; Bender, R.; Agudo Berbel, A.; Bennett, R.; Bezawada, N.; Bouché, N.; Bramall, D.; Casali, M.; Cirasuolo, M.; Clark, P.; Cliffe, M.; Davies, R.; Davies, R.; Drory, N.; Dubbeldam, M.; Fairley, A.; Finger, G.; Genzel, R.; Haefner, R.; Hess, A.; Jeffers, P.; Lewis, I.; Montgomery, D.; Murray, J.; Muschielok, B.; Förster Schreiber, N.; Pirard, J.; Ramsey-Howat, S.; Rees, P.; Richter, J.; Robertson, D.; Robson, I.; Rolt, S.; Saglia, R.; Schlichter, J.; Tecza, M.; Todd, S.; Wegner, M.; Wiezorrek, E.
AA(Department of Physics, University of Durham, United Kingdom) AB(Universitätssternwarte München, Germany; Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany) AC(Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany) AD(United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Centre, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, United Kingdom) AE(United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Centre, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, United Kingdom) AF(Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany) AG(Department of Physics, University of Durham, United Kingdom) AH(ESO) AI(United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Centre, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, United Kingdom) AJ(Department of Physics, University of Durham, United Kingdom) AK(United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Centre, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, United Kingdom) AL(Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany) AM(Sub-Department of Astrophysics, University of Oxford, United Kingdom) AN(Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany) AO(Department of Physics, University of Durham, United Kingdom) AP(United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Centre, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, United Kingdom) AQ(ESO) AR(Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany) AS(Universitätssternwarte München, Germany) AT(Universitätssternwarte München, Germany) AU(United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Centre, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, United Kingdom) AV(Sub-Department of Astrophysics, University of Oxford, United Kingdom) AW(United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Centre, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, United Kingdom) AX(United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Centre, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, United Kingdom) AY(Universitätssternwarte München, Germany) AZ(Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany) BA(ESO) BB(ESO) BC(United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Centre, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, United Kingdom) BD(Universitätssternwarte München, Germany) BE(Department of Physics, University of Durham, United Kingdom) BF(United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Centre, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, United Kingdom) BG(Department of Physics, University of Durham, United Kingdom) BH(Universitätssternwarte München, Germany) BI(Universitätssternwarte München, Germany) BJ(Sub-Department of Astrophysics, University of Oxford, United Kingdom) BK(United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Centre, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, United Kingdom) BL(Universitätssternwarte München, Germany) BM(Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany)
Abstract:
KMOS is a near-infrared multi-object integral field spectrometer that is one of a suite of second generation instruments under construction for the VLT. The instrument is being built by a consortium of UK and German institutes working in partnership with ESO and is now in the manufacture, integration and test phase. In this article we describe recent progress with the design and construction of KMOS and present the first results from the subsystem test and integration.
References:
Bacon, R. et al. 2006, The Messenger, 124, 5 Bennett, R. et al. 2008, Proc. SPIE, 7018, 73 Beuzit, J.-L. et al. 2006, The Messenger, 125, 29 Dubbeldam, M. et al. 2006, Proc. SPIE, 6273, 105 Kissler-Patig, M. et al. 2008, The Messenger, 132, 7 Sharples, R. et al. 2005, The Messenger, 122, 2 Tecza, M. et al. 2006, Proc. SPIE, 6269, 141 Vernet, J. et al. 2009, The Messenger, 138, 4

Astronomical Science

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C. Martayan et al.
A Slitless Spectroscopic Survey for Hα-emitting Stars in the Magellanic Clouds

ADS BibCode:
2010Msngr.139...29M
Section:
Astronomical Science
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Martayan, C.; Baade, D.; Fabregat, J.
AA(ESO; GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, France) AB(ESO) AC(Observatori Astronòmic, Universitat de València, Spain)
Abstract:
The slitless-spectroscopy mode of the Wide Field Imager was used for a comprehensive survey of the Magellanic Clouds to detect stars exhibiting Hα line emission. A total of eight million spectra were recorded. Analysis of 84 open star clusters in the Small Magellanic Cloud confirms that the fraction of extremely rapidly rotating Be stars increases with decreasing metallicity. The very large database also enables other aspects of the complex interplay of early-type stars with stellar evolution, metallicity, mass loss and rapid rotation to be examined.
References:
Baade, D. et al. 1999, The Messenger, 95, 15 Bertin, E. & Arnouts, S. 1996, A&AS, 117, 393 Meyssonnier, N. & Azzopardi, M. 1993, A&AS, 102, 451 Hunter, I. et al. 2008, A&A, 479, 541 Maeder, A., Grebel, E. K. & Mermilliod, J.-C. 1999, A&A, 346, 459 Martayan, C. et al. 2006, A&A, 452, 273 Martayan, C. et al. 2007, A&A, 462, 683 Martayan, C., Baade, D. & Fabregat, J. 2010, A&A, 509 A11 McSwain, M. V. & Gies, D. R. 2005, ApJS, 161, 118 Wallace, P. T. & Gray, N. 2003, ASTROM User Guide
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T. Lebzelter et al.
CRIRES–POP — A Library of High Resolution Spectra in the Near-infrared

