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5 June 2023

Habitable Worlds Observatory Starlight Suppression Workshop

A hybrid workshop titled Towards Starlight Suppression for the Habitable Worlds Observatory will be held from 8-10 August 2023, on the Caltech campus in Pasadena, CA. Registration (free) is now open!

To achieve the ambitious goal of directly observing habitable planets with high-contrast imaging, the starlight suppression capability of the Habitable Worlds Observatory will have to achieve contrast performance exceeding all that have come before. This will require significant advances both in coronagraphy and telescope stability. The purpose of the workshop is to gain common understanding of the current state of potential technologies and where advances are needed. At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be knowledgeable in the technical basis of coronagraph performance needs, current capabilities, and remaining gaps/risks as well as the overall coronagraph-observatory stability trade space.

For further information about the workshop goals, the registration link, a draft block agenda, venue and lodging information, and more, please see the workshop website.

JAXA, NASA XRISM Mission Ready for Liftoff

XRISM launched successfully on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023, at 7:42 p.m. EDT (Thursday, Sept. 7, 8:42 a.m. in Japan). The spacecraft separated from the rocket at 7:56 p.m. EDT.Read more.

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