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6th TESS Data for Asteroseismology workshop

The idea with the TESS Data for Asteroseismology (T'DA) workshop series is to prepare for an efficient facilitation of high quality data for asteroseismology from the future NASA TESS mission, and this to the whole of the TESS Asteroseismic Science Consortium (TASC).

TESS will observe close to the full sky within its 2 year nominal mission, with full frame images (FFIs) taken every ~30 minutes. This will result in a data rate unlike that of Kepler or CoRoT, and with new data arriving every ~27 days. The TASC Coordinated Activity (CA) "TESS Data for Asteroseismology" (T'DA) is tasked with delivering analysis ready light curves for all of TASC, hence encompassing many different types of stars, and for all targets observed, including those in FFIs. This calls for optimised pipelines in terms of the data rate, and light curve preparation that can deal with many different types of objects.

With the T'DA workshop series we want to bring together people from TASC with experience from, e.g., Kepler or CoRoT in order to test different approaches to the tasks at hand. The goal is to end out with a robust and optimised pipeline for TESS data preparation. 

The sixth workshop in the series, T'DA6: "Stellar classification with TESS: preparing for the first science data", will take place at KU Leuven, BE, on 5-9 November 2018. The goal of the workshop is to analyse the outcome of different methods for classifying different types of stars, to discuss practicalities of implementation different technique into the pipeline, and to work on preparation of the "pre-first-light" classification papers.

Simulated light curves have been prepared before T'DA6 for a range of different stellar types, magnitudes, cadences, observing durations, etc. A link to the data can be found under the T'DA WikiParticipants with classification codes should have applied these to the simulated and test data sets to form the basis for a discussion and the preparation of the "pre-first-light" classification papers. 

You can also follow the workshop on twitter via #TDAWG0

If you have any questions to the workshop they may be directed to Mikkel N. Lund (mikkelnl(at)phys.au.dk) or other members of the LOC.

Andrew Tkachenko (Leuven)
Mikkel N. Lund (Aarhus)
Rasmus Handberg (Aarhus)
Mai Korsbæk (Aarhus)