ADS BibCode:
2010Msngr.139...33L
Section:
Astronomical Science
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Lebzelter, T.; Seifahrt, A.; Ramsay, S.; Almeida, P.; Bagnulo, S.; Dall, T.; Hartman, H.; Hussain, G.; Käufl, H.U.; Nieva, M.-F.; Przybilla, N.; Seemann, U.; Smette, A.; Uttenthaler, S.; Wahlgren, G.; Wolff, B.
AA(Department of Astronomy, University of Vienna, Austria) AB(University of Göttingen, Germany; University of California, Davis, USA) AC(ESO) AD(ESO) AE(Armagh Observatory, UK) AF(ESO) AG(Lund Observatory, Sweden) AH(ESO) AI(ESO) AJ(Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik, Garching, Germany) AK(Dr. Remeis Observatory, Bamberg, Germany) AL(University of Göttingen, Germany; ESO) AM(ESO) AN(Institute for Astronomy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium) AO(Catholic University of America, Washington, USA; NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, USA) AP(ESO)
Abstract:
New instrumental capabilities and the wealth of astrophysical information extractable from the near-infrared wavelength region have led to a growing interest in the field of high resolution spectroscopy at 1–5 µm. A detailed knowledge of the resident spectral features is necessary to fully utilise the diagnostic power of this region of the spectrum. We report on our ongoing project of obtaining a high resolution, high signal-to-noise library of near-infrared spectra between 1 and 5 µm using the CRIRES spectrograph at the VLT. The library will be made public.
References:
Bagnulo, S. et al. 2003, The Messenger, 114, 10 Bean, J. L. et al. 2009, ApJ, accepted, arXiv:0911.3148 Hinkle, K. H., Wallace, L. & Livingston, W. 1995, Infrared Atlas of the Arcturus spectrum 0.9-5.3 µm, ASP, San Francisco Käufl, H. U. et al. 2004, SPIE, 5492, 1218 Przybilla, N. & Butler, K. 2004, ApJ, 610, L61 Ramsay Howat, S. & Greaves, J. S. 2007, MNRAS, 379, 1658 Reiners, A. et al. 2009, A&A, accepted, arXiv:0909.0002 Seifahrt, A. et al. 2010, submitted to A&A Smette, A., Sana, H. & Horst, H. 2010, in preparation Wallace, L. et al. 1996, ApJS, 106, 165
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N. Neumayer et al.
SINFONI on the Nucleus of Centaurus A

ADS BibCode:
2010Msngr.139...36N
Section:
Astronomical Science
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Neumayer, N.; Cappellari, M.; van der Werf, P.; Reunanen, J.; Rix, H.-W.; de Zeeuw, T.; Davies, R.
AA(ESO) AB(University of Oxford, United Kingdom) AC(Sterrewacht Leiden, The Netherlands) AD(Turku University, Finland) AE(Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany) AF(ESO; Sterrewacht Leiden, The Netherlands) AG(Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany)
Abstract:
The prominent radio galaxy Centaurus A is the closest active galaxy and a prime opportunity to study the central supermassive black hole and its influence on the environment in great detail. We used the near-infrared integral field spectrograph SINFONI to measure Centaurus A’s black hole mass from both stellar and gas kinematics. This study shows how the advance in observing techniques and instrumentation drive the field of black hole mass measurements, and concludes that adaptive optics assisted integral field spectroscopy is the key to identifying the effects of the active galactic nucleus on the surrounding ionised gas. The best-fit black hole mass is MBH = 4.5 (+1.7, -1.0) × 107 MSun (from H2 kinematics) and MBH = 5.5 ± 3.0 × 107 MSun (from stellar kinematics; both with 3σ errors). This is one of the cleanest gas versus star comparisons of a black hole mass determination, and brings Centaurus A into agreement with the relation of black hole mass versus galaxy stellar velocity dispersion.
References:
Cappellari, M. et al. 2009, MNRAS, 394, 660 Bonnet, H. et al. 2003, SPIE, 4839, 329 Eisenhauer, F. et al. 2003, The Messenger, 113, 17 Häring, N. & Rix, H.-W. 2004, ApJ, 604, L89 Häring-Neumayer, N. et al. 2006, ApJ, 643, 226 Marconi, A. et al. 2001, ApJ, 549, 915 Meisenheimer, K. et al. 2007, A&A, 471, 453 Neumayer, N. et al. 2007, ApJ, 671, 1329 Neumayer, N. 2010, to appear in PASA special CenA issue, arXiv:1002.0965 Quillen, A. C. et al. 2010, to appear in PASA special CenA issue, arXiv:0912.0632 Silge, J. D. et al. 2005, AJ, 130, 406 Tremaine, S. et al. 2002, ApJ, 574, 740
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M. Swinbank et al.
The Properties of Star-forming Regions within a Galaxy at Redshift 2

