Splinter meeting of the AG2011, September 20, 2011

"SOFIA - Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy"

SOC: Alfred Krabbe (), Cecilia Scorza, Hans Zinnecker

Scientific Rationale

SOFIA has started science operations including US Basic Science and German Science Demonstration time. In the first part, an update of the status of SOFIA and some of its instruments (FORCAST, GREAT, FIFI-LS, HIPO) and their performance will be given. In the second part, first science results obtained during Early Science will be presented and discussed.