ESASky, ESA’s new science-driven portal for ESA space astronomy missions

ESASky is a new science-driven discovery portal for all ESA space astronomy missions (http://sky.esa.int). It also includes missions from international partners such as Suzaku, Chandra, and soon Spitzer. The first public release of ESASky features interfaces for sky exploration and for single and multiple target searches. Using the application requires no user registration, no prior-knowledge of any of the missions involved and gives users world-wide simplified access to high-level science-ready image data products and catalogues from INTEGRAL, XMM-Newton, Chandra, HST, Hipparcos, Gaia, ISO, Herschel and Planck. We will highlight the latest features developed, including one that allows the user to project onto the sky the footprints of the JWST instruments, at any chosen position and orientation to plan future observations and another that allows users to find solar system objects serendipitously observed by observatory missions. We will end by describing how the Chinese astronomical community can help shaping the future of this tool to maximize its usefulness for them.

Speaker: 
Bruno Merin (ESAC)
Location: 
KIAA, First floor meeting room
Time: 
Fri, 2017-05-19 12:00 to 13:00