ADS BibCode:
2010Msngr.139...42S
Section:
Astronomical Science
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Swinbank, M.; Edge, A.; Richard, J.; Smail, I.; De Breuck, C.; Lundgren, A.; Siringo, G.; Weiss, A.; Harris, A.; Baker, A.; Longmore, S.; Ivison, R.
AA(Institute for Computational Cosmology, Department of Physics, University of Durham, United Kingdom) AB(Institute for Computational Cosmology, Department of Physics, University of Durham, United Kingdom) AC(Institute for Computational Cosmology, Department of Physics, University of Durham, United Kingdom) AD(Institute for Computational Cosmology, Department of Physics, University of Durham, United Kingdom) AE(ESO) AF(ESO) AG(ESO) AH(Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany) AI(Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, USA) AJ(Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University, Piscataway, USA) AK(Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, USA) AL(United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland)
Abstract:
The discovery and subsequent follow-up of one of the brightest sub-mm galaxies discovered so far is presented. First identified with the LABOCA instrument on APEX in May 2009, this galaxy lies at z = 2.32 and its brightness of 106 mJy at 870 µm is due to the gravitational magnification caused by a massive intervening galaxy cluster. Follow-up observations with APEX SABOCA have been used to constrain the far-infrared spectral energy distribution and hence measure the star formation rate, and Swedish Heterodyne Facility Instrument observations help constrain the excitation of the cold molecular gas. Furthermore, high resolution follow-up with the sub-mm array resolves the star-forming regions on scales of just 100 parsecs. These results allow study of galaxy formation and evolution at a level of detail never before possible and provide a glimpse of the exciting possibilities for future studies of galaxies at these early times, particularly with ALMA.
References:
Baugh, C. M. et al. 2004, MNRAS, 69, 3101 Caldwell, D. A. et al. 1996, ApJ, 472, 611 Chapman, S. C. et al. 2005, ApJ, 622, 772 Coppin, K. E. K. et al. 2008, MNRAS, 384, 1597 Hill, T. et al. 2005, MNRAS, 363, 405 Lilly, S. et al. 1999, ApJ, 518, 641 Livanou, E. et al. 2006, A&A, 451, 431 Perez-Torres, M. A. et al. 2009, A&A, 507, L17 Sakamoto, N. et al. 2008, ApJ, 684, 957 Scoville, N. et al. 1989, ApJ, 339, 149 Smail, I. et al. 1997, ApJL, 490, 5 Snell, R. L. et al. 2002, ApJ, 578, 229 Swinbank, A. M. et al. 2010, Nature (in press) Tacconi, L. et al. 2008, ApJ, 680, 246 Weiss, A. et al. 2005, A&A, 440, 45

Astronomical News

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L. Testi, E. van Dishoeck
Report on the Joint ESO/MPE/MPA/LMU Workshop From Circumstellar Disks to Planetary Systems

ADS BibCode:
2010Msngr.139...47T
Section:
Astronomical News
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Testi, L.; van Dishoeck, E.
AA(ESO) AB(Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, the Netherlands; Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching Germany)
Abstract:
A summary of the joint ESO/MPE/ MPA/LMU workshop “From Circumstellar Disks to Planetary Systems” is presented. The meeting reviewed the status of our observational and theoretical understanding of protoplanetary disks, from the formation phase through their evolution to planet formation and debris disks.
References:
Brown, J. M. et al. 2009, ApJ, 704, 496 Jørgensen, J. K. et al. 2007, ApJ, 656, 293 Kwon, W. et al. 2009, ApJ, 696, 841 Ricci, L. et al. 2010, A&A, in press, astro-ph: 0912.3356 Thalmann, C. et al. 2009, ApJ, 707, L123
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N. Santos et al.
Report on the CAUP and ESO Workshop Towards other Earths: Perspectives and Limitations in the ELT Era

ADS BibCode:
2010Msngr.139...49S
Section:
Astronomical News
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Santos, N.; Melo, C.; Pasquini, L.; Glindeman, A.
AA(Centro de Astrofísica, Universidade do Porto, Portugal) AB(ESO) AC(ESO) AD(ESO)
Abstract:
A short report on the workshop aimed at exploring the role of the Extremely Large Telescopes in finding and characterising Earth-like planets is presented.
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C. Lidman, M. West
Report on the ESO Workshop Galaxy Clusters in the Early Universe

ADS BibCode:
2010Msngr.139...51L
Section:
Astronomical News
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Lidman, C.; West, M.
AA(ESO; Anglo Australian Observatory, Epping, Australia) AB(ESO)
Abstract:
A workshop bringing together theoreticians and observational astronomers from different wavebands to discuss the current knowledge of galaxy clusters is briefly summarised.
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L. Testi
ALMA Achieves Closure Phase with Three Antennas on Chajnantor

ADS BibCode:
2010Msngr.139...52T
Section:
Astronomical News
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Testi, L.
AA(ESO)
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L. Testi et al.
Report on the Workshop Data Needs for ALMA From Data Cubes to Science: Ancillary Data and Advanced Tools for ALMA

ADS BibCode:
2010Msngr.139...53T
Section:
Astronomical News
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Testi, L.; Schilke, P.; Brogan, C.
AA(ESO) AB(I. Physikalisches Institut, Universität zu Köln, Germany) AC(National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Charlottesville, USA)
Abstract:
A summary of a workshop bringing together laboratory physicists, chemists and astronomers to discuss the needs and strategies for developing common approaches to data and models for ALMA is presented.
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C. Erdmann
The Messenger on the Web

ADS BibCode:
2010Msngr.139...55E
Section:
Astronomical News
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Erdmann, C.
AA(ESO)
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ESO
New Staff at ESO

ADS BibCode:
2010Msngr.139...56.
Section:
Astronomical News
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
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ESO
Fellows at ESO

ADS BibCode:
2010Msngr.139...58.
Section:
Astronomical News
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
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ESO
Announcement of the ESO Workshop Spiral Structure in the Milky Way: Confronting Observations and Theory

ADS BibCode:
2010Msngr.139...59.
Section:
Astronomical News
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
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ESO
ESO Studentship Programme

ADS BibCode:
2010Msngr.139...60.
Section:
Astronomical News
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
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ESO
Announcement of the Workshop Science with ALMA Band 5 (163–211 GHz)

ADS BibCode:
2010Msngr.139...61.
Section:
Astronomical News
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
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ESO
Announcement of the Workshop HTRA-IV: Era of Extremely Large Telescopes

ADS BibCode:
2010Msngr.139...62.
Section:
Astronomical News
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
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C. Mignone et al.
Beyond 2009: ESO at the Closing Ceremony of the International Year of Astronomy

ADS BibCode:
2010Msngr.139...62M
Section:
Astronomical News
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Mignone, C.; Russo, P.; Christensen, L.L.
AA(ESO) AB(ESO; IAU) AC(ESO)
Abstract:
The International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009) officially closed with a ceremony held at the University of Padova where Galileo Galilei taught physics. A brief description of the ceremony and the contribution of ESO are presented.
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T. de Zeeuw
In Memoriam Karin Horn-Hansen

ADS BibCode:
2010Msngr.139...64Z
Section:
Astronomical News
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
de Zeeuw, T.
AA(ESO)
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R. Tamai
In Memoriam Nelson Montano

ADS BibCode:
2010Msngr.139...65T
Section:
Astronomical News
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Tamai, R.
AA(ESO)
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ESO
Personnel Movements

ADS BibCode:
2010Msngr.139...64.
Section:
Astronomical News
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)

Annual Index

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ESO
Annual Index 2009 (Nos. 135–138)

ADS BibCode:
2010Msngr.139...68.
Section:
Annual Index
